Portland Mayor Sam Adams Declares May 16 “Gluten Free Beer Day”

Posted by: jillw in: Consumer -

Portland, Ore. (May 16, 2012) – On Wednesday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m., Mayor Sam Adams declared it to be Gluten-Free Beer Day in Portland, Ore., and every May 16 henceforth. In an official ceremony held at City Hall, Adams delivered the following proclamation to supporters and brewers of gluten-free beer, including Omission Beer, Deschutes Brewery and Harvester Brewing. Following is an abbreviated proclamation:

• Whereas, May marks the annual Celiac Awareness Month, recognized by most celiac organizations and research centers across the country and throughout the world;
• Celiac disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in Western countries;
• According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, more than 3 million Americans have celiac disease and must monitor gluten intake, equating to 1 in 133 Americans;
• More than 95% of Celiacs are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions;
• A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac disease today as there are no pharmaceutical cures;
• Portland, Ore., home to nearly 50 craft breweries, where the people of Portland know and appreciate great craft beers, is leading the effort to create gluten-free beer for those affected with gluten sensitivities;
• The City of Portland acknowledges and applauds the efforts to declare this day in celebration of local breweries that are doing their part to bring awareness to a disease that affects many, and providing beer products specially crafted to be gluten-free for all to enjoy;
• Now, therefore, I, Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim May 16, 2012 to be Gluten-Free Beer Day in Portland, and encourage all residents to observe this day.


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