Re: Vegan Beer
Bollocks. Many (most?) beers are clarified with gelatin, casein, albumen or isinglas. These are not vegan.
Personally, I don't care, but if you don't want a hint of animal product, none of those will be suitable for vegans.
Casein is also a milk byproduct, and it's in common use. I think it's a bit silly to brand your beer as being "lactose free" rather than just including the fact somewhere on the label, and of course the actual percentage of lactose would be negligable in the final result. But I don't have a milk allergy so I don't know how serious trace amounts might be. Yes, it's mostly a branding exercise, but who cares? At least it's not like "low calorie water" in terms of being representing something that is not a "thing".