Mill Street Royal York Stinger Honey Ale is Not Vegan Friendly

by Mill Street Brewery
Address: 55 Mill Street, Building 63
Toronto, ON, M1P 3A9
Phone: 416-681-0338
Checked by: AngelA
Double checked by: Steve, Chris
Added: about 5 years ago

Company email (November 2012):
"Thanks for the kind words--our Cobblestone is something that we are all very proud of as brewers and the project to get it into Nitrogen-charged cans has been a focus of many of us for the past year so I'm very pleased that you like it! All Mill Street beers are vegan friendly and we never use isinglass so you are totally good to go with our Cobblestone. The only exception that we make regularly is our Royal York Stinger Honey Ale that we make exclusively for sale in the bars at the Royal York using the honey that they produce on the roof of the hotel. The word honey is in the name so we think that is enough of a heads up to vegans out there and it isn't in wide distribution (only in their three bars)."

Company email: Sept 2010
"None of our beers use animal ingredients or animal-based processing aids. They are all vegan-friendly. Our products are not made of exclusively Ontario sourced ingredients, but the bulk of what we use is Canadian sourced and we are moving toward finding more and more of it as close to home as we can."

Company email: April 2009

We do not use animal by-products in the manufacture or processing of our beers.

There is one exception which is our Milk Stout available only at our pub that contains milk-derived lactose sugar--this beer is a seasonal specialty that is currently available and won't be around for more than another month or so. We named it "Milk Stout" on purpose so that it sends a very clear message to both vegans and those with lactose intolerance that it contains a milk product.

We do not use isinglass or gelatin in our cask beers--we do this intentionally so that they are vegan-friendly. I don't know of any other breweries who produce vegan-friendly cask conditioned beer other than Mill Street.

Company email: April 2009
"Our Barley Wine is released annually in November.
It does not contain honey but does have some honeyish flavours from
the residual malt sugars"

Other products by Mill Street Brewery: