Wychwood Scarecrow (organic) is Vegan Friendly

by Marston's Beer Company
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Double checked by: Andrew, Athen, Bryan, Ian, Jaime, Rebecca, Kevin
Added: almost 4 years ago

Company email, October 2011:
"Yes we use isinglass during processing for all our products unless they are specifically designated like Scarecrow and the Duchy products in bottle"

Company email regarding Ringwood, October 2011:
"Sadly none of our beers, either on draught or in bottle, are totally vegan as we use the isinglass finings in all of our products."

Company email: October 2011
"Scarecrow, Duchy brands in bottle and M&S Staffordshire IPA are all processed without the aid of isinglass and therefore should be suitable for vegans."

Company email: Feb 2011
"There has been a change to the “fast cask” Hobgoblin - Isinglass finings are now used in the process pre filter, but not added to the cask itself. So the only beers we do now that have no isinglass finings at any stage of the process are the organic beers."

Company email: Jan 2011
"Unfortunately Brakspear Bitter & Triple are not suitable for Vegetarians, however we can confirm that our bottled organic ales as detailed below are suitable for vegetarians/vegans:
Wychwood Scarecrow
Brakspear Oxford Gold (bottled NOT cask)
Duchy Originals Organic Ale"

Company email: Nov 2010
"Yes all Hobgoblin is now fastcask and therefore vegan. I can’t confirm all EPA and Pedigree is fastcask at present"

Company email: March 2010
"The only products we can guarantee free from isinglass finings are
Oxford Gold and Circle Master both of which are available in bottle. No cask beers are suitable. Circle Master and Oxford Gold in bottle are the only brands we own that do not use isinglass. Green Goblin is brewed by Thatchers who will be assuming a franchise in the near future. The Supermarket owned brands are not our brands; we brew them when we are asked to. Having said that we do brew the Duchy Originals for Waitrose and I believe we own the brand. Whatever, the supermarket beers listed I'm sure will still be suitable for vegetarians but out of courtesy it should be them rather than us that confirms it."

In the news:
Marston's to start brewing vegetarian real ale (http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2010/03/21/marston-s-to-start-brewing-vegetarian-real-ale-65233-26080705/)

Company email regarding Jennings: February 2010
"Our beer contains finings which are from fish. I hope this answers your"

Company email: September 2009
"Unfortunately none of our cask beers are suitable for Vegetarians, however we can confirm that all of our bottled organic ales as detailed below, together with our Green Goblin Cider are suitable for vegetarians/vegans.(Circle Master, Brakspear Oxford Gold (bottled), Morrisons Organic Golden Ale, Duchy Originals Organic)"

Company reply:
"The following beers in our brand range have not been processed using isinglass and should therefore meet your criteria.

VEGAN/ANIMAL FREE STANDARDS
Animal Ingredients
The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable
its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any
animal product, by-product or derivative. Common animal ingredients
include lactose, casein, whey, cochineal, shellac, beeswax and other bee
products, lanolin, silk, gelatine, vitamin D3 and isinglass.

Animal Testing
The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable
its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort
on animals conducted at the initiative of the manufacturer or on its
behalf, or by parties over whom the manufacturer has effective control."

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