VandeStreek Fruit Machine and Playground IPA

Drinks importer Morgenrot has extended its selection of low-alcohol beers from Netherlands brewery VandeStreek with the launch of Fruit Machine and Playground IPA. Available to the on and off-trade in 33cl bottles in cases of 24, Fruit Machine (0.5% ABV) is brewed with fresh raspberries and blueberries alongside Amarillo and Cascade hop varieties. Arriving in …

Big Drop Brewing Co

Suffolk-based low-alcohol brewing specialist Big Drop Brewing Co has collaborated with beer expert Melissa Cole and UK craft breweries to create four 0.5% ABV beers. The limited edition brews include Raspberry Gose, India Pale Lager, Hibiscus Saison and Black IPA, which were developed with the help of Fyne Ales, Salt, Harbour Brewing Co and Fourpure …

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 …

Freestar alcohol-free beer

Ex Tesla, Propercorn and Sipsmith trio Charlie Crawley, Eddy Dallas and Felix von Hurter have launched a new alcohol-free brand called Freestar to the UK market. Freestar’s first product is a premium alcohol-free beer, created using a ‘new’, alternative process that blends natural ingredients instead of brewing them. As opposed to the typical fermentation process, …

St Peter's The Original Stormtrooper

St Peter’s Brewery has launched The Original Stormtrooper collection of beers in time for the ninth and final instalment of the Star Wars film franchise. The Suffolk-based brewer collaborated with license holder The Sourceror Ltd to create Galactic Pale Ale and Lightspeed Pilsner Lager, two 4.2% ABV beers inspired by the iconic Stormtrooper image from …

Cervecera Artesana's Palax IPA

Drinks importer Morgenrot has increased its selection of Riojan beers from the Cervecera Artesana brewery in Spain with the addition of Palax ‘Session’ IPA. The new arrival, which is made with Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops as well as pale, pilsner and other malts, is available on draught in 30ltr key-kegs and …

Michelob Ultra bottle

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, is launching its Michelob Ultra brand in draught and bottle format to the UK on-trade. Michelob Ultra is a premium 3.5% ABV light beer, containing 125 calories per pint. The UK launch responds directly to the trend for leading an active lifestyle and demand for reduced-calorie and …

Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Limited Edition

Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson Irish Whiskey has collaborated with London’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a limited edition whiskey exclusively for the UK on-trade. The release, which forms part of Jameson’s Caskmates range, is set to tap into the existing consumer appetite for craft beer and whiskey. To create the expression, Jameson’s triple distilled Irish whiskey …

Salcombe Brewery Hop Garden ale

Salcombe Brewery Co is launching its first limited edition small-batch brew: a green hopped amber ale called Hop Garden. The exact flavour of the 4% ABV ale will only be revealed on tasting day, but according to Salcombe Brewery, it will be pale, refreshing and citrussy. Hop Garden complements Salcombe Brewery’s range of year-round beers, …

Binary Botanical

Good Living Brew Company has launched Binary Botanical, a new light beer with a “prosecco-like taste”, to the UK on-trade. Aimed at wine-lovers and designed to pair with food and cocktails, Binary Botanical has a “fresh, tangy and aromatic profile”. The drink was created by a team of women with years of experience in the …