St. Peter’s Brewery, has announced a new addition to its range of award winning beers – ‘G-Free™’. The beer will go on sale on 14th August.
G-Free™ is a gluten-free beer suitable for consumption by coeliacs and the product has received approval from Coeliac UK, the charity for people with coeliac disease, to carry their logo and licence.
Described as ‘a clean, crisp gluten-free ale with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops’. The ABV is 4.2% and the beer will be supplied in the famous St. Peter’s oval 500ml non returnable bottle.
At the annual tasting of Gluten Free beers held at the Angel Inn, Holmesfield, Derbyshire, held on July 9th 2007, over 40 tasters including CAMRA representatives, regular gluten free beer drinkers as well as beer enthusiasts who drink a repertoire of beers and ales, sampled gluten free beers from 16 brewers based throughout Europe. The beers were tasted blind and St. Peter’s G-Free™ was praised for its’ excellent flavour and drinkability from across the range of tasters.
St. Peter’s Head Brewer, Mark Slater commented, “After what has been a fairly long period of development, we are very pleased that on its first public outing the beer has been so well received by the group tasting the beer in Holmesfield. Our brewing team have put a lot effort into producing what is a very tasty beer and I’m sure that this will appeal to all beer drinkers as well as those consumers who require a gluten free beer”.
G-Free will be brewed in small batches and is available from the St. Peter’s Brewery on-line shop (www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk) and selected specialist retailers.