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Which pub lagers, ales and ciders are vegan?



In the pub, want to buy a pint, but unsure about which standard lagers, ales and ciders are vegan? This handy list tells you which popular UK pub drinks are vegan, and which contain animal products like fish-derived finings, gelatine or cochineal.


Amstel – VEGAN

Beck’s – VEGAN

Beck’s Vier – VEGAN

Budweiser – VEGAN

Carling – NOT VEGAN

Carlsberg – VEGAN

Carlsberg Export – VEGAN

Cobra – VEGAN

Coors Light – VEGAN

Foster’s – NOT VEGAN

Grolsch – VEGAN

Heineken – VEGAN

Hoegaarden – VEGAN

Kronenbourg 1664 – NOT VEGAN

Peroni – VEGAN

Pilsner Urquell – VEGAN

San Miguel – VEGAN

Staropramen – VEGAN

Stella Artois – VEGAN

Stella Artois 4% – VEGAN

Tennents – VEGAN

Tuborg – VEGAN

Tyskie – VEGAN



Abbot Ale – NOT VEGAN

Boddingtons (cask) – NOT VEGAN

Courage – NOT VEGAN

Fullers London Pride (cask) – NOT VEGAN

Greene King IPA – NOT VEGAN

Guinness – NOT VEGAN (though plan to go vegan by end 2016)

John Smiths – NOT VEGAN

Marston Pedigree – NOT VEGAN

Newcastle Brown Ale – NOT VEGAN

Old Speckled Hen – NOT VEGAN

Ruddles – NOT VEGAN

Samuel Smith’s – VEGAN (all except Yorkshire Stingo and cask Old Brewery Bitter)

Tetley’s – NOT VEGAN

Theakstons – NOT VEGAN (all)

(You get the idea…sadly most cask beers are not vegan.)


Ciders (apple)

Aspall Suffolk Cyder – VEGAN

Blackthorn – NOT VEGAN

Bulmers Original – NOT VEGAN

Magners Original – NOT VEGAN

Old Rosie – VEGAN

Scrumpy Jack – NOT VEGAN

Stella Artois Cidre – NOT VEGAN

Stowford Press – VEGAN

Strongbow – NOT VEGAN

Thatchers Gold – VEGAN

Woodpecker – NOT VEGAN


You can find out whether other drinks are vegan or not at the excellent Barnivore website. This list has been compiled from information on Barnivore Рif you are in any doubt about its accuracy, please contact the brewery for confirmation.


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