Gluten Free Beer List

While some people avoid Gluten free foods due to having a very serious medical condition (known as Celiac disease), Others are simply trying to better themselves by sticking to a strict gluten free diet. For those of you that are new to the world of Gluten free brews, you may not know that Gluten Free beers have a bit of a reputation for being…well, kind of terrible.

Not to worry though, I’ve got you covered!

I’ve compiled the following gluten free beer list, detailing each beers brewery, country of origin, ABV as well as their respective Beer Advocates rating – To help you find the best damn Gluten free beers on the market!

#BeerBreweryLocationAlcohol %BA Score
1American Pale AleBurning Brothers BrewingSt. Paul, MN?n/a
2Cascadian Coffee AleBurning Brothers BrewingSt. Paul, MN?n/a
3Green's Endeavor Dubbel Dark AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom7.00%68
4GlutenatorEpic Brewing CompanyUtah, US6.90%82
5Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom8.50%70
6Dragon's GoldBard's Tale Beer Company, LLCBuffalo, NY4.30%64
7Green's DiscoveryGreen's Gluten Free BeerUnited Kingdom6.00%61
8Gluten FREEkWicked Weed BrewingAsheville, NC8.00%92
9Green's Amber AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom6.00%78
10Fox TailJoseph James Brewing, Inc.Henderson, NV5.00%73
11St. Peter's G-FreeSt. Peter's Brewing Co.United Kingdom4.20%74
12Nickel Brook Gluten FreeBetter Bitters Brewing Co.Burlington, Ontario5.80%63
13Toleration AleHambelton AlesUnited Kingdom4.40%64
14Brunehaut Bio Ambree' Gluten FreeBrasserie De BrunehautBrunehaut, Belguim6.50%80
15NGB Gluten Free LagerMinhas Craft BreweryMonroe, Wisconsin4.00%63
16Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped LagerGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom4.10%n/a
17Eight Gluten Free RaspberryThe Big Rip Brewing CompanyKansas City, Missouri9.00%n/a
18I Wish Gluten Free IPAMikkeller ApSKobenhavn, Denmark5.50%n/a
19Boxer Gluten FreeMinhas Craft BreweryMonroe, Wisconsin5.00%n/a
20Lazy Mutt Gluten FreeMinhas Craft BreweryMonroe, Wisconsin4.70%n/a
21Gluten Free Golden AleDeshutes BreweryBend, Oregon5.20%n/a
22Green's India Pale AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom5.00%n/a
23Green's Dark AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom5.80%n/a
24Green's Blond AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom5.80%n/a
25Drummond Gluten FreeDrummond Brewing CompanyAlberta, Canada5.00%n/a
26Zatec Gluten Free BeerZatecky' PivovarCzech Republic4.50%n/a
27Green's Premium PilsBreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom4.80%n/a
28Green's HeraldGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom4.00%n/a
29Gluten Free IPARoc Brewing CompanyNew York, US6.00%n/a
30Green's Supreme Golden AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom4.80%n/a
31Elmer's Gluten Free BeerFive Seasons WestsideGeorgia, US?n/a
32Gluten Free AleHambleton AlesUnited Kingdom4.80%n/a
33Green's Golden AleGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom4.80%n/a
34Green's PioneerGreen's Gluten Free BeersUnited Kingdom5.00%n/a
35Gluten Free LagerHambleton AlesUnited Kingdom4.80%n/a
36Green Gold Gluten FreeMikkeller ApSDenmark7.00%n/a
37Gluteus MinimusGrowlersMaryland, US4.50%n/a
38Vladimir Gluten FreeGriffin Claw Brewing CompanyMichigan, US6.00%n/a
39Gluten Free-BirdSaltWater BreweryFlorida, US7.00%n/a
40Traminette Gluten Free GrapeThe Big Rip Brewing CompanyMissouri, US9.30%n/a
41Graceful Gluten Free IPAEternity Brewing CompanyMichigan, US?n/a
42Gluten-Free Lemon PaleStrange Craft Beer CompanyColorado, US5.50%n/a
43GCH Gluten-Free AleSawtooth BreweryIdaho, US4.80%n/a
44Tweason' AleDogfish Head BreweryMilton, Deleware6.00%71
45Pale AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US6.40%60
46New GristLakefront BreweryMilwaukee, WI5.75%65
47RedbridgeAnheuser-BuschSaint Louis, Missouri4.00%63
48Estrella Damm DauraDamm S.A.Spain5.40%74
49Off The Grid Pale AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US5.00%63
50The GlutenatorSnake River Brewing Company & BrewpubWyoming, US7.00%n/a
51Alt Brew Farmhouse AleGreenview BrewingMadison, WI?n/a
52Pale AleGround Breaker BrewingPortland, OR5.80%n/a
53Dark AleGround Breaker BrewingPortland, OR4.50%n/a
54IPA No.5Ground Breaker BrewingPortland, OR5.60%n/a
55IPA No.2Ground Breaker BrewingPortland, OR6.80%n/a
56Celia SaisonIpswich Ale BreweryMassachusetts, US6.50%76
57Amber AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US?n/a
58Belgian AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US5.00%81
59Blonde AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US5.00%n/a
60Brown AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US6.00%78
61Raspberry AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US5.00%n/a
62Tread Lightly AleNew Planet Beer CompanyColorado, US5.00%73
63Passover Honey Beer (retired)Ramapo Valley BreweryHillburn, NY5.20%76
64Mbege Ale (retired)Sprecher BreweryGlendale, WI7.00%73
65ShakparoSprecher BreweryGlendale, WI5.70%76
66Sorghum Pale AleSteadfast Beer Co.New York, US6.80%82
67Night MissionGlebe FarmUnited Kingdom4.20%n/a
68Crop CircleHop Back BreweryUnited Kingdom4.20%82
69Scarborough Fair IPAWorld Top BreweryUnited Kingdom6.00%83
70Against The GrainWorld Top BreweryUnited Kingdom4.50%82

