Beer for Everyone

Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to us.  It seems that more and more people have developed sensitivities to gluten.  It ranges from a mild intolerance to those who have severe allergies or celiac disease.  We are providing a gluten reduced beer that will give some of our clients the option to enjoy a clear cold traditional beer knowing the gluten has been reduced to a level where they can enjoy it.  No one knows your tolerance better than you. We want you to make an informed decision that is right for YOU!


At Ganaraska Brewing we use ingredients and processes that are age old and high quality.

Grains used in producing traditional beers (predominately barley, wheat and oats) naturally contain gluten in varying amounts depending on which grains are used.  The flavour and the characteristic of each beer is determined by the ratios of each ingredient and which processes are used to produce the quality product we serve our customers. 


In the fermentation process of some of our beers, we have used a brewing enzyme (Brewers Clarex) that removes most of the gluten. (Less than 20ppm).  And, importantly, it doesn’t change the taste, foam or quality of the beer.

Why not use the brewing enzyme on all our beers?

The enzyme is an effective way to remove the haze in the beer.  Some of our beers are traditionally hazy and it is part of the character of the brew.  What would Hazy Rapids be without the haze?  Other beers are meant to be crisp and clear.  These are the beers we select to reduce the gluten.  Easy Times goes down even easier for those who have an intolerance to gluten.

Gluten Reduced vs. Gluten Free

Only beer brewed entirely from ingredients without gluten, such as sorghum, can legally be identified as gluten free.  Our gluten reduced beer has been tested by a third-party lab to ensure that our process has removed the gluten to less than 20 parts per million (20ppm).  All gluten reduced beers have trace amounts of gluten.

What Does
20ppm Look Like?