The award-winning Wadworth’s gluten free beer, 6X Gold, has extended its free from credentials by becoming vegan and establishing itself as a favorite beer with both golden ale and gluten-free beer fans. The brand has recently reached the finals of the Free From Pub and Bar awards and received a bronze at the International Beer Challenge 2017.
“6X Gold is extremely popular with drinkers who like beer and also those that need to choose a gluten-free diet. What became very apparent in our discussions with customers is that there is a real demand for vegan products too. We set about changing the brewing process so that this award-winning beer is vegan also,” said Wadworth’s CEO, Chris Welham.
The new vegan and gluten-free 6X Gold was launched at the Allergy & Free From show at London’s Olympia on the 6th to 8th of July and can now be purchased online at www.wadworth.co.uk or from some Tesco stores in the South West of England.
6X Gold is certified by Coeliac UK and is traditionally brewed by Wadworth, the independent family brewer based in Devizes, Wiltshire. To make the beer vegan, the isinglass finings were replaced by a silicate and polysaccharide finings agent in the brewing process. The beer takes 6 weeks to create and is specially bottled to retain its gluten-free and vegan status. It is a hoppy and refreshing ale with sweet malt and spicy notes.
Wadworth is an independent family brewer and regional pub operator, very proud of its West Country roots. Founded by Henry A Wadworth, the business passed to his founding partner John Smith Bartholomew and is now in the fourth-generation of ownership by the Bartholomew family. Wadworth has created original beers at its brewery in Devizes, Wiltshire since 1875 and is one of the few remaining family brewers to deliver to the local area using shire horses. It also has a 200-strong pub estate and works hard with its business partners and managers to ensure that the pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, quality food and drink and excellent accommodation to make their customers’ days.