Demand for Gluten-Free Beer Grows with Omission Beer Expansion

The Portland beer, the first to remove gluten from beer, will go nationwide

Omission beers are made with ingredients that remove gluten.

On the mark of Portland, Ore.'s first-ever Gluten-Free Beer Day, the city's beloved gluten-free Omission Beer is taking its brews nationwide.

By mid-June, expect to find the Omission's lager and pale ale in stores nationwide, according to the Craft Brew Alliance. What makes Omission beers different than other gluten-free beers, according to a press release, is that the brewery still uses barley, a traditional gluten-sensitivity trigger. But the brewery uses ingredients, like the Brewers Clarex enzyme, to remove gluten from its beers — which are then tested independently by two labs to ensure their gluten-free status. The beer is also never sold in draughts, only bottles, to ensure no cross-contamination from tap lines.

Omission is just one of the few growing brands of gluten-free beer in the country, reports the Washington Post. The newest offerings from Omission both have aromatic hoppy profiles, plus caramel malts, Citra hops, and more.