Little Creatures Cider is Not Vegan Friendly

by Little Creatures Brewing
Address: 40 Mews Road
Fremantle, WA, 6160
Australia
Phone: 08-9338-8500
Fax: 08-9331-4087
Email: email@littlecreatures.com.au
URL: http://www.littlecreatures.com.au/
Checked by: Gerry
Double checked by: Bruce, Jodie, Candace
Added: 3 months ago

Company email (July 2014):
"The only Ingredients we use in our beers are
Water (potable water)
Hops (bittering agent, can be in the form of pellets or liquid)
Malted Barley (Types used: pale malt, roasted malt, crystal malt)
Sugar (liquid in some brews)
Yeast (the fermenting agent) - not strictly a raw material-but we refer to it as the fermenting agent

The Food standards code requires all food producers including alcoholic beverage makers to list on the label any potentially allergenic agents such as finings agents derived from milk, fish or egg products. These are commonly used in the wine industry. We cannot speak for other brewers, but Lion do not use any of these materials in our beer production. If we, or any other brewer were to use them then we would be required to note this on the label.

As from 1 January 2003 all LNA products are brewed and packaged without the use of any animal products. Isinglass was used until December 2002 and now no longer used. The apple juice in Ted Cider is the only one that has traces of milk. It has been in contact with Caseinate, a milk derived product used for fining (clarifying) the juice early in the process before we receive it. So this may rule it out of being suitable for vegans."

Note from Jodie (March 2014):
"I was told by a manage at the Geelong Little Creatures Brewery that all of their beers were filtered through crushed fish bones and said that they were not vegan products."

Update:
"Bruce spoke with reception who told him that they use isinglass in the cider product “Pipsqueak.”

Email:
"The brewmaster says "Our beers don't have any animal products in them - we don't use Isinglass finings at all."

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