Long-time friends Julien Niquet and David Cayer initially came up with the idea of brewing a gluten-free beer in 2010. Julien, an entrepreneur at heart, had always dreamed of leading his own company. Diagnosed with celiac disease a decade earlier and completely appalled by what the market had to offer in terms of gluten-free beers, he and David saw a unique opportunity to fulfill an ever-growing need. Driven by audacity and ambition, they set out to redefine the world of gluten-free brewing. After a disastrous yet hilarious test batch, they recruited Gabriel Charbonneau (through Facebook!), who went on to become their head brewer and a vital component of the company.
Over a year of research and development later, our first beer and flagship product, the Glutenberg Blonde, took on the Québec market. Its dry profile, its lemon peel notes and, most of all, its rich and powerful aromas made it an instant success. The American Pale Ale as well as the Red Beer followed shortly, allowing us to finish our first year of existence with three tasty and innovative gluten-free beers.