Big Drop Brewing Co, the UK’s first brewer dedicated exclusively to producing beers under 0.5% abv, has added a new beer to its portfolio.

Citrus Pale Ale joins its first release, Chocolate Milk Stout, and it is described as having a large fruit juice aroma with lime, grapefruit and a hint of spiciness. The beer has a delicate blend of mango, passion fruit and pineapple flavours combined with a light, crisp refreshing body finishing with a smooth caramel aftertaste.

Founder Rob Fink said: “Consumer feedback tells us that our Chocolate Milk Stout has achieved our ambition of keeping the character and flavour of the beer intact while managing the alcohol level under 0.5% abv. In researching a style and flavour for our second beer, the call for a pale ale came through loud and clear. We used the same processes to manage the alcohol level and maintain the intensity of flavour, through the treatment of the yeasts and malt used, and the resulting Citrus Pale Ale provides another great quality, low alcohol beer with real depth.

“Big Drop Brewing is dedicated to making only the finest low alcohol beer and no artificial extraction processes used to make our beers. We just brew it the way it should be done: with love, care and innovation. With recent reports that sales of zero- and low-alcohol beer are rising at four times the rate of the overall beer category it is an exciting time to be launching our second beer and provide drinkers with a credible choice of low alcohol beers.”

Big Drop Citrus Pale Ale is available in 33cl bottles at £2.49.