Looking for gluten-free breweries right here in New England? Get ready for some tasty beers and ciders!
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If breweries are one of the things you miss the most after going gluten-free, fear not! There's still plenty to enjoy in the gluten-free drink category- especially here in New England. Thanks to these awesome places, you've still got options and won't miss out on this social event.
This list will show you the 100% gluten-free cideries and breweries we have in New England. There's definitely more cider than beer in this region, but I'm hopeful that's starting to change! And with only about 20 dedicated gluten-free breweries in the entire US, we're lucky that we at least have a few!
Since I'm local to the Boston area, this list is based on the Boston area & northern New England. I'm still working on visiting more places and will add to this list in the future. So please note this is not a list of every place for a gluten-free drink. I haven't even mentioned wineries!
If you know of another gluten-free brewery I should check out, please leave a comment and let me know so I can look into it. Thanks so much! Now, let's get to the great gluten-free breweries in New England!
Gluten Free Beers & Ciders in New England
Gluten-Free Breweries in Massachusetts
My all-time favorite! We've lived on the North Shore for years and have been coming to Far From The Tree since they opened in 2015. Awesome place, awesome taproom/patio, and lots of fun flavors. They also do pop-ups, trivia, and allow dogs.
If you're visiting in the summer - get a slushie cider. If you're visiting in the fall, grab a full pour of Apple of my Chai. You can also get a growler or even cans to go.
Downeast makes some of my go-to cider flavors year-round. Their pumpkin brew is perfect for the fall, and in the summertime, the pineapple screams sunshine. You can also take a trip to their cider house for tastings and tours.
They have two locations- Cambridge, and Florence. Plus, you can find their ciders in local liquor stores.
This cider spot was recommended by a fellow gluten-free diner in a Massachusetts FB group. I haven't been, but they have tastings, tours, and their own orchard!
Looking for gluten-free food on the North Shore or in Boston proper?
Check out my gluten-free travel guides to both right here.
Gluten-Free Breweries in Maine
Maine's first dedicated gluten-free brewery, and the 2nd in New England! This dedicated brewery just opened summer of 2021 and we had the chance to visit over Labor Day Weekend. We did a flight of the 4 beers they currently have. I loved the Blond Ale the best.
An orchard and cidery serving up classic dry, berry cider, and cyser. They also have a tasting room you can visit - or find them at the Farmer's Market in the fall.
Looking for gluten-free food in Maine?
Check out my gluten-free travel guide for Southern Maine right here.
Gluten-Free Breweries in New Hampshire
This cidery is just outside of Portsmouth with an indoor tasting room and outdoor patio. They have ten ciders on tap and also cans available for purchase. They just opened a new location (as of June 2022) in Dover, and it's really cute!
A variety of ciders are available to taste and purchase in their tasting room. They also have food available (not necessarily gluten-free) but plenty of ciders to try!
Looking for gluten-free food in New Hampshire?
Check out the gluten-free guide for the Granite State right here!
Gluten-Free Breweries in Vermont
Vermont's dedicated gluten-free brewery! The first in New England too - with their taproom in Jeffersonville you can stop in and try lots of their brews. They also have their warehouse in Fairfax and cans available all over the northeast. Super friendly staff too!
Shaksbury is one of my favorite ciders in Vermont. They have really fun flavors and combinations, like their Rose Cider. Unfortunately, their taproom is closed for renovations but will be reopening in 2022! You can also buy their canned ciders all over the northeast.
Champlain is one of the oldest orchards in Vermont and they've won lots of awards over the years. The best part about their ciders? They are very low in sugar but still taste great. They are some of my go-to canned ciders year-round because they never disappoint. They have an enormous orchard where you can pick your own apples and a farm market where you can buy the ciders as well. No tasting room, however.
Woodchuck Cider feels like one of the original ciders - and it was honestly one of the first ones I tried besides Magner's of Ireland. You can visit their Cider House and Tasting Room, grab a tour, and enjoy some drinks. They have over 20 ciders on tap!
Citizen is a super fun spot in Burlington, not far from Church Street. Plenty of great food (including gluten-free poutine), a fun tasting room with outdoor seating, full pours, flights, and cans to take home. You can also find their cans all over the northeast.
Another great cider option you can find in Vermont and the northeast! Unfortunately due to the COVID pandemic, they have closed their taproom until further notice but are available for cider orders to go/for pickup. Hopefully, they reopen the taproom sometime soon as things improve.
Heading to Vermont and the Burlington area?
Check out the gluten-free guide to Burlington right here!
Other Gluten-Free Brews in the Northeast
These are some other great gluten-free places to check out in the northeast! These places aren't necessarily located in New England, but are worth looking into!
Awesome spot! They have dedicated equipment with certified GF ingredients and a dedicated tap line. They know their stuff - and produce great beer too! I recommend the Blueberry Crumbcake Sour.
Who doesn't love Angry Orchard? Their ciders are super popular in liquor stores and grocery stores, but you can also visit their taproom upstate and see the apples themselves.
Another dedicated gluten-free brewery in the northeast! I haven't been here yet, but it's definitely on my list to try when I'm in Pennsylvania.
My home of Long Island is also getting a dedicated brewery! This is still in the works as of September 2021 but they plan to open soon. Check their Instagram page for more information.
Looking for more gluten-free spots in New England?
Head into Boston for gluten-free donuts at Kane's Donuts - over 12 flavors!
Check out the North Shore of Boston for the best breakfast sandwiches on homemade gluten-free herb & cheese bread at Crave.
Explore The Green Mountain State of Vermont for maple creemees - vanilla ice cream sweetened with real Vermont maple syrup.
Go for a hike in New Hampshire and get the juiciest GF burger and fries with a homemade sauce (dedicated fryer, too!)
Wander up the coast of Maine for gluten-free donuts and Colombian arepas.
I'm fortunate to live in New England where we have so many great gluten-free places for safe drinks available. And food, too!
Here's hoping that more keep popping up soon!
Do you know of any other gluten-free breweries in New England?
Do you have any close to you?
Are you a fan of beer or cider?
Let me know in the comments!