This spring we have launched our very first vegan beer, New Dawn. Full of fruity hops, New Dawn has a juicy and fresh taste with a hint of citrus. It’s a refreshing burst of flavour, perfect for spring and summertime drinking.
Traditionally, the quality of a good beer is often judged by its clarity. To achieve a clear beer, ‘finings’ are used towards the end of the brewing process, substances that are commonly made from an animal product, such as gelatine or isinglass.
So, in deciding to develop our first vegan friendly beer, we faced a quandary: how can we achieve the same clarity without using the very product that would make it vegan un-friendly?
Instead we took a bold decision. We decided to focus all our efforts on creating a vegan beer that tastes magnificent. We accepted that by using a different process, we would create a different product, because change is a good thing!
New Dawn is unfined, naturally hazy and totally vegan. When you see a pint of New Dawn poured, don’t be put off by its cloudiness – be intrigued. You can take our word for it, it tastes great and it is available to buy now from our brewery shop in Neepsend, in bottles and kegs.