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Lighter, Gluten-Free, and Vegan Beer is Gaining Popularity


According to new market research, millennials are more likely to drink beers that are lighter, vegan, or gluten-free. GlobalData has reported that beer brands are experimenting more with gluten-free, lower calorie beers that are free of animal products in order to counter beer’s traditionally unhealthy image, according to BeverageDaily. Millennials are reported to be more likely to seek out beer brands that have healthier options.

While beer isn’t something many people associate with animal products, beer has traditionally used fish-derived isinglass for finings used to clarify beer. Many companies have moved away from isinglass finings in recent years, however. Here’s a list of vegan beers you can buy online.

“While it sounds odd to link beer with fitness, brewers with a sense of self-preservation are keen to establish the link,” said GlobalData’s innovation insights director Tom Vierhile, according to Craft Brewing Business. “Data suggests that younger consumers see alcohol in a more negative light than older consumers and beer that is perceived to be more healthful could thrive in the United States and elsewhere.”

Looking for a gluten-free beer? Check out this Redbridge Gluten-Free Beer and this kit for brewing your own gluten-free beer.

Cook Vegan Food With Beer

There are plenty of other uses for beer besides just drinking it. For example, have you tried making beer-battered vegan food? Check out these plant-based recipes from the Food Monster App!

Beer Battered Tofu ‘Fish’ With Lemon Mayo

This Beer Battered Tofu ‘Fish’ With Lemon Mayo is a vegan take on a seafood classic. Try it with some crispy fries!

Beer Butter Mushrooms

Looking for something simple, quick, and tasty? These Beer Butter Mushrooms are easy to make and have a unique taste from the beer and vegan butter!

Beer Broth Veggie Pot Pie

Want a unique way to get some veggies in your dinner? Try this Beer Broth Veggie Pot Pie as your main course!

There are plenty of vegan beer-battered recipes you can make. Check out Bring Out All The Flavor With These 10 Beer-Battered Recipes!

Looking for more plant-based cooking info? Download the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! 

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