Those with gluten intolerance will have another reason to be thankful this holiday season, as Wicked Weed is set to release its second gluten-reduced beer.
Named Gluten Assassin, the 5.8 percent ABV pale ale has less that 10 parts per million of gluten and is brewed with sorachi ace and cascade hops and comes in at 27 IBUs. According to the Asheville, N.C.-based brewery, the gluten in the beer in removed “with an enzyme process.”
Gluten Assassin is Wicked Weed’s second gluten-reduced beer, following Gluten FREEk, an eight percent ABV double IPA that was released in February that also has less than 10 parts per million of gluten.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau—otherwise known as the TTB, which is the federal regulatory authority for brewers—has stated that any beer produced with barley cannot be labeled as “gluten free” but must be labeled as “‘Processed’, ‘Treated,’ or ‘Crafted’ to remove gluten.”
Wicked Weed told Tenemu that Gluten Assassin will available “over Thanksgiving weekend” at the brewery, and will be sold on draft only.