My first experiences with gluten-free beers were not good. I am sure many of you can relate. I had decided that beer was just a sacrifice of going gluten-free and I would never be able to enjoy a frosty beer with a juicy burger on a gluten-free bun in the summertime ever again. Then, my brother-in-law introduced me to Omission beer and my gluten-free life changed. Omissionbeer.com
I am not what you would call a beer connoisseur, but I do enjoy a full-bodied, flavorful beer. Omission satisfied my need for a quality beer that anyone can enjoy, regardless of diet. Brewed on Portland, OR, Omission beer offers a lager, pale ale, and IPA. The beers are made using barley, hops, water, and yeast, and brewed using a process that removes gluten. The gluten content test results can be crossed checked from the bottle (date and batch code) to the website to give you confidence that the beer does not contain gluten.
I do not have celiac and I can tolerate small amounts of gluten, so I cannot comment on how well this beer will be tolerated by someone who is highly sensitive. That said, Omission beer was awarded the Celiac Sprue Association Recognition Seal due to their compliance with the industry’s strictest standards for testing.
I have not found the IPA in stores in my native Massachusetts, but I have tried the lager and pale ale. They are both fantastic! I have found this beer stocked at Whole Foods and larger liquor stores in my area. Their website also does a great job of providing the locations where their beer is sold.
As spring nears and we all look forward to warmer days, I hope you find that Omission beer helps keep you committed to a gluten-free lifestyle without feeling like you are missing out on one of life’s pleasures: a cold beer and burger on a hot afternoon.
Disclaimer: I am not paid or compensated in any way to review gluten-free products. I only review products that I love, use in my daily life, and feel that others can benefit from too. I cannot guarantee that you will think these products are awesome too, but it is highly unlikely.