With all of the snow and the lack of outdoor things to do we have been doing our fair share of trying new beers. We have excellent bars by us and beer stores that let us try more or less whatever we want. I have always used barnivore to see what beers we can drink since some have non-vegetarian and non-vegan ingredients. So last week I got sick of waiting on other people and started emailing companies that were on my list. I started sending them to barnivore and they should be posted in the next week or so. Anyways the list so far:
PA local breweries
Stoudt’s – all are vegan minus Maibock – which we tried the winter last week. Wasn’t a huge fan due to the bitterness but I will try others. Also want to head to the brewery.
Yards – all are vegan minus Thom Jefferson. I had thought all the revolution series had honey as an ingredient but ended up talking to a brewer and later contacted the owner to make certain about this. I was told only the Thomas Jefferson had honey, the others molasses.
Elsewhere, mostly Belgium
St. Feuillien – which we recently tried the cuvee de noel during our valentines dinner.
St. Bernardus – will be trying a few hopefully once we finish our mix 6 pack from last week
Trappist Westvleteren Blonde, 8, 12
nogne-o (which I am really excited to try) all are vegan minus Sahti
Ayinger, Lindemans, Orval, Westmalle, Rochefort, Green’s, and Zatec. The only thing from Merchant Duvin that isnt vegan is Traquair House
De Dolle Brouwers (which im also very excited about) website
Everything from The Abbaye des Rocs Brewery
I plan on contacting more breweries but as of now im contempt. I usually lurk through the beer menus at some of the nicer pubs we go to as well as the beer selection at the foodery and now have many new beers to try.