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Portland Mayor Declares "Gluten-Free Beer Day"

Last month, Portland, Oregon mayor Sam Adams declared May 16th to be Portland's “Gluten-Free Beer Day”, falling within what has come to be considered Celiac Awareness Month by many celiac organizations. The declaration seems to be borne of equal parts enthusiasm for Portland brewing culture, and concern for celiac disease awareness. A number of gluten-free brewers attended the official ceremony at Portland City Hall, including Omission Beer, Deschutes Brewery and Harvester Brewing.

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Sam Adams (of no relation to Samuel Adam's Beer, ironically) gave a statement that was not unlike a public service announcement. He cited common celiac disease statistics and facts: 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, more than 95% of celiacs are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, gluten-free diet is the only treatment for the disease, etc. He went on to reason that since Portland is home to over 50 craft breweries, many of which already produce gluten-free beer, Portland should have an official day to spread celiac disease awareness among breweries and beer-drinkers.

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20 Jun 2012 3:07:42 PM PDT
Funny to find this. May 16 was the day I went gluten free and beer is one of the things I am sad to lose. Portland's "Harvester Brewing" is turning out some nice stuff!

Not that I think much of the illustrious mayor, but it was nice of Sam to call attention to the problem.




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Hey All, I was wondering if anyone has tried gluten free pizza? I'm specifically talking about the store bought kind. I'm looking for a cheat meal - I've been eating mainly non processed fresh food but I need a little something to stay sane every now and then. I'm from New York so i'd say I have a pretty high standard of pizza lol. Are there any good frozen ones that are worth eating? I don't think i've ever eaten a frozen pizza in my life but I don't particularly have the time right now to make my own. Also while I'm posting I figure i'll ask. I'm going to this event with my friend at her work. It's like a dinner party. How do I navigate this situation food wise? Should I just eat at home and get drinks there or plan to eat there but take snacks just in case nothing seems safe? Thanks guys!

Hi Dalek, JMG has it right, any food with wheat, rye or barley is a gluten containing food. In addition, watch out for malt, which is sometimes made from barley. That includes the malt in beers.

Interesting!! I'm going to share that with her dr. I'll have to look into the gluten sensitivity more myself, the main reason we started testing is due to poor growth. As I learned more, I've seen several symptoms that could be explained by celiac. I like feeling informed so I'll know what to talk to the dr about or ask about. I think those are the results we are waiting for still, I couldn't remember the name.

Call your doctor's office and ask them to relay your request to the doctor to amend the test request, they should be able to sort it without an additional meeting and delay. Worth a try anyway I think the Biocard tests TTG IGA and it may give you an indication. Do post your results here as I'm sure others will be interested in its effectiveness. If it's negative however remember that there are several celiac tests for a reason. Some test on one, some on another etc... However my guess is your doctor will dismiss them and want their own testing. That's the usual experience.

Waiting for the EMA, I bet. Keep advocating! this is interesting. If celiac disease is excluded, she might still have a gluten sensitivity. There just is not specific test for that. http://theglutensummittranscripts.s3.amazonaws.com/Dr_Umberto_Volta.pdf