PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omission Beer has been named best gluten free beer at the 2012 Great International Beer & Cider Competition. Omission Lager was awarded gold and Omission Pale Ale was awarded silver in the gluten free beer category.
“Omission beers are a reflection of the creativity and determination of our brewers to create flavorful craft beers that everyone of age can enjoy.”
“We are honored that Omission beers received top honors in the gluten-free beer category at the International Beer & Cider Competition,” said Terry Michaelson, CEO of Craft Brew Alliance and a 12-year celiac. “Omission beers are a reflection of the creativity and determination of our brewers to create flavorful craft beers that everyone of age can enjoy.”
The Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, Nov. 2, in Providence, R.I., and included 470 beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and around the world. First-, second- and third-place awards were presented in 44 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. Judging was carried out as a blind tasting. The judges were informed only of the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.
Omission beer is the first craft beer brand in the United States focused exclusively on brewing great tasting beers with traditional ingredients, including malted barley, that are specially crafted to remove gluten. Gluten levels in every batch of Omission beer are measured by the brewery and an independent lab using the R5 Competitive ELISA gluten test to ensure that the beer measures well below the Codex gluten-free standard of 20 ppm or less. The R5 Competitive ELISA is currently the best test available to measure gluten levels in fermented beverages. Test results for every batch of Omission beer are available to consumers at www.omissiontests.com. Omission Lager and Omission Pale Ale are available in 12-ounce bottles at retailers, restaurants and bars throughout the U.S.
About Omission Beer
Omission Beer is a new brand of craft beers introduced in 2012 by Craft Brew Alliance in Portland, Ore. Omission is the first craft beer brand in the U.S. focused exclusively on brewing great-tasting beers with traditional beer ingredients, including malted barley, that are specially crafted to remove gluten. Each batch of Omission Beer is tested using the R5 competitive ELISA test to ensure that it contains gluten levels that meet the brewery’s strict standards. Drinking is believing.
About Craft Brew Alliance
Craft Brew Alliance was formed with the merger of leading Pacific Northwest craft brewers Widmer Brothers Brewing and Redhook Ale Brewery in 2008. With an eye toward preserving and growing one-of-a-kind craft beers and brands, CBA was joined by Kona Brewing Company in 2010. CBA launched Omission Beer in 2012. For more information about CBA, visit www.craftbrew.com.