Wadworth has launched 6X Gold - the pub operator and family brewer’s first gluten-free golden beer has been certified by Coeliac UK.
A hoppy and refreshing golden ale, 6X Gold is now available for all ale lovers across the 200 plus strong Wadworth estate as well as through Wadworth’s own online shop. Available in 500ml bottles, 6X Gold is already proving popular through the commendation it received at the South West Taste Awards 2016.
With 8% of Brits reporting avoidance of gluten as part of a healthy lifestyle, compared to 5% who report avoidance due to an allergy or intolerance*, 6X Gold aims to attract consumers increasingly looking for gluten-free options. In addition to those choosing a gluten-free diet, Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, sees 12,000 new members sign-up every year with 1 in 100 people in the UK and Europe having the autoimmune disease.
Chris Welham, CEO at Wadworth, commented: “This is a great twist on our classic 6X beer. We’re especially proud to see 6X Gold beer being recognised by foodies but also Coeliac UK and thrilled by the certification from the charity.’
In addition to offering an inclusive beer, the estate of 47 Wadworth managed houses is catering to all those requesting a gluten-free meal. Wadworth has made a training commitment to Coeliac UK to ensure that all its staff are trained in catering for gluten-free customers. Wadworth has joined Coeliac UK’s GF accreditation scheme for their gluten-free options, demonstrating their commitment to providing safe gluten-free food to their customers.
* Mintel, 2016