There are few pleasures greater than a cold beer on a bank holiday Monday.
Except, of course, a beer-tasting session. For Coeliacs, that dream is now a reality.
Thanks to the supermarkets waking up to more and more gluten-free items, it should be fairly easy for you to pick up a pack of beer that’s Coeliac-friendly.
But there’s usually only one option.
So if you’re hankering after a selection of gluten-free beers then read on for a run-down of 5 of the ones available in the UK.
Name of beer Stats Image
Estrella Daura Damm
http://dauradamm.com/en/ 5.4% award-winning beer. This is the one most commonly found in supermarkets. But does that mean it’s the best? Daura Damm
http://dauradamm.com/en/#daura-marzen-double-malt At 7.2%, you may wish to take it easy. Or not. Daura Marzen
http://glutenfreebeers.co.uk/shop/ales.html With 6 ales to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice. Ranging from 4.8 – 6.0%, there’s plenty to be getting on with. Greens ales
http://glutenfreebeers.co.uk/shop/lagers.html Choose between Dry Hopped Lager & Premium Pils. The former won a gold medal in 2014 – a good excuse to try it out. Greens Dry Hopped Lager
Brunehaut White Beer
http://brunehaut.com/en/products/brunehaut.html 5.5% and a bronze medal in 2009 at the world beer championships. How would you rate it? There’s only one way to find out! Brunehaut g-f beerShowing 1 to 5 of 5 entriesPreviousNext
And for anyone who’s noticed there’s barley in the gluten-free beers, never fear. If you look on the back of the Estrella Damm bottle you’ll see the following reassuring statement:
“The gluten contained in the barley malt in the beer’s ingredients has been hydrolysed during the production process, guaranteeing that the final product’s gluten content is below 3 PPM, according to the codex alimentarius legislation for gluten-free products.”
So there you have it. Now you can have your gluten-free beer and drink it, too.
Have you had a tasting session today? Do share your thoughts on gluten-free beer below!