28.beer Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Ricardo Garcia on 2005-06-06

Dear All,

I own an independent off-licence based in Twickenham (Greater London) and have established a good relationship with Mr Green (producer of Greens beer).
I have tasted all of his beers (stout, ale & larger) they are very good and are readily available in my shop. Anyone wishing to contact me regarding them, the store number is 0208 8921149 (Mon-Sat 12.30-10.30, Sun 2.00-10.00).

Thank you
Regards
Ricardo

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Ricardo Garcia on 2005-06-06

Dear All,

I own an independent off-licence based in Twickenham (Greater London) and have established a good relationship with Mr Green (producer of Greens beer).
I have tasted all of his beers (stout, ale & larger) they are very good and are readily available in my shop. Anyone wishing to contact me regarding them, the store number is 0208 8921149 (Mon-Sat 12.30-10.30, Sun 2.00-10.00).

Thank you
Regards
Ricardo

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Deaz on 2005-06-12

Hello from down under,

My friend is shattered at the prospect of life without beer (as she has celiac) so I've been on the hunt for gluten free beer for a Christmas present. It's a shame that we don't appear to have this product readily available in Australia as there is a massive and growing market for it. Thanks for all the tips.

Diesel )

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from graham whitaker on 2005-10-24

please send me details of your gluten free beers.
pack sizes , cost plus delivery
thanks
Graham

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Stu on 2005-11-16

Hello to you all. There is another that is brewed in the UK. This is Nick Stafford's Hambledon Ales. I prefer it to Greens as it is a lower gravity (4.2\%) and bigger 500ml bottles.

Anyone out there know where I can buy Gluten-free Suet please?

Best wishes.

Stu

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Hud on 2006-01-21

Will someone please please tell me where I can buy GF beer in the USA. I'm going nuts trying to find it since I became a Celiac freak.

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Pam on 2006-04-03

Hambleton Ales also brew a glutin free beer (they are in North Yorkshire) and they have a web site with shops who sell their products these includes some Asda and Tescos.

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Emily Print on 2006-04-29

The French lager on ASDA GF list is a mistake- Coeliac UK say no ordinary beer is safe for coeliacs, only the special GF ones.

Stick to the GF beers (as named on CAMRA Chesterfield GF beer festival web site).

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Paul on 2006-05-05

Greens ale tastes like stale dishwater to me!

However many coeliacs report being able to tolerate certain lagers, depending on quantity. Corona is often mentioned as OK, and I find I can tolerate it. Brahma is ok for me personally as long as no more than 4 bottles, Cobra Ok in 1 or 2 bottle quantities.

The absolute no-no is any beer containing wheat, since most of us seem to have a higher intolerence to wheat gluten. Therefore wheat or white beers are toxic! Also they are cloudy from deliberate wheat content!

It is a matter of debate of course as to whether we should risk low levels of gluten at all - and whether we can get away with some glutens better than others, e.g. oats rather than wheat. Research indicates we vary in this regard with some coiliacs able to tolerate oats and spelt, others having problems with even the rice varient of gluten (rice starch). I seem to be able to tolerate small amounts of barley gluten in beer and oat gluten in one particular "oat" ale. In food the levels are too high and make me ill. I guess its a careful try it and see, but please dont make yourselves ill on my suggestions!

I will not pretend to be an expert on this one or give medical advice, but perhaps the above will be of help to some people!

Incidentally in regard to Whisky - having done some research and corresponded with some experts including distillers the following might be helpful
Scottish whisky is either single malt or blended.
Blended whisky tends to contain wheat.
Blended whisky is more likely to have residual impurity, including wheat gluten.
Single malt contains only barley as a source and is always at least double distilled. Some are triple distilled (mainly low land).
In theory blended whisky is risky, single malt should be OK, and Laphroig in particular are adament their product is gluten free.
This only applies to Scottish Whisky, I have no info regarding Irish or US/Canadian

As a whisky buff and enthusiast, I have noticed blended makes me ill, single malt just makes me happy! So the information I gathered seems to be pretty accurate.

Regards
Prof Paul Morgan-Ayres
Consultant Therapist

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Jeff Bowman on 2006-05-30

I have celiac. I can not drink beer no more. Is there any glutin free beer in the area of Kentucky or Tennessee (United States).
Thanks