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This 12 months’s Nice American Beer Pageant in Denver noticed a report variety of entries within the gluten-free beer class, with two first-time medal winners and a regionally produced brew topping the record.

Although the world’s largest industrial beer competitors on this planet is now in its 38th 12 months, the Gluten-Free Beer class was added solely in 2007, when there have been solely eight entries. For the 2019 occasion, 59 gluten-free beers have been thought of by the judging panel. Listed below are the three award winners:

Gold: Holidaily Brewing Co. (Golden, Colorado): Boombastic Hazy IPA (7% ABV)

When most beer aficionados consider Golden, Colorado, they consider Coors. However in contrast to that behemoth, all of Holidaily’s craft beers are gluten free. We profiled the brewery in 2016, sharing the story of founder Karen Hertz and her ardour for brewing accessible gluten-free beer types. Boombastic Hazy IPA is a hop-forward and juicy India pale ale out there on faucet on the brewery’s taproom.

Silver: Revelation Craft Brewing Co. (Rehoboth Seaside, Delaware): Co-Conspirator Apricot Bitter (5.4% ABV)

Delaware could also be well-known being the house of Dogfish Head, however Revelation is making its mark within the First State.

Initially a collaboration beer with Ghostfish Brewing Firm, Co-Conspirator Apricot Bitter is brewed with buckwheat, millet, biscuit rice and flaked quinoa, with probiotic coconut water and contemporary apricot purée added to boost the flavour. Co-Conspirator has a clean, honey-like malt character, a vibrant sourness, and a touch of fruity hop aroma from Palisade hops. Revelation received a bronze medal for this selection on the 2017 GABF. One other gluten-free beer, Buckberry Bitter, is at present on faucet on the brewery in Rehoboth Seaside.

Bronze: Evasion Brewing (McMinnville, Oregon): Grandpa’s Nap (11.5% ABV)

Evasion is without doubt one of the rising variety of devoted gluten-free breweries within the Pacific Northwest. A part of the brewer’s Mill & Barrel Collection, Grandpa’s Nap is a barrel-aged millet wine. In accordance with the tasting notes, the El Dorado hops’ candied strawberry character compliments the toasted coconut and vanilla qualities the barrels impart.

The competition’s Gluten-Free Beer class consists of solely beers comprised of fermentable sugars, grains and transformed carbohydrates. Gluten-reduced beers usually are not thought of a part of this grouping as a result of their gluten ranges – derived from malted barley – have been lowered by enzymes or different processes.