Skip to comments.Portland Mayor Declares Wednesday Gluten-Free Beer Day (Sam Adams)
Posted on 05/16/2012 9:38:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Mayor Sam Adams has declared Wednesday 'Gluten-Free Beer Day' in honor of the new offering from the Widmer Brothers.
The local company is behind the first beer brewed in the United States that has no gluten but still contains malt and barley. It's called Omission and there's a pale ale and a lager.
At first the Widmer brothers Kurt and Rob used alternative grains - like rice. But the flavor wasn't up to their standards.
So they kept on working at it and found a way to keep malt and barley in the process and still make it gluten free. The trick is that they use barley that is low in gluten and then a natural enzyme in the brewing process dissolves the gluten.
"It's not a secret," Kurt said. "There are breweries in Europe that have been doing what we're doing for quite some time, so it's a proven process."
If you're skeptical about whether beer brewed with malt and barley can really be gluten free, you can check out the test results for each bottle.
Isn’t there a beer ping?
Sam Adams is a pedophile.
Portland mayor, Sam Adams is a pedophile.
Just thought I would throw that out there since he was mentioned in the article.
I’m with you. Thinking, you know, beer...Sam Adams...I know nothing of the Mayor Sam Adams.
I don’t brew beer personally but I used to do a impediment amount if extensive, ahh, field research. doesn’t one use “ malted barley” not “ malt and barley”? Isn’t malted barley toasted, sprouted barley grains?
“impediment” s/b “inordinate”
Damned auto-correct although “impediment” sort of describes the aftereffects of the field research
That first sentence is halfway to being part of an Abbott and Costello bit.
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