The best gluten free beer ... ever!

Those who are gluten intolerant know that even though great advances have been made in the choices available, foods typically don't taste the same as their gluten filled counterparts. This is especially the case with beer. Most gluten free beers are made with a grain called sorghum. Of course, when the ingredients in an item are changed, the taste typically changes dramatically. But, Omission beer has set out to change the taste of gluten free beer. 

Tonight I had the privilege to attend an event given by Omission to help get the word out about their beer. They are located in Oregon, where they have been brewing this type of beer for six months. In the last three months, they've been distributing it to other states. I stumbled upon it just a couple months ago. It was so good that I thought the waiter had made a mistake telling me it was gluten free.

I got to meet many of the staff, including the mind behind Omission, who has Celiac. They were very friendly and were humbled by the reception their beer has gotten. They brew their beer with barley - those of you who are gluten intolerant are probably having the same reaction I had when I first found this beer. Today, it was explained how they removed gluten, which I thought would be impossible. There is an enzyme that many brewers use to rid beer of its cloudiness. That enzyme also removes the gluten protein. Use more enzymes, and the protein is gone. They test each batch through an outside source to make sure that the beer is gluten free. The result is a very real tasting beer without the effects of gluten. 

If you are gluten intolerant, or have Celiac, please do yourself a favor and pick up a six pack of Omission beer if it is available in your area. The website has a finder that shows bars, restaurants, and stores that carry the beer. Cheers!

Omission Lager

Omission Pale Ale

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