First 100% Gluten Free Brewery in Western Canada
Finally, Celiac and gluten-intolerant sufferers will hop aboard the craft beer train in Calgary.
By The Beer Community on Jun. 06, 2017
A safe haven is brewing for sufferers of Celiac Disease. The first 100% dedicated Gluten Free brewery in Western Canada may open right here in Calgary. Owners of Heathen’s Brewery, Wes and Jackie Maxwell, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise start-up capital and they’re eager to reward supporters with free exclusive merchandise, beer, private tours and VIP parties.
This husband and wife team is determined to share their SAFE, UNIQUE and DELICIOUS Gluten Free beer and edibles with the world.
“The craft beer industry has exploded, and the rate of individuals diagnosed with Celiac Disease is climbing steadily; yet, Gluten Free beer options are extremely limited,” said Jackie Maxwell. “We’re on a mission to raise public awareness of Celiac Disease while providing a fun, Gluten Free certified establishment in Calgary.”
Wes Maxwell found his passion for brewing after Jackie was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2011. He’s spent years perfecting his recipes, which include:
- Black IPA – full bodied with subtle flavors of malt and citrus while delivering a strong hoppy taste
- Buckwheat Ale – mild roasted taste with a slight bite
- Brown Rice Ale – delivers the contrast of ginger and cocoa
- Chocolate Coffee Stout – rich and robust with a strong coffee flavor and subtle hint of chocolate
Heathen’s goal is to showcase to all people – those with Celiac and those without – how distinctive and enjoyable Gluten Free beers can be. The brewery’s design will utilize a Viking theme and the owners will seek out hand-crafted furniture, wrought-iron fixtures and art from local artisans.
“We’re asking our Celiac, craft brewing and YYC communities to join forces and help us make our gluten-intolerant dreams come true. Please check out our story and support us as we create the first Gluten Free brewery in Western Canada.”
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