St Patrick’s day is not an easy time for vegans.
Like many beers and wines, Guinness is filtered through fish bladders – so is strictly off-limits for all conscientious vegans.
In 2015 Guinness announced they were going vegan – but they haven’t yet made good on that promise.
But that doesn’t mean you have to spend the day of the shamrock completely sober.
Here’s a list of vegan stouts to look out for – helpfully compiled by Animal Aid.
• Ginger Stout, Angel Ales, West Midlands
• Breakfast Stout, Arbor Ales, Bristol
• Descent Into Madness Winter Stout, Bad Seed Brewery, North Yorkshire
• Idle Bo Stout, Bartleby’s Brewery, East Sussex
• Subwoofer Stout, Baseline Brewing, West Sussex
• Blackjack Stout, Blackjack Beers, Manchester
• Spiral Stout, Boudicca Brewing, Norfolk.
• Sump Oil Stout, Brew Shack, Dorset
• Windrush Stout, Brixton Brewery, London
• Dandy Stout, Earth Ale Brewery, London
• Quadrant Oatmeal Stout, East London Brewing, London
• Oatmeal Stout, Fourpure Brewing, London
• Treason Stout, Great Heck Brewing, North Yorkshire
• Entire Stout, Hop Back Brewery, Wiltshire
• Utopian Stout, Lacada Brewery, County Antrim
• London Stout, Meantime Brewing, London
• Moor Stout, Moor Beer Company, Bristol
• Super Deluxe Stout, New Bristol Brewery, Bristol
• Outstanding Stout, Outstanding Brewing, Lancashire
• Foreign Export Stout, Partizan Brewing, London
• Dance First Stout, Pig & Porter Brewing, Kent
• Shoreditch Stout, Pitfield Brewery, Essex
• 1792 Imperial Chocolate Stout, Pitfield Brewery, Essex
• Hoxton Stout, Redchurch Brewery, London
• Old Ford Export Stout, Redchurch Brewery, London
• Kofra Stout, Redwell Brewery, Norfolk
• Extra Stout, Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery, North Yorkshire
• Chopper Stout, Six Degrees North, Aberdeenshire
• Sweetheart Stout, Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Glasgow
• Old Rasputin Stout, Tollgate Brewery, Derbyshire
• God’s Twisted Sister Stout, Twisted Barrel Ale, West Midlands
• Decadence Stout, Weird Beard Brewing, London
Here’s a link to the Animal Action page, which has some more helpful tips on enjoying a vegan paddy’s day. https://t.co/gB3NjVs4dZ