Gluten Free Beer Made From Barley? !

I just read that Omission Beer is making gluten free beer from barley!  Huh?  The website says:  “Omission beer is brewed with traditional beer ingredients:  malted barley, hops, yeast and water.”

I am going to let their website do the explaining, all I know is that I will be looking to try some gluten free beer ASAP!

Go to the link to read about gluten free beer by Omission, but in the meantime, here is a little cut and paste straight from their website FAQ’s:

IS OMISSION BEER GLUTEN FREE?

According to federal guidelines, we aren’t legally allowed to claim that Omission beer is gluten-free outside of Oregon because the beer is brewed with malted barley. While the FDA proposed to define the term “gluten-free,” that definition has not been formally adopted by the organization.

Part of the definition proposed in 2007, and again in 2011, states that a product may not be labeled as gluten-free if it contains “an ingredient that is derived from a prohibited grain that has been processed to remove gluten, if the use of that ingredient results in the presence of 20 parts per million (ppm) or more gluten in the food.”

While Omission beer does contain barley, one of the “prohibited grains” in this definition, all batches are tested by an independent lab using the R5 Competitive ELISA to ensure that gluten levels meet our standards.  Although scientific evidence supports the testing, the evidence is not conclusive.  All Omission beer test results can be viewed at: www.omissiontests.com

If you have had the pleasure of trying this beer, please let me know what you think!

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