GLASGOW, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new gluten free lager created by Tennent’s has struck gold at one of the world’s most influential beer championships.
Gluten Free 1885 was launched in Italy in August this year. The beer, a gluten-free version of the Tennent’s 1885 Lager which is exported to 26 countries, received a Gold Medal at the recent World Beer Championships in the USA.
It joins the successful range of Tennent’s beers already available in Italy; Tennent’s 1885 Lager, Tennent’s Extra, Tennent’s Scotch Ale and Tennent’s Stout.
Billy Mason, Group Operations Director for C&C Group (owner of Tennent Caledonian Breweries) said: “This is a fantastic award for everyone at Wellpark Brewery.
“This success follows on from the seven gold, silver and bronze medals that we won for our own and contract brewed beers in 2012 at the Monde Selection in Belgium and the International Beer Challenge.
“Wellpark is renowned for its brewing capability and quality beers, including Scotland’s Favourite Pint, Tennent’s Lager and our popular smooth draught ale, Caledonia Best.
“We’re proud that all of our beers are crafted at Wellpark by master brewers using the finest of local Scottish ingredients.”
Andrea Pozzi, Managing Director for C&C’s International Division, said: “Tennent’s beers are enjoyed by drinkers across the globe.
“In Italy, the Tennent’s range is growing at 25% year on year and it is great to see our new gluten free lager recognised by a body as influential and respected as the World Beer Championships.
“We’re now looking to roll-out Tennent’s Gluten Free 1885 across the rest of Europe.
“Plans are also well developed to launch a UK version “Gluten Free T” later this year.”
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About C&C Group
C&C Group is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider, beer, wine and soft drinks.
C&C Group manufactures Bulmers the leading Irish cider brand, Magners the premium international cider brand, Gaymers cider and the Shepton Mallet Cider Mill range of English ciders and the Tennent’s beer brand.
About Tennent Caledonian
Tennent’s Gluten Free 1885 is brewed at Tennent’s historic Wellpark Brewery in the east end of Glasgow, which was built by H&R Tennent in 1740 and today is the oldest running commercial concern in Glasgow.