Guinness® Goes Vegan

Questions, questions. People the world over have questions about Guinness® Here’s a selection of those we’re asked most often.


Questions, questions. People the world over have questions about Guinness® stout. Here’s a selection of those we’re asked most often. If you don’t see your question here and have a burning desire to know, then get in touch.

We’ll do our best to come up with a straight answer.

A. I’m a vegan. Is it true that Guinness is now suitable for vegans?

Q. Yes, it is from the keg format for now. Our new filtration process has removed the use of isinglass as a means of filtration and vegans can now enjoy a pint of Guinness.

All Guinness Draught in keg format is brewed without using isinglass. Full distribution of bottle and can formats will be in place by the end of 2017, so until then, our advice to vegans is to consume the product from the keg format only for now.

A. Are the other Guinness variants eg. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout suitable for vegans now?

Q. We are working on those. The other Guinness variants will be suitable for vegans at the end of 2017.

A. Did you have to change the recipe to make it suitable for vegans?

Q. No. Isinglass was purely used as a means of filtration. The recipe for Guinness has not changed.

A. Are cans and bottles of Guinness suitable for vegans now?

Q. Production and distribution has commenced on the bottle and can formats of Guinness Draught. It will take some time to reach the full scale distribution of these formats, but this is expected by the end of 2017.

A. What are the key ingredients in Guinness?

Q. Our key ingredients – other than inspiration – are roasted, malted barley, hops, yeast and water.

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