Redbridge- A New Gluten-free Beer Launched

by priya on  December 23, 2006 at 7:34 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Redbridge- A New Gluten-free Beer Launched
Beer is usually made from gluten-rich barley or wheat. Some are allergic to wheat protein or gluten and this keeps them from drinking beer. On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch Co. Inc. introduced Redbridge- a beer made from gluten-free sorghum for those allergic to gluten and those who have opted for a gluten-free lifestyle.
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Food containing gluten is known to cause Celiac disease, which damages the intestines. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley and oats.

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Angie Minges the product manager of Anheuser-Busch said "We've made Redbridge nationally available to make sure adults who experience wheat allergies or who choose a gluten-free or wheat-free diet can enjoy the kind of beer that fits their lifestyle."

The company had consulted the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) on the needs of consumers who are leading gluten-free or wheat-free lifestyles, before coming out with the product.

The beer is safe for those who are allergic to gluten and also tastes good.Imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops have been added to sorghum, to make the beer well balanced with moderately hopped taste.

Redbridge will be available nationwide in restaurants and stores carrying organic products.

The beer contains 4.8% alcohol like the other types of beer, and is available in 12-ounce, six-pack bottles.

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, one in 133 people in the U S suffer from celiac disease.



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Dizzle Saturday, August 22, 2009

I really enjoy Redbridge beer. I am not gluten resticted but I do choose to drink your gluten-free beer. All hail Redbridge!

Hill8484 Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If someone has been drinking more then 4 beers a day for over 15 years and is now a Celiac patient, should they really be drinking gluten free beer on a regular basis? Can it harm the intestine or liver after prolonged alcohol use? What about just moderation on the weekends?

guest Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thank you for making Gluten Free Beer.It is so wonderful to have a beer again!

guest Friday, August 31, 2007

My sister bought me a case of Redbridge gluten-free beer. How long is the shelf life? I am not a huge beer drinker, but like to have one now and then. Thank you

guest Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Could you please let me know if your Gluten Free Beer is available in Singapore. My wife and I will be holidaying there in October 07, as I currently drink Gluten free beer here in Australia, I would love to be able to purchase a carton or two of GF beer in Singapore while there. Thankyou, I eagerly await your reply.

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