Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The List from Beers Without Fluoride 

(Updated June 30, 2015)

So far, Beers Without Fluoride has officially awarded these brews the "A" (Acceptable) rating for being brewed with water that has not been treated with fluoride. This list is a growing and living thing and may not be totally up to date. BWF solicits any and all corrections of this list. This list is far from complete. I welcome your input. Remember you can use your own ingenium to discern whether a beer is unfluoridated or not by using the tools supplied at Beers Without Fluoride's Facebook page. I will soon be publishing a list of brewers rated "F" by BWF.
I am also posting this list on my (mostly inactive these days) blog with a prominent link to it so it will be more available than when it disappears into Facebook oblivion.
I have tried to pin the thing to the top of the Facebook page but somehow it always drifts down among the rest of the posts.

International Beers

All beers from the following countries are rated "A" due to the fact that water is not fluoridated.
Note: These are not the only countries in the world that do not fluoridate. However they do export beer and BWF recognizes them with the A rating.

Mexico (There are some high natural fluoride sources such as in Mexico City.)
Czech Republic (Yes, drink that Pilsner Urquell to your heart's content. Rated A.)
Finland (Some areas have a high natural fluoride water content.)
Netherlands (Enjoy your Heineken.)

Any beer brewed in Germany is fluoride free.
Beware of Beck's sold in the United States. It is brewed in fluoridated St. Louis by Budweiser. Not only that, but Beck's brewed in the USA does not taste very good.
Those who wish to drink a true organic beer brewed with clean water may want to try the great Pinkus Brewery offerings from unfluoridated Germany.

Heineken brewed in fluoride free Netherlands.

All the fine brews of fluoride free Belgium are rated A.
The most commonly seen in the United States are Stella Artois (brewed by Anheuser-Busch InBev headquartered in Belgium), Duvel, Bières de Chimay Trappist products, Hoegaarden (a hefeweizen also brewed by Anheuser-Busch InBev which I have seen available lately in my local Cornish, Maine market) and the Lindemans Lambic style brews.

Any beer brewed in Mexico has been brewed with water untainted by added fluoride mostly by two huge brewers.
Grupo Modelo (50% owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev)  sells a lot of Corona and Modelo and Pacifico  beer in the United States. Note: Corona and Modelo from Mexico City both have a high natural fluoride content in the water used for brewing. Let the drinker decided.
FEMSA (Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma))  exports Tecate, Sol, Dos Equis, Carta Blanca, and the wonderful Bohemia, among others to the United States.
There are few microbrews coming out of Mexico and all are rated "A" by Beers Without Fluoride.

All beers, such as Tuborg, brewed in never-fluoridated Denmark are rated "A" by BWF.

A Rated Beers from the United States

Sierra Nevada beers whether brewed in Chico,California or Asheville, North Carolina.
Red Stripe Beer for the American market is now brewed in unfluoridated Latrobe, Pa., though the brew does not taste much like the Jamaica brewed version.
Rolling Rock Beer is now brewed in Newark, New Jersey which is unfluoridated but I cannot vouch for any other chemicals found in this water.
Ten Barrel Brewing Company from Bend, Oregon, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev and therefore a bit more available due to better distribution.
Any brew from Fort Bragg Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, California.
If you are ever in Albuquerque, New Mexico you can safely drink in any brewpub confident in the knowledge that they are rated A in this unfluoridated city.
Spencer Trappist Ale brewed in Spencer, Massachusetts with well water is rated A if you can find it and afford it. It is very good.

Beers from Full Sail Brewing in Fort Hood, Oregon. The Session Lager is a fine summer beer.
All the fine brews from Spoetzl Brewing in Shiner, Texas. I have tasted the Shiner Bock brewed from the brewery's own artesian well and it is quite good and I have found it in Maine.
All of the brews from Lagunitas Brewing Company brewed in unfluoridated Petaluma, California.
Please note that Lagunitas has a brewery in fluoridated Chicago, Illinois. Beers brewed in Chicago are rated F. Illinois has mandatory fluoridation. Unless a brewery uses spring or well water or purifies the public water with reverse osmosis we must rate that beer F.
All products from the Leinenkugel Brewery in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Bear Creek Brews from North Carolina.
Indian Wells Brewing Company in California.
Abita beers brewed in Abita Springs, Louisiana.
Dogfish Head ales brewed in from well water in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
All the fine brews from Butte Creek Brewing in Ukiah, California.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery of Redlands, California.


New Hampshire A Rated Beers

Anheuser-Busch - Merrimack (Bud from St. Louis is rated "F")
Agner & Wolf - Nashua
Blue Lobster Brewing Company - Hampton
Border Brewery - Salem
Canterbury Ale Works - Canterbury
Henniker Brewing Company
The Prodigal Brewery - Effingham
Squam Brewing - Holderness
Tuckerman Brewing Company - Conway
Smuttynose Brewery, Hampton, NH.
All the tasty beers from Moat Mountain Brewing in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Maine Beers. 

If you are in Maine you might find products on tap from Gneiss (pronounced Nice) Brewing Company. Drink Gneiss in good conscience, it is rated A and uses well water to brew its fine offerings.

Vermont Beers

Hill's Farmstead from Vermont is rated A.
Heady Topper from the Alchemist Brewery in Vermont is rated A if you can find it.
All of the Long Trail brews from Bridgewater, Vermont.

Organic Beer Addendum

There are several brewers out there who label their beers as "Organic." That may be true as far as the ingredients they use to brew, but the biggest ingredient in any beer is the water. Many so-called organic brewers use fluoridated water. Here are some of them:
Eel River Brewing in Scotia, California
Wolaver's from Middlebury, Vermont
Peak Organic brewed at the Shipyard Brewery in Portland, Maine
All are rated F by BWF

That's the update. Please let me know if there are any errors so they may be corrected.

The updated list will always be found at this address:


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