is guinness beer brewed with meat?

a couple of my vegan friends wont drink guinness beer because they claim its brewed with meat. Is this true? and if so where can i find proof?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No, don't be silly!

  • orum
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Guinness Meat

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Guinness takes barley, and malts it. Malting adds moisture to the dried seeds until they begin to sprout. When the seed begins to sprout, it converts the starch stored inside it to sugar. The sprouted seed is then dried in an oven. Guinness is a stout, so the oven has a higher temperature than a light or amber beer/ale would use. That is the reason for the color of Guinness. The dried/sprouted barley is then boiled in water along with hops. The only thing that hops adds is bitterness, which counters the sickly sweet taste of the sugar in the barley. Hops are then strained from the wort, and it is allowed to cool. When the temperature reaches around 70 F, yeast is pitched into the wort and it ferments. Yeast and sugar combine to form carbon dioxide and alcohol. After filtering and kegging/bottling, it is shipped to bars or liquor stores. All beer or ale is made using this process.

    Why would anyone put an animal in the wort. It would add nothing to the making of any beer/ale/stout/porter/etc?

  • 1 decade ago

    Beer is brewed with malt, hops, yeast and water. Your vegan friends are really confused.

    However, Guinness is great for cooking meat, especially stewed beef. Pour part of a bottle in with the meat to add flavour. Drink the rest of the case.

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  • 5 years ago

    Guinness Extra Stout uses NO isinglass.

    So your friends can drink that instead. It's brewed in North America.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    According to the legend back when Guinness was relatively new, the workers went to clean out the tanks. It's been awhile since they did. When they opened the tanks, they found dozens of dead rats in them. (Good rats) After quietly cleaning them out (very quietly since the black plague was still feared in Europe) People complained that the flavor wasn't the same. So meat was added to make up for the lack of dead rats. How much of this legend is true is anybody's guess. I would contact Guinness and ask them about the story, and whether or not they use meat, my guess is, they don't.

  • ken G
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes the dark colour comes from a 700-900 kg Bull that has been tortured and then burned black with Blowtorch devises, and thrown into the ferment tank .Thank you for allowing this news become mainstream knowledge.There is so much Bull in Guinness that the brewers refer to Guinness as "Brew Beef" or "Beefabrew." Sometimes"Liquid Beef".I even heard they might have to recall Guinness for E-Coli and Mad Cow Disease.A real eyeopener.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Your vegan friends are correct. Guinness uses isinglass in the filtering process which is a fish bi-product.

    I love how many people come on Yahoo Answers and spew out anecdotal BS and criticize people who have actually done their due diligence. I guess that's just an indicator of the level of accuracy of the information on this site.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To make Cock-Ale

    PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Closet Of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Kt. Opened, 1677 | CLASS: Authentic

    DESCRIPTION: A drink of ale, chicken broth, & sack

    To make Cock-Ale.

    Take eight gallons of Ale, take a Cock and boil him well; then take four pounds of Raisins of the Sun well stoned, two or three Nutmegs, three or four flakes of Mace, half a pound of Dates; beat these all in a Mortar, and put to them two quarts of the best Sack: and when the Ale hath done working, put these in, and stop it close six or seven days, and then bottle it, and a month after you may drink it.

    The only ale with meat in it that I know of, Ive never made it.

    Yahoo is sensoring the name for a male chicken out of the text.

  • 1 decade ago

    IT'S TRUE (kind of)

    If they are truly die-hard vegans... there are many brewing processes and refining processes that use animal products. Check out the attached link... VERY INTERESTING.

    *Then again.... do they wear leather or silk, put on make-up, use soap...... there's a little animal in everything!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    It contains as much meat as Animal Crackers do. Just warn them of the amount of deer blood in Jagermiester and the bull hormones in Red Bull.

    Vegans can be so silly.

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