 

Gluten Reduced – “Omission Beers”


Generally speaking – Gluten free beer is made with sorghum, millet, buckwheat or rice. There is however, a growing number of “gluten free” beers that initially follow the traditional ingrediants list and then are treated with enzymes to reduce their level of gluten below the required 5-ppm. Once these “Omission Beers” have gotten their levels of gluten below the necessary 5-ppm (5 parts per million) – they are then given the CSA’s recognition seal and deemed to be “risk free” for celiacs.

One of the biggest benefits of this processing is that you end up with a more familiar tasting beer.(hooray!) The down side to this special processing, is that there is still a very small part of gluten left behind, which for those who are gluten intolerant – may still cause you to feel sick if ingested. Because of this, I would advise you to exercise a bit of caution when trying any of the following brews as some celiacs have reported feeling a bit ill after imbibing.

That said, These beers definitely open up the number of options available to those seeking a gluten free brew and can often times be quite a bit tastier!

~Enjoy

#BeerBreweryLocationAlcohol %BA Score
1Omission Pale AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Co.Portland, Oregon5.80%78
2Omission LagerWidmer Brothers Brewing Co.Portland, Oregon4.60%74
4Omission IPAWidmer Brothers Brewing CompanyPortland, Oregon6.70%80
5M.E.H. Cream AleRickoli BreweryColorado, US4.30%n/a
6Quicher BichenRickoli BreweryColorado, US8.00%n/a
7Enormous RichardRickoli BreweryColorado, US8.60%n/a
8Elke Brown AleRickoli BreweryColorado, US6.80%n/a
9Social LubricantRickoli BreweryColorado, US8.00%n/a
10Old Rickoli BarleywineRickoli BreweryColorado, US12.50%n/a
11Hop SessionRickoli BreweryColorado, US5.00%n/a
12Totally Eye-P.A.Rickoli BreweryColorado, US6.80%n/a
13The Authoritah!Rickoli BreweryColorado, US7.40%n/a
14Disturbed ReflectionRickoli BreweryColorado, US9.70%n/a
15Black PlineRickoli BreweryColorado, US9.80%n/a
16StatikRickoli BreweryColorado, US13.00%n/a
17Attack of the ConesRickoli BreweryColorado, US6.00%n/a
18Vanilla in "yo Rye"Rickoli BreweryColorado, US7.00%n/a
19Bourbon Barrel PeachRickoli BreweryColorado, US12.00%n/a
20Prairie Path Golden AleTwo Brothers Brewing CompanyIllinios, US5.10%80

