This post is for my Australian friends and loyal visitors Adam and Les. It is hard to find Australian beer in Germany, even the most famous ones like Fosters and XXXX are difficult to get here. According to Adam the best brewery on a large scale is Coopers and luckily I was able to find a shop where I could get Coopers Pale Ale. This beer is not filtered as it is naturally fermented in the bottle, leaving some sediment. From experience I know that filtration is an important factor to reduce gluten so the gluten test result below is no surprise. The filtered ones Coopers Clear and Cloopers Lager are unfortunately not available here.
Beer: Coopers Pale Ale
Producer: Coopers Brewery
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 0.375 l = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.5%
Ingredients: water, barley, hops, yeast
Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit
I tested with a threshold of 20 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.
Test result: A red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line is quite weak however, it indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 20 ppm. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.