Nirvana launches new beer for Sober October

Nirvana Brewery Bavarian Helles Lager

UK-based Nirvana Brewery has added alcohol-free Bavarian Helles Lager to its portfolio in time for Sober October.

Since its inception in 2017, the bricks-and-mortar brewery has been dedicated to the low and no-alcohol category. Bavarian Helles is the first lager in Nirvana’s range, and takes the brewer’s range of sub 0.5% ABV beers up to seven.

The 0.3% ABV lager is golden in colour and offers a “pleasant biscuit notes from the malts, balanced with subtle Hallertauer hops giving a gentle nectar finish”.

Nirvana’s co-founder Becky Kean said: “I enjoy a good lager myself, but the mainstream alcohol-free lagers really didn’t tickle my taste buds. They’re often an afterthought to breweries’ portfolios, or simply a de-alcoholised version of their existing alcoholic offering.

“The lager styles coming out of Germany tend to only have four natural ingredients yet offer much more complex flavours and natural carbonation. That’s why we decided on a Bavarian Helles Lager as the perfect addition to our alcohol-free line up.

“The low-and-no alcohol beer market is growing all the time, and we’ve been at the forefront of it. The benefit of having our own brewery is that we’re always testing new things, improving our recipes and coming up with new ideas, so watch this space because we really have scope to do some innovative things!”

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