Black Isle Brewery - NV
Reassuringly full flavoured and hop forward for its 3.5% strength. Refreshing, juicy and a touch tropical, it’s a great session beer that is also gluten free.
Gluten free beers can be made in two ways – ‘GLUTEN FREE’ are made with Gluten Free raw materials from the start (such as Quinoa and Sorghum). ‘GLUTEN REMOVED’ beers are made in the usual way (with gluten-containing raw materials) and remove the gluten at the end stage. An enzyme is added to coagulate the gluten so that it can be removed during filtration.
Black Isle chose to go down the latter method as they weren’t happy with the flavour of the former. Goldfinch is brewed with malted barley and then the gluten is removed.
Each batch of Goldfinch is sent off for Lab Testing to ensure that the product is Gluten Free to Coeliac Society standards (less than 20 particles per million of Gluten) before it is released from the brewery for sale.