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Despite the CSA certifying Omission as safe for celiacs, I can attest - it is not.

I actually hadn't researched it before consuming it: I went to the beer store and asked which gluten-free beer was the best, and the guy handed me one and said this one tested the best. Stupidly, I drank it.

 

It gave me a stomach ache instantly - I was bloated a bit the next day, but two days after I literally blew up, gained 4lbs overnight (3% of my body weight!) and couldn't button my jeans for 3 weeks. I had diarrhea for weeks, felt just miserable and had to go back to square one on my no FODMAPS diet just to get everything to calm down.

 

It wasn't the alcohol - I had dealt just fine with wine until that point - it was the beer. I had had the same foods before then, just fine, had been sailing along confident in my gluten free-ness. I'm only now recovering from that episode and will never try beer again.

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I only have this link handy because I just linked it. But Omission beer (and any gluten removed alcohol) can't be labeled gluten free but has to have special and specific labeling that is different. http://www.ttb.gov/rulings/2012-2.pdf Couldn't pay me to touch the stuff. I'll stick with whatever is actually gluten free for beer.

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There are some excellent gluten-free beers made from G F grains. (New Planet, Greens, Bard's, New Grist for starters...)

 

Omission is a "gluten-removed" beer and no celiac should drink it. "Beer store guys" are not the best resource for information about the safety of G F beers, hon. So sorry you got sick.

 

Don't give up on drinking a good G F beer just because you got bad info.   When you feel better, you may want to indulge and enjoy again. 

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I'm so sorry you had that experience, good to spread the word and raise awareness with the Celiac community, though.  I am glad I never liked beer in the first place so I don't miss it. 

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Despite the CSA certifying Omission as safe for celiacs, I can attest - it is not.

I actually hadn't researched it before consuming it: I went to the beer store and asked which gluten-free beer was the best, and the guy handed me one and said this one tested the best. Stupidly, I drank it.

 

It gave me a stomach ache instantly - I was bloated a bit the next day, but two days after I literally blew up, gained 4lbs overnight (3% of my body weight!) and couldn't button my jeans for 3 weeks. I had diarrhea for weeks, felt just miserable and had to go back to square one on my no FODMAPS diet just to get everything to calm down.

 

It wasn't the alcohol - I had dealt just fine with wine until that point - it was the beer. I had had the same foods before then, just fine, had been sailing along confident in my gluten free-ness. I'm only now recovering from that episode and will never try beer again.

I won't drink it either. "They" can't remove enough for me. I'm slowly learning to drink beers made from other grains. After a lifetime of wheat/barley beers, it's definitely a slow process!

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bard's or new planet are the best i've tried so far.  my beer store guy *gave* my husband a 6 pack for me to try of omission - he tried one (i wouldn't touch it!  barley!  danger!)  and brought the guy back 5 hahahaa  :D   i used to drink redbridge - it was easier to find.

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I met the brew masters wife. She has been drinking the beer since he started making it about 10 years ago. She is a celiac, and she has had multiple biopsies to confirm that her intestines are healthy. I have never had a problem drinking it.

 

Sorry you didn't feel well, I know most celiacs are afraid of the stuff. 

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I met the brew masters wife. She has been drinking the beer since he started making it about 10 years ago. She is a celiac, and she has had multiple biopsies to confirm that her intestines are healthy. I have never had a problem drinking it.

 

Sorry you didn't feel well, I know most celiacs are afraid of the stuff.

Usually, doctors don't do multiple biopsies over 10 years unless your antibodies continue to be elevated on a gluten free diet.

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Was diagnosed just after new year's. Liquor store recommended Omission as a good gluten-free beer....it was really good....but when I read it actually was made from gluten grains I poured it down the sink. Too early and my system is still too messed up to be taking chances.

Fortunately Glutenberg, Bards, and new Planet are good. Heard about another today, New Grist, which I may try.

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I have had it a few times, and I have a small reaction (So I go to the bathroom 6x per day or more, for a few days). I have a really rough time if I drink a six pack within a certain amount of time. Anywhere from a day or two to a week. If I have one every so often, it isn't as bad. 

 

Overall... not that great, other than tasting good.

 

I'd recommend Green's. It is the only one that really tastes great. Everything else has been so gross or watery, that I don't even bother. 

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I'd try some if we had it here. Perhaps we do, but I haven't seen it. If it's "well below 20 ppm", it should be OK for Celiacs. Of course there's always going to be those few that can't tolerate even infinitesimal amounts of gluten. But I don't believe that all celiacs should be forced to adhere to their guidelines.   

 

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There is some debate about whether or not those tests are even accurate. Since there are a wide variety of beers available that aren't made of poison, I don't see why anyone with celiac would purposefully buy such a product.

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There is some debate about whether or not those tests are even accurate. Since there are a wide variety of beers available that aren't made of poison, I don't see why anyone with celiac would purposefully buy such a product.

I agree. I wouldn't even try it at BJ's brewhouse the other day.

 

No matter what they tell me, I just won't knowingly ingest anything even remotely gluten. No way, no how.

