100% Gluten Free in Washington

Here’s some exciting news for gluten-free craft beer lovers! Washington State’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery is coming to Seattle this November.

Three Seattle brewers are getting ready to open the brilliantly named Ghostfish Brewery. It will be the first of its kind in the entire state. The beers will be completely gluten-free “from start to finish” according to Yerger, one of the three brewmasters who was himself diagnosed with a gluten-intolerance in 2007.

“Some breweries are trying to pass off barley beers treated with enzymes as safe for celiacs, and we are not one of them,” says Yerger.

Ghostfish’s beers will be created using naturally gluten-free grains such as millet and buckwheat, and gluten-free dried yeasts. Their three flagship beers will be a pale, a stout and a Belgian-style witbier. As well as being able to buy their beer in grocery stores, specialty bottle shops and restaurants across Western Washington, there will be a taproom looking into the brewhouse and a kitchen serving 100% gluten-free food. AMAZING!!

Right in the heart of Seattle’s SoDo district will be home for the soon-to-be-opening Ghostfish Brewery.

To all the lucky gluten-free folks living in or near Seattle, get excited. This place is for you.
Good luck, guys!

http://ghostfishbrewing.com/

Daura Gluten Free Beer | Triumph Dining

4pk+bottleFor any gluten-free beer lovers out there, have you tried Daura? Created by Spanish company, Estrella Damn; based in Barcelona, it’s quite the hit amongst the gluten-free community in the UK and Europe. The popularity of this de-glutenized gluten-free lager is now growing on this side of the pond. I’m seeing it more and more in bars and in the beer aisle of grocery stores.

Daura is a barley-based beer. Barley? Yes, that barley. However, and this is pretty cool, the company uses a brewing system to remove the gluten! Daura then tests the product to ensure it’s safe for gluten-free folks to drink and it tests below 3ppm of gluten, way below the new FDA accepted limit of 20ppm. It is the first Spanish beer to guarantee a gluten level of under 3ppm and they have won multiple international beer awards for taste and quality. Continue reading “Daura Gluten Free Beer | Triumph Dining”

Sanctuary | Triumph Dining

photo-mainWe’re always happy exciting to learn about new gluten-free eateries opening in the Bay Area.

Berkeley is lucky to have a few great gluten-free cafes and restaurants and now it has Sanctuary, a vegan, gluten-free bistro which opened its doors August 1.

Owners of the bistro are Barry and Jennifer Hones Horton, who also run the vegan catering business, Local Love. Their goal with this new venture is to offer delicious, healthy options for meat eaters as well as vegans. Continue reading “Sanctuary | Triumph Dining”

Is Your Child Likely to Develop Celiac Disease? | Triumph Dining

mother daughter photoResearch relating to what may cause children to develop celiac disease are of more interest to me these days. I have a 7-month-old daughter and I’m celiac myself. Will my daughter inherit my disease and which factors make it more likely?

A new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), finds that more than one quarter of children with two copies of a high-risk gene variant develop celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) by the age of 5. CDA is a precursor to celiac disease. Nearly 90 percent of people celiac disease will have at least one copy of this high-risk gene.

The study looked at 6,403 newborns with either of two high-risk gene groups, HLA-DR3-DQ2 or HLA-DR4-DQ8. These are vital for immune system function and processing gluten. Over five years, 291 of the children wound up with celiac disease, and 786 developed CDA. About 90 percent of celiac disease patients have the HLA-DR3-DQ2 variant.

The researchers found that children with two copies of HLA-DR3-DQ2 had the greatest chance of developing the disease. Of them, 26 percent developed CDA and 12 percent developed celiac disease by age 5. In those with one copy of HLA-DR3-DQ2, the risks of CDA and celiac disease by age 5 were 11 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Continue reading “Is Your Child Likely to Develop Celiac Disease? | Triumph Dining”

Best of Gluten Free Awards (cont’d) | Triumph Dining

Triumph Dining would like to thank everyone who voted in this year’s Best of Gluten-Free Awards. Here are the winners in categories 13-17 – congrats to everyone! 

Best Gluten Free Beer

– Omission

 

Best Gluten Free Menu (at a chain restaurant)

– Chipotle

 

Best Gluten Free Magazine

– Living Without

 

Best Gluten Free Nut Butter

– Justin’s

 

Best Gluten Free Cider

– Angry Orchard

 

We would love to hear your thoughts on this year’s awards and on the nominees and winners. Did we forget your favorite company? Do you agree with the winners? None of this would be possible without you so please let us know what you think!