Big Drop launches sour beer with less than 0.5% abv

Big Drop Brewing Co has added to its range of beers under 0.5% abv by launching a sour beer.

Founder Rob Fink said: “While the style is a popular one with many existing brands on the market, brewing a sour beer to just 0.5% abv has taken a lot of planning and expertise. Our master brewer, Johnny Clayton, continues to challenge the norm so that we can offer a range of popular beer styles for those who are choosing to cut back on their alcohol consumption and the sour is an outstanding example of responding to current consumer trends.

"Just because someone may be cutting out or cutting back on alcohol doesn’t mean to say that they have to cut back on variety and taste.”

Sour is the fifth beer in the Big Drop range and is now available as a limited edition seasonal offering. It follows the launch of Spiced Ale, Lager, Stout and Pale Ale.

Big Drop Sour is described as “light, refreshing and tart”. According to the brewer is it crisp, dry and perfect on a hot summer’s day and is deal to accompany “something tangy like a good stinky cheese or seafood with a squeeze of lemon”.

Fink added: “The launch of Big Drop Sour comes at an exciting time for us. Following a series of awards for the beers and our business last year, we have recently been shortlisted in the New Business Awards and the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards 2018.

"The public reaction to our beers has been fantastic and it is great that our hard work in producing a credible range of options of mindful drinkers is also acknowledged by our peers through recognition in these awards.”

Big Drop Sour is available to order through Eebriatrade, Dam Tasty Beer and The Bottle Shop.

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