More Brewing Classes Teaching the Art of Gluten-Free Beers

More Brewing Classes Teaching the Art of Gluten-Free Beers

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Celiac.com 12/23/2016 – As gluten-free beers gain in popularity, it’s not unusual that more beer schools are offering lessons in the art of gluten-free brewing.

From just a few products ten or so years ago, there are now dozens and dozens of commercially available gluten-free beers. Taking note of the trend, more beer schools are beginning to tailor new classes on the art of crafting fine gluten-free beers.

This summer, for example, students at a beer school run by Edmund’s Oast pressed into three new classes, including one aimed at drinkers with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance. Taught in summer 2016, Oast’s class, “Gluten-be-Gone!” covers gluten-free beers and other brewed options for celiac sufferers.

In addition to making gluten-free beers from ingredients rice, sorghum, and honey, brewers have experimented with various enzyme treatments, and other processes, to remove gluten from beer.

“It’s cool to offer up a beer school class that appeals to folks that can’t really attend any of the other ones,” Charleston Beer Exchange manager Brandon Plyler says. The class costs $45.

If you are interested in learning to brew gluten-free beer, keep your eyes open for local classes, and be sure to share your information in our comments section.

Know about any gluten-free brewing classes near you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Published at Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:30:00 +0000

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