CFIA warning about gluten-free beer ‘huge’ for Regina brewery

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CFIA warning about gluten-free beer ‘huge’ for Regina brewery

REGINA, SASK : DECEMBER 16, 2014. Brewmaster Mark Heise at Rebellion Brewery for a story on government regulations. BRYAN SCHLOSSER/Leader-Post.
Rebellion Brewing Co. brewmaster Mark Heise says SLGA’s decision to stop stocking a popular gluten-free beer could be “huge” for his company. BRYAN SCHLOSSER / REGINA LEADER-POST

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s decision to stop selling a popular gluten-free lager could be a “massive” opportunity for a Regina-based brewery that uses lentils grown in the province to make its own celiac-friendly beer.

“It’s huge for us,” Rebellion Brewing Co. brewmaster Mark Heise said of the Crown corporation’s decision to cease ordering Estrella Daura — which is brewed in Spain by S.A. Damm — following a warning from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

SLGA said it could not provide sales statistics for Estrella Daura, but Heise said its absence from bars is expected to boost sales of Lentil Cream Ale, which Rebellion and the Saskatchewan pulse company AGT Foods and Ingredients Inc. launched in late 2015.

The CFIA advised SLGA and other liquor jurisdictions to “put the product on hold” last month after it became concerned that Estrella Daura was made using products that contain gluten, SLGA spokesman David Morris said in an email.

The Crown corporation plans to sell the “very limited stock” remaining in 20 of its stores and ship all of the beer left in its warehouse back to its suppliers, Morris said, adding that other liquor jurisdictions made similar decisions.

S.A. Damm did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company said on its website that it guarantees Estrella Daura’s gluten content is three parts per million or fewer — below the accepted gluten-free threshold of 20 parts per million.

Arno Oldach, co-owner of the Yard & Flagon and Rook and Raven pubs in Saskatoon, said having a gluten-free beer like Estrella Daura is important as people become more concerned about diet, and that he plans to replace it with Rebellion’s lentil ale.

 “That’s what we’ve decided to put on tap in lieu of another option,” he said. “And it sells fairly well. I’m not sure if anyone else is offering a gluten-free option in the form of draft.”

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The Capitol welcomes reservations while recognizing our valued, neighborhood regulars. For that reason, we will always keep space available for our walk in guests as well as having a full bar that is open seating and serves the full menu.



SOPA CON PAN- Ask your server what delicious soup and bread the chef has designed for the day $7

 FOUR MUSHROOM TOAST- A sauté of mushrooms, red chard on grilled ciabatta with Emma cheese $8.5 V

 PATATAS BRAVAS- Roasted kennebec potatoes finished in a warm spicy brava sauce and a lemon aioli $6 GF V

CAPITOL SOBA BOWL- Spiced house Dashi poured over hot soba noodles with portobello mushrooms, roasted pork shoulder and green onions $6 LF

VEAL SALTIMBOCCA- Flame-kissed veal with a sauté of sun-dried olives, roma tomatoes, sesame basil pesto, and topped with a prosciutto crisp $11 GF

DUCK CREPES- Seared duck breast on a spinach crepe with beets, cucumber, carrot and chives, then finished in a sour cherry red wine reduction $10

PORK BELLY- Corn pudding topped with crisp pork belly with an anise maple syrup $7

CHICKEN FRICASSEE- Sautéed chicken, carrot, parsnips, yellow onion, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes topped with a fresh herb dumpling $9

TORTILLA ESPANOLA- Spanish tortilla consisting of eggs, potato and garlic topped with a chive aioli and chopped fresh chilis $7 GF

COD CAKES- Crisp cod and Pancetta cakes with a house remoulade sauce $8

PORK RIBS- Grilled pork side ribs finished in a Chimmi Churri sauce $8.5 GF LF

PAELLA- Steamed shrimp, squid, cod and mussels, with saffron rice topped with a roasted chicken leg $9 GF LF

OYSTERS- Ask your server for our daily selection of fresh shucked oysters that we’ve paired with our pure guava hot sauce, cucumber ginger mignonette, coarse salt and freshly grated horseradish $Market price GF LF

SHOGA-JOYU TUNA- Yellowfin tuna, sticky rice, shaved cucumber and shoga-joyu citrus sauce topped with fresh sprouts $10 LF

CHARCUTERIE/CHEESE BOARD-  Daily cheese selection, daily charcuterie selection accompanied by roasted nuts and house condiments. Ask your server for details. $18

From the Garden

ROMA TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA- Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil with a herbed olive oil and white balsamic syrup $10 GF V

SALMON- Salmon with an array of sprouts, arugula and crisp capers finished with Spanish onion aioli and olive oil $10

BASIL TOSS- A mixture of arugula, spinach, red chard, kale, sprouts tossed with white wine pecans, carrot, chives and beets in a basil vinaigrette $8

PEPINO PEMELO- Cucumber, spinach, grapefruit, arugula, radish, cilantro and red onion with a citrus ginger mint dressing then topped with candied ginger $10

