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Portland's first gluten-free brewery now selling beers in stores

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The Rose City has long been known as a beer mecca, but a local brewery is doing something that has never been done before in the city's beer scene.

Portland's first gluten-free brewery is now brewing, bottling and distributing beers out of its southeast Portland production facility.

Harvester Brewing uses chestnuts from a McMinnville farm instead of barley, wheat and rye. The chestnuts are roasted over the course of an hour in a gas-fired nut roaster to prepare them for the beer.

"By roasting them, you're building some complexity. It creates a really nice flavor from the chestnut - that slightly roasted nut flavor," said brewer James Neumeister.

The beers are available at restaurants, bottle shops and grocery stores throughout Portland, including at New Seasons Markets.

For more information, visit http://www.harvesterbrewing.com/.

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