Frequently Asked Questions

Does Omission contain any GMOs?

No – Omission beers are not brewed with any genetically modified ingredients. Just the best malted barley, hops, water and yeast.

How Many Calories are in Omission Beer?

Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale: 99 calories, 5 grams carbs, 1.5 grams protein per 12 oz. serving.

Omission Lager: 140 calories, 11 grams carbs, 2 grams protein per 12 oz. serving. 

Omission Pale Ale: 175 calories, 15 grams carbs, 2 grams protein per 12 oz. serving. 

Omission IPA: 195 calories, 15 grams carbs, 2 grams protein per 12 oz. serving. 


Is Omission beer gluten free?

Omission beers are brewed just like other great craft beers, with malted barley, hops, water, and yeast but are crafted to remove gluten. Once the beers are transferred to the fermentation tanks, we add a brewing enzyme called Brewers Clarex™ which breaks apart the gluten protein chains. The beers are then packaged in a closed environment to eliminate any cross contamination risk. A growing body of peer reviewed scientific literature supports that our process is effective in the reduction of gluten peptides. Each batch of Omission is tested both internally and by an independent lab using the R5 Competitive ELISA for gluten content. To date, every batch of Omission has measured at levels less than 20ppm. Although there is scientific evidence supporting this testing, the evidence is not conclusive. 

“The beers are then packaged in a closed environment to eliminate any cross contamination risk.”

How is Omission beer tested for gluten?

Our testing protocol provides multiple data points for every batch tested by corroborating our in house lab results against an independent laboratory. This method is the R5 Competitive ELISA and it has been validated by reputable scientific organizations – the AACC International and the American Society of Brewing Chemists – for testing gluten in fermented foods and beverages. The R5 Competitive ELISA is the best available analytical method to quantify gluten in fermented products. Although existing evidence supports that gluten levels are greatly reduced in our beers, the current test for measuring gluten has not been scientifically validated. 

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 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 by Omission Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

“In order to ensure that the integrity of Omission beer is maintained until it is served, the beer is only available in bottles.”

Where can I buy Omission beer?

You can find Omission Beer near you using our Beer Finder.

Is Omission beer available on draught?

Currently Omission beers are not packaged in kegs. 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 risks and the possibility of being accidentally served a pint of beer other than the Omission that was ordered.

Will you brew other styles?

We are constantly listening to what our consumers are telling us and what other styles of beer they’re interested in. Currently we are very pleased with the four styles we have but there’s always the possibility of future releases. We’re always developing and testing new recipes so check back soon to see what’s next from Omission.

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.

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