Brewing a solution to Passover’s restrictions

‘People love the concept of drinking beer on Passover, and they love our beer.’

By DOUG GREENER
April 13, 2016 17:13
3 minute read.
Meadan Craft Brewing

Bryan Meadan, the owner and brewmaster of Meadan Craft Brewing. (photo credit: DANNA MEADAN)

 
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Is that the footsteps of the Messiah we hear? Ever since Jews have refrained from eating leavened grain on Passover, they have been suffering without beer for the entire seven-day holiday. Modern food technology has created Passover substitutes for almost everything else: rolls, pastries, noodles, even pizza! But beer has remained the forbidden fruit.

That is, until this very Passover. Now, Meadan Craft Brewing in Karmiel, a microbrewery specializing in gluten-free beer, has brewed Israel’s (and maybe the world’s) first certified kosher-for-Passover beer.

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