Coeliac Beer Recipes

Tortured Gum Brewery uses the only gluten free syrup available on the market with the necessary colour, flavour and fermentability to produce a beer that closely mimics beer made from malted barley.  The syrup is a gluten free concentrated wort made from the unmalted grain, not the cane, of the white sorghum plant.

The gluten free syrup successfully mimics the brew house performance of liquid malt extract because it provides the proteins and amino acids necessary for yeast nutrition, head retention and body along with colour and flavour.

With a carbohydrate profile and fermentability similar to malt extract, our gluten free syrup functions as a 1:1 substitute for malt extract in any beer recipe.  In addition, it has sufficient free amino nitrogen (FAN) levels — about 2/3 of an all-malt wort — to provide sufficient yeast nutrients for fermentation.  The gluten free syrup is 72-75% fermentable and will produce a beer similar in flavour and mouth feel to most premium beers.  The following coeliac beers can all be produced at the Tortured Gum Brewery using sorghum syrup.

All beer names are copyright / trademarked to their respective owners. The beer names are only intended to provide an indication as to the style of beer that can be created.

Style Tasting Notes Alcohol Colour IBU's
105 Coors Light A pale coloured light bodied American style lager. 4.0% 2.1 13
202 Budweiser Pale coloured light bodied American style lager. 4.3% 2.1 10
205 Cascade A pale coloured light bodied Australian style lager. 5.1% 2.6 22
207 Corona Pale coloured light bodied Mexican style lager. 4.7% 2.4 18
209 Emu Bitter Golden coloured light bodied Australian style ale.  4.4% 3.3 25
210 Emu Export A golden coloured light bodied lager. 4.8% 3.2 22
214 Melbourne Bitter A golden coloured light bodied Victorian style lager.  4.8% 3.7 15
215 Miller Genuine Draft Golden coloured light bodied American lager.  4.8% 3.15 13
217 Molson Golden coloured light bodied Canadian lager.  4.9% 3.4 18
221 Singha Straw coloured light bodied Thai pilsner. 4.7% 2.4 22
226 Tiger Lager A golden coloured light bodied Malaysian pilsner. 4.9% 3.15 21
228 Tooheys Red A golden coloured style ale with medium bitterness. 4.8% 3.2 17
229 Tsing Tao A golden coloured light bodied Chinese pilsner. 4.8% 3.2 16
302 Asahi Dry Light bodied dry Japanese lager.  4.9% 3.15 13
303 Asahi Super Dry A golden coloured light bodied Japanese pilsner. 4.9% 3.0 16
308 Blue Pilsner Canadian light bodied style pilsner.  4.9% 3.2 12
321 Heineken  A golden light bodied Dutch pilsner.  4.8% 3.8 21
325 James Boag's Draught A light golden coloured lager. 4.9% 2.35 22
329 Kirin Golden light bodied Japanese style lager. 4.3% 2.7 22
331 Labatt Blue Canadian light bodied style pilsner.  4.9% 3.1 13
337 Moosehead Light coloured light bodied Canadian style lager.  4.9% 3.4 18
340 Paulaner Münchner Helles Golden medium bodied Munich Helles style lager.  4.7% 3.8 22
351 Staropramen Golden coloured light bodied classic Czech pilsner. 4.7% 3.6 30
353 Tennents Lager A golden coloured light bodied Scottish lager. 4.9% 5.4 22
405 Fisher D'Alsace Golden coloured medium bodied French style ale. 6.4% 6.15 21