further to my last post from May 2005 (Gluten-free pasta and pizza)...
Well we have achieved our aim, a gluten-free pilsner beer! Our brewery team and lab have done the biz! As I explained when I first posted our target, our aim was to create a gluten free pilsner beer. Well, it’s beyond all my dreams. Thought we have done our own lab checks, I'm waiting for two UK labs to confirm the results. Our first tasting with a CAMRA judge has confirmed our flavor etc, but until all the i's are dotted we will not go public, but it tastes great, and though I wanted a beer, until I tasted it I would not have believed it! We have produced over 10k 33cl bottles. We shall be doing further tastings, and then we shall be offering the results of out first mash at cost & shipping. We cannot ‘sell’ it as we have not defined our shelf life, but it’s over 90 days. All I can add is that the guys at the brewery and lab have done me proud! To quote the taster:
Overall impression: much closer than before to a standard pilsner-clone lager, i.e. it tastes like beer. Can still tell it's not made with barley, but it's a lot less obvious. Definitely miles ahead of any other gluten-free beer I've tasted so far, though to be fair they've all been pretty dire :-) So not bad, maybe we can improve it, but as my friend who had not (been able to digest a beer for 8 years said after the 3rd bottle "this is heaven"! Log into our new site & leave your details (if you want to) and we’ll keep you updated on our progress: I anticipate an early December for limited deliveries.