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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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I agree with #13 and #17
October 14, 2015 6:39 am

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

To #13
October 12, 2015 6:35 pm

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

This is absolutely absurd

Zalmi
October 12, 2015 6:57 am

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.

The CRC has a list of beer they recommend
October 12, 2015 1:32 am

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?

Dave
October 11, 2015 6:09 pm

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”

yossi
October 11, 2015 5:23 pm

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

mendel
October 11, 2015 3:09 pm

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

Thanks OK
October 11, 2015 11:23 am

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.

to #8
October 11, 2015 10:58 am

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

what about israeli beers?
October 11, 2015 3:50 am

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

cRc Kosher Liquor List
October 11, 2015 2:48 am

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.

good to know.
October 11, 2015 1:38 am

thanks for posting

give us a list...
October 11, 2015 1:04 am

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

Hechsher on Water!??!!
October 10, 2015 11:49 pm

“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 »

well done
October 10, 2015 10:27 pm

How about hard alchol?

Ok, but...
October 10, 2015 9:57 pm

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 »

Pls
October 10, 2015 8:17 pm

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

Beer
October 10, 2015 7:38 pm

Not clear
I see people drinking beer with no hecsher

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