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Is Kopparberg Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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What tastes better during a sunny weekend afternoon or early evening? Ice cold fruit cider – but is everybody’s favourite name, Kopparberg cider, vegan? Keep reading to find out.

What is Kopparberg?

Kopparberg is a Swedish brewery that has been making cider since 1882 in a small town of the same name. We’ve been enjoying their drinks here in the UK since the early 2000s when they were introduced to the Wetherspoons chain IKEA.

Traditionally the brewery only sold apple and pear cider (as well as alcohol-free versions of the two), but in 2007 they made a lucrative decision to start playing with fruit combinations – Strawberry and Lime, Elderflower and Lime, Raspberry, Passionfruit and many more!

Is Kopparberg vegan?

Great news for all cider lovers – Kopparberg is now completely vegan friendly!
Whilst all their ingredients have always been purely plant-based, their filtration process, much like many breweries, used to use animal by-products for the drinks’ clarity. These included isinglass collagen, gelatine and crab shells until recently.
Now the Swedish brewery's entire range is suitable for vegans – so did you just find your new summer drink for 2021? We think so.

*Disclaimer* watch out for any old stock in shops that isn't vegan-friendly. (Kopparberg will be adding a vegan statement to its latest bottles)

Is the old Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime vegan? 

No, this non-vegan filtration also includes Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime cider.

Is any of the old Kopparberg cider vegan?

According to its website, Kopparberg Alcohol-Free is vegan because gelatine is only used to filter alcohol.

Want to see our favourite vegan ciders? 

Check out our guide to the best vegan-friendly ciders on the market here.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments section below. 


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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