PWB introduces “gluten removed” Pacific Free

PRINCE GEORGE (April 9, 2018) – Pacific Western Brewing is proud to announce the release of the first batch of Pacific Free, “a gluten removed” lager for a discerning, health conscious generation of beer lovers.

PWB General Manager Scott Rattee says: “Pacific Free is brewed just like other great craft beers.  However, once the beer is transferred to the fermentation tanks, we add a brewing enzyme that breaks apart and removes the gluten protein chains.

“Like other gluten free beers on the market, Pacific Free may still contain extremely small amounts of gluten. So, to satisfy consumers that our process meets recognized industry standards for gluten removal, each batch of Pacific Free Lager will be tested by an independent lab.  The beer will be released for packaging only if gluten levels measure less than 20 parts per million.”

Rattee adds: “And, we plan to go a step further: The lab’s test results for each batch will be posted for all to see at

The best part is that this gluten removal process allows PWB’s brewmaster to stay true to the original Czech brewing style, producing a crisp, clean, golden lager that has a good malt character but is accented toward the hop with its aroma and dry finish.


General Manager Scott Rattee


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