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24th January 2022

Timothy Taylor’s Full Range of Bottled Beers Certified as Vegan-Friendly

Keighley-based brewery Timothy Taylor’s, who have been producing award-winning ales since 1858, have announced that their full bottled range of beers are now certified as vegan-friendly.

The brewery has been working closely with its supplier base, and registered charity The Vegan Society, the oldest vegan society in the world, to ensure the ingredients used in the production process of their beers enabled them to achieve vegan status.

Nick Berkovits, Second Brewer at Timothy Taylor’s, explains more: “It’s fantastic to be able to finally announce our vegan credentials after months of hard work by our production and quality assurance teams.

“The Vegan Society and key raw material suppliers have supported us on this journey and at its core is our globally recognised Food Safety & Quality Management System. This has allowed us to trace and assure with total confidence that our bottled and kegged beers are brewed to the vegan philosophy. This is central to our ongoing, sustainability-focused, continuous improvement programme.”

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.

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!”

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.

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.”

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. Please be assured that all bottles and kegs with Best Before Dates of March 2022 onwards are vegan. If you have any queries, please contact Timothy Taylor’s by emailing


Notes to editors:

Timothy Taylor’s

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, winning 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.

The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society is a registered charity and the oldest vegan society in the world, founded in the United Kingdom in 1944 by Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley, George Henderson and his wife Fay Henderson among others.

The Vegan Trademark has been helping users identify that a product is free from animal ingredients since 1990. Registration with the trademark gives brands the confidence to shout about their vegan credentials. Look out for the Vegan Trademark on over 55,000 products worldwide, including cosmetics, clothing, food, drink, household items, and many more!

Press release from Timothy Taylor’s

For more images or information, please contact Scott Cameron, Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s on or 01535 683 707.