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Regular Budweiser-anyone Drink It?
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After searching for gluten-free beers (redbridge and new grist did not appeal to my palate) I have noticed there is no set consensus on whether or not regular Budweiser contains gluten.

My question is does anyone here drink it or have experiences with drinking it after being gluten free? I am really interested in if anyone has experienced a positive or negative biopsy after regularly consuming Budweiser.

Edit:

This article explains the confusion on whether or not rice based beer that contains barley is gluten-free.

http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=413

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I believe they make it with malt there fore it has gluten in it. I wouldn't touch it.

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This is from Wikipedia

Budweiser is brewed using rice, barley malt, water, hops and yeast.

Regular Budweiser is not gluten-free.

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The only people that drink it are the ones who want to get sick, are misinformed or do not understand the fermentation process of beer.

Don't drink it...

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This is from Wikipedia

Regular Budweiser is not gluten-free.

Yes, but vodka is usually made from grain yet is gluten free since it is distilled; they are saying the brewing process breaks down the barley and gluten in to peptides which may or may not be gluten free.

This is from http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=413

"It is not proved beyond any doubt that the peptides in beer are actually toxic to celiac patients, but it is quite possible that the peptides remaining in any barley-based or wheat-based beer, Sapporo included, are harmful to celiac patients. "

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Yup, sure wouldn't drink it! Even if you don't have noticable symptoms after drinking it you could still be doing villi damage! I wouldn't chance my health on a beer!

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Yes, but vodka is usually made from grain yet is gluten free since it is distilled; they are saying the brewing process breaks down the barley and gluten in to peptides which may or may not be gluten free.

This is from http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=413

"It is not proved beyond any doubt that the peptides in beer are actually toxic to celiac patients, but it is quite possible that the peptides remaining in any barley-based or wheat-based beer, Sapporo included, are harmful to celiac patients. "

Vodka is made with wheat or barley gluten? I thought vodka was either rice based or potato based.

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Vodka is made with wheat or barley gluten? I thought vodka was either rice based or potato based.

Some are made from potatoes; not sure about rice but I am sure there are. Alot are made from wheat, Absolute says so right on the bottle. I believe Grey Goose is wheat too.

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There is a list of safe products...click on the site index and scroll down.

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Yes, some vodka's are ok! just check the bottle...if you go to a bar, as long as they are not packed most bartenders will let you check the bottle.

Prior to going gluten free...i drank Bud Light and I had symptoms the whole next day!!! Not fun!

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This site has vodka on the safe list...I believe b/c it's been distilled!

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Even if you don't have noticable symptoms after drinking it you could still be doing villi damage! I wouldn't chance my health on a beer!

Yep I agree, that is why am asking if anyone has any experience with it :)

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Yep I agree, that is why am asking if anyone has any experience with it :)

The issue is not just GI symptoms. If you are determined to drink this stuff you may want to try an experiment. Note please I am not reccommending that any confirmed celiac do this Get yourself a six pack of gluten-free beer and a six pack of Bud. One night drink the Bud and note how many drinks it takes to put you out of it, once you recover from your 'hangover' do the same thing with the gluten-free beer. Chances are you will find that you get much 'drunker' much faster and have a worse hangover with the Bud. What you will be seeing is the neurological effects and the toxicity that this has on your body. While your GI systems may not yell at you I can guarentee that your brain, pancreas, your liver, your gall bladder and other systems are going to be telling you not to do it again.

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It is not safe to drink.

Why would companies make gluten free beers if 'normal' beers were safe ;)

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I have one word for regular Bud or any other regular beer...POISON.

Re: vodka... vodka's made from many different sources. Potatoes, corn, wheat. I know that the distilling process is supposed to get rid of the gluten, but to be on the safe side I'm sticking with either potato or corn based vodkas from now on. Usually the vodka labels will say what it's made from. As for flavored vodkas, that's another story. Just like anything else, you either have to check the label or contact the manufacturer to find out if the flavoring is gluten-free.

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The issue is not just GI symptoms. If you are determined to drink this stuff you may want to try an experiment. Note please I am not reccommending that any confirmed celiac do this Get yourself a six pack of gluten-free beer and a six pack of Bud. One night drink the Bud and note how many drinks it takes to put you out of it, once you recover from your 'hangover' do the same thing with the gluten-free beer. Chances are you will find that you get much 'drunker' much faster and have a worse hangover with the Bud. What you will be seeing is the neurological effects and the toxicity that this has on your body. While your GI systems may not yell at you I can guarentee that your brain, pancreas, your liver, your gall bladder and other systems are going to be telling you not to do it again.

My former life. Not realizing that normal people didn't get drunk/out of their mind off three beers nor did normal poeple get 48 hour hangovers/severe gi sympotoms from three beers. Aaah, then came life after going gluten-free, where a couple/few gluten-free beers or other gluten-free drinks don't cause severe debilitating hangovers. LOL

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My former life. Not realizing that normal people didn't get drunk/out of their mind off three beers nor did normal poeple get 48 hour hangovers/severe gi sympotoms from three beers. Aaah, then came life after going gluten-free, where a couple/few gluten-free beers or other gluten-free drinks don't cause severe debilitating hangovers. LOL

Yea me too. Then I couldn't figure out why I would get drunk and a hangover from nonalcoholic beer. Duhhh.

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