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Foodie Swellness: Daura Damm #GF beer


Never heard of Daura Damm? Well, if you’re celiac or sensitive to gluten, listen up because Daura Damm is a gluten-friendly beer and it tastes good. I’d never pretend to be a beer expert but I’d say I’ve sipped enough bottles of it (hey, what can I say, I was a sorority girl in uni…) and Daura Damm holds its own against other (gluten full) beers.  And I know with some meals, or on a hot summer day, sometimes the most quenching thing you need is an ice cold beer, and now y’all on gluten-aware diets can indulge.


And what would make a great pairing with Daura Damm beer than some crazy satisfying tacos (already naturally gluten-free)? Last week, I was invited to indulge in dinner with Daura Damm at La Carnita (a resto I’ve been to several times on my own) and you don’t need to ask me twice if I’m down for La Carnita, beer and some fun company. From the Mexican street corn (my fave, it’s covered with that queso anejo!) to the bounty of six different tacos brought to the table (the beef cheek taco is definitely edging its way up as one of my faves at this resto; the West Coast Rockfish taco, which features BC snapper with corn batter, lettuce, tamarind balsamic sauce, chipotle mayo and tomatillo salsa is another great one — I always have a soft spot for fish tacos!), with a cold Daura Damm in hand, this little fiesta almost made it seem like summertime. Oh, and let’s not forget the gauc, corn salsa and spicy bean dip with crunchy tortilla chips to start; I think we order this every time we go to La Carnita…a great way to whet the appetite!


Daura Damm’s taste? Think light and refreshing, and this Spanish beer is guaranteed to have a gluten content below 3ppm (Health Canada considers foods containing less than 20ppm to be gluten-free).


Next time you’re buying beer, add some Daura Damm to taste test it yourself (and besides, if you’ve got guests with gluten sensitivities, you’ll pretty much make their year by introducing them to it).

Where to find it? Daura Damm is available at select LCBO stores across Ontario. Starting in April, Daura Damm will also be available at The Beer Store in selected locations.



Photography by Jeffrey Chan courtesy of Daura Damm.


Leave a Comment February 22, 2016

What’s “sensible drinking”?

As many of us are hitting up patios and perhaps enjoying more cocktails and beers than we normally would, I thought this research was worth noting: in a study conducted in Sweden 94 to 97 percent of people don’t know what defines sensible drinking from heavy, damaging drinking.

Here’s a refresher: for women, one drink per day is considered moderate consumption. Heavy drinking? Having more than three drinks in one day or seven in one week.


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