Lock & Key is a series of gluten-reduced beers designed to expand our portfolio for more beer lovers to enjoy. In chemistry, Lock and Key Theory describes an enzyme and substrate relationship in which only the perfectly fitting substrate will engage a specific action of the enzyme. In the case of our beers, the enzyme breaks down the gluten protein substrate over the course of fermentation. Unlocking this process allows us to create our delicious, gluten-reduced offerings.
Our second release in this series, this Simcoe, Galaxy, and Citra dry hopped IPA bursts with aromas of pulpy orange juice, fresh mango, and ripe pineapple. Hop forward flavors of honeydew melon and white grapefruit wash over the palate underpinned by a faint orange blossom honey sweetness. Medium bodied, this batch of Lock & Key has a gentle pithy bitterness and a clean finish.
Please note: independent testing has proven that this beer meets the standard for “gluten-reduced” as defined by the FDA (<20 parts per million). Rigorous lab testing will be a continued part of sensory analysis conducted prior to every release. We sanitize and clean all production and serving equipment in order to prevent as much cross-contamination as possible. Despite our confidence in these measures, we emphasize that these beers are brewed with products that contain gluten. Those who are sensitive to gluten should be aware of these facts and if you have further questions, we’re more than happy to answer them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Flaked Oats
HOPS: Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra