9 White Deer Brewery has been awarded its fourth innovation award at the annnual Free From Awards.
The awards were held in the Grand Hotel, Malahide on Friday 10th May. Only three innovation awards are handed out each year and 9 White Deer was recognised for its work in normalising life for people with Coeliac disease or an intolerance to gluten.
9 White Deer collected the innovation award for bringing gluten free draught beers to market. The brewery was the first in the country to go 100% gluten free.
The brewers also received a gold medal for Black Lightning, a black IPA. The IPA had previously picked up an Irish Quality Food and Drinks Award in 2015.
Since last year the company has grown its distribution, with many publicans taking on the brewery to offer a draught service that covers both craft and gluten free beer options in one.