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I have had it a few times, and I have a small reaction (So I go to the bathroom 6x per day or more, for a few days). I have a really rough time if I drink a six pack within a certain amount of time. 

 

well, it sounds as if you'd be better off avoiding it then? 6X a day or more in the loo is not good.

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I have not reacted at all to the gluten removed beer Omission. I know there are good gluten-free beers out there, but none are available where I live (Jackson, MS). The beer distributer I talked to said he can't get any of those some of you have named as "good".  Red Bridge is the only one available. I tried cider, but it is way too sweet for my taste. As long as I don't have a reaction to Omission

, I will keep drinking it. 

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I have had it on two separate occasions with no reaction. The first time, I just took the bartender at her word.  then I ready the controversy, but since I hadn't reacted the first time, I bought a six from my local liquor store.  Drank 3 of them with no problem.  So take it for the anectdotal single data point that it is, but I liked it a lot. 

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Thanks for the warning.  I  have heard others speak out on Omission still making people sick.  On the fourth I actually tried New Planet, and was pleasantly shocked at how good it was. In the past I was a fan of  Späten and  Pullaner  and felt New Planet could tango with two of Germany's big boys of that playground. It did not make me feel sick and their amber style beer is all they crow about it being.  I haven't tried Daura but from reviews I read again NP is pretty good. 

Despite the CSA certifying Omission as safe for celiacs, I can attest - it is not.

I actually hadn't researched it before consuming it: I went to the beer store and asked which gluten-free beer was the best, and the guy handed me one and said this one tested the best. Stupidly, I drank it.

 

It gave me a stomach ache instantly - I was bloated a bit the next day, but two days after I literally blew up, gained 4lbs overnight (3% of my body weight!) and couldn't button my jeans for 3 weeks. I had diarrhea for weeks, felt just miserable and had to go back to square one on my no FODMAPS diet just to get everything to calm down.

 

It wasn't the alcohol - I had dealt just fine with wine until that point - it was the beer. I had had the same foods before then, just fine, had been sailing along confident in my gluten free-ness. I'm only now recovering from that episode and will never try beer again.

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Thanks for the warning.  I  have heard others speak out on Omission still making people sick.  On the fourth I actually tried New Planet, and was pleasantly shocked at how good it was. In the past I was a fan of  Späten and  Pullaner  and felt New Planet could tango with two of Germany's big boys of that playground. It did not make me feel sick and their amber style beer is all they crow about it being.  I haven't tried Daura but from reviews I read again NP is pretty good.

I don't drink the Estella Daura for the same reason I wouldn't drink Omission.

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Won't touch it with a 10foot pole. It might be ok of some celiacs, but not for many of us, and even if some people don't react doesn't mean it's not causing some damage.

I tried another type of "gluten removed" beer a couple years ago. Felt weird halfway into it. The sad thing is that it kind of sucked, so I hurt myself for a crappy beer.

New Planet is awesome, and Glutenberg is doing amazing things. To me, things like Redbridge and Bards taste like bad water, but I never liked light beers anyway.

 

The jury's still out on measuring gluten content on those things, and how the hell they extract gluten from barley without distilling it, I have no idea. It's a proprietary process without a lot of information available. No thank you.

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Thank you kareng, for the warning. I have not seen Daura here in my area. But if I do I am pretty sure I will avoid it. I was very skeptical of New Plannet , but can say I was happy I myself did not have any bad reactions.

I don't drink the Estella Daura for the same reason I wouldn't drink Omission.

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Thank you kareng, for the warning. I have not seen Daura here in my area. But if I do I am pretty sure I will avoid it. I was very skeptical of New Plannet , but can say I was happy I myself did not have any bad reactions.

I think you are misunderstanding something here? Omission and Daura are made with barley. Other gluten-free beers, like New Planet are not made with any gluten grains. Not sure why you would be skeptical about NP's gluten content? Did you think they were all gluten " removed"?

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Honestly I was not sure on Daura and how it was made nor Omission. Neither one is sold near me, so they are not really an issue , for me but can clearly see why they would be for those areas it is sold .Sorry if I was not clear on that. I do know labels are at times miss leading as they can be with any industries products . I did do research on NP and saw not many complaints, as they use sourgham if I am correct.

Again sorry for clarification issues, things have been hectic recently and my mind is on a temporary vacation.

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Honestly I was not sure on Daura and how it was made nor Omission. Neither one is sold near me, so they are not really an issue , for me but can clearly see why they would be for those areas it is sold .Sorry if I was not clear on that. I do know labels are at times miss leading as they can be with any industries products . I did do research on NP and saw not many complaints, as they use sourgham if I am correct.

Again sorry for clarification issues, things have been hectic recently and my mind is on a temporary vacation.

 

The thread was about the fact that Omission is made with barley.  That is why your posts were confusing to me.  We weren't talking about the same thing, I guess.   :unsure:  Duara is the other beer made that way.  Other gluten free beers are not made that way - at least all the common ones currently.  

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thanks for all of the info, Greens has been my favorite so far. Beer is just never going to be the same  :( May just stick with cider or gin!

I don't get gastro problems really, so it's good to know what is really gluten-free and what I should stay away from! Doing my best to be as strict as possible.  

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