Even though I follow a Gluten free lifestyle these days- when it comes to alcohol I don't really pay attention as I have always thought that the fermentation process would denature any gluten proteins anyway. But i have noticed that If i have more than the one bottle of beer, I feel incredibly uncomfortable (and no, not because I'm drunk) and so I have been paying more attention to my tipple of choice. When I came across Celia Gluten Free beer - I was intrigued and so asked the Team at Celia to send me a sample. Which they very kindly agreed to....
I must admit that I was a tad confused when I read it contained Barley- as Barley contains Gluten- but the label boasted it was Gluten Free. But from looking on the Celia website- I have my explanation as follows....
'CELIA contains less than 0.5 mg/100 ml ( < 5 ppm ) of gluten creating a beautifully light lager that packs the punch of a world class Czech lager'
...Not sure how that translates for all you lovely Ceoliac's or those who are super sensitive to Wheat & Gluten out there but the bottle does boast the Gluten Free UK Symbol, as well as being Organic too!
Its super light- which really suprised me. I think that because the bottle is dark I expected the taste to be heavy and Ale like, which it isn't. The only way I can describe the taste to you is basically think of a popular American beer (the one with the Frogs on the advert, you know the catchy one) and imagine that taste but lighter. Much lighter. Got it? I hope so. Perfect for a Shandy in the sunshine, I think!
136 calories in every bottle and 1.5 units- for those that want to know. Oh and its suitable for those of you that follow a Vegan Lifestyle too!
If you fancy purchasing Celia Lager yourself, especially when Summer does arrive everyone has a few trusty beers in their fridges, then you can purchase from from a few online sites (info here) or check out the stockists near you on Celia website (link is here)
You may be excited to also know that the Celia guys have a gluten free restaurant in Brixton Village! I know, I'm excited too. Its called Vorzars and the details are here - I will be sure to share the experience with you all when I find the time to visit! If you've been to Vorzars already, do let me know what you ordered!
I feel I should end this post by saying 'you must always drink responsibly and legally (That's Over 18 if you're from the UK)..
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Lots of Love
xxx TTN xxx