Squatters Pub Brewery is vegan friendly

Address: 147 West Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
USA
Phone: (801) 363-2739
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Email: http://www.squatters.com/contactUs.html
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Added: almost 7 years ago
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Products by Squatters Pub Brewery:

Company email: March 2010
"Squatters Pub Brewery located at 147 west and 300 south SLC, UT is now serving all vegan friendly beers.

For kettle finnings on all beers we use Whirlfloc G, sold by Brewers Supply Group and it is:
Euchema cottonii. Gutweed (Enteromorpha intestinalis) Hijiki or Hiziki (Sargassum fusiforme) Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) ... an seadible seaweed.

For filtration we use: Diatomaceous Earth, explained below:
Diatomaceous earth (pronounced /?da?.?t??me???s ??r?/) also known as diatomite or kieselgur, is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 1 micron to more than 1 millimeter, but typically 10 to 200 microns.[1] This powder has an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and is very light, due to its high porosity. The typical chemical composition of oven dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% silica, with 2 to 4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals) and 0.5 to 2% iron oxide.[1]

Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, as a mild abrasive, as a mechanical insecticide, as an absorbent for liquids, as cat litter, as an activator in blood clotting studies, and as a component of dynamite. As it is also heat-resistant, it can be used as a thermal insulator.

Diatoms[1] are a major group of eukaryotic algae, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton.

Phytoplankton are the autotrophic component of the plankton community. The name comes from the Greek words ????? ("phyton"), or "plant", and ???????? ("planktos"), meaning "wanderer" or "drifter".

And finally, but not last, when we just want to clarify a beer without filtration we use a beer clarifying agent called Biofine Clear A3 also sold by Brewers Supply Group manufactured by Kerry. Biofine Clear A3 is a purified collodial solution of silicic acid (SiO2) in water. It has been specially formulated for the rapid sedimentation of yeast and other haze forming particles in beer."

Company Email: March 2010
"Here at the Utah Brewers Co-op we use no products that are animal derived in any of our bottled or draft beers. That includes the Full line of Squatters and Wasatch beers."

Company email: June 2007
"I can only speak for the beers i produce at my pub regarding their vegan status, because i do not know all the techniques of the other local brewers. My hefewiezen, pilsner, vienna and cask are the only vegan beers we have on tap all the time. I guess if i felt their was a larger demand for a variety of vegan beers i would make more of them. I use finnings to clarify my ales, and as you mentioned, this inhibits them from being vegan. If i do not clarify my beers, the yeast not only makes them cloudy and unpresentable, but it also creates an unpleasant flavor.

With that said, you will be happy to know that my assistant is also vegan and has showed great interest in find other ways to clarify our ales with something vegan friendly. I am definitely going to support him in his research efforts. FYI: any filtered beers are vegan. We use DE for filtration and this appears to me to vegan.