The Concept of Heathen’s Brewing was born in the house of Wes Maxwell, his wife was diagnosed with Celiac in 2011 and 2 of their 4 children were diagnosed shortly after. Wes started looking for gluten-free beer options, with no surprise the options were very limited and what was available was poor tasting and flavourless. Wes took it upon himself to make the most flavorful gluten-free beer he could.
Heathen’s Brewery is to be the only 100% dedicated gluten-free brewery in western Canada, the idea is to brew beer that has 0% chance of cross contamination and give people who are Celiac and gluten intolerant a safe beer option. We want to educate people about the disease and show people they can consume great beer that is gluten-free at the same time. Currently there are many “gluten-free” or “gluten removed/reduced” beers on the market that are made with gluten grains and chemically remove gluten or use enzymes to remove. Although these beer meet the requirements to be under 20 ppm it does not always mean there will not be a physical response.
True Celiacs will not be able to consume these “Gluten Removed” beverages.The majority of the current gluten-free beers are also brewed and canned in facilities that brew and can regular beer leaving them open to potential cross contamination.
At Heathen’s Brewing you can be assured this is not the case, we have our own canning line to ensure full quality control of our process.