Recently, a number of people who are sensitive to gluten have indicated to us that they are OK drinking our beers.
We were pretty intrigued by this, so we sent three of our beers in for testing in August 2016 (Bighead, Duke Premium and 28). The lab reports indicate that the Level of Reporting (LOR) for gluten is 3 mg/kg and that none of the three beers tested contained gluten at a concentration exceeding the LOR.
Perhaps our use of only traditional brewing ingredients, or our traditional, patient brewing methods significantly reduce the gluten contained in the end product? We don’t know for sure!
As our beers are brewed from malted barley (which contains gluten), Australian regulations prevent us from claiming that our beers are gluten free. In the end, it probably comes down to customer trial and individual tolerance levels.
So while we would love anybody who possibly can to enjoy our cold, fresh Burleigh Brewing beers, the answer isn’t as black and white (or amber) as you might have hoped!