An award-winning East Yorkshire brewery is responding to the needs of the growing number of people withCoeliac disease and gluten intolerances with the launch of a gluten free beer at?IFE 2009 (ExCel, London 15-18th March).
Wold Top brewery has been brewing Against the Grain for the Fine Ale Club (www.ale4home.co.uk) since 2007 and in conjunction with the Fine Ale Club can now market it alongside its own range of bottled and cask ales.
Against the Grain, Britain?s first and favourite gluten free beer, is a premium, full flavoured bitter beer with a good head, refreshing bitterness and a citrus hop after taste. It has an ABV of 4.5% and its gluten content is certified at 5.1ppm.
Coeliac disease is an auto-immune disease caused by intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.? It is estimated that 1% of the population has coeliac disease, but only 1in 8cases are ever diagnosed.? People with coeliac disease have to exclude gluten from their diet and often find it difficult to source gluten free foods that are as tasty as their ?mainstream? counterparts.
Tom Mellor, who owns Wold Top Brewery with his wife, Gill, says ?Against the Grain is brewed using pure, chalk-filtered water from our farm?s own borehole combined with maize, malt, hops and yeast.
We?re delighted that it is regularly declared ?the most beer like?
of all of the gluten free and low gluten beers in taste tests.? Here at the brewery we work hard to produce high quality real ales using home grown and local ingredients wherever possible and we?re looking forward to adding Against the Grain to our growing range.?
Gill Mellor concludes; ?It?s also wholly appropriate that we should relaunch Against The Grain at the IFE show as it is the only global food and drink event that is dedicated to innovation.? We look forward to showcasing our beers to an audience of over 24,000.?
Against the Grain and Wold Top Brewery favourites including?Wold Top Bitter,?Wold Gold and?Falling Stone are available to buy through the website?www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk, and from selected farm shops and farmers? markets, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
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