Between the Buns

LOBSTER ROLL- Langoustine lobster, fresh spinach in a creamy sun-dried tomato and herb béchamel sauce topped with Fruilano and old white cheddar cheese served on our house-made artisan roll $12

EMMA ARTICHOKE CIABATTA- Grilled artichokes, roma tomatoes, red chard, onion, carrot, mushrooms, zucchini with basil pesto aioli served on our house made ciabatta bun $10 V

BEEF TENDERLOIN- Dijon marinated tenderloin, roma tomatoes, red onions, fresh horseradish, pea shoots with an aged cheddar cheese crisp and arugula pesto aioli served on our house-made artisan roll $10

MONTE CRISTO- House-brined pork shoulder and turkey, thinly sliced, between our Capitol french toast, served with sunny side quail eggs, roasted garlic goat chèvre, shaved Muenster, and graced with maple dijon $11



SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE POT- Rich Chocolate and Dulce de Leche mousse topped with an almond crisp and Himalayan pink salt $6 V GF*

PEPPERED STRAWBERRIES-Brandy butter sauté of strawberries and Madagascar peppercorns served over a house made french vanilla ice cream $6 GF

THE CAPITOL ICE CREAM SANDWICH- Our house-made pistachio ice cream nestled between light fluffy chocolate macaroons $7 GF

For other gluten free options see our family restaurants,  19+Fine Dining, Coffee & Desserts or our Fast Food listings, or maybe you’re looking for a food truck.

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marinated olives $8

Escargot $15

snails, mushrooms, bruschetta, paprika cream sauce, crostini

calamari $14

fried calamari, lemon garlic aioli, harissa aioli

mushroom strudel $14

phyllo, cream cheese, mushrooms, balsamic reduction

falafel $11

minted yogurt, mint chutney

spanish meatballs $14

wagyu beef, spicy tomato sauce, grana padano

charred octopus $12

chili sauce, herbs, butter, minted yogurt

patatas bravas $8

kenabec potatoes, roasted tomato aioli, lemon garlic aioli

beef marrow $13

chimichurri, crostini, olive oil

bison spring roll $14

ground bison, rice noodle, water chestnuts, ginger, sweet chili, chipotle aioli

tuna tartare

ahi tuna, soy lime dressing, guacamole, tortilla chips, pickled ginger salsa, roe

chicharrones $8

deep fried pork skin, bbq rub, lime, cilantro, dijon

street corn $11

lemon garlic & chipotle aioli, cilantro, lime, bbq rub, feta cheese

planks, platos & sharing

brie plank $24

sour cherry compote, sage caramelized onions, maldon sea salt, candied pecans, apple, crostini

bread plank $8

assorted artisan bread, provençal, hummus, feature olive oil and balsamic vinegar

charcuterie plank $25

artisanal cheese, cured meats, house-made pickles, olives, mustard, crostini, preserves

smoked salmon plank $19

fried capers, sweet pickled red onion, herbed cream cheese, crostini, fresh herbs

steak tartare plank $17

smoked oyster aioli, pickled radish, celery, fried capers, mustard, crostini, worcestershire, tabasco

seafood plank

two lobster tails, king crab legs, prawns, grilled oysters, calamari, pei mussels, butter, herbs, lemon, asparagus, brussels sprouts, saffron rice, grilled focaccia | market pricees

white pei mussels $15

bacon, shallots, garlic, cream, parsley, bruschetta, white wine, grilled focaccia

coconut curry pei mussels $15

coconut milk, curry, garlic, shallots, cilantro, grilled focaccia

paella $18

saffron rice, tomato, squid, prawns, mussels

steak frites $23

aaa flat iron, pesto, parm, fried egg, balsamic reduction, frites

wagyu burger $20

lemon aioli, bacon jam, lettuce, brioche, aged cheddar, 1 complemento

short rib.$25

braised aaa boneless rib, red wine demi, wild mushroom risotto

peri peri 1/2 chicken $26

portuguese spices, herbs, lemon, 2 complementos


fresh $3

fresh horseradish, mignognette

grilled $3

garlic butter, parm

pizza & ensalada

chicken pizza $17

grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, tomato sauce, bacon, chipotle aioli, mozza, avocado, cilantro

chorizo pizza $17

goat cheese, corn succotash, habanero bourbon bbq

grilled veggie pizza $17

eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic reduction, olive oil

seared ahi tuna salad $17

mixed greens, roasted red peppers, bacon, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, creamy lemon herb dressing

greens $12

candied walnuts, goat cheese, dried cranberries, herb vinaigrette, red onion

heirloom tomato $12

ricotta, basil, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic reduction


brussels sprouts $5

patatas bravas $5

truffle fries $5

grilled asparagus $5

side greens $5

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Monday – Friday: 11am – late

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – late

2228 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2V2

Tel: (306) 546-3660


*We went here March 24, 2018, for my moms birthday. We ordered EVERYTHING! Bread platter (with nacho chips instead of bread) Bison Spring Rolls (not gluten-free) Olive Platter, Ahi Tuna with nacho chips, street corn, chicken pizza and the seafood plank.