Demand for Gluten-Free Beer Grows with Omission Beer Expansion
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.