This Gluten-Free Beer List is strictly informational - but it can serve as a shopping list for your personal taste test! Either way, we're sharing this list of gluten-free beer and gluten-removed beer so you can find a safe selection you'll be happy sipping on.
Our list includes key ingredients and flavor notes, to help you decide which brew is for you.
So many great Gluten Free Beers have hit the market since we first posted a Gluten-Free Beer List, we thought it was time for an update. If you've found one you love, and certainly if you've found one we missed, leave a comment & let us know!
Gluten-Free Beer List:
- Bard’s Tale Beer Company —"The Original Sorghum Malt Beer” is an American Lager with low bitterness and a floral aroma, made with sorghum, yeast, and hops.
- Dog Fish Head Tweason'ale - The brewers at Dog Fish admit that plenty of breweries have managed to craft a good, run-of-the-mill gluten-free beer. They wanted to create something “interesting”. So, they concocted a sorghum-based beer with notes of strawberry and buckwheat honey. Mission accomplished.
- Green’s Gluten Free Beers — this U.K. company makes Belgian style Vegan, Gluten Free beer from millet, buckwheat, sorghum, and rice. Green’s makes several varieties of GF beer (and several are favorites on our personal gluten-free beer lists), and has become a favorite of Gluten Free beer aficionados.
- Ground Breaker (formerly Harvester) Brewing is a dedicated GF brewer in the Northwest, inching their way into other regions with 3 standard ales and seasonal options.
- Microbrasserie Nouvelle France makes several well-received Gluten Free beers called Messagère in Canada. They are beginning to venture into the United States.
- New Grist Beer is a lager beer, made by Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. New Grist's flavor comes from sorghum, hops, gluten-free yeast grown on molasses, and rice. Lakefront also makes a new favorite: La Gosa Rita, a new "margarita style" gluten free beer.
- New Planet makes several Gluten Free Beers, and we're fans of Blonde Ale made from millet, gluten-free oats, blue corn, cane sugar & hops - it's smooth & easy-drinking, with no crazy sorghum aftertaste. We're handing the Blonde to non-GF beer drinkers who just think it's good beer. How about that? Also look for The Pale Ale - it pairs beautifully with big and spicy foods.
- Nick Stafford’s Hambleton Ales makes a Gluten Free ale called GFA created with Cascade, Liberty and Challenger hops and specially prepared dark sugars.
- Ramapo Valley Brewery makes a Gluten Free Passover Honey Beer brewed from honey and flavored with molasses. Ramapo is Kosher certified, and this Honey Beer provides a unique flavor & option for those on a Kosher Gluten Free diet.
- Redbridge is brewed from sorghum and is sold at many local stores and restaurants. Manufactured by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the company that produces Budweiser, it’s a light amber beer with a slightly sweet taste.
- St. Peter's Sorghum Beer is brewed in the UK from sorghum & American hops. Available throughout the US & several other countries.
Beer styles are changing - and gluten-free beer hasn't been left out.
With hard cider (not all of which are gluten-free) and hard seltzer (those aren't all GF either) changing the canned alcohol game, beer is branching out. La Gosa Rita, a "margarita style" gluten free beer by Lakefront Brewery is a new offering to look for.
About Gluten-Removed Beer:
Gluten-removed beer is tested to ensure it contains less than 20ppm of gluten. This meets the FDA guidelines but isn't always enough for highly sensitive people or those with Celiac Disease. We recommend folks with Celiac choose gluten-free beer. If you’re avoiding gluten for another reason, gluten removed beer should do the trick.
Gluten-Removed Beer List:
- Estrella Damm Daura is a Mediterranean-style Pilsner made from barley (hang on, don't flip out!). They use a special brewing process, reliably removing the gluten to a level below 6ppm. That's less than one third the international standard for gluten-free certification. Estrella Damm Daura won a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships and International Beer Challenge. The brew also took the World’s Best Gluten-free Lager Award at the World Beer Awards.
- Omission Beers are brewed to remove gluten using Brewers Clarex, which breaks the gluten protein chain. Omission gets traditional beer flavor from barley, wheat, hops and yeast used to create the brew before Clarex is added.
- Stone Delicious IPA is (in our humble opinion) one of the best IPAs out there. If bold, hoppy beers are your jam, then this citrus-forward gem is worth a taste.