Wadworth’s gluten-free beer 6X Gold has extended its ‘free from’ credentials by becoming vegan too. The beer recently reached the finals of the Free From Pub and Bar awards, and received a bronze at the International Beer Challenge 2017.
Wadworth chief executive, Chris Welham, said: “6X Gold is extremely popular with drinkers who like beer and also those that need to choose a gluten-free diet.
“What became very apparent in our discussions with customers is that there is a real demand for vegan products, too. We set about changing the brewing process so that this award-winning beer is vegan also.”
6X Gold is certified by Coeliac UK. To make the beer vegan, the isinglass finings are replaced by a silicate and polysaccharide finings agent in the brewing process.
The beer takes six weeks to create and is specially bottled to retain its gluten-free and vegan status. It is a hoppy and refreshing ale with sweet malt and spicy notes.