Big Drop Brewing Co, the UK brewery dedicated exclusively to making less than 0.5% abv beer, is celebrating its first anniversary with the launch of two new beers and refreshed branding.

The brewer has introduced Big Drop Lager and Spiced Ale, which will now join the existing variants of Chocolate Milk Stout and Citrus Pale Ale.

Big Drop Lager is described as having aromas of cracker, light honey and pepper and it provides a dry, refreshing bite, while Spiced Ale has ginger and cinnamon aromas balancing out warm malts. The palate is a mixture of malt and spice with a sweet berry aftertaste.

Founder Rob Fink said: “Having worked with brewer Johnny Clayton to devise a brewing technique that delivers a tasty beer that’s low in alcohol but doesn’t compromise on real depth of flavour I am pleased that our lager and spiced ale offer further variety to develop the category.

“Consumers are increasingly turning to this sector for any number of reasons – from health considerations to drink driving concerns – but are still looking for taste and inclusion when they socialise with family and friends. They are looking for a dependably and tasty beer in this space and with the category growing at 6.4% year on year great tasting, low strength beers offer huge growth potential.”

Earlier this year Big Drop Chocolate Milk Stout was awarded a Gold Medal in the International Beer Challenge while Big Drop Citrus Pale Ale also secured awards.

Fink added: “Recognition for both beers after just one year really is the icing on the cake.” 

The full range of Big Drop beers has been given a fresh look with branding designed by Suffolk landscape artist, Helen Maxfield.