First Chop POD is a Gluten Free classic vanilla oatmeal stout.
POD is a wonderfully approachable stout, First Chop use oats to add a lovely smooth mouthfeel to this deep dark beer. Delicious coffee and chocolate notes come from the premium malted barley and a vanilla hit that melds beautifully with the chocolate profile at the base of this beer.
First Chop POD is an unfiltered craft beer, vegan and with a gluten level of less than 10ppm. All shown on the label.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Wheat, Oats, Vanilla, Hops, Yeast.
First Chop is a Coeliac owned and run brewery and they take Gluten Free Beer very seriously.
Here’s a little of what they have to say:
‘…we believe we go further than any other brewery with our Gluten Free auditing and testing regime. Even going beyond what is required by the AOECS to obtain a license to use the Cross Grain symbol.
We also take Beer very seriously in general and see no reason why Great Beer should not also be Gluten Free Beer. In fact we believe the two go hand in hand. We make Great Gluten Free Beer!
It is important to point out that our beer is made from ingredients that DO contain gluten. We believe this produces the best tasting beer. We then use a combination of the traditional brewing process and an added enzyme to remove gluten from our beer. We employ a meticulous auditing and testing procedure to ensure our product can be tested to show less than 5ppm gluten.’
If you’d like to know more, please visit the First Chop website.