A few months back I sent out a short notice informing those on the email list & FaceBook that brewing forward all our batches would be gluten reduced.
If you are interested continue reading, as I thought I would blog out a more
First and foremost our beers are GLUTEN REDUCED and not gluten free. There are two classes of “gluten-free” beers, one using the traditional beer ingredient barley and reducing the gluten levels using enzymes, and the other using grains with zero gluten, usually sorghum. Brews from The Brewing Lair fall into the first category; a barley-based gluten-reduced beer produced in the normal way with the addition of Brewers Clarex ™. The Brewers Clarex ™ was developed to reduce chill haze by breaking down proteins, and also has the salubrious effect of eliminating glutens to levels well below what is considered gluten-free by international standards.
On average craft beers contain between 90-135 ppm gluten, with reports of 3-10 ppm after using Brewers Clarex ™. Test results of The Brewing Lair’s Ambush IPA revealed 40 ppm in the control beer and <10 ppm in the beer fermented with Brewers Clarex ™. Currently and brewing forward all of our beers will be fermented with Brewers Clarex ™.
With only about one percent of the world’s population suffering from celiac disease (zero gluten tolerance) and seven to ten percent of the population reporting they feel better on a gluten free diet, why would we bother? Because in my opinion that 7-10% is ridiculously low due to the simple fact that most people do not wish to, or feel the need to, give the gluten-free diet a try. No worries! Our beers taste the same regardless of if we did or didn’t choose the Brewers Clarex ™ addition to the fermentation tank.
Growlitas are 32 ounces = 2 pints
We encourage you to do some blind tastings with these new gluten-free/reduced beers that are hitting the market. And don’t forget to include The Brewing Liar’s beers in the mix. We now offer 32 oz growlitas ( small growler) for your tasting enjoyment. Perhaps we need to schedule a gluten-reduced blind tasting night at the brewery? Who’s interested? Give a call or drop us an email. Cheers & Hoppyness
Here's a fun site for more info and a list of Gluten Reduced
The Brewing Lair
67007 CA Hwy 70
Blairsden, CA 96103
May 1 – Oct 31
Every day, Noon – Darkish (7–8ish)
Nov 1 – 30
Open Friday through Monday, Noon – Darkish (5–6ish)
Dec 1 – April 30
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