This year has already seen Scottish brewer BrewDog register 23 of its beers officially vegan-friendly , JD Wetherspoon praised by PETA for its range of vegan dishes and the opening of a number of 100% vegan pubs - although it didn't work out so well for all of them.
So, to mark World Vegan Day 2016, which takes place on 1 November, The Morning Advertiser has compiled a selection of some of the top vegan beers out there:
1. Little Valley Brewery LVB X
Tasting notes: an organic barley wine that is rich, bold and dark, with hints of raisin and a strong malty backbone (10% ABV).
2. Freedom Brewery Organic Helles Lager
Tasting notes: malty flavour with a subtle bitterness and smooth caramel undertone (4.8% ABV).
3. Stroud Brewery Asparagasm
Tasting notes: a fruity and crisp aromatic pale ale using Chinook and Nelson Sauvin hops (4.2% ABV).
4. Brewdog Punk IPA
Tasting notes: the anarchic Scottish Brewer’s classic IPA is fruity and hoppy with light hints of caramel, made with New Zealand hops (5.6% ABV).
5. Brighton Bier Pale Ale
Tasting notes: a refreshing well-balanced, moreish beer brewed with Mosaic, Chinook & Citra hops (4.0% ABV).