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Bellfield trials GF barley

The brilliant people at Edinburgh based, Bellfield Brewery, have announced they will be the first in the UK to run brewing trails with a new, gluten-free barley from Australia.  Over the coming months, the dedicated gluten-free brewery is going to experiment with Kebari™, the world’s first gluten-free barley.

We already have the two fantastic gluten free products from Bellfield now available at a wide range of stockists and restaurants across the city and beyond,  so this new development brings a naturally gluten free beer closer to reality.  The new grain meets the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended classification of gluten-free and has taken scientists in Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), thirteen years to perfect.

Benefits brought by the new grain will include a simplified production process and for other breweries, might reduce the need to pump beers full of enzymes to remove gluten – which is great news.

Brewer and Brewery Manager, Kieran Middleton, commented on the new grain’s potential: “We’re hoping that Kebari™ barley may allow us to brew a wider range of beer styles that everyone – whether coeliac or not – can enjoy.  These new trials continue our strong commitment to R&D and innovation in brewing. Last year we completed a research programme with Heriot-Watt’s Institute of Brewing and Distilling. We’ll soon be starting another round of research and recipe development so that we have a pipeline of tasty gluten-free beers.  Kebari ™ barley has the potential to be a game changer, in allowing us to brew darker beers with even greater flavour, without using enzymes or other additives.”

So if you are a beer drinker and have not yet tried the newish Bellfield Brewery beers, give them a go.  And if you are already a fan, watch this space for more news on Edinburgh’s own home-produced GF beer!

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