Monteith’s is Not Vegan Friendly

by Monteiths New Zealand
Address: 1 Bairds Road PO Box 22010
Auckland, Auckland
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 259 3000
Fax:
Email: doug.banks@db.co.nz
URL: http://www.monteiths.co.nz
Checked by: Ian
Double checked by: Lisa Y
Added: almost 4 years ago

Company Email:
"Unfortunately we have to say that we cannot always claim a ‘vegan’ status for Monteith’s Beers .

For the majority of the time Monteith’s beer would have a ‘vegan’ status , but for times when the beer is more difficult to filter, we will use a fining agent (isinglass) to assist in the clarification of the beer. This fining material is virtually entirely removed during filtration processes leaving only trace residues that are so small we cannot detect it. Monteith’s is not brewed anywhere else …it is only brewed in NZ. We also add rata honey to Monteith’s Summer beer.
The Heineken , Amstel , Amstel Light and Tiger beers we brew do have a full vegan status and no isinglass is used in their brewing."

Company Email:
"The beers like Heineken , Amstel ,Amstel Light and Tiger that we brew meet your critera .
However , for some of the Monteith’s and DB beers, we reserve the practise of using finings for difficult to filter beers at some of our breweries. Over time we are reducing fining practises and at our large Waitemata Brewery (~75% of our beer production) the beers brewed are free of fining."

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