This is a test from Tadd, the owner of Blast Beer Company based in Florida. His beer is a Low Gluten American IPA and he uses prolyl endopeptidase (PEP) to reduce the gluten content. It’s the first time we have a beer tested with GlutenTox Pro. It uses the same antibody (G12) as GlutenTox Home.
Beer: Save the Day IPA
Producer: Blast Beer Company, Key West, Florida, USA
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: Orlando, USA
Bottle size: 12 oz. = 355 ml
Alcohol by volume: 6.9%
Ingredients: American 2 row, Citra hops, Cryo dry-hopped
Miscellaneous: Blasted to remove gluten! With PEP, prolyl endopeptidase, which is sold commercially as Brewer’s Clarex
Test Kit: GlutenTox Pro
Test result: The beer contains less than 15 ppm according to the test report. As the test is a pass-fail style test the exact number is unknown. The test report falsely lists Blast Man IPA as the tested beer as explained by Tadd. In the Test Results table I will mark this test negative on the 20 ppm threshold as the test strip indicates a negative result (see picture in the test report). The name of the brewery manager who performed the test is blurred for privacy reasons. As usual please don’t take any test result as a medical advice – please see also my facts page.
In addition to this test Tadd also had the beer tested by ELISA Tech. They use the competetive test method with antibody R5 to detect gliadin. According to the assay gliadin was not detected in the sample which is considered below 5 ppm by the analyst. Unfortuntately it is not allowed to share a copy of the test result without permission.
This must be a fairly new beer because I found no reviews at Beer Advocate and Rate Beer. However, it has a fairly high rating of 4.61 at Untapped.
I hope that someday in the future when we have a COVID-19 vaccine, I will be able to sample this beer because I think I’d like it a lot.
Thank you for your time, effort and expense, Tadd.