I always say, if the only thing I can get during a night out is french fries and beer then that’s okay with me, but that usually leads to a trip to Taco Bell at 2am (which is also okay with me).
An app I use when we go out is called Vegaholic, plus there’s a website that it gets its information from called Barnivore that lets you know if liquor is vegan or not. They’re both useful tools to quickly check, but I have my go-to beers since I don’t like checking the app while I’m out with friends. Here’s some of my favorite drinks to get:
A classic dark beer. This is my go-to beer, I usually have the classic Guinness or Extra Stout. The Black Lager and The 1759 are not vegan.
2. Bishop Cider
Living in North Texas, this has been easy to find at a lot of places near us. Bishop Cider is made in Dallas, TX in one of our favorite barcades (cidercade, specifically).
3. (512) Pecan Porter
A nice, dark beer that DJ compares the taste of to cigarettes. I personally love the flavor of it, but you have to be into thick, dark beer to enjoy it.
4. Dream Crusher IPA, Deep Ellum Brewing
One of the lighter beers on this list, it’s my go-to at Spiral Diner, a vegan diner located in Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth. It’s hoppy and fruity and goes well with the burgers and nachos we usually order.
5. Dos Equis
The Lager, XX, and Ambar are all vegan. This one is not one of my favorites on this list, but it’s at most restaurants and easy to find.
6. Blue Moon
A lot of Blue Moon’s beers are vegan, but not all. Some have honey in them, so I would double check before ordering.
7. Chief Justice Stout, Legal Draft
Another dark beer we discovered at Spiral Diner that has a nice, light coffee flavor.
8. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
Most, but not all of Jack Daniel’s whiskey is vegan (Tennessee Honey and Jack Daniel’s Ready to Drink are not).
9. Or, if you don’t want anything alcoholic, there are quite a few bars around us that serve Kombucha on tap.
Honorable mentions: Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Corona, and Heineken beers are vegan.
Hope this is a helpful guide! I definitely prefer darker beer over light, so are there any lighter beers you’d like to recommend? Let me know! Be safe and responsible while out. ♡