Celiac.com 11/24/2020 - We get more than a few questions about beer. One question we see a lot is about ginger beer. Specifically, is ginger beer gluten-free, and safe for people with celiac disease?
Ginger beer is a popular cocktail mixer, and a key ingredient in the currently popular Moscow Mule cocktail. Perhaps because of the word 'beer' in the name, many people with celiac disease wonder if ginger beer gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease to consume.
Oh, and more good news about that vodka. The FDA and the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have issued new rules that allow gluten-free labeling on all distilled spirits. That means Manufacturers of distilled foods and beverages can now label their products as gluten-free, even if made from gluten ingredients. You can enjoy that Moscow Mule with a clean conscience. As always, listen you your gut. If something doesn't seem to work for you, even if it's labeled gluten-free, then avoid it.
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