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Portugal's Super Bock Launches Gluten-Free Beer

Portuguese beer brand Super Bock has launched a gluten-free beer variant, which it says is one of the first to be approved by the Portuguese Coeliac Association (APC).

The new Super Bock Sem Glúten has been certified by the AOECS Standard for gluten-free foods and is now part of the permanent Super Bock range.

According to estimates from the Portuguese Coeliac Association (APC), about 1% of the Portuguese population, or approximately 100,000 people, have the condition. 

Manufacturing Process

The beer is made of all the natural ingredients used in other Super Bock beers, such as water, barley malt, unmalted cereals, and hops. 

During the manufacturing process, the addition of a special enzyme separates and eliminates the potentially inflammatory nature of gluten, the company added.

Joint Research Collaboration

Super Bock Sem Glúten is the result of a joint research collaboration between the master brewers of the Super Bock Group and specialists from the Portuguese Coeliac Association, the company added.

The gluten-free beer is available in packs of 33cl across Portugal, in hypermarkets, supermarkets, and the HoReCa channel.

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Branislav Pekic. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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