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I love to have a Mike's Hard Lemonade on a hot day, any concerns I should have????

Deb

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Here is the reply I received from Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Thank you for taking the time to contact mike's hard lemonade. Mike's products available in the US are lemon clear malt based ( fermented barley beer malt) beverages. In independent lab analysis mike's products do not contain any traces of gluten protein, however, our products are bottled in multiple sites that produce other malt beverages. We cannot guarantee complete absence of gluten contamination from other products run on the same equipment.

Take care, and keep on enjoying the good things in life,

Sincerely,

Deborah Poth

Consumer Relations Coordinator

Mike's Hard Lemonade, Inc.

dpoth@mikeshardlemonade.com

Beats me how it could be a femented barly beer malt and not have gluten unless they distill it. Sounds too risky for me.

Terri


Terri

Northern Virginia

gluten-free since March 27, 2004

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yeah, that sounded strange... i am bummed, just cked out bailey's irish cream and trying to see if it is gluten-free. they said basically, probably is, but it might not be. arg! does anywhere here drink it still?


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Indianapolis, IN

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dairy-free

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Bailey's is doing the CYA dance. It's gluten-free. I know a number of people who drink it.

Mike's is made with barley malt -- I wouldn't touch it.

richard

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sweet on bailey's. i figured it was a cya. i e-mailed to make sure my schnap's is gluten-free too so i can still make my favorite drink-buttery nipples :) !


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Indianapolis, IN

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So what can you have, if anything, as far as alcoholic beverages? I would assume it would be wine but what else?


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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I love to have a Mike's Hard Lemonade on a hot day, any concerns I should have????

Deb

I just had two of them and I felt fine*. I believe they are distilled so it should be safe enough.

*UPDATE: Actually I'm not so sure I felt fine... sometimes it's hard to tell.

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I just had two of them and I felt fine. I believe they are distilled so it should be safe enough.

the alcohol in one of the ingredients is gluten free due to distillation (if it's not corn derived), but the barley malt is added after the fact, which makes it unsafe.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

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Mikes is NOT gluten free. It has Barley Malt, and if I didn't think that made it unsafe, then I would just ask my stomach the last time I had one. 1/2 way through it I was running to the bathroom. I didn't even KNOW it was a Malt beverage. So for me, not safe. But I see that there is debate out there....


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I just had two of them and I felt fine*. I believe they are distilled so it should be safe enough.

*UPDATE: Actually I'm not so sure I felt fine... sometimes it's hard to tell.

Have been Gluten Free for 2 weeks. Went out last night and had 2 mikes. Big mistake....... Nasty headaches(migraine, not hangover), nasty stomache problems too. :( Same issues as before I went gluten free. I didn't even think about it having gluten. I will never do that again. In just 2 weeks of being gluten free I have noticed a drastic difference in IBS, headaches and other issues I have had. Actually have a 8 year old, 40 lbs son that has been diagnosed as asthmatic, anemic and failure to thrive. Been referred o an endocrinologist, but think he might have celiacs. Also have a 13 year old autistic son and a 6 year old daughter that is lactose intolerant, but still having stomache issues(neg. for celiacs-blood test).

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you can make your own with fresh lemonade and vodka, much tastier but not just a grab and drink drink. Always more prep for us

I think I saw some little gurlz selling that on the sidewalk last week. Silly gurlz... :D


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you can make your own with fresh lemonade and vodka, much tastier but not just a grab and drink drink. Always more prep for us

Just to warn ya. My daughter told me that american vodka is made out of grains. don't know what grain it is made out of. But, Russan vadka is still made out of potatoes. :P

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Just to warn ya. My daughter told me that american vodka is made out of grains. don't know what grain it is made out of. But, Russan vadka is still made out of potatoes. :P

Potato vodka will clearly say potato vodka on the label. There are some really good ones out there and they are usually top shelf brands. Not all of us have to avoid distilled gluten but I am someone who does.


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My daughter told me that american vodka is made out of grains. don't know what grain it is made out of.

Corn is common. Smirnoff, as just one example, is made from corn.


Peter

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When I go out, I stick with rum and Coke or, depending on the bar, a whiskey 7. None of the bars around here serve gluten-free beer and Woodchuck is too sweet for me. Hard liquor is easy because if you have one or two favorite brands you're guaranteed to find at least one at every bar/restaurant.

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I believe I saw a Mike's "Lite" hard lemonade at the store. I didn't see any malts listed as the ingredients and believe it is gluten free. It's also only like 2% alchohol so I opted for good ol' Redbridge instead.


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OK this is new to me. I was always under the impression in Canada it was gluten-free but in the US it was not. Now there is that statement from the company about the processing removing the gluten. This is causing great concern about this product since it is made from malt which is normally a no no.

I guess this will be left to the individual as we all know there are some you partake in distilled hard stuff and there are some that won't.

I still drink vodka and other stuff so I think personally I will give it a try.

This is also similar to that new Spanish beer that is claiming to have gluten but lower than the legal linit amount.

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I used to love these--drank them in the summer all the time and couldn't figure out why I had the worst stomach issues afterward.....

I consider them on my "not safe" list.

:(


celiac/gluten intolerance diagnosed in July of 2010

hemochromatosis (genetic iron storage disorder) diagnosed at the same time. The two diseases have been linked in studies.

also have atrial fibrillation, and poor weight gain.

diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4/2011.

gluten free since july 2010.

investigating other food sensitivities daily!

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