While lots of beers are vegan-friendly, some brewers add finings in the final stages of production. Finings are used to clarify liquids, and some can include animal-derived products like isinglass (made from the dried swim bladders of fish) and gelatine so are unsuitable for vegans. Here are three of our favourite veganfriendly beers:
Wild Beer Co Fresh Pale Ale
£2.59 (330ml can), available at honestbrew. co.uk
Citrusy with big hits of grapefruit. OUR VERDICT Very hoppy and very quaffable. A treat with a zingy salad.
Beaver Town Brewery 8 Ball
£2.60 (330ml can), beavertown brewery.co.uk
Tropical with spicy aromas and a sweet malt aftertaste. OUR VERDICT Spicy and earthy, 8 Ball goes perfectly with our dirty vegan burger (left).
Brewdog Elvis Juice
£2.50 (330ml can), brewdog.com
Vibrant and zesty. OUR VERDICT
This shouldn’t work, but it does. The tartbitterness of the grapefruit is surprisingly refreshing. A perfect thirstquencher for a hot day.