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.
Is Omission beer gluten free?
According to federal guidelines, we aren’t legally allowed to claim that Omission beer is gluten-free outside of Oregon because the beer is brewed with malted barley. While the FDA proposed to define the term “gluten-free,” that definition has not been formally adopted by the organization.
Part of the definition proposed in 2007, and again in 2011, states that a product may not be labeled as gluten-free if it contains “an ingredient that is derived from a prohibited grain that has been processed to remove gluten, if the use of that ingredient results in the presence of 20 parts per million (ppm) or more gluten in the food.”
While Omission beer does contain barley, one of the “prohibited grains” in this definition, all batches are tested by an independent lab using the R5 Competitive ELISA to ensure that gluten levels meet our standards. Although scientific evidence supports the testing, the evidence is not conclusive. All Omission beer test results can be viewed at: www.omissiontests.com
How is Omission beer tested for gluten?
Omission beer is tested for gluten using the R5 Competitive ELISA test.
How is the gluten removed from Omission beer?
Omission beer is brewed with malted barley, but we’ve developed a proprietary process to remove the gluten.
Is every batch of Omission beer tested?
Yes. Every bright tank and every batch of Omission beer is tested to ensure that beer delivered to consumers meets our team’s standards.
Is Omission beer brewed with sorghum, buckwheat, rice, tapioca, or quinoa?
No. Omission beer is brewed with traditional beer ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast and water.
How long have Omission beers been brewed?
Our Widmer Brothers Brewing team has been brewing craft beer since 1984 and brewed their first gluten-free beer in 2006. The Omission beer program is the result of years of research and hard work from our team.
Where is Omission beer brewed?
Omission beer is brewed in Portland, Oregon by Widmer Brothers Brewing.
Are Omission beers brewed at a facility that also brews beers containing gluten?
Yes. Widmer Brothers Brewing brews an entire line of traditionally-brewed craft beers that do contain gluten.
Is there risk of cross-contamination?
We are extremely careful in our brewing and packaging practices to ensure that we’re providing a product to our consumers that meets our team’s standards. Samples from every bright tank and batch of Omission beer are tested for gluten content before and after final packaging in bottles. This allows us to ensure that the product meets our standards for quality and gluten-content before it’s sold to consumers.
Where can I buy Omission beer?
Information about where Omission beer is available can be found at: www.findomissionbeer.com
Is Omission beer available on draught?
No. In order to ensure that the integrity of Omission beer is maintained until it is served, the beer is only available in bottles. We want to avoid any cross-contamination or risk associated with serving consumers a beer other than what they’re expecting when they purchase Omission beer.
Does Omission beer require special handling after its bottled?
Like any craft beer, bottles of Omission beer should be stored in a cool, dark place.
Why a Lager and a Pale Ale?
Our brewing team wanted to launch Omission with popular and approachable beer styles, suitable for a wide-range of beer drinkers.
Will you brew other styles?
At this point, Omission beer offers a great handcrafted Pale Ale and Lager. As we develop and test new recipes, and respond to feedback and demand from consumers, we may consider offering some additional styles in the future.
What is the Codex Alimentarious?
Latin for “Book of Food,” the Codex Alimentarious is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety.
In 1979, the international gluten-free standard of 20 parts per million (ppm) or less was set forth by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which was created by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization; the United States became a member of Codex in 1963. The FDA and TTB have not adopted the international standard set forth by the Commission.
Has the European Union established gluten-free labeling regulations?
Yes, the European Union has established regulations stating that “the labeling claim ‘gluten-free’ means that the food bearing the claim in its labeling does not contain 20ppm or more gluten.” See more about these regulations in the Official Journal of the European Union.