Lowlander Beer, which is described as “the pioneer of botanical brewing from the Netherlands” has added a no-alcohol beer to its range.

Lowlander 0.00% Wit (White) Beer has been brewed with reclaimed citrus peel, donated from bars and restaurants who use the fruit to squeeze fresh orange and lemon juice.

The beer has launched in the Netherlands this month and will be introduced to both the UK and Germany over the next few weeks, before being rolled out to other international markets.

Chief botanical officer and founder, Frederik Kampan, said: “With more than a quarter of young people considering themselves non-drinkers and one out of 20 beers being Low or No Alcohol, we felt the time was right to launch our 0.00% Lowlander Beer. Consumers are more health conscious and with the trend for No/ Low Alcohol Drinks, we wanted to be one of the first craft beers to launch a true alcohol-free expression.

“We are also delighted to be able to reuse natural botanical ingredients to brew our beer. Every year 250 million kilos of orange peel are discarded in The Netherlands and we are working with PeelPioneers who pick up and process this ‘waste’ in a circular, eco-friendly way. The result is a refreshing and crisp botanically-brewed beer, with bursts of fruit and citrus flavours.”

The beer will join others in the Lowlander portfolio, including two botanically-brewed low alcohol 2.5% beers: Lowlander Yuzu & Grapefruit and Lowlander Ginger & Kaffir Lime.  Its core range includes a White Ale, American Pale Ale, IPA, Porter and 0.00%.