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While there are many gluten-reduced beer options on the market, many people with celiac disease choose to only consume beers that are naturally gluten free. Luckily, there are now tons of gluten free breweries that produce great beers that are made from entirely gluten free ingredients and produced in gluten free facilities. There are also breweries that product gluten free beers in regular brewing facilities.
Below you’ll find a full list of GF breweries, plus regular breweries that produce beer made from entirely gluten free ingredients. If we missed any, please let us know!
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Aurochs Brewery is located in Pittsburgh, PA. They currently offer 6 year-round beer options, plus a rotating list of seasonal and experimental brews.
Holidaily is based in Golden, CO. They have 4 year-round flavors, 3 seasonals, and 1 small batch experimental flavor called the Adventure Series that rotates each year.
Groundbreaker (formerly Harvester) Brewing is located in Portland, OR. Their brewpub also serves incredible gluten free food. They have 4 year-round flavors, seasonals that rotate often, and a Roll Up Door series.
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Mutantis is a small brewery and bottle in Portland, OR. They carry their own beers, plus a ton of other breweries GF beers. They never brew the same beer twice, so it’s best to visit their online store to see if they have something you’re interested in that day.
Bierly is located in McMinnville, OR. Their tasting room offers a rotating menu of donuts each weekend. They have 6 year-round beers, and a rotating list of seasonal beers.
Bard’s is a gluten free option that’s been around for a long time. They previously shut down, but are back with their sorghum-based golden brew, now sold in cans.
Ghostfish is based in Seattle, WA. They have a large restaurant and tap room that serves up a full menu of classic bar foods made gluten free. They have 7 flagship beers and some rotating seasonal releases.
Glutenberg is based out of Montreal, QB. They have 9 year-round beers and distribute pretty widely in the US and Canada.
Fiesta Latina is a Mexican agave-based amber ale. It tastes fruity and light. If you can’t consume any grains, this is a great option.
New Planet was founded in Boulder, CO. They currently offer 2 beers, but their product lineup has varied over the years. Their beers are light and hoppy.
Alt Brew is a nano brewery in Madison, WI. They offer lots of dark beer options, which can be difficult to find GF. They have a taproom where you can order flights of beer or pick up bottles. Their taproom does not have a kitchen, but they offer packaged snacks. The list below includes beers on tap as of March 2022.
Located in Oakland, CA, Buck Wild has a taproom with food from local restaurant Kitava. Their dishes are free from gluten, dairy, corn, soy, peanuts, refined sugar and seed oils.
Burning Brothers is located in St Paul, MN. They have a no-frills taproom with recurring weekly events and a beer club.
Dos Luces is a corn-based brewery located in Denver, CO. Chicha and pulque are ancient brews made from corn and maguey, popular throughout the Americas and currently experiencing a revival in popularity in Mexico. These drinks range from 4.5-11% in alcohol by volume. Dos Luces uses locally grown malted blue corn. They also offer seasonal varieties of chicha and pulque.
Eckert is a gluten free supply company that carries GF malts and equipment. They’re located in Chico, CA. They also make very small batch beers for purchase in CA.
Evasion is located in McMinnville, OR. They have 3 core beers, plus rotating seasonals and small batch Mill & Barrel series. They currently ship to Oregon, Virginia, and Anchorage, Alaska.
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Located in Portland, OR, Moonshrimp is entirely oat free, gluten free, and vegan. They even uses beet sugar to avoid possible issue with animal products in cane sugar processing. They have 3 beers in their permanent collection, rotating seasonals, and very limited edition beer window exclusives.
Neff stands for New Era Fine Fermentations, but it’s also the founder’s last name. They’re located in Tulsa, OK and have a taproom with classic bar food made GF as well as brunch! They have 6 flagship beers, rotating seasonals, and one-offs that are offered only in the taproom.
Red Leaf is a tiny brewery in Jeffersonville, VT. Their instagram has the most up to date beer flavor information.
Rolling Mill is located in Middletown, OH and are currently the only dedicated GF brewery in the state.
Divine Science is located in Santa Ana, CA. They have a taproom and offer packaged food to go with their gluten free and vegan beers.
Steadfast is located in Albany, NY. They currently offer 4 beers.
Heathen’s Brewing is the only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery in Western Canada. They’re located in Calgary, AB. They have 4 regular flavors on their taplist, plus rotating seasonal flavors.
