We love hearing from our customers! Recently a customer had asked

Customer: Is the millet you use in your gluten-free beer glyphosate free?  I don’t know if millet fields are sprayed with glyphosate to dry them out before harvest?  I understand that millet as a seed is non-GMO.

New Planet Beer: Traces of glyphosate can be found in almost anything we consume, even drinking water (the EPAs standard is below 700 ppb).

What they are referring to is – spraying fields with glyphosate to get the grain to dry on the stalk (a process called desiccation) can dramatically increase the levels of glyphosate on grain. Grouse does not purchase or use millet that has been desiccated.

Customer: Grouse Malt House is USDA Organic and certified gluten-free located in Wellington, Colorado. Founded in 2013, Grouse provides over 20 gluten-free products ranging in millet, buckwheat, quinoa, rolled oats, and maize for breweries across the country. Grouse was founded on the belief that all people deserve access to high-quality food and beverage regardless of any allergy or intolerance.