Gluten Free beer has traditionally been brewed with gluten free grains such as sorghum, maize and rice and although there are some good ones, in general they don’t live up to expectations of a proper malted barley beer. By using a newly discovered procedure we have been able to effectively strip out the gluten content from this beer and as gluten itself adds nothing to beer, there is no flavour loss. Each batch has to be tested before release and for this we send our samples to Neogen Europe in Scotland who are UKAS Accredited. Neogen test to the R5 ELISA method as shown on the Coeliac UK website here
We are also very proud to supply Savernake to Pieminister in their delicious award winning (British Pie Awards 2016) Gluten Free Moo Pie which launched in September 2016 and can be currently bought online or in various Waitrose stores across the UK. You can read about the pie here and see a list of Waitrose stockists here.
For this beer to be served as Gluten Free Real Ale, it is important that the outlet serving the beer has thoroughly sterilised their beer lines and taps to avoid cross contamination from other ales that have gluten content. We are quite particular about where we will allow this to be sold as Gluten Free Real Ale. Should you have any concerns about an outlet serving Savernake please contact us immediately.
We do not use any form of finings in this beer so it is also suitable for vegans.
Did you know that we also run the above online store from our base here in Melksham. All our own bottled beers are now certified gluten free. But alongside our own fantastic beers we stock over 70 other GF beers that we ship all over the UK via courier, or you can collect from Melksham or Devizes to save the shipping costs.