Pabst Blue Ribbon Gluten Test Result (+)

Pabst Blue Ribbon is a standard barley based lager produced in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; by Pabst Brewing Co. It has an ABV of 5.0% and for a 12oz serving it contains: 13g Carbs, 1.6g Protein, and 153 Calories.

Its results on the EZ Gluten Assay were positive, >5ppm gluten.

This test does not match the interpretation of Gluten In Beer Blog’s 2014 test strip. I think they may have misinterpreted the strip, it looks mostly positive to me… If I were to estimate based on the current strip, i’d say its between 30-60ppm gluten. I also tested PBR a couple of months back but did not document with an image, though the overall chart shows it.

Conclusion: Pabst Blue Ribbon is a barley beer with gluten levels likely in the range of 30-60ppm gluten. It should be avoided by those with Celiac Disease and those on a gluten free diet.

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Gluten In Beer Blog 2014 Result.