Those brews have earned a reputation for being horrible. Yet according to beer writer/judge/all-purpose expert John Holl, the brewing community has been stepping up its game in the last 10-odd years to create varied, legitimately excellent gluten-less beers. So excellent, in fact, that you don't even need a gluten intolerance to like 'em.
We asked Holl to craft a custom six-pack of gluten-free beers that would sell all you doubting Thomases, and he delivered. So go drink them, you beers-with-actual-barley snob!