Beer Crafted with scientific precision!

Named for those eureka moments, our Breakthru beers are great-tasting craft beers backed by science. After a traditional brewing process, which lends these beers their classically delicious flavour, each batch is enzymatically treated and sent off for gluten analysis before packaging and hitting the shelves.

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Our Breakthru beer recipes start off at the brewhouse like every other Category 12 beer. However, thanks to our founder’s PhD in biochemistry, we’re able to create our Breatkthru beers using traditional beer ingredients, such as water, hops, yeast, and even barley. This is why Breakthru beers taste so great.

02. Fermentation

After locking in all those delicious craft beer flavours in the kettle, we transfer the beer to a fermentation vessel. We then add yeast, which does the heavy lifting of making the beer.

03. Adding the Enzyme

During fermentation, we add an enzyme that chops up any proteins (including gluten) that may have hitched a ride with the other delicious craft beer flavours. This enzyme actually targets numerous locations specifically within the celiac reactive regions of the gluten protein.

04. Testing

We confirm the gluten levels in every batch of Breakthru beer and use an external lab to test it using the R5 Competitive ELISA assay, as defined by the WHO and UN’s guidelines and codes of practice for foods globally.

05. Packaging

Only once we get our lab results back do we release the batch for packaging and shipment to stores. (Outside of Canada, 20 ppm is the international threshold for gluten-free designation of foods made from gluten-containing ingredients.)

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