alcohol-free, gluten-free beers

Gluten-free food and drinks, much like alcohol-free products have had somewhat of a resurgence over the past five to ten years. The quality and variety of gluten-free products has grown significantly and again like alcohol-free products, you’ll find a large amount of choice on supermarket shelves.

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So why do some people go gluten-free? Generally speaking, people who follow a gluten-free diet are those who suffer from celiac, are overly sensitive to gluten or have the skin disorder dermatitis herpetiformis. That said there are also people who just follow a gluten-free diet as they perceive it to be ‘healthier’.

Whatever your reason, if you are following a gluten-free diet, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are now loads of great alcohol-free drinks that do not contain gluten. Whether it’s an alcohol-free beer or non-alcoholic wine, the list of products below should help you find what you’re looking for.

Best gluten-free beers

The following five alcohol-free beers are our highest scoring beers that are also gluten-free. For a full list of all nonalcoholic, gluten-free drinks we’ve reviewed then click here.

# 1

FREESTAR

freestar alcohol free lager

One of our favourite gluten and alcohol-free beers. If you’re looking for a fruity, refreshing non-alcoholic lager with a conscience then Freestar is a great choice.

Freestar review

Points (out of 50)

# 2

GALACTIC MILK STOUT

galactic milk stout

Rich and indulgent this fantastic stout is not only gluten-free but packed with smoky and malty flavours.

Galactic Milk Stout review

Points (out of 50)

# 3

SMASHED LAGER

smashed lager alcohol-free

This lager is not only alcohol and gluten-free but is suitable for vegans and award-winning. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this refreshing guilt-free lager from Drynks.

Smashed lager review

Points (out of 50)

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# 4

POLARIS

polaris porter beer

This tasty alcohol-free porter beer from Divine Brewing is made using a mix of modern and traditional brewing methods. A great gluten-free drink that won’t disappoint.

Polaris review

Points (out of 50)

# 5

FREE DAMM

free damm alcohol-free

Free Damm is a popular and tasty alcohol-free lager from the Estrella brewery. You’ll be pleased to know this beer is also gluten-free having had the gluten removed after brewing.

 Free Damm review

Points (out of 50)

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drinks table

Following popular demand, there is now a free alcohol-free drink selector tool that lets all My Dry Bar readers choose from which drinks are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, have zero alcohol etc. Simply click on the link below and find your perfect gluten-free drink.

ALCOHOL-FREE DRINK SELECTOR

Buy gluten-free beers

As mentioned at the start, the amount of gluten and alcohol-free beers on offer has been increasing. You can find a lot of choices at your local supermarket or alcohol-free specialist retailers featured below.

UK

If you are located in the UK or EU then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

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The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

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Wise Bartender
is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.

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amazon

Amazon is a great catch-all retailer for alcohol-free drinks. From beers and wines to spirits and cocktails, it is likely you’ll find what you’re looking for on Amazon.

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If you are located in the USA or CANADA then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

Simply select from the following tabs to check price and availability.

proof no more

Proof No More is a great new alcohol-free retailer that brings all the latest and greatest beers, spirits and more to your door. Check out their extensive collection of non-alcoholic drinks.

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drizly

Drizly is one of the USA’s leading online alcohol retailers with a burgeoning number of alcohol-free products to choose from. If you’re after drinks delivered to your door within 60 minutes then this is for you.

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NANOBAR
is one of the largest alcohol-free retailers in the US with a considerable choice from beers and cocktails to wine and spirits. NanoBar should certainly be a destination if you’re looking for this drink

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amazon

Amazon is a great catch-all retailer for alcohol-free drinks. From beers and wines to spirits and cocktails, it is likely you’ll find what you’re looking for on Amazon.

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How do they make gluten-free beer?

Gluten is the name given to the proteins found in the likes of wheat, barley, rye. For those who have tried both gluten and gluten-free bread, you’ll notice that gluten-free bread can sometimes have a more crumbly, flaky texture and that’s due to gluten being used as a binder to help food maintain its shape.

As you may know, when it comes to brewing beer malt barley is a particularly common ingredient. As malted barley contains gluten it does mean an additional challenge for brewers to sort out but how do they go about doing this? Well, there are a few options open to them. One method is simply by using grains that don’t have gluten (examples being rice and corn) but this is pretty rare. A more common practice of making alcohol-free, gluten-free beer is by using grains that contain gluten and then breaking it down using enzymes (such as Brewers Clarex).

Note that in the UK the FDA states any food labelled as “gluten-free” must contain less than 20 PPM of gluten. In general, though you’ll find more choice if you avoid wheat beers and ales and focus on the lagers and stouts. In addition, alcohol-free wine, spirits and cocktails are also generally gluten-free.