Omission Beer has been named best gluten-free beer at the 2012 Great International Beer & Cider Competition. Omission Lager was awarded gold and Omission Pale Ale was awarded silver in the gluten free beer category.
“We are honored that Omission beers received top honors in the gluten-free beer category at the International Beer & Cider Competition,” said Terry Michaelson, CEO of Craft Brew Alliance. “Omission beers are a reflection of the creativity and determination of our brewers to create flavorful craft beers that everyone of age can enjoy.”
Craft Brew Alliance was formed with the merger of leading Pacific Northwest craft brewers Widmer Brothers Brewing and Redhook Ale Brewery in 2008.[ Also Read: Wine to Shine; No Cheer for Beer ]
With an eye toward preserving and growing craft beers and brands, CBA was joined by Kona Brewing Company in 2010. CBA launched Omission Beer in 2012.
The Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, Nov. 2, in Providence, R.I., and included 470 beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and around the world.
First-, second- and third-place awards were presented in 44 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. Judging was carried out as a blind tasting. The judges were informed only of the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.
Omission Lager and Omission Pale Ale are available in 12-ounce bottles at retailers, restaurants and bars throughout the U.S.