BrewDog Craft Beer Has Some Of Their Brews Certified Vegan
It’s Tuesday Boozeday, and nothing can kill your buzz quite like hidden animal ingredients in your alcohol. Well, BrewDog craft beer has announced that some of their products are now certified vegan.
The majority of their beer offerings officially wear Vegan Society labels, indicating that they are animal-free, and suitable for thirsty vegans in the UK and overseas.
Are you wondering what animal products are hiding in other, non-certified brews? BrewDog says “some breweries use fish or animal-derived products to improve the clarity of their beers – either gelatin or Isinglass. This latter product may sound like an orc-besieged castle in Middle Earth, but is actually derived from the swim bladders of certain fish. These substances, known as finings, bind to yeast and cause it to settle out, leaving behind a clearer beer.”
Instead of resorting to fish bladders, BrewDog uses a centrifuge, spinning 47,000 times per minute, to push unwanted particulates in their beers to the bottom.
Unfortunately, despite their lean towards technology and punk sensibilities, this doesn’t mean you can gulp without reading the label. BrewDog still offers non-vegan drinks that include milk (Jet Black Heart Beer) and honey (Dogma and Electric India Beer).
Hopefully, the response to their vegan certification will help the team transition to 100% vegan offerings, because no one needs baby cow growth formula or bee spit in their drinks either.