Love-of-Beer-Fuels-Gluten-free-BrewerCeliac.com 02/10/2011 - Like a lot of people, Lenord Dorr loves beer.
In fact, Lenord Dorr loves beer so much, he opened his own homebrew
store. Unlike most people, though, who love beer and open beer-brewing
shops, Lenord Dorr also has celiac disease.
Now, in general,
loving beer and brewing beer does not jibe well with having celiac
disease, since people with celiac disease have bad reactions to the
wheat, and barley so central to the brewing process.
For Dorr, however, celiac disease and the love of beer and brewing is driving spark behind his own homebrew store.
2001, I got sick with celiac, and gluten-free beers were just not
available," said Dorr. "So I started brewing my own beers."
Ultimately, Dorr said, brewing gluten-free beers became a passion that "grew into my own business."
shop offers the beginners through the professional brewer a complete
range of ingredients and equipment for making wine or beer. Everything
from Colorado grains, specialty sugars, malt extracts, and the equipment needed to magically turn those ingredients into a favorite brew.
Of course, Dorr offers plenty of ingredients to make gluten-free beers.
"There are more brewers than I thought," Dorr said. "There are a lot out there and many more who want to be."
and his wife, Rebecca, opened the doors to the Homebrew Connection just
after Thanksgiving, and they have since sold 14 new beer-brewing kits.
"We'll have 14 new brewers after Christmas. That's exciting," Dorr said.
Homebrew Connection is located just off Main Street at 20 S. Nevada
Avenue in Montrose, Colorado. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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