Style: Pale Lager
Brewing location: Golden, Colorado
Originating country: USA
Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%
Ingredients: brewing water, hops, barley, grains and yeast
Format tested: 24 oz can purchased in Los Angeles, CA
Beeradvocate rating: 50/100
Ratebeer rating: 0/100
Test kit: E-Z Gluten
- The Coors Brewing Company is a regional division of the world’s seventh-largest brewing company, the Canadian Molson Coors Brewing Company and is the third-largest brewer in the United States.
- In 1873, German immigrants Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler established a brewery in Golden after buying recipe of a Pilsner style beer from a Czech immigrant William Silhan.
- In 1959, Coors became the first American brewer to use an all-aluminum two-piece beverage can. Coors currently operates the largest aluminum can producing plant in the world
Negative at 10 parts per million (ppm), meaning it is less than 10 ppm. Though standards vary from country to country, according to the FDA, "in order to use the term 'gluten free' on its label a food must meet all the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 ppm gluten". It is said that products with a gluten content below 20 ppm are suitable for people with celiac disease.
I am not sure where I fall in the gluten tolerance spectrum; I am gluten intolerant but not celiac. I definitely know what it feels like to be "glutened" i.e. gluten exposure, but I have not deliberately pushed my gluten consumption limits with any food or beer. I consumed this 24 oz can over an hour period (drinking nothing else) without experiencing any kind of gluten reaction.