Dark Star American Pale Ale is Not Vegan Friendly

by Dark Star Brewing Co.
Address: 22 Star Road Partridge Green West Sussex
Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA
Phone: 01403713085
Email: paul@darkstarbrewing.co.uk
URL: www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk
Checked by: Bones
Double checked by: Vlad, Bryan
Added: almost 6 years ago

Company email (June 2016) re: Hophead:
"Our Hophead beers in bottle are not clarified using isinglass (they are filtered) and therefore they contain no animal product. For our draught beers we continue with the traditional method using isinglass."

Company email (August 2013):
"Sorry, none of our beers could be classified as vegan"

Company email (October 2011):
"We cannot guarantee any of our beers as vegan as the ingredients are not purchased with any such guarantee. However, neither our Imperial Stout or Saison are fined with isinglass (which is derived from fish swim bladders) and therefore the only ingredients used in these are malted grain, yeast, hops and water."

Company email:
"Imperial is currently the only unfined one (we have done a few naturally cloudy beers in the past). We could therefore say that the Imperial is suitable for vegetarians.
It is very likely that all the ingredients with exception of isinglass are free from animal derived product but they are not purchased on this basis and therefore I cannot guarantee it. It is possible, for example, that bonemeal could be used on the soil for growth of the hops or barley, making them unsuitable for vegans."

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