Big Drop Brewing is dedicated exclusively to making the finest 0.5% ABV beer. The brewery was launched in October 2016 by the-then City lawyer Rob Fink, along with his school friend, designer and kindred spirit, James Kindred.
The idea for a brewing business that only made alcohol-free beer was conceived by their own lifestyle changes and experiences, such as fatherhood, and born out of the frustration of there being no decent tasting low alcohol craft beer available to quench their thirst.
The result doesn't compromise on taste. They don't just use barley, they use rye, wheat and oats, and they don't just use one type of each; across their beers, they use over 20 speciality grains. It's no wonder why they have won a heap of awards!
Brewing beer is just like being in a playground to brothers Sander and Ronald van de Streek.
They began making beer in their Utrecht, Netherlands flat in 2010 and by 2013 had crowdfunded the launch of their brewery and brand.
Have great fun without the hangovers with Van De Streek's Playground IPA Alcohol Free.
This 0.5% ABV gives full, smooth flavours from three types of American hops (mosaic, citra and cascade). Enjoy all the citrus and tropical flavours you are looking for, as well as a nice bitterness.
The brewery at St Peter's is housed in former agricultural buildings which were last used in the late Sixties, they then became derelict but offered a superb site both for a working brewery and visitors' attraction.
The brewery itself was built in 1996, sitting the brewery at St Peter's was ideal because of the excellent water quality that their bore-hole produced.
The oval shape of its signatory 500ml bottle is based on an 18th-century gin bottle from Gibbstown, by the Delaware River near Philadelphia.
St Peter's Without is a delicious alcohol free, full bodied ale that is dark amber in colour. It boasts a rich and malty taste that is bursting with lasting flavour, followed by a refreshing and delicate bitterness.
Wanting an alcohol-free drink with the same complex flavours and taste as traditional alcoholic drinks, friends Charlie Crawley, Felix von Hurter and Eddy Dallas formed Freestar in early 2017.
The team go against the grain of other, bigger breweries, who produce de-alcoholised versions of existing brands. As Eddy explains, "we didn't like the idea of building up a drink and all its complex flavours, only to break it down again to try and remove the alcohol - it seemed drawn out and probably very wasteful. Choosing not to drink alcohol shouldn't mean that you have to compromise. So we created a groundbreaking beer that lets you get more from your night."
After 20 months of development, the trio found the method that gave them the great tasting, non-alcoholic drink they were searching for. Rather than brew the beer only to remove alcohol, they blend the ingredients together to create a full flavoured beer, 100% alcohol free. Not only does this process deliver a better taste, it also uses 80% less water and creates 70% less waste than other methods.
Freestar was developed with the help of a World Cup of Beer judge. Within the first 8 weeks of trading, they won a World Beer Award as a UK winner in the low alcohol category.
Browse our expanding low or no alcoholic beers and ciders here.