Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Beer

From www.peta.org by Nedelle Torrisi
Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Beer

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Beer

Is beer vegan? The short answer is usually yes. However, occasionally, cruelly produced ingredients are used in beer, such as milk (mostly in milk stouts) or honey. A few beers are also clarified using isinglass (made from fish bladders).

We’ve compiled this resource, not to make going vegan seem more daunting for those who want to give it a try but as a resource for people who want to make sure that they’re not consuming any animal-derived ingredients.

1. Pabst Blue Ribbon

Into the wide blue yonder #Pabst #: @michypugs

A photo posted by Pabst Blue Ribbon (@pabstblueribbon) on Aug 20, 2015 at 4:39pm PDT

2. Blue Moon Belgian White

When you were born in a baseball stadium, you know an #AllStar line-up when you see one. #AllStarGame

A photo posted by Blue Moon Brewing Company (@bluemoonbrewco) on Jul 12, 2016 at 4:56pm PDT

3. Guinness

We’re glad Guinness realized that there are superior methods of filtering its beer than using isinglass and promised to phase it out by the end of 2016.

Poured to perfection.

A photo posted by Guinness (@guinness) on Aug 19, 2015 at 7:25am PDT

4. Golden Road Point the Way IPA

When the weather is nice in #LA, we like to ______ #goldenroadbrewing #pointthewayipa #labeer #labrewery #ipa #losangeles #beach

A photo posted by Golden Road Brewing (@goldenroadbrew) on May 1, 2016 at 11:34am PDT

5. Anderson Valley Brewing Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Who's Barney? He used to farm a flat tract of land within the hilly forests of Hendy Woods…hence, Barney Flats. #andersonvalley #hendywoods #bahlhornin #oatmealstout

A photo posted by Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (@andersonvalleybrewing) on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:34am PST

6. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Friends, this might be our favorite time of year: the release of our beloved #CelebrationIPA! We've been brewing this fresh hopped beauty since 1981 and still look forward to it every year. It's available now at both breweries and our Berkeley Torpedo Room and will be on shelves soon. Cheers!

A photo posted by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (@sierranevada) on Oct 26, 2015 at 3:51pm PDT

7. Lagunitas Brewing Company IPA

Lazy Sunday and an #IPA? Nothin' better! Beer speaks. Light houses illuminate. Cheers!

A photo posted by The Lagunitas Brewing Company (@lagunitasbeer) on May 22, 2016 at 11:01am PDT

8. Goose Island Sofie

The subtle tart citrus and a creamy vanilla finish is what makes Sofie the favorite of many Goose Island employees. What do you think?

A photo posted by Goose Island Beer Co. (@gooseisland) on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:50am PDT

9. Firestone Walker Brewing Company Union Jack IPA

Another ruff Thursday on the #CentralCoast… #dogpuns #UnionJack

A photo posted by Firestone Walker (@firestonewalker) on May 5, 2016 at 3:34pm PDT

10. Ommegang Witte Wheat Ale

70s and sunny out here today. It's Witte weather!

A photo posted by Brewery Ommegang (@breweryommegang) on Mar 9, 2016 at 11:51am PST

11. North Coast Brewing Co. Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

We listened! Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 22oz bottles now available! #northcoastbrewingcompany

A photo posted by North Coast Brewing Co. (@northcoastbrewingcompany) on Oct 6, 2015 at 9:21pm PDT

12. Widmer Brothers Hefe

Some windsurfing refreshments to quench the Hefe thirst. #OregonIsAwesome

A photo posted by Widmer Brothers Brewing (@widmerbrothers) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:52am PDT

13. Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Hot day. Cold #beer. #WeekendWithSam

A photo posted by Samuel Adams Beer (@samueladamsbeer) on Jun 26, 2016 at 3:12pm PDT

Here are some honorable mentions, although the list isn’t all-inclusive: Amstel, Amstel Light, Asahi, Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors, Corona, Dos Equis, Heineken, Keystone, Keystone Light, Kirin, Miller, Modelo, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, Sapporo, and Yuengling.

Beers Produced With Isinglass

  • Red Stripe: When brewed in Jamaica, this beer uses isinglass, but Red Stripe brewed in Europe does not.
  • Newcastle: All Newcastle producers use isinglass in their filtering process.

Pro tip: At a bar and want to search a specific beer? Type the name into the Barnivore database for fast answers.

Please use this guide only if you’re of legal drinking age and always drink responsibly!

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