New Bristol Brewery

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)

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Left Handed Giant

Unit 9 Wadehurst Industrial Estate, St Philips Road, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0JE

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Left Handed Giant are a Bristol based brewing company “brewing modern beer, inspired by the giants of the craft beer world”. They originally started out as cuckoo brewers using the commercial kits of their friends in the brewing industry. They are now in the process of finishing their own brewery and taproom located on Wadehurst Industrial Park in the St Philips area of Bristol. The majority of their output is vegan friendly with the exception of beers that use lactose as an ingredient such as Lactose Tolerant. These brewers know their craft and are producing an exciting and technically excellent range of beers. Be sure to try their West Coast red ale, Red 5, brewed with Chinook, Mosaic and Columbus hops. Olly (BVBG)

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Our Tap Room is based at our warehouse in St Philips. Only a short walk from Temple Meads, immediately behind Old Market and literally right on the entrance/exit to the Bristol to Bath cycle path, it’s a great spot to drink fresh beer and sit in the outdoors enjoying the sunshine. We’ve got 9 taps, a small selection of wines, soft drink and fresh coffee. On a rotational basis we invite friends of ours down from the street food community to serve up their wares and keep you all sated.

Table Tennis, Forklift Basketball, a kids area with toys to keep em occupied. Fresh beer, coffee and treats. What’s not to love?

The Incredible Brewing Company

214-244 Broomhill Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5RG

incredible brewing co

There’s a vintage charm about the distinctive labels on The Incredible Brewing Company’s bottles. The large core range includes an Amber Ale, Black IPA and Saison. They also have an extensive selection of seasonal and occasional beers featuring an intriguing Nettle Beer. The beer is brewed using the finest ingredients and no additives or finings are used in it’s production. However, as with many other breweries their Milk Stout contains lactose. The beers can be difficult to locate at times and specialist off licences such as Corks of Cotham are a good place to look. Olly (BVBG)

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Butcombe Brewery

Cox’s Green, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5PA

Butcombe Brewery are located south of Bristol in Wrington and were recently joined by Stuart Howe, formerly of Sharp’s Brewery. Their proximity to the city means you’ll see many of their beers in various venues. Their cask beers use isinglass, however all their bottled beers are vegan friendly. The beer is cold conditioned for 2 weeks which removes most of the yeast. It is then filtered through cross flow filters and sterile cartridge filters into bottles, so it never sees any isinglass. Their kegged beer is also vegan friendly for the same reason. It’s worth finding a bottle of their Brunel Atlantic IPA which has a rich, biscuity body with fruity notes from the American hops. Olly (BVBG)

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Bristol Beer Factory

The Old Brewery, Durnford Street, Bristol BS3 2AW

Despite having a fantastic reputation for their beers only a few of their range is suitable for vegans. Only their Saison, Hefe and Belgian Conspiracy are not fined. You’ll find them available in bottle and sometimes on draught keg. Unfortunately all their other products come into contact with finings rendering them unsuitable. The Hefe is easily found in most bottle shops and many restaurants/bars too and is worth seeking out. The aroma is full of banana and cloves leading to notes of citrus and spice. Grain Barge always have their beers in stock so you are more than likely to find a bottle there. Olly (BVBG)

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Arbor Ales

Unit 4 Lawrence Hill Industrial Park, Croydon St, Bristol BS5 0EB


Arbor Ales are another Bristol favourite with a wide range of beer styles of consistent quality. Notable beers to look out for include Smokescreen, their robust smoked porter, in addition to their creative Freestyle Fridays range. All their kegs and bottles are free from isinglass plus any dark beers on casks are also suitable. Again, as with others, watch out for their Milk Stout. They are fairly ubiquitous throughout the city and a good location to find them is at No. 1 Harbourside which offers excellent vegan dishes and a range of their bottles to choose from. Olly (BVBG)

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Wiper & True

10-16 York St, Bristol BS2 9XT

Most people will not have missed the striking branding of Wiper & True beers. Usually a clean white label with metallic gold symbols on them, from crows to hot air balloons. The bottles are well labeled with technical details including any special ingredients. The tap fonts can be a bit more cryptic with either just a black symbol on a white background or a brown luggage tag. Many of their beers are suitable for vegans, will all their bottles being well labelled as previously noted. Either ask at the bar or on Twitter to be sure about cask/keg if it is not immediately obvious that they are vegan. Again, the one to watch out for is Milk Shake, their Milk Stout, which contains lactose. Olly (BVBG)

Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.