Gluten-Free Beers and Alcoholic Beverages

Originally published 02/20/2015, and recently updated 4/7/2018 by Celiac.com's Administrator.  

The gluten status of the products listed below is accurate at the present time. However, as product formulations can change without notice, it is best to verify Gluten-Free product status by checking the ingredients yourself, or by contacting the manufacturer.

Unless gluten is added after distillation, all distilled alcohols are Gluten-Free. However, US labeling laws prohibit beverages that use cereal grains at any point in the manufacturing process from advertising themselves as 'Gluten-Free.' 

Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid distilled beverages that use cereal grains in the manufacturing process, while many others drink them with no adverse effects. So, when you do see a 'Gluten-Free' label on a distilled beverage, it means that no gluten ingredients have been used at any point in the production process.

A LIST OF NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE BEERS

Anheuser-Busch Redbridge
Bard's Gold
Bard's Tale Beer
Brasserie Dupont Forêt Libre
Brasseurs Sans Gluten Glutenberg Blanche
Brunehaut Bio Ambrée
Brunehaut Blonde Bio
Brunehaut Blanche
Burning Brothers Brewing
Coors Peak
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales: Tweason'ale
Drummond Gluten-Free
Epic Brewing Company: Glutenator
Ghostfish Brewery
Glutenberg American Pale Ale
Glutenberg Blonde
Glutenberg Belgian Double
Glutenberg India Pale Ale
Glutenberg Rousse
Green's Discovery Amber Ale
Green's Endeavour
Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager
Green's India Pale Ale
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale
Ground Breaker Corsa Rose Gold Ale
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Ipswich Ale Brewery: Celia Saison
Joseph James Brewing Fox Tail
Lakefront New Grist Ginger Style Ale
Lakefront New Grist Pilsner Style
Minhas Lazy Mutt Gluten-Free
Mongozo Premium Pilsener
New Planet Belgian Style Ale
New Planet Blonde Ale
New Planet Pale Ale
New Planet Raspberry Ale
New Planet Seclusion IPA
New Planet Tread Lightly Session Ale
Nickel Brook Gluten-Free
Nouvelle France La Messagère
Nouvelle-France Messagère Aux Fruits
Nouvelle-France Messagère Red Ale
Schnitzer Bräu Hirse Lemon
Schnitzer Bräu Hirse Premium
Sprecher Brewing Company's Shakparo Ale
Steadfast Beer Gluten-Free Blonde and Pale Ales
Steadfast Beer Company's Oatmeal Cream Stout
To Øl Reparationsbajer Gluten-Free
Whistler Forager

A LIST OF GLUTEN-REMOVED BEERS

Alley Kat Scona Gold Kölsch
Brunehaut Bio Tripel
Estrella Damm Daura
Estrella Damm Daura Marzen
Lammsbräu Glutenfrei Lager Beer
Mikkeller American Dream Gluten-Free
Mikkeller Green Gold Gluten-Free
Mikkeller I Wish Gluten-Free IPA
Mikkeller Peter, Pale And Mary Gluten-Free
New Belgium Glutiny brand Golden and Pale Ales
Short's Brewing Space Rock
Stone Delicious IPA
Sufferfest Brewing Company Pale Ale and Lager
Widmer Omission Lager
Widmer Omission IPA
Widmer Omission Pale Ale
Wold Top Against The Grain
Wold Top Marmalade Porter
Wold Top Scarborough Fair IPA

GLUTEN-FREE HARD CIDER
Most ciders are fermented from apples or other fruits. Most are safe, however, some add barley for enzymes and flavor. Read labels!

Ace Pear Cider
Angry Orchard
Blue Mountain Cider Company
Blackthorn Cider
Bulmer's Hard Cider
Crispin Cider (including Fox Barrel products)
Gaymer Cider Company
Harpoon Craft Cider
J.K. Scrumpy's Organic Hard Cider
Lazy Jack's Cider
Magner's Cider
Newton's Folly Hard Cider
Original Sin Hard Cider
Spire Mountain Draft Cider
Strongbow Cider
Stella Artois Apple and Pear Hard Cidre
Woodchuck
Woodpecker Cider

GLUTEN-FREE WINE
All wines, including brandy, champagne, cognac, port wine, sherry, and vermouth are safe for Celiac’s.

GLUTEN-FREE WINE COOLERS
The majority of wine coolers are made from barley products. 

Gluten-Free versions include: 
Bartle & Jaymes - all EXCEPT malt beverages
Boones - all EXCEPT their malt beverages

OTHER GLUTEN-FREE ALCOHOLIC BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS INCLUDE

Brandy
Campari
Champagne
Cognac—made from grapes
Cointreau
Grappa
Midori
Prosecco
Khalua Coffee Liquer
Kirschwasser (cherry liqueur)
Old Deadly Cider
Sambuca
Vermouth

GLUTEN-FREE DISTILLED ALCOHOLS
Unless gluten is added after distillation, all distilled alcohols are free of gluten. However, US labeling laws prohibit beverages that use cereal grains at any point in the manufacturing process from advertising themselves as 'Gluten-Free.'

So, when you do see a 'Gluten-Free' label on a distilled beverage, it means that no gluten ingredients have been used at any point in the production process.

GLUTEN-FREE GIN
Most gins are made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final distilled product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid these beverages, while many others drink them with no adverse effects.

