Tag Archives: Coeliac disease

• Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer

Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer

I don’t suffer from celiac disease or even a minor gluten intolerance, thankfully. But the first thing I did recently when I got the two major players behind Widmer Bros. Brewing Co.’s new Omission gluten-free beers on the phone was thank them. At least once a week, someone asks me to recommend a gluten-free beer […]

• Some ‘low-gluten’ beer contains high levels of gluten

Some ‘low-gluten’ beer contains high levels of gluten

Beer tested in a new study, including some brands labeled “low-gluten,” contains levels of hordein, the form of gluten present in barley, that could cause symptoms in patients with celiac disease (CD), the autoimmune condition treated with a life-long gluten-free diet, scientists are reporting. The study, which weighs in on a controversy over the gluten […]

• Canada: Brewers win beer label battle – for now

Canada: Brewers win beer label battle – for now

Brewers have won their push – for now – to have beer exempt from new allergen food labelling legislation. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced new label laws on Monday that would force food and beverage manufacturers to clearly declare allergens in the ingredient list on their products. But the Brewers Association of Canada has […]

• Gluten Free Wine, Beer & Liquor, Does It Matter?

Gluten Free Wine, Beer & Liquor, Does It Matter?

Eating only gluten free products is vital to any celiac or gluten intolerant person, so what about alcohol in general? Firstly it appears that there are three distinct types: General liquor, gluten free beer and gluten free wines. GLUTEN FREE ALCOHOL Many articles suggest that as long as alcoholic beverages are not based on wheat […]