Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Beers

The craft beer movement has exploded in recent years and there is now such a variety it is hard to choose which ones to try. Also, you can never be sure whether those beers are vegan-friendly or not - some beers contain fish extract and milk.

With that in mind, we have made a list of some great-tasting vegan beers, in no particular order, in honour of International Beer Day:

Nor’ Hop, Moor Beer

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Moor Beer's most popular beer is Nor’Hop, which is available in cask, keg and can, all of which are unfined and naturally conditioned in the container with live yeast to create what they call Modern Real Ale. Nor’Hop is a 4.1% Golden Ale showcasing citrusy hops from North America against a slightly honeyed malt character from one of Britain’s last traditional floor maltings.

Vagabond Pale Ale, BrewDog

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Vagabond Pale Ale melds citrus and tropical hop flavours with a light caramel malt base, backed up with a raucously resinous bitterness. Brewed using 100% malted barley, American hop varieties, pure Scottish water and BrewDog's clean-fermenting house yeast, Vagabond is missing only one thing - gluten.

Brother David’s Double, Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Inspired by the classic Dubbels of Belgium, their Brother David’s Double has a dark brown body and aromas of warm cocoa, banana, and cloves. Specialty malts impart a toasted, nutty character and flavours of chocolate-covered cherries and candied fruits, while the subdued hop profile and Abbey yeast create spicily, herbal notes to complement the warm, slightly sweet finish. Winner of a Gold Medal in the 2011 Great American Beer Festival™, Brother David’s Double is a truly complex and potent ale meant to be savoured or shared with friends.

Mr M's Porter, Red Cat Brewing

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With four traditional English roasted malts this award winning complex beer gives aromas of chocolate, vanilla and mellow coffee. Full in the mouth and surprisingly easy to drink.

Goldfinch, Black Isle Brewery

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A refreshing Session IPA that happens to be Gluten Free! A huge hit of tropical aromas on the nose and on the palate from the heavy dosage of Citra hops. At 3.5%, this beer packs a punch way bigger than its strength suggests.

Hoppiness, Moor Beer

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Another really popular beer from Moor Beer is Hoppiness, a 6.5% IPA combining some of the rich malt character of a barleywine with fruity hops of New World IPA’s. It is also available in all three formats - cask, keg and can.

Blonde, Black Isle Brewery

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A premium quality, continental style, blonde lager beer with a light biscuit palate and fresh grassy aroma. Brewed with the finest quality organic Hallertau aroma hops.

Notting Hill Sour, Moncada Brewery

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Based on the traditional Berliner Weisse style of beer our cloudy, sour, white beer is brewed with a mixture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria. The tartness will smack your chops with a burst of citrus flavours which pairs beautifully with salty foods.

Atlantic A.P.A., Brixton Brewery

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Brixton’s famous street market winds down Atlantic Road, brimming with exotic wares. Bold Aromas and flavours compete for passing attention, a bit like their Atlantic A.P.A. Inspired by the legendary American Pale Ales, Citra, Simcoe and Galaxy hops deliver bursts of tropical fruit and a refreshing finish.

Bad Kitty, Brass Castle Brewery

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A 5.5% chewy chocolate-vanilla dream of a porter. Bad Kitty earned its name from the antics of the two original brewhouse cats, who delighted in mischievously supervising proceedings. 10p from every bottle sold is donated to the Farplace Animal Rescue charity.

So there you have it folks, 10 of the best-tasting vegan-friendly beers out there. If you think we have missed out your favourite beer, tell us in the comments below. We'd love to hear about more.

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