Unit B Totterdown Bridge Ind. Est, Bristol BS2 0XH
We used to think beer was something you drank to get drunk. Nobody ever taught us what good beer was, we had to find that out for ourselves. We are now at a point in time where craft beer is booming with so many fantastic products available. At cocksure brewing co. We want to help this trend, buck the old status quo, so that the next generation are not brought up in a world where widgets are in cans. Cocksure brewing co will challenge and disrupt the beer world. In our own style we want to make craft beer the right choice. Why can’t there be craft beer in every bar, pub, restaurant, hotel, golf club, super-market? There is no reason. It has to be learnt, the habit needs to change; people need to back themselves. Be brave and try something different… who knows you might like it.
Did you know all our beers are #vegan friendly?
Southway Drive, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5LW
Bath Ales brewed its first beer in 1995 at a tiny brewery in Wincanton, Somerset. Since then the brewery has moved twice, but the beer we make and the Hare that proudly adorns our beers remains the same – with a bit of a refresh along the way.
In 2016 a new chapter for Bath Ales started as it was acquired by Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery, an independent, family brewer and pub company. As huge admirers of Bath Ales, St Austell has invested in a new brewery for the current team. Hare Brewery means more of what Bath Ales drinkers know and love – and some exciting new beers too.
Hare Brewery’s new taproom is now open – come and visit us in Warmley and taste our beers right from their brewing home. All bottled beer from our new brewery is suitable for vegans and vegetarians due to the new method of filtration. Please look out for the new branded bottles which will be the latest batches brewed on our new equipment.
Days Road, Bristol BS2 0QS
Brewers of some of your favourite vegan beers, champions of Modern Real Ale, pioneers of unfined beer & can conditioning, lovers of loud music and a galaxy far, far away!
The Tap is open the following hours: Wednesday 1200–2200, Thursday 1200–2200, Friday 1200–2200, Saturday 1200–2200, Sunday 1200–1800
Our Tap features an ever changing selection of our beers in cask, keg & bottle, as well as a range of soft drinks and hot beverages (featuring Clifton Coffee). You can order draught beer in one third, one half, and full imperial pint measures. You can purchase our 660ml bomber bottles for drinking at the Tap or to take away. We also have two litre refillable growlers available to take away your favourite draught beers.
We strive to produce strongly flavoured beers of exceptional character. All our beers are brewed using only natural ingredients. We put a lot into our beers by using the finest malt, hops, yeast and water – but don’t take anything out. All our beers are unfined so they retain the yeast that is so vital to producing exceptional flavour, as well as providing vitamins.
32 Upper York Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8QN
Inspired by the rich culture and creativity of our fantastic neighbourhood, Stokes Croft, we established Croft Ales to fulfil our ambition to bring genuinely handcrafted, small batch beer to the good people of Bristol. Our beers are all vegan but I’m sorry to say that at the moment we don’t have anything gluten free.
Unit 2, William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG
We think life’s too short not to enjoy what you do, so we decided to brew. First and foremost we brew beer for you to enjoy. But we also think the art and science of brewing is fascinating so we’re going to share that with you.
We might be biased, but we think Bristol is one of the best cities in the UK, and we’ll shout about that as much as we can.
The brewery was started by Bob and Kelly in 2015, finding a home for the 10 barrel kit in St Philips in East Bristol. All our beers are unfined and unfiltered, so naturally hazy and suitable for vegans. Our brewery tap in Bristol is open Fridays and Saturdays between April and October so if you can join us to try the beer at source, we’d love to see you – cheers!
91 Whitby Road, Bristol BS4 4AR
Our beers contain no isinglass finings, are vegan friendly and naturally hazy. L&G
Bristol’s newest brewery is also Bristol’s newest vege-friendly brewery. “No Isinglass, no ingredients of animal origin” they stated in response to my inquiry. In an increasingly crowded craft beer scene a brewery has to do something special to be noticed. Lost & Grounded stand out because they are doing something that none of the other Bristol breweries are; producing: unpasteurised, live, keg conditioned European beer styles in a state of the art brewery. It even has a lactic acid propagator for those sour styles.
And the beers? I was lucky enough to try two in The Barley Mow in their first week of sale. Hop Hand Fallacy (4.4%) was very much in the Belgian farmhouse ale tradition falling somewhere between a light Saison and a Witbier with the latter’s hints of coriander & peel. The real winner was Keller Pils (4.8%), a really lovely unfiltered hoppy really real lager. They also apparently do an 8.8% Tripel which I am really looking forward to trying. Watch out for keg font clips like these. They could be a real sign of quality. Mark
20a Wilson Street, Bristol, BS2 9HH
New Bristol Brewery are one of the city’s more elusive breweries. Run by brothers Tom and Noel all of their beers are unfined and therefore vegan friendly. The bottles are easily recognised with an illustration of a gorilla in a space suit on the label! A colourful ribbon runs around the design indicating the beer name, style and strength. Their core range includes a 4% best bitter, 365, with malt and toffee notes and Flame, a 5.2% amber beer with a rich malt backbone and citrus notes. The only one to avoid is the Super Deluxe Stout which contains lactose. Olly (BVBG)
Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.