A gluten-free beer will join BrewDog’s Headliners range and made available at all BrewDog bars following a taste test.

The Scottish brewer and pub operator has launched Vagabond Gluten Free Pale Ale, which won a taste test in the 2014 Prototype Challenge - proving beer without gluten can still be flavoursome.

James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog said: “BrewDog exists to make everyone as passionate about beer as we are – so we are always pushing the limits of brewing to expand the horizons of craft beer. Gluten free products have become synonymous with underwhelming flavour and experience, so we wanted to prove that a gluten free beer didn’t need to lack the bold taste and texture of a craft beer. With Vagabond, there is finally a gluten free craft beer that tastes like it should.”

Vagabond is made with Centennial and Amarillo hops to pack an intense citrus bitterness; the 4.5% ABV Pale Ale joins the Headliners range which includes BrewDog’s iconic beers Punk IPA, Dead Pony Pale Ale, Five AM Red Ale, This.Is.Lager. and Brixton Porter.

“We are showing zero tolerance to gluten intolerance and any intolerance of that is something we will simply not tolerate,” Watts said.

In BrewDog’s tongue in cheek style, customers can order the beer by sticking two fingers up showing there’s no need to ‘intolerant of gluten intolerance’ when choosing beers.

As part of the launch, BrewDog is inviting the community to share in its zero tolerance of gluten intolerance and lacklustre alternatives, using the hashtag #VforVagabond.