WHAT IS GLUTEN AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
ALL Triple Point beer is Gluten Free beer. Proven. Fact. But let’s go back a bit. Gluten is a combination of different protein elements termed prolamines & glutamines. They are naturally present in cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats & rye, used to make bread, breakfast cereals, pasta, cakes and our favourite – beer.
So naturally, gluten will be present in many of these products. Gluten may pose a problem to people. This may range from a simple intolerance to it, which can cause bloating and digestive discomfort, right through to Coeliacs, for whom exposure to gluten may cause an array of severe health problems.
WHY MAKE GLUTEN FREE BEER?
At Triple Point, we believe that beer should be for everyone who wants to (legally) drink it. We’re proud to brew a range of beers to suit a range of people and occasions, from thirst-quenching lagers to refreshing fruity sours to hoppy pale ales and more…
None of our team are Coeliac or even intolerant to gluten. But we love our beers, and we don’t want anyone to miss out. So, we decided that all our beer should be gluten-free beer.
HOW DO YOU MAKE TRIPLE POINT BEER GLUTEN-FREE?
Firstly, we don’t compromise with our recipes. Our brewers develop recipes to create flavoursome beers first and foremost – without limitation on the ingredients we use. Based on the recipe, we calculate how much protease enzyme we need to add to reduce the gluten to virtually zero. The enzyme has no negative effect on any other features of our beers.
In the UK and Europe, less than 20ppm gluten is considered gluten-free. We test every brew for gluten to ensure it’s all gluten-free and safe! For us to release our beer, it must be certified gluten-free to 20ppm gluten-free. Typically, our beers analyze at 10ppm gluten, which is the lowest level the test can analyze!
Is gluten-free beer lacking in anything other than gluten? No. Our uncompromising approach may be costly, but it works. It gives us a full range of award-winning beers that are also gluten-free. We even hold the title of ‘World’s Best Gluten-Free Beer,’ as awarded at the 2022 World Beer Awards. We take that as proof that our approach works!