Albany, New York
Being the first to do something is usually a big deal, whether it's walking on the moon, swimming across the English Channel, or bottling the first gluten-free stout in America. OK, so some of those are bigger than others, but in the world of beer the latter is pretty huge! Steadfast roasts certified gluten-free oats to make a style of beer that is hugely underrepresented in the category: Flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate, and a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel make this a godsend for any late-in-life gluten allergy sufferers who really, really miss drinking the dark stuff. It's also perfect for anyone really missing their dessert beer pairings, because stout and sweet chocolate dishes were made for each other.