 

Why Drink Gluten Free Beer?


As I mentioned in the beginning, the main target market for gluten free beer is for people who suffer from Celiac disease. For those of you who are not familiar with the disease, someone with Celiac disease will often (if not always) have a strong negative reaction to gliadin (a gluten protein) found in wheat. For some, dietary restrictions aren’t just limited to a wheat free diet – but can include other popular grains, such as barley and rye.

There is also a growing movement of people that have taken up the voluntary action of maintaining a gluten free diet, most people who fall into this category are typically on a special wheat or gluten free diet. While still others, have resigned not to eat gluten based products for any number of other reasons.

In either case, conscious decision or not – There is a growing beer market for those of you who love beer, but aren’t particularly fond of gluten. I heard that stuff is terrible for you…

 Disclaimer: The views & opinions expressed in the above video are hilarious – If  I have somehow offended you, You should probably have a beer and relax. 🙂

 

Consider Your Choices…


Lets face it – The gluten free beer options are kind of limited at the moment, and chances are that your local liquor & grocery stores may only carry 1 or 2 of the options listed above. Does this mean that you are doomed to drink the same brews constantly? Heck No!

For those of you who have been living gluten free for awhile now, you may have already caught on to the fact that there are many more alternatives on the market. (If you know what to look for)

Hard-Cider-Beer-Gluten-Free-Alternatives

Ciders


These brews make for a great light and refreshing summer time beer. And with the hard cider beer market absolutely exploding right now – breweries around the world are ramping up production and producing all kinds of great new brews.  Not just hard cider flavors anymore – there are dozens of variations and brands to choose from.

I’m personally very fond of anything angry orchard produces, but there certainly isn’t any lack of options out there!

Mead Mead


Mead is thought to be the worldest oldest alcoholic beverage, most likely discovered by pre-historic man quite by accident – this is the brew that changed the world forever! At it’s core it is simply fermented honey & water, but it has evolved to become so much more rich and complex than that. Often accompanied with various fruits, grains, hops & spices – There are plenty of great tasting mead options on the market, that offer an awesome gluten-free alternative to your usual beers.

With the craft beer movement gaining momentum, mead has finally started to get the attention it deserves again. It is after all – the ancestor of all modern beers in the world, it would be dis-respectful not to try it!

 

LonkeroLonkero


First popularized in Finland, Lonkero is more of a mixed drink than any kind of beer – but very tasty none the less!

Lonkero, or “Long Drink” as it has affectionately become known is made up of Gin and most commonly grapefruit soda. It can also be fermented like a proper beer, but the end goal is ultimately to replicate the taste of gin and grapefruit juice. If you like a Tom Collins or a gin & tonic – The Lonkero might just be your new favorite brew.

Ginger-Beer-v2Ginger Beer


Ginger Beer is a rather interesting beast. Not only is it a beloved brew – but the term “Ginger Beer” is also used to refer to many non-alcoholic soft drinks. (a little bit mis-leading -eh?) 

Brewed ginger beer originated in England in the 18th century, originally comprised of ginger, sugar, water, lemon juice and a fungal bacteria known as “ginger beer plant”. Oddly enough, since it’s creation the non-alcoholic soft drink version of ginger beer has become more popular.

Note: Ginger beer recipes may vary – not all ginger beers will be gluten-free.

 

 

 

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