New low alcohol beer for dry January
Alcohol-free brewer Big Drop has launched a new beer for the New Year to ‘help the ever-growing army of drinkers’ doing ‘Dry Jan’.
According to the company, the new 0.5% ABV craft lager, Reef Point, is a malt-forward offering that brings a soft, honey aroma - balanced with a gentle bitterness and a delicate uplifting waft of citrus. This is down to the hops used - Hallertau Hersbrucker - being one of the traditional ‘noble’ hