Hop Art IPA now gluten free and canned
The Hop Art IPA has been flowing from the tanks of the Utrecht brewery for a while now. A modern classic that is appreciated by beer-loving Netherlands. To make the beer even more accessible to everyone, the beer will be brewed gluten-free from this week. In addition, the brewer no longer fills the beer in bottles, but only in cans.
“Nowadays there are very nice ways to make a beer gluten-free, without compromising on taste or quality.” says Sander van de Streek. “Years before we built the brewery in Overvecht, we already experimented with an enzyme that can break down gluten in beer. We now make the Hop Art gluten-free using that method.”
Cans are also becoming an increasingly popular packaging material for beer. Last year, vandeStreek bier started using its own line of cans. Tin is 100% recyclable and from the end of 2022 there will also be a deposit on the small aluminum packaging. In addition to the sustainable aspect, flavor preservation is certainly an important argument for filling beer more and more in cans. “Beer, especially hoppy beers like IPA, retain their flavor much better in a can than they would in a bottle.” Sanders adds. “This is because light and oxygen cannot reach the beer in a can. Light and oxygen ensure that beer loses its freshness sooner. In addition, it is also a lot nicer to stack in your fridge, of course.”
The new gluten-free Hop Art IPA is now available via the vandeStreek beer webshop.