Gluten-Free gin brands include:
Cold River Gin—distilled from potatoes

Brands of standard gin include:
Aviation American Gin
Beefeater
Bombay
Bombay Sapphire
Boodles British Gin
Booth's Gin 
Gordon's
Leopolds Gin
New Amsterdam Gin
Seagram's
Tanqueray

GLUTEN-FREE RUM
Distilled from sugar cane, most rum is Gluten-Free and safe for Celiac’s. Beware of pre-made drink mixes, such as those intended for piña coladas — many of these contain gluten ingredients as flavoring.

Gluten-Free rum brands include:
Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum
Bacardi—only Gold, Superior, 151, and flavored
Bayou Rum
Bundaberg Rum
Captain Morgan Rum
Cruzan Rum
Malibu Rum
Mount Gay Rum
Meyer's Rum

GLUTEN-FREE SAKE
Fermented with rice and Koji enzymes - the Koji enzymes are grown on Miso, which is usually made with barley. The two-product separation from barley, and the manufacturing process should make it safe for Celiac’s.

GLUTEN-FREE TEQUILA
Made from the agave cactus, all tequilas are Gluten-Free and safe for Celiac’s.

Gluten-Free tequila brands include:
1519 Tequila
1800 Tequila
Cabo Wabo
Cazadores
Chimayo
Don Julio
El Jimador
Herradura
Hornitos
Jose Cuervo
Patron
Sauza

GLUTEN-FREE VODKA
Vodkas distilled from potatoes, Gluten-Free grains or other Gluten-Free ingredients contain no gluten ingredients and can be labeled as Gluten-Free.

Gluten-Free vodka brands include:
Corn Vodka—Deep Eddy, Nikolai, Rain, Tito's, UV
Grape Vodka—Bombora, Cooranbong
Potato Vodka—Boyd & Blair, Cirrus, Chase, Chopin, Cold River Vodka, Cracovia, Grand Teton, Karlsson's, Luksusowa, Monopolowa, Schramm Organic, Zodiac
Rice Vodka—Kissui
Sugar Cane—Downunder, DOT AU

Vodkas distilled from cereal grains include:
Many types of vodka made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid these beverages, while many others drink them with no adverse effects.

Barley Vodka—Finlandia
Grain Vodka—Absolwent, Blavod, Bowman's, Fleischmann's, Orloff, Polonaise, SKYY, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, 
Wheat Vodka—Absolut, Bong Spirit, Danzka, Grey Goose, Hangar One, Ketel One, P.i.n.k Vodka
Rye Vodka—Belvedere, BiaÅ‚a Dama, Platinka, Sobieski, Starka, Wisent, Wyborowa, Xellent Swiss, Å»ubrówka

GLUTEN-FREE WHISKEY
Nearly all whiskeys are made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labeled as Gluten-Free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid whiskey, while many others drink it with no adverse effects.

Gluten-Free whiskey brands include:
Queen Jennie Whiskey, by Old Sugar Distillery is made entirely from sorghum

Whiskeys distilled from cereal grains include:
Bourbon—Benjamin Prichard's, Booker's, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam, Early Times, Ezra Brooks, Jefferson's Bourbon, Knob Creek, Makers Mark, Old Crow, Old Forester, Old Grand-Dad
Canadian Whiskey—Alberta Premium, Black Velvet, Canadian Club, Crown Royal,
Tenesse Whiskey—Jack Daniels, George Dickel.
Irish Whiskey—Bushmills, Jameson, Kilbeggan, Redbreast, Tullamore Dew
Japanese Blended Whiskey—Hibiki, Kakubin, Nikka, 
Japanese Single Malt Whiskey—Hakushu, Yamazaki, Yoichi
Rye Whiskey—Alberta Premium, Bulleitt
Scotch Whiskey Blends—Ballentine's, Bell's, Black Grouse, Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Dewar's, Famous Grouse, Johnnie Walker, Teacher's, Whitehorse
Scotch Whiskey Single Malts—Bowmore, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Knockando, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan, Monkey Shoulder, Singleton, Talisker 
Taiwanese Whiskey—Kavalan Classic

GLUTEN-FREE DRINK MIXES

Club Extra Dry Martini (corn & grape)
Club Vodka Martini (corn & grape)
Coco Casa and Coco Lopez Brands: Cream of Coconut
Jose Cuervo Brand: Margarita Mix and All Jose Cuervo Blenders
Master of Mixes Brand: Tom Collins, Whiskey Sour, Strawberry Daiquiri, Sweet & Sour Mixer, and Margarita Mix
Mr. & Mrs. T—Except Bloody Mary Mix
TGI Friday's Brand: On The Rocks, Long Island Ice Tea, Margarita, Mudslide, Pina Colada, and Strawberry Daiquiri.
TGI Friday's Club Cocktails including: Gin Martini, Manhattan, Screwdriver, Vodka Martini, and Whiskey Sour mix.

OTHER GLUTEN-FREE BEVERAGES MIXES & COOKING ALCOHOL

Club Tom Collins—made with corn
Diamond Jims Bloody Mary Mystery
Holland House - all EXCEPT Teriyaki Marinade and Smooth & Spicy Bloody Mary Mixes
Mead—made from honey
Mistico: Jose Cuervo Mistico—agave and cane
Ouzo - made from grapes and anise
Spice Islands - Cooking Wines - Burgundy, Sherry and White

Also Godiva products contain gluten as do Smirnoff FMB's, Twisted V, and Smirnoff Ice

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