Corona (Extra) is a popular pale lager beer produced in Mexico by Cervecería Modelo and Constellation Brands. Corona is owned by Grupo Modelo and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
You can find Corona Beer at almost every liquor store and bar, so many people are wondering:
Is Corona Beer Gluten Free?
The answer is: NO
According to Corona’s FAQs on their website: ‘There isn’t an accepted methodology for testing gluten content in fermented beverages, so we cannot provide an accurate amount of gluten in our beers. There are traces of gluten in all our beers. We recommend that you consult your physician regarding consumption.’
No Corona Beers are considered gluten free. This includes the Corona Familiar Beer, Corona Premier Beer, Corona Extra Beer, Coronita Beer, and Corona Light Beer varieties. It also includes the 0.0% non-alcoholic Corona Sunbrew drink that contains barley malt as well. Corona Refresca also contains gluten.
If you are Celiac or gluten intolerant, it is most likely not safe for you to drink Corona beers. Corona states, ‘we recommend that you consult your physician regarding consumption’ on their website FAQs.
However; based on research found on Wikipedia and from other sources, Corona contains less than 20 ppm of gluten in each beer making it gluten free by legal standards. From Wikipedia:
Here are screenshots from the research found on Wayback Machine that was done by the Swedish National Food Agency. One thing to keep in mind is that these tests were done in October of 2005 so the research may not be accurate today, over 12 years later. Another thing to keep in mind is that the beer tested was produced by Cerveceria Modelo, Mexico so the same information may not apply to Corona that is produced by Constellation Brands and exported to the United States.
If you are unsure, it is still recommended by Corona that you consult your physician. Last updated: May 16, 2022
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