It’s important to know that wheat allergies are typically
gluten allergies. The fraction of gluten that causes allergies is called
prolamin and it exists in different forms in wheat, barley and rye.
Beers that contain wheat can range from 100 ppm to 200 ppm prolamin and
beers that do not contain wheat can range from 4 ppm to 30 ppm
prolamin. The government considers anything under 10 ppm prolamin and
20 ppm gluten to be “gluten free”. Please be aware that non-wheat beers
contain gluten too and most craft beers are not “gluten free”. Fat Tire, for example, is 76 ppm gluten, and therefore might cause an allergic reaction in folks who are allergic!
Specifically, the following beers contain wheat and if you have an allergy, you should definitely avoid:
Wit, Sunshine Wheat, Biere de Mars, Dandelion Ale, Dark Kriek, Eric’s
Ale, Imperial Berliner Style Weisse Ale, Le Fleur Misseur Ale, Le
Terroir Dry hopped Sour Ale, Transatlantique Kriek, Hoptober, Snow Day
and Ken’s Hefe.
You can check this out for yourself on The Beer Masher!
Select “Grain” on the left menu and then select any grain that contains
the word “wheat” to view all of the beers we make with wheat!
The lower right label of a bottle and the bottom of a can lists a 9
digit number indicating the package date. Look at the first 6 numbers
for a date. The brew number 100930021, for example, means this beer was
packaged on September 30, 2010. The first two digits indicate the year
(10), the next two indicate the month (09) and the final two indicate
the day of the month the beer was packaged (30). Check out the best
before date listed on your label to make sure you’re drinking fresh and
that tasty NBB beer we all love!
See an example of New Belgium Date Code Locations!!
In general, the following set up will be the best for enjoying your NBB beer!
Ideal Temperature: 38°F
Pressure: 16 psi (pounds per square inch) (This is the set up for Fort
Collins at about 5000 feet above sea level – check out the resources
below for ideal pressures at a different elevations.)
Ideal Line Length: 6.5 feet of 3/16” ID (Inner Diameter) tubing. We recommend pouring a little slower to make pouring easier, so you can add a couple of feet to that and still be safe.
find out how these values were determined, establish the perfect set up
for your elevation and beer, or to learn more about the science of
setting up a proper keg draught system, make sure you check out The Basics of Draught Dispense and the CO2 Selection Chart!
One of the main points of our organizational structure is that
we are an employee owned business. We operate as an ESOP (Employee
Stock Ownership Plan) and practice open book management. Ownership
privileges are granted at an employee's one year anniversary. Along
with the financial benefits of employee ownership program comes the
cultural foundation of our company, which is highly family and community
oriented. Here is a brief description of how our company management is
Due to ever-changing writs, laws and a miasma of bureaucracy,
New Belgium does not ship beer directly to individuals. We do mail order
soft goods (shirts, hats and the like) from our Groovy Goods store on this website.
you live outside our area of distribution, your best bet for procuring
our beers is a road trip (what fun!). Come to Colorado and visit our tasting room where the beers are free, the tours are informative, and your hosts are both dashing and charismatic.
Good question. Crucial, really. We are currently in 28 states plus the District of Columbia at this time with a lot of uncharted territory in the
You can check our Libation Locator for an up to date listing: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator
We seem to sell lots of beer these days, generally limited by our capacity at the brewery in Fort Collins, CO.
to find out more information on when beers are brewed. Also, take a look at our fantastic Beer Masher to dig deep into our beers raw materials and other goodness.
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New Belgium Brewing Company
500 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO, USA