With the World Cup around the corner and the summer starting to heat up we thought we’d bring you an A to Z (or W at least) of gluten-free beers which are available to buy in the UK, to help quench your thirst. They’re all available to buy either from the brewery directly, independent retailers or the main supermarkets. Please see their websites for full details.
Ambar Gluten Free Lager
This bright, effervescent light golden award winning, Spanish Cerveza, specially brewed in North Eastern Spain , to contain no more than 6ppm Gluten. (European GF Std. is 20ppm) uses a specially handled Barley Malt for a true Cerveza Flavour reminiscent of St. Miquel & Corona beers.
Organic premium Czech lager. Traditionally batch brewed in the heart of the world’s most famous hop region. The local noble Saaz hops provide a clean, spicy aroma, ideal to accompany quality food. Celia has a truly light feel thanks to the benefit of being gluten free and naturally carbonated. http://www.celialager.co.uk
Daas Ambre Gluten Free Amber Ale
Daas AMBRE follows its Blonde sister being an authentic Belgian Amber Ale. This rich & complex ale, with deep fragrant aromas and a smooth caramel & sweet malt flavours leading to a dry spiced hop finish is truly what a Belgian Amber ale is noted for worldwide.
Daas Blond Gluten Free Golden Beer
Daas Blond is an authentic Strong Golden Belgian beer its fine Honeyed Spice aroma & perfect balance of Bitter & Sweet flavours followed by the classic dry “hop” finish belie the 6.5ABV alcohol content. This beer retains its original Full flavour by using traditional ingredients grown organically & then completes with an advanced de-glutenisation process to remove the gluten normally associated with this type of brew so to meet all Codex Alimentarius Gluten-free Rules & Regulations.
Estrella Damm Daura Gluten Free Lager
The gluten-free beer Daura Damm has won this 2013, for the third consecutive year, the “Superior taste” award of the International Taste & Quality Institute of Brussels and the Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships for second one, a Gold Medal at the International Beer Challenge and the World’s Best Gluten-free Lager Award at the World Beer Awards by The Beverage Testing Institute. Daura also recieve the silver medal at the Australian Internacional Beer Awards. http://www.estrelladamm.com/en/daura_gluten_free_beer/
Green’s Golden Ale
Aan amber coloured, top fermented ale brewed with natural spring water. This ale’s characteristic aroma is a result of the specially selected de-glutenised barley malt and hop varieties and is brewed to an age old recipe. VOTED 2011 FREE FROM AWARDS – COMMENDED. http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Amber Gluten Free Beer
Bottle re-fermented, the specially selected de-glutenised malts and hops produce a rounded and well balanced beer. Serve at cellar temperature. http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Blonde Gluten Free Ale
Bottle re-fermented to capture all the flavour and aroma of this Belgian classic style. Serve at cellar temperature. http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Gluten Free Dark Ale
A bottle re-fermented ale. Pronounced chocolate flavour with sour cherries and burned sugars, has a rich and complex mouthfeel. (2012 Foods Matter Free From Awards Highly Commended Dark Ale) http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Gluten Free Discovery
Bottle re-fermented and naturally gluten free, the ‘Original’ and first beer produced by Greens. Serve at cellar temperature. http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Gluten Free Export Lager Lite
A light refreshing lager, lower in alcohol and carbohydrates, ideal for any drinking occasion. Serve at cellar temperature. Tasting Notes: Light bodied, slight hop aroma, crisp, with a delicate and long finish. http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Gluten Free Lager Dry Hopped
A unique bottle re-fermented and naturally gluten free lager, lower in carbohydrates. Best served cold. Golden pale in colour, the nose is a mix of citrus-floral aroma sensations, clean with a light malt taste, but with hoppy aftertaste. A short clean mouth feel typical for a beer reduced in calories and carbohydrates http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Green’s Premium Pils
Brewed with natural spring water and a selection of the finest hops and de-glutenised barley malt http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/
Hambleton Gluten Free Lager
A Pale lager style beer with an initial fullness complemeted by a fruit character, dervived from East Kent Goldings and Continental Styrian hops, finishing with bitterness and citrus notes. Uniquely balanced and best served chilled.
Hambleton Gluten Free Tawny Ale
A Pale lager style beer with an initial fullness complemeted by a fruit character, dervived from East Kent Goldings and Continental Styrian hops, finishing with bitterness and citrus notes. Uniquely balanced and best served chilled. http://www.hambletonales.co.uk
Hop Back Crop Circle
A very clean, flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtlely hints at crisp corn flavours. http://www.hopback.co.uk/gluten-free.html
India Pale Ale
Bottle re-fermented and naturally gluten free, this is an elegant and classic IPA. Amber red in colour with a mix of herbal and pine aroma, a full mouth feel of the special hopping is unique for this IPA.
Pathfinder Gluten Free Beer
New gluten free beer from Glebe farm 24 pack. Traditional British Bitter. Glebe Farm
Saxon is a premium lager beer produced with the highest quality barley malt and hops. Unlike regular lager beers Saxon is brewed with a process which removes the gluten normally present in beers. The end result is the world’s first fresh gluten free beer with the authentic taste of a premium lager.
Schnitzer Brau Gluten Free Lager
Schnitzer Bräu’s organic, gluten-free beer is made from millet malt and brewed in Offenburg in the Black Forest. Classically malt-driven with a persistent refreshing palate and a fresh, clean finish.
St Peter’s Dark G-Free
Suffolk grown, Sovereign bittering hops provide the floral notes for this full bodied beer, which is Gluten free and suitable for coeliacs. http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/products/gluten-free-beers/
St Peter’s G-Free Lager
Pilsner lager style finish with American Amarillo brewed in the UK http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/products/gluten-free-beers/
Steadfast Sorghum Pale Ale
Steadfast Beer Co.’s flagship offering is a hop-forward, sorghum-based Pale Ale. Brewed to 6.8% abv Steadfast is the surefire option for anyone on a Gluten-Free diet who can’t live without delicious craft beer! Brewer: Steadfast Beer Co., Albany, New York, USA
Waitrose Fiery Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Spicy and aromatic with a hint of citrus and a fiery kick. That would be the chilli in it! It actually states that it is suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans and those avoiding Gluten, among other things. http://www.waitrose.com
Wold Top Against the Grain
Against The Grain has been declared the most beer like of all gluten free & low gluten free beers in taste tests. Made from lager malt, maize, hops & yeast, it is a premium full flavoured bitter beer with a good creamy head, refreshing bitterness and citrus aftertaste. The gluten content is certified to be well below the required codex standard of 20 ppm. Winner of SIBA North Gold Award for speciality beers Nov 2009 and Highly Commended in the Free From Awards 2010. http://www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk/