Big Drop lands distribution deal for low-alcohol beer range

Low-alcohol craft beer specialist Big Drop Brewing has signed a distribution agreement with Original Brands to boost availability of its products.

Original Brands models itself as a “brand Incubator”, which “works in partnership with passionate brand owners that champion original, inspiring and challenger brands”.

Big Drop founder Rob Fink said “Our beers have established a compelling reputation and loyal consumer following, particularly since winning recognition in the 2017 World Beer Awards and International Beer Challenge.  

“It’s important to build on this interest to establish them in the marketplace and Original Brands is well-placed to maximise our presence in the top drinking and dining sites in this sector.”

Big Drop’s Stout won Gold in our own International Beer Challenge.

Original Brands director Nick Worthington added: “We have proven experience in placing brands in the right outlets and developing long-term and profitable listings which are appropriate to the outlet’s operating style.  

“Big Drop has created a distinctive offering that provides a range of craft beers with depth of flavour as an alternative to the current low- and no-alcohol drinks category.” 

Big Drop has also appointed The British Bottle Co to handle its export sales.  

“We have already secured a significant order that will see listings of Pale Ale in 430 stores in Sweden,” said Fink, “which demonstrates that demand is not limited to the UK.  

“By appointing The British Bottle Co we expect to reach a much wider audience and are thrilled that a contract to supply an importer in Japan has already been secured.”

The Big Drop range comprises four 0.5% abv beers: Stout, Pale Ale, Spiced Ale and Lager. All are available in 33cl bottles.