As one who has become quite fond of Guinness since a trip to the Dublin in 2014 I was conflicted upon reading in an Independent article that for the first time since its 1759 founding the Irish institution will become vegan friendly and will no longer use fish bladders in its filters.

Apparently bowing to beer-loving vegan pressure Guinness will adopt a different filtration process in 2016 and while still enjoying the samples of a morning tour of the Jameson whiskey a short walk way don’t recall fish bladders being mentioned on my afternoon tour of the Guinness Storehouse in the sprawling St. James`s Gate factory. I shall endeavour to taste test Guinness periodically over the next year to ensure the change in the manufacturing process hasn`t altered this timeless tipple.

For those who have not toured the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin enjoy this video.