BrewDog is set to name 23 of its beers, including flagship beers Punk IPA and Five AM Red, Vegan Friendly and will carry The Vegan Society’s Trademark from This month (March).
BrewDog who brew their Beer in Scotland has rejected the use of isinglass, (or fish guts) a product derived from dried fish bladders and traditionally used as part of the fining of beer. (That amazingly Brewers still use)
So dictating that dietary requirements won’t keep people out of its bars and allows Vegans and Vegetarians that space to relax and not have to ask the bartender that awkward question that they can never answer with conviction. ‘Is this beer suitable for vegetarians or vegans?’
In place of isinglass, Brewdog use a “rock and roll centrifuge” (look it up, I had too) to clarify their beer, thereby making it suitable for Vegans and heavy metal fans who will be hoping this is not another rock and roll suicide to BrewDog.
(End of Puns)
Also, all tap handles will be clearly labelled ‘vegan friendly’ too.
Also available will be a wider range of gluten free and alcohol free Beers.
The Vegan Trademark is the internationally renowned standard for products that are free of all animal use, seen on products since 1990.
BrewDog opened its first bar in 2010 and now has 30 bars across the UK.
Hopefully this will be a trend that others may follow.
One of my veggie foodie wishes would be for clearer labelling on bottles and for beers sold on tap in bars and pubs. It’s time to progress in this area.
Birmingham’s BrewDog is located at 81-87 John Bright Street, near New Street Station next to Turtle Bay restaurant and almost opposite the fab and top bottled beer bods Cherry Reds.
Read about BrewDog vegan friendly labelling here:
Thanks for reading, and happy drinking.
For more details on the vegan society trademark see here:
All photos courtesy of BrewDog and The Vegan Society.