Helix is located in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, QC, in Canada. Currently the beers are distributed within Eastern Canada.
Certain breweries make beer using only gluten free ingredients, but they also make regular beer. They have a shared facility, so cross-contamination could be an issue, depending on their procedure.
Otherwise is brewed in a shared facility with Hunter’s Point Brewery (a.k.a. Speakeasy Ales and Lagers) in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. It’s made with gluten free ingredients but is manufactured on shared equipment with regular beer. However, an extensive cleaning process is completed before each brewing session, and they often also use a beer clarifying enzyme that removes any possible gluten.
BC is located in Hunt Valley, MD and produces Maryland’s first GF beer. Brewed from the start with gluten free ingredients, on fully dedicated equipment, run on fresh lines and taps that have never been contaminated. However, they are brewed in a space that also brews gluten-containing beer. They’re incredibly careful to keep these ingredients separate and they also use ELIZA testing to ensure beers are gluten free. Their gluten free line of beers is called CEAL Team.
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Dark Hills is located in rural southwestern MO. They’re a a project from Whistling Springs Brewing Company. Dark Hills now have their own dedicated brewhouse for gluten free beers, but their taproom also serves traditional gluten-containing beers. You may wish to ask in person for more specifics about how cross contamination possibilities are handled.
Lakefront Brewing, based in Milwaukee, WI, produces 2 styles of beer that are gluten free under their New Grist line. They don’t share production information, but the beers are certified gluten free, which means batches are rigorously tested to be below 20 ppm gluten. Year-round:
High Hops is located in Windsor CO. They mostly brew regular beer, but they offer one gluten free option called Puckerberry, which is a blackberry kettle sour. It can be purchase in a can or at the taproom. Cross-contamination is possible, so be sure to ask about their precautions before consuming.
Armored Cow is located in Charlotte NC. They are a traditional brewery that offers a couple gluten free options, including a few seltzers. ross-contamination is possible, so be sure to ask about their precautions before consuming.
Located in Jersey City, NJ, Departes Soles makes both gluten-full and gluten free beers. They take cross contamination very seriously and have a proprietary cleaning process between regular and gluten free batches to ensure no gluten makes it into a gluten free brew. They also used dedicated gluten free tap lines and have 2 entirely gluten free fermenters.
Element is located in MA. They don’t currently share much information about their brewing process for the gluten free sake IPA online, but it’s certainly unique. It’s been brewed with brown rice and malted millet.
Located in Henderson, NV, Joseph James has a full line of regular beers. They currently offer one gluten free option, which is the Foxtail Ale. The beer is not certified and we haven’t been able to confirm if their brewing and canning line follows practices to avoid cross-contamination.
Martin City Brewing in based in Kansas City, MO. They offer one gluten free beer option called Operation: Yoga Pants. They don’t confirm their gluten free brewing practices online, so we’d recommend asking for specifics in person to make sure it’s safe for you.
Minhas was started in Wisconsin, and Boxer is a line of their beers that offer a gluten free option. It’s currently only available in Canada, but they plan to distribute this option within the US soon. Their website says it’s safe for celiacs, but does not include further information about how cross-contamination risks are managed.
Sibling Revelry is located in Westlake, OH. They’ve produced various gluten free options, and tend to produce small batches. Their gluten free beer is brewed with 100% gluten free ingredients and tested below 10ppm for gluten presence.
Previous GF Beers:
Microbrasserie Nouvelle France produces 4 gluten free beers, plus they grow and malt their own grains used to brew they products. They’re located in Québec. They currently don’t include cross-contamination precaution information online.
Ontario, Canada is home to Exchange Brewery. They product one gluten free option: their GF saison brewed with buckwheat. They don’t confirm if careful cross-contamination prevention is maintained, so you may wish to investigate further before consuming.
Whistler Brewing is located in Whistler, BC Canada. They currently offer two gluten free options: Forager Pale Ale and Forager Lager. Brewing procedures are not shared online, so we’d recommend checking with Whistler that this beer is safe for your gluten intolerance levels before consuming.
Best Gluten Free Beers has a more extensive list of gluten free beers, including sections by country. Home Brew Academy has compiled a gluten free beers list that includes ABV and Beer Advocates ratings. We recommend checking them both out!
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