Smaller breweries are getting pretty good at producing vegan beer – that is ale that hasn’t been fined using fish guts or milk or whatever agri by-product is hanging around grossing up the place. As an aficionado of vegan beer (well, I’m vegan and I drink beer), BeerYeti let me have a try of some great beers and pick the best. So here you go…
The Five Points Brewing Company – Five Points Pale 4.4% abv
Brewed beneath the Victorian railway arches underneath Hackney Downs Station in an area full of great breweries, bars and pubs!
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber, with a thin head that quickly laces.
Aroma: Sweet and citrusy, reminded me of my refreshing lemon balm.
Flavour: Light, with a hint of orange peel, followed by a cracking zesty finish.
Refreshing, light, very easy to drink, with a great balance of sweetness and a nice little tang.
Available to purchase via EeBria!
Ales of Scilly – Association IPA 4.5% abv
Named after the Association, which was the flagship of the British fleet and struck the Gilstone Ledge in 1707, sinking within three minutes.
Appearance: Light golden, with bubbles on the side of the glass and no head.
Aroma: Sweet spices, with a hint of molasses finished off by a hoppy hit of freshly cut grass.
Flavour: Tangy, quite light and very smooth, slightly malty aftertaste.
This is a really smooth, easy to drink, malty brew.
Available to purchase here!
Birmingham Brewing Co. – Gold Brummie 5.5% abv
Brewed in one of Birmingham’s newest editions on the beer scene, using water from the Welsh Mountains.
Appearance: Clouded amber, with a good head that mostly dissipates.
Aroma: Very fruity/ tropical with a cracking mix of grapefruit and pineapple.
Flavour: Dry with a slightly bitter aftertaste, citrusy
A zingy beer that develops – with a little bitter aftertaste that is balanced to perfection.
For more info click here!
So whatever your taste, there’s a vegan beer for you! Get out there and try them now, that’s an order!