Celiac.com 04/01/2015 - Coors Peak beer, a gluten-free copper lager, which hit store shelves in Seattle and Portland, is wasting no time in collecting accolades from gluten-free organizations.

Image: CC--MillerCoorsMillerCoors recently announced that Coors Peak has become the first beer by the big three brewers to meet the certification standards set by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

To ensure that Coors Peak is gluten-free, MillerCoors has employed exacting production standards, “including production in an entirely separate area to reduce the risk of cross-contamination,” said Channon Quinn, director of industry programs with the Gluten Intolerance Group.

According to David Kroll, MillerCoors vice president of insights and innovations, it took five years of research, testing and refinement to develop Coors Peak, which is is brewed from malted brown rice, hops and caramel sugar to create a distinctive character and brightness.

During that time, the Chicago-based company, which has a large brewing operation in Milwaukee, worked closely with the Gluten Intolerance Group to ensure high gluten-free standards.

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