Worthington’s Creamflow is not a particularly fashionable beer these days, though it is still surprisingly popular. But how many calories are there in a pint of Worthington’s Creamflow? How strong is it? Is Worthington’s Creamflow gluten-free? Or vegan? What beer is similar to Worthington’s Creamflow?
There are 199 calories in a pint of Worthington’s Creamflow (568ml). It is 3.6% abv. Worthington’s Creamflow cannot be gluten-free as it contains both barley and wheat. Neither is it vegan-friendly.
In this article, I will try to expand to the short answers I have given to the questions above. I will also talk about some good alternative beers to Worthington’s Creamflow.
It has been really difficult to find the exact answer to this. Worthington’s brewery was taken over by Molson Coors a few years back, and there is no Worthington’s website or email address that I can find. The most commonly used value that I can find is 35 calories per 100ml. So I will use that:
Worthington’s Creamflow is very low in alcohol, containing just 3.6% abv. This is similar to John Smith’s and Tetleys, which are both low alcohol, and are very similar beers.
Due to Worthington’s Creamflow containing both barley and wheat, there is no way that it can be gluten-free. Nor is there a gluten-free version of Worthington’s Creamflow (something that is becoming more and more common for breweries to do).
Sadly Worthington’s Creamflow is not vegan. It uses isinglass to clarify its beers. Isinglass comes from fish swim bladders and is used to remove the sediment and yeast from beer. If you would like to read more about this, check out my article on whether beer is vegan or not.
As I mentioned above, the most similar beers to Worthington’s Creamflow are John Smith’s, Tetley’s, and Boddington’s. All of these beers are light on taste, very low on alcohol, and rely on a very creamy consistency.
Needless to say, I used to really enjoy all of these beers. They are perfect for new beer drinkers. I had a John Smith’s beer recently, and while it wasn’t amazing, I had a good time drinking it. The consistency (once you get the hang of pouring a nitrogenated can) is remarkable.
Another beer that is similar is Irish beer Caffrey’s. Again, it doesn’t have the best reputation amongst beer enthusiasts but is an okay beer really.
All of the beers I’ve mentioned are forms of cream ales, but there are hundreds of English ales that are (in my opinion) better. Hobgoblin ruby ale is going to knock your socks off, Old Speckled Hen, Badger Best Bitter, St Austell’s Tribute, Doom Bar, and London Pride are all excellent beers.
Another great beer to check out would be Bombardier by Charles Wells. A stronger taste, but very drinkable.
They are stronger in alcohol and taste, and they don’t have the same creamy feel. But they are often better kept, taste excellent, accompany food better, and will really expand your tastes. Worth a try if you see any of them next time you are in the pub or supermarket.
Check out my article on “What Beer to Drink in England” to learn more about similar (and better) beers. It has my top ten English beers, as well as some excellent craft breweries.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.