I first came across Daas Beer at a food festival in 2010 and bought myself a sample set of their white, blond and amber beers. Daas is a young business, just over 5 years old, but brew their beers in Belgium according to methods and traditions honed over centuries.
The company is run by the charming Steve Sailopal, who is rightly proud of the awards Daas Beer have already won. The most recent of these was awarded by the Free From Food Awards 2012, in which Daas’ Ambre won first place in the Gluten Free Beer category. Daas Blond was also highly commended in the same category.
All three Daas beers are organic, indeed they are the first and only Belgian brewed beers to be certified as such by the Soil Association UK (as well as the Belgian Certisys scheme).
The Blond and Ambre are now de-glutenised using a carefully-developed process of extraction which removes the gluten whilst ensuring the full flavour of good quality hops and malted barley remains. In a recent blind taste test, consumers were not able to tell the difference between gluten and gluten-free versions.
Steve is pleased that some of the judges for the Free From Food Awards were CAMRA members, as this can only continue to help change the perception of gluten-free beers. Offering a product that uses hops and malted barley rather than rice, corn or sorghum, which are found in some gluten-free beers, is key to delivering a taste that appeals to all consumers, whether they need to avoid gluten in their diet or not.
Win a mixed case of 12 bottles of Daas Beers. The case will contain 4 each of Daas Ambre (organic gluten-free), Daas Blond (organic gluten-free) and Daas Witte (organic) but should you prefer a different combination, that’s fine. Delivery to any UK mainland address is also included.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the competition in 2 ways.
Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, answering the following question:
What dish or meal would you match to Daas’ Ambre?
Entry 2 – Twitter
First follow both @Daas_Beer and @PeteDrinks accounts. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter!
Then tweet the (exact) sentence below:
I’d love to win a case of award-winning @Daas_Beer from @PeteDrinks! http://bit.ly/JFAHyx #PeteDrinksDaasBeer
RULES & DETAILS
The deadline for entries is midnight GMT 9th June 2012.
The winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
The prize is a mixed case of 12 bottles of Daas Beer and includes delivery to a UK mainland address only.
The prize cannot be redeemed for cash.
The prize is offered directly by Daas Beer.
One blog entry per person only. One twitter entry per person only. You do not have to enter both ways for your entries to be valid.
For twitter entries, winners must be following both @Daas_Beer and @PeteDrinks at the time of notification, as this will be sent by Direct Message.
Blog comment entries must provide an email address for contacting the winner.
The winners will be notified by email or twitter. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.