Big Drop Brewing Co launches low-alcohol sour beer

Big Drop Sour at Saxtead Mill

Big Drop Brewing Co continues to break new ground for low-ABV drinks with the launch of a sour beer.

Big Drop Sour is a 0.5% ABV beer, inspired by the Berliner Weisse style. It is delicate and refreshing, with a citrus aroma and a smooth, juicy tartness in the finish.

Described as crisp, dry and perfect on a hot summer’s day, Sour is a good accompaniment to a strong, tangy cheese or seafood with a squeeze of lemon.

Founder Rob Fink said: “Whilst 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. The sour is an outstanding example of responding to current consumer trends.

“It’s made in a totally different way to other sours that drinkers may be used to and Johnny Clayton worked hard to get the balance right. It’s not a kettle sour or wild bacteria ferment, but his unique brewing style has created a gentle sour which is the perfect addition to our range.”

The seasonal limited-edition Sour is the fifth beer from Big Drop which specialises in craft beers with ABV of 0.5% or lower. It follows the successful launches of Spiced Ale, Lager and the award-winning Stout and Pale Ale.

The label imagery follows the theme of previous branding which takes its inspiration from Rob’s Suffolk background. It features Saxtead Mill (pictured), near Woodbridge, and is designed from original lino-cut artwork from local landscape artist Helen Maxfield.

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