The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark has just registered Keighley-based brewery Timothy Taylor’s full bottled range of beers.
The brewery, who have been producing award-winning ales since 1858, has been working closely with the Vegan Trademark team to ensure the ingredients used in the production process of their beers would enable them to achieve vegan status.
All bottled beers, including the world-famous Landlord, will now wear the distinctive Vegan Trademark on their label, helping users identify that the product is free from animal ingredients. The brewery’s range of mini kegs and only current kegged beer, Hopical Storm, will also be identified as vegan on their labelling.
Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning cask ales, with their Landlord winning more awards than any other beer, taking home both CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Awards Gold Medal four times. Established in 1858 when Timothy Taylor began brewing in Keighley, the company remains in the family and is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.
Ericka Durgahee, Marketing Manager at The Vegan Society, said: “Timothy Taylor’s have been working hard behind the scenes to get their iconic bottled beer varieties certified with the Vegan Trademark this year. It’s been a pleasure working with them and their suppliers on their journey to having vegan options available. Thank you to them for helping to make choosing an ale easy for everyone!”
Tim Dewey, Timothy Taylor’s Chief Executive stated: “We have a long history of brewing dating back to 1858. Throughout that time, we have seen numerous cultural and societal shifts in the way people enjoy beer.
“We’ve been asked many times to make our beers vegan-friendly, as some fans of the brewery change lifestyles but still want to enjoy their favourite ale. Therefore, it is hugely exciting that our bottled beers, mini kegs and Hopical Storm in keg, can now be enjoyed by more people, without any change in the quality and ‘that taste of Taylor’s’ which people have come to expect throughout our 164-year history.”
The brewery notes that the vegan status currently only applies to their bottled range of beers, mini kegs, and kegged Hopical Storm, and not their traditional cask products, that still utilise isinglass finings as a clarification process aid. Timothy Taylor’s are currently researching different processes that would enable their cask beers to be vegan-friendly, without sacrificing the quality and clarity of product for which they are famous.
Please note that some stock in circulation was produced prior to final certification and the addition of the Vegan Trademark to the brewery’s labels. All bottles and kegs with Best Before Dates of March 2022 onwards are vegan. For more information about the Vegan Trademark visit The Vegan Trademark.