Alcohol free or low alcohol beers which are gluten free are becoming easier to find — although the vast majority are brewed from cereals containing gluten and then deglutenised / gluten removed.
Here is a list of those available, worldwide.
Know of others? Please leave a comment.
Ambar 0,0 Celiacos Alcohol Free Gluten Free Beer (Europe / UK)
This Spanish barley-based beer is tough to get hold of.
More product info on Cervezas Ambar website here.
Drop Bear Beer (UK)
Yuzu Pale Ale, Tropical IPA, Bonfire Stout and — coming in 2020 — New Brew.
All are vegan as well as gluten free. Made with wheat and oats as well as barley, so not suitable for those with wheat allergy. 0.5% ABV.
Free Damm (Europe / UK)
Barley-based, and 0.0% alcohol by volume.
There had been mutterings online for some time that this 2019-launched beer was GF, but it is only a few months after the initial launch that the Crossed Grain symbol is now being seen on new cans, and on Free Damm’s website here (scroll to bottom), which seems to confirm those rumours are true.
Nirvana Brewery Kosmic Stout (UK)
Barley-based, with chocolate, and 0.0% alcohol.
Glutenberg Non-Alcoholic (Canada)
Canadian gluten-free brewer, which brews only using naturally gluten-free grains.
This offering, at 0.1% alcohol, uses millet, buckwheat and corn.
Find it here.
Big Drop Brew (UK)
Variously use all of the gluten-containing grains in their beers in ‘very small amounts’ which are ‘removed during our double filtration processes’, and test to sub 10ppm.
Some also contain lactose from milk.
They are 0.5% alcohol by volume.
The GF beers are Lager, Stout, Pale Ale, Sour and Citra IPA.
Suntory All-Free (California (US), Japan)
Japanese alcohol free (0.0%), calorie free and gluten free “beer-like beverage”, which appears to have limited distribution in California.
See the website here.
Dos Amigos (UK)
A gluten-free beer with 0.5% alcohol, exclusively available from Dry Drinker in the UK.
Find it here.
Powderkeg Brewery Green Light Quarter IPA (UK)
This is 1.2% ABV so just falls on the upper limit of the ‘low alcohol’ definition in the EU (which is 0.5–1.2%).
GF and vegan; brewed from a variety of malts, including wheat and rye.
Available in 330ml cans. Find it here.
First Chop YES (UK)
This contains all four main cereals containing gluten, including rye.
0.5% ABV. IPA.
Available in 330ml cans. Find it at Light Drinks here.
Neumarkter Lammsbrau Glutenfrei Alkoholfrei (Germany)
A German beer at 0.5%.
Available from Amazon Germany and other German outlets.
Free Star (UK)
This is 0.0% ABV — ‘the first alcohol free beer made by an alcohol free process’.
GF and vegan; made from barley malt. Includes some citrus flavours. Also yeast free as no brewing is involved.
Their website is here.