THE WORLD'S BEST GLUTEN-FREE BEER Estrella Damm Daura receives three international awards in 2011
In 2011 the gluten-free beer Estrella Damm Daura has won a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships, a Gold Medal at the International Beer Challenge and the World’s Best Gluten-free Lager Award at the World Beer Awards.
Beers from all over the world competed in the three competitions, and Daura managed to beat off stiff competition to be named the best gluten-free beer in strong markets such as England and the United States.
At the 2011 World Beer Championships in Chicago, The Beverage Testing Institute awarded Daura the Gold Medal in the category of “Gluten-free lager” as it rated it “outstanding”.
The second gold medal was awarded by the International Beer Challenge 2011 in London who also named Daura as the best gluten-free beer.
Finally, for the third year running, Estrella Damm Daura was awarded the World’s Best Gluten-free Lager Award at the World Beer Awards in London, after already having received it in both 2008 and 2009 (there was not a gluten-free beer category in 2010).
40,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
DIAGNOSED WITH COELIAC
DISEASE IN SPAIN
YET, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES
MAY RISE TO 400,000
According to the Spanish Federation of Coeliac Associations, there are 40,000 people diagnosed with ceoliac disease, a figure that is growing by 15% annually. However, since it is an infra-diagnosed disease, it is estimated that the real number of cases is around 400,000 individuals. Coeliac disease is an hereditary chronic dysfunction that is characterised by permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein present in wheat, oats, barley and rye, and which produces a severe lesion in the digestive system for gluten-intolerant people.
For this reason, Estrella Damm Daura, suitable for people with coeliac disease, has added to the range of special products available that make it possible for thousands of people with coeliac disease to lead more enjoyable lives.
A BEER SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE
WITH COELIAC DISEASE HAS BEEN
MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO RESEARCH
DAURA RETAINS THE TASTE AND QUALITY OF ESTRELLA
WITH LESS THAN 3 PPM OF GLUTEN
Estrella Damm Daura is the result of a long collaborative research process between Damm and the CSIC (National Scientific Research Council) gluten unit, using the most advanced technology. It is the first beer in Spain to guarantee a gluten content below 3 ppm (products with a gluten content below 20 ppm are suitable for people with coeliac disease).
Estrella Damm’s research and strong social commitment have made this breakthrough possible, which comes as excellent news for all those with coeliac disease.
It comes in the classic four-pack 33 cl. glass bottle format, and the label is clearly marked with the international gluten-free symbol for people with coeliac disease.