If you’re gluten-free or vegan (or both), enjoying alcohol can be almost as tricky as finding food that’s safe for you to eat.
Luckily, most spirits are gluten-free and vegan, but other alcoholic drinks aren’t so straightforward.
According to Coeliac UK, beers, lagers, stouts and ales aren’t safe for a gluten-free diet – unless you specifically pick up a gluten-free alternative, of course.
Vegans aren’t so fortunate either.
A lot of breweries will use animal-derived products, such as gelatine or isinglass (a gelatine made from the swim bladder of fish) during the clearing process.
These are definitely not vegan friendly.
Not sure what’s safe? Here are 10 alcoholic drinks that are both gluten-free and vegan.
With more awards than most A-list actors, this light beer is every vegan and gluten-free person’s dream.
Ever wished there was a vegan and gluten-free Baileys? Well, your Christmas wish just came true.
Missed San Miguel since going gluten-free?
Now you can get the same great taste, without the gluten.
Unlike most other brands, Celia’s gluten-free beer comes in two varieties, organic and dark.
Both vegan. Both gluten-free. Bottoms up.
Unlike many brands, this sparkling wine is made without any animal-derived products.
It tastes exactly like champagne. What’s not to love?
Nastro Azzurro is Peroni’s gluten-free brand that you won’t want to miss.
Yep, it’s a-OK for vegans too.
Brewdog is dedicated to breaking down the walls of mass-produced beer.
Their Vagabond pale ale is gluten-free, certified vegan-friendly and a thing of beauty.
This gluten-free Belgian Pilsner uses natural tannins instead of isinglass, making it safe for vegans.
That’s a green light for Green’s.
There’s definitely no need to give up Ale with this gluten-free and vegan friendly option.
This brand uses a centrifuging process to filter their beer, instead of using animal-derived products.
Plus, who needs gluten when your beer is brewed from quinoa?
Becky Excell is a London-based food/travel/lifestyle blogger. You can check out her gluten-free blog for recipes, travel guides and vlogs.
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