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Vegan Beer Guide

Pining for a cruelty-free pint? Check out these vegan-friendly brews.

Holidays, sporting events, an afternoon in the park, happy hour—there is always an occasion for a frosty glass of cold beer. However, some beers contain additives such as gelatin, casein, and albumen, while isinglass is frequently used in the filtering, making it necessary for vegans to be aware of which ales are cruelty-free. All of the following breweries make fully vegan beers. The only non-vegan beers produced by the listed companies specifically mention honey in the variety’s name. That means as long as it doesn’t say “honey,” it’s yours to crack open. Cheers!

Abita
Alameda Brewhouse
Alaskan Beer
Ale Asylum
Alexander Keiths
Bud Light
Arbor Brewing
Asahi
Becks
Big Rock Brewery
Blue Moon Original
Butte Creek Brewing
Carlsberg from Canada or Sweden only
Chimay
Coors Light
Corona
Heineken
Dos Equis
Flying Fish
Geary Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Hopworks
Innis and Gunn
Labatt Blue
Lindeman Beer
Mercury Brewing/Ipswich Ale
Miller
Millstream Brewing
Mill Street Brewery
Maui Brewing
Mendocino Brewing Company
New Holland Brewing
Okanagan Springs
Peak Brewing
Phillips
Samuel Smiths Brewery
Santa Fe Brewing
Sebago Brewing
Sierra Nevada
SilverCreek Brewing
Six Point Ales
Steam Whistle Brewing
Tree Brewing
Utah Beers
Wild Rose Brewery 
Yards Brewing (except for Love Stout Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale)

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