6 Breweries For Gluten-Reduced & Gluten-Free Beer In Asheville

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See which breweries serve gluten-reduced and gluten-free beer in Asheville from a half-Celiac household. These are taprooms we visit regularly and love as Asheville locals.

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Gluten-reduced beer at RAD Brewing Co.

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Asheville has a hopping beer scene. For gluten-free beer drinkers, whether by preference or for dietary needs, know that most Asheville breweries carry non-beer options including wine, cider, and soda. Green Man makes a stellar N/A root beer. Please double-check with each brewery as procedures are subject to change. Most don’t label or advertise gluten-reduced beer; we only know by asking each time we go.

With Celiacs and ulcerative colitis/IBD in our household, we are well-versed in food intolerances and GI turmoil. You might also enjoy our dining guide to gluten-free Asheville.

Ginger’s Revenge

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For the best gluten-free beer in Asheville, Ginger’s Revenge serves alcoholic ginger beer. Made with 95% organic ingredients, these ginger beers are naturally gluten-free. They do not taste like “regular” beer, though.

Enjoy spicy, dry, and fruity flavors. We love anything seasonal or rotating like vanilla and fig, lavender, and tea. If the Arnold Palmer or Fall Harvest are on tap, order them! Ginger’s Revenge has board games for the entire family. Note that for breweries with gluten-free beer in Asheville, Ginger’s Revenge is it. All others on this list are gluten-reduced breweries.

Ginger’s Revenge | 829 Riverside Dr, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801

While here, enjoy the best of the River Arts District (RAD): Find delicious artsy restaurants, artist studios, and vibrant street art. For our gluten-free drinkers, enjoy one of the coolest wineries in Asheville, pleb, and our favorite wine bar, Bottle Riot. Dine at RosaBees or The Chop Shop Food Truck.

Cellarest Beer Project

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For gluten-reduced beer in Asheville, Cellarest Beer Project specializes in Farmhouse Ales and Lagers. A kid and pet-friendly brewery with indoor and outdoor seating, Tom and I most enjoy their Doppelbocks, Saisons, Helles, and Stouts. Or, select from kombucha, cider, and wine.

Cellarest Beer Project | 395 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Enjoy the best of West Asheville: Grab a meal at one of West AVL’s delicious restaurants with GF options, including Thai Pearl, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, and Nine Mile. Odd’s Cafe, one of our favorite local coffee shops, serves gluten-free and vegan treats.

7 Clans Brewing

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Located in historic Biltmore Village, women-majority and Indigenous-owned 7 Clans Brewing serves the best gluten-reduced beer in Asheville; just be sure to ask which ones. Select from Blonde Ales, IPAs, Saisons, Sours, and Chestnut Browns paired with delicious rotating food trucks. Sit inside or out at this local spot.

7 Clans Brewing | 66 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

For places to eat around Biltmore Village, head to Hillman Beer. Although they do not have gluten-reduced beer, find hard cider, hard seltzer, and GF food options. We also like Andaaz and Apollo Flame (GF bread for subs!).

White Labs Brewing Co. Kitchen & Tap

Like its beer scene, Asheville has a plethora of pizza joints with delicious gluten-free pizza crust options. White Labs serves GF pizza and some gluten-reduced beer (ask which ones). We enjoy their Stouts, Lagers, and Ambers. Find cocktails and mocktails too.

Along with wood-fired pizzas, White Labs promises tasty burgers and handhelds with gluten-free buns. They are a family-friendly, local Asheville hot spot with multiple-level indoor and outdoor seating.

White Labs Brewing Co. Kitchen & Tap | 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801

While in the North Asheville area at White Labs, check out North AVL’s other delicious restaurants with GF options like Taco Temple, Rye Knot, Green Sage, and Bone & Broth.

RAD Brewing Co.

Newer to the Asheville beer scene, we love local RAD Brewing, which features one or two gluten-reduced beers on tap. Situated in the River Arts District behind Anoche (tequila bar!), their taproom promises serene indoor and outdoor seating, art from local artist Andy Herod, and nerdy fun events.

The River Arts District Brewing Company | 13 Mystery St, Asheville, NC 28801

Oklawaha Brewing Company

For more gluten-reduced beer near Asheville, Oklawaha Brewing is one of our all-time favorite breweries in Hendersonville. Thirty-five minutes by car, their tap list features Stouts, Seasonals, Ambers, IPAs, and Helles. Sit inside or out and pair this visit with a DuPont State Forest waterfall hike.

Oklawaha Brewing Company | 147 1st Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Get the most out of your Hendersonville day trip: Hendersonville is loads of fun for its seasonal fall apple orchards. The area also houses beautiful vineyards like Souther Williams and Stone Ashe. For GF Hendersonville dining, we love Umi Sushi, Shine, and Haus Heidelberg.

Gluten-Free vs Gluten-Reduced Beer

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Gluten-free beer is defined as having no gluten in the recipe. Gluten-reduced beer contains gluten in the recipe, which is reduced by adding enzymes during fermentation. Under the current industry standard, gluten-reduced beer contains less than 20 ppm of gluten.

Not all Celiacs or people with gluten intolerances and sensitivities can safely drink gluten-reduced beer. Our household can. Your dietary needs, intolerances, and allergies may be different than ours. Always check with your doctors/medical professionals; we are not health professionals, but we consult them.

More Places For Gluten-Free Drinkers

In addition to these gluten-reduced and gluten-free breweries in Asheville, find terrific cideries like Bold Rock, Noble, Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider, and Botanist and Barrel.

We also champion these Asheville distilleries with bars and gluten-free options, including Oak and Grist, Cultivated Cocktails, and Rye Knot. We also have a list of Greenville’s gluten-free breweries.

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Christine Frascarelli

Christine (pronouns: she/her) is the owner and lead writer of Uncorked Asheville. After falling in love with those gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Christine and her husband Tom decided to call Asheville, North Carolina home. When her pointy Italian nose isn’t stuck in a book, Christine is adopting all of the kitties, getting lost in the forest, and drinking an ESB. She has a BA in English and History from Smith College, her MLIS from USF-Tampa, and is a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar - Indonesia. Christine also owns The Uncorked Librarian LLC with books and movies to inspire travel.

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