We had a mission...

to brew a great
craft beer with traditional beer ingredients that everyone of legal drinking
age can enjoy.

Handcrafted beers made from barley, hops,
water and yeast, brewed using a proprietary
process to remove gluten. Well, mission accomplished. Here’s to great beer for
everyone. 21 and over that is.

About Omission

About The Beers

Lager
Lager

Omission Lager is a refreshing and crisp beer, brewed in the traditional lager style. Perfect for a variety of beer drinking occasions, Omission Lager’s aromatic hop profile offers a unique, easy-drinking beer for those looking for a lighter and approachable beer style.

MALTS: Pale, Caramel 10
HOPS: Citra, Sterling, Mt. Hood

IBU: 20
ABV: 4.6%

Gold Medal Silver Medal
Awards: Gold Medal, Gluten Free Beer Category, 2012 Great International Beer and Cider Competition. Silver Medal, Helles Lager Category, 2013 Great International Beer and Cider Competition

Product fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.

Pale Ale
Page Ale

Bold and hoppy, Omission Pale Ale is a hop-forward American Pale Ale, brewed to showcase the Cascade hop profile. Amber in color, Omission Pale Ale’s floral aroma is complimented by caramel malt body, making for a delicious craft beer.

MALTS: Pale, Caramel 10, Dark Munich, Carapils
HOPS: Cascade, Citra

IBU: 33
ABV: 5.8%

Silver Medal
Awards: Silver Medal, Gluten Free Beer Category, 2012 Great International Beer and Cider Competition

Product fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.

IPA
IPA

Omission IPA is a bright, hop forward Northwest Style IPA produced in the spirit of the original IPAs shipped from the UK to India in the late 1800’s. The heavy-handed use of Cascade and Summit hops give it notable pine, citrus, and grapefruit aromas and flavors. The bitterness is what you would expect of a NW IPA but this beer is balanced and smooth due to the perfect level of malt sweetness. The finish is crisp, clean, and refreshing – it’s a true IPA lover’s IPA.

MALTS: Pale and Caramel 10°L
HOPS: Summit, and Cascade

IBU: 65
ABV: 6.7%

O moments

Since launching Omission beer, we’ve heard so many great stories from our fans about their experiences with Omission beer. Some of our fans haven’t been able to enjoy a beer brewed with traditional beer ingredients for a long time. Others have never tried a craft beer brewed with malted barley. We like to call these moments of discovery Moments. If you've tried Omission, we'd love to hear from you.

FEATURED "O" MOMENTS

anna P from Minneapolis, MN, Gluten-Free for 2 Years

i was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago. this october i was a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding. her father just found out he is gluten intolerant. in addition to gluten free food galore, my friends also provided us with our own stash of omission! woo hoo!... Read More

Dj from Seattle, WA, Gluten-Free for 2 Years

Oh sweet Jesus, thank you. 1.5 years gluten free out of dire necessity and finally a real beer to sink my teeth into, kick back, and just say, "ahhhhh".... Read More

Rick M from Pacific, MO, Gluten-Free for 5 Years

I have been dealing with awful tasting beer for the last 5 years due to Celiac. But when I tasted Omission I actually freaked out thinking I was drinking something I shouldn't!!! After a quick smart phone search I was once again enjoying a great tasting gluten free beer. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! ... Read More

ERICK M from Minneapolis, MN, Gluten-Free for 4 Years

A Haiku -- gluten wreks my gut 4 years bad beer me angry o enhance my life... Read More

Newsroom

Featured Stories

What people are saying about us

Brewing’s New Frontier // Men's Journal // 04.17.2014

Barley Brouhaha // Fortune Magazine // 04.17.2014

Drinking is Believing // Sip Magazine // 01.15.2013

Omission Beer // The Beer Nut // 01.15.2013

2012: The Year in Beer // The Oregonian // 01.13.2013

Beer Evolves // Beverage World // 11.30.2012

Why I’m Omission Beer’s Biggest Fan // Gluten Free? Gimme Three // 11.23.2012

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Test Results

It isn’t just what we took out, it’s what we left in.

We’re committed to ensuring that every bottle of Omission beer meets our team’s standards. Each batch of Omission Pale Ale and Omission Lager is tested by an independent lab using the R5 Competitive ELISA for gluten content. Although there is scientific evidence supporting this testing, the evidence is not conclusive. Omission beer may contain gluten.

See your bottle’s test results: the date code stamped on every bottle of Omission beer corresponds to a batch of Omission Lager or Omission Pale Ale, and you can use that code to view your bottle’s test results. Enter the code from your bottle and take comfort in knowing the results of your beer’s R5 Competitive ELISA test results.

See your bottle’s test results

1. Select Lager, Pale Ale or IPA

2. Enter the date from your bottle

3. Enter batch code

Single digit number located after the time stamp.

F.A.Q

How Many Calories are in Omission Beer?

Omission Lager contains 140 calories, 11 grams carbs and 2 grams protein per 12-ounce serving.
Omission Pale Ale contains 175 calories, 15 grams carbs and 2 grams protein per 12-ounce serving.
Omission IPA contains 195 calories, 15 grams carbs and 2 grams protein per 12-ounce serving.

Is Omission beer gluten free?

Since the launch of Omission, we have been committed to using the best available science to measure and monitor the gluten content of our products.  This means frequent and comprehensive testing during our brewing and packaging operations so that we can thoroughly monitor and control our processes.

In 2013, Mass Spec research was conducted by an independent lab which validated that Omission Lager and Pale Ale are devoid of known barley toxic epitopes, the specific peptide sequences and reactive sites in gluten molecules that cause reactions in the human small intestine.  These same beers were tested using the R5 Competitive ELISA and were found to lack any measureable gluten content.   A growing body of peer reviewed scientific literature supports that our process is effective in breaking up and detoxifying gluten peptides.

 

Omission is very excited to share this data with our customers, the scientific community, and the US regulatory agencies. We remain committed to progress, transparency, education, and the fostering of choice for celiac and gluten intolerant persons who love the taste of great malted barley based beer that has been crafted to remove gluten, like Omission beers.

 

How is Omission beer tested for gluten?

Since the launch of our Omission Pale Ale and Lager, we have been committed to using the best available science to measure and monitor the gluten content of our products.  This means frequent and comprehensive testing during our production and packaging operations so that we can thoroughly monitor and control our processes.  Our testing protocol provides duplicative data points for every batch tested by corroborating our in house lab results against an independent laboratory.   The testing method we use is the best available analytical method to quantify gluten in
fermented products.  This method is the R5 Competitive ELISA and was internationally validated in 2013 by AACCI and the American Society of Brewing Chemists for testing fermented foods and beverages to determine whether they conform to the Codex* threshold of less than 20mg gluten/kg in total gluten for gluten free products. While it is not a routine protocol, Omission beers have also been tested using the A1 Competitive ELISA, the G12 Competitive, and a G12 LFD.  None of these three tests were able to quantify gluten in the beers.

How is the gluten removed from Omission beer?

Omission beers are brewed just like other great craft beers, with malted barley, hops, water, and yeast. Once the beers are ready for the fermentation tanks, we add a brewing enzyme called Brewers Clarex™ which breaks apart and detoxifies the gluten protein chains. The beers are then packaged in a closed environment to eliminate any cross contamination risk.

Is Omission beer brewed with sorghum, buckwheat, rice, tapioca, or quinoa?

No - Omission beers are brewed with only barley malt, hops, water and yeast.

How long have Omission beers been brewed?

Omission beers have been brewed and packaged since 2012. However, our world-class brewing team has been brewing craft beer since 1984 and brewed their first gluten-free beer using sorghum, cassava, and honey in 2006.  The Omission beers today are the result of years of research and hard work from our team.

Where is Omission beer brewed?

Omission beers are brewed at the Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, Oregon, and the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by the amazing brewing team at Craft Brew Alliance.

Are Omission beers brewed at a facility that also brews traditional beers?

While Omission beers are brewed at breweries that brew traditional craft beers, we take extreme precautions in our brewing and packaging facilities to ensure that we’re providing a consistent product that meets Federal and CODEX defined gluten-free standards. Samples from every batch of Omission beer are tested internally for gluten content before packaging and packaged samples are sent to an external lab for testing before being released from the brewery. Omission beers are the first beers to be packaged after the packaging lines have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.  In addition, during the packaging process the facility is locked down to prevent any cross contamination.  This allows us to ensure that the product meets our standards for quality and meets FDA’s gluten threshold before being shipped from the brewery.

Still have questions?

Let us know.  Contact us at contact@omissionbeer.com or through the contact form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll get back to you soon.