Author Archives: OzBassoon

Good Vegan News from Carton United Brewery/Fosters

Thanks to @timc_hoar for letting me know about these exciting developments at Fosters.  According to a company email, they are in the process of reviewing their brewing processes with, hopefully, the aim of eliminating the use of many animal-based ingredients/agents. … Continue reading

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Three Troupers Beers Don’t Make the Vegan Beer List

Sad to say that Three Troupers have got back to me and have told me that their beers aren’t vegan.  Fortunately there are plenty of super microbrew vegan beers out there anyway!

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Grill’d: Vegan Burgers and Chips in the Melbourne CBD

A rare night on the town last night afforded me the opportunity to try Grill’d’s vegan options.  Their menu features three vegie burgers, all of which include various animal products as standard but are easily excluded on request (e.g. mayo, … Continue reading

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Grill’d Vegan Options thanks to “Vegan About Town”

So, I always thought that if chips were cooked in vegetable oil they’d be vegan but apparently the chips are routinely pre-coated in tallow!  Bad times indeed.  Grill’d of Melbourne have recently sourced and now use vegan chips so you … Continue reading

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Two Birds Brewing is on the vegan beer list.

Thanks to Two Birds Brewing (@twobirdsbrewing) for responding to my email enquiry.  I can now add them to my own list and it should come up on Barnivore in a little while too.  I had a couple of schooners of their … Continue reading

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What do you mean “is the beer vegan?” – Vegetarian Network Victoria explains.

While most people understand what veganism means when it comes to eating, fewer contemplate its implications for the clothes you wear or the household products you use. Fewer still realise that many alcoholic beverages aren’t vegan, i.e. animal products are … Continue reading

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Vegan bolognese one night, chili beans the next. Good times.

A good friend of ours, @Nayc_Sampson, passed a few staple recipes our way recently and we’ve tried two of them out over the last two nights.  Both have been awesome and will probably become staples in our own household. First … Continue reading

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