Tennent's launched its Gluten Free Lager to the UK in 2016, and it has recently won a prestigious Gold Medal.
Tennent’s Gluten Free Lager has won a prestigious Gold Medal in the ‘Best Lager or Pilsner’ category at the 2018 Scottish Beer Awards in a strong field of finalists containing 18 other beers.
Initially launched in Italy in 2014, where it quickly became a favourite, Tennent’s Gluten Free Lager was introduced to the UK in 2016. This great tasting lager, made with the finest of ingredients including Scottish barley and highland water from Loch Katrine, is enjoyed by all lager drinkers. Being Gluten Free, it is also suitable for Coeliacs, those who are Gluten intolerant, and those who avoid Gluten as a lifestyle choice, the beer is also Vegan.
Jim Ryan, Head Brewer at Tennent’s said:
“In 2014 I was challenged by the business to create a gluten free product, using the highest quality ingredients that we use in all of our beers and lagers. I’m proud of the beer we’ve created with its citrus hoppy aroma and sweet, malty flavour and medium body aftertaste. It’s very much a quality, great tasting, premium beerfirst, which just happens to be both gluten free and vegan."
“The beer that we’ve produced speaks for itself and to see it being awarded a Gold Medal in the “Best Lager or Pilsner” category ahead of more established beers at these awards is a wonderful achievement.”
Currently the gluten free market in the UK is valued at £210 million and is the second biggest in Europe. 13% of the UK population avoid Gluten which is the highest in Europe.
Tennent’s Gluten Free has previously won awards at 2015 International Beer Challenge and the World Beer Championships in 2014. It is currently available in 300ml bottles in the Scottish On-Trade, and in 4x300ml packs in selected ASDA, Morrison’s and Tesco stores.
Nearly 400 guests from across the UK brewing industry gathered for the 3rd annual Scottish Beer Awards, after a wide-ranging competition which had been running since February. Awards were presented for both business performance and taste after 296 Scottish beers were presented into the blind tasting competition.