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    Does Beer Require a Hechsher?

    Question for the rabbi: Is there a difference between American and European breweries and which need a kosher certification. Full Story

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    Beer
    Guest
    Beer

    Not clear
    I see people drinking beer with no hecsher

    Pls
    Guest
    Pls

    Cud u post a list of the kosher and not kosher beers?

    Ok, but...
    Guest
    Ok, but...

    This answer that was provided by OK Kosher Certification is interesting, but there is not a single reference to Shulchan Aruch or any sefer at all for that matter. What I do see here are generalizations and vague terms that don’t mean much. For example, what are “flavorings that are quite kosher sensitive?” Kosher sensitive? That’s a new one on me. Can we have this same question answered by a named Rov rather than an anonymous representative of an organization that makes all of its money from providing kosher certification? It’s in their financial interest to say that everything needs… Read more »

    well done
    Guest
    well done

    How about hard alchol?

    Hechsher on Water!??!!
    Guest
    Hechsher on Water!??!!

    “Most people look for Hechsher on water” That is absolutely not true. Water does NOT need a Hechsher, no one looks for Hechshers on water unless he is an am haaretz and has no clue. I have always wondered why the Hechsher companies put their Hechsher on water, and now I know,,, With this marketing PLOY, ‘well since water has a hechser and people look for a hechsher on water, so of course beer needs a hechsher, … This is a sham – Besides being Nogaiah Badovor,, let a rav – rabbi who is not involved in the Kusrus business… Read more »

    give us a list...
    Guest
    give us a list...

    Some standard beers that we all drink do not have a kosher symbol on the bottle… so how should we know? where can one find a list? TIA

    good to know.
    Guest
    good to know.

    thanks for posting

    cRc Kosher Liquor List
    Guest
    cRc Kosher Liquor List

    crcweb.org – print the current Liquor List – it contains beer, whiskey, vodka, run, tequila, scotch, bourbon etc. This is a dynamic list that is constantly reviewed and updated.

    what about israeli beers?
    Guest
    what about israeli beers?

    are there any issues with israeli beers? shmita? maasros?

    to #8
    Guest
    to #8

    the crc website is confusing cant find any liquor list can you post a direct link. Am wondering about the new flavored beers like i saw recently an apple beer , etc

    Thanks OK
    Guest
    Thanks OK

    Thank you for the post.
    I do understand the term “kosher sensitive”, they can’t start explaining to us all the detaills in this regard, they want to inform us about what to buy and what not to buy. For “lomdes” go to yeshiva.

    mendel
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    mendel

    i know that smirnof ice has a hecsher besides one of them they sell them in raskins on albany av

    yossi
    Guest
    yossi

    I understand water for Passover needs a hechsher but all year round?

    Dave
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    Dave

    Couldn’t agree with #3 more!
    And to #11, we all went to Yeshiva and most of us had our fare share of “lomdes” and will understand more descriptive terms other than “kosher sensitive” and “All domestic light, flavored and micro brews definitely require reliable kosher supervision”

    The CRC has a list of beer they recommend
    Guest
    The CRC has a list of beer they recommend

    However, this article is really dodgy. There is a clear understanding that unless beer has fruit flavoring or spices, it is understood to be kosher… Most micro breweries you call today will tell you there are very few additives if ANY in beer, they strive to stick to natural ingredients, just hops, barley, etc. occasional COFFEE but ales, pilsners, porters, and most stouts are apparently just fine as long as they aren’t featuring fruit flavorings or spices supposedly… Can a ROV please confirm?

    Zalmi
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    Zalmi

    Yossi, water for pesach does not need a hechsher, you can drink from your sink at home, as well as from a public water fountain.

    To #13
    Guest
    To #13

    Water DOES not need a Hechsher for Passover and for all year long.

    This is absolutely absurd

    I agree with #13 and #17
    Guest
    I agree with #13 and #17

    water never needs a hechsher unless it is flavoured water (which is very rare)
    lol I love collive comment fights

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