PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Pacific Western Brewing has announced the release of a new beer suitable for drinkers with gluten tolerance issues.
Pacific Free Lager (5% abv) is described as follows:
Pacific Free is brewed just like our other great craft beers. However, once the beer is transferred to the fermentation tanks, we add a brewing enzyme that breaks apart and removes the gluten protein chains. The best part is that this gluten removal process allows PWB’s brewmaster to stay true to the original Czech brewing style, producing a crisp, clean, golden lager that has a good malt character but is accented toward the hop with its aroma and dry finish.
PWB Sales Manager Scott Rattee notes that “like other gluten free beers on the market, Pacific Free may still contain extremely small amounts of gluten.” However, each batch will be independently lab tested to ensure that it contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten before it is released. In addition, the testing results for each batch will be posted on the PWB website.
Pacific Free will be available soon in 6-packs of 355 ml cans at select liquor stores in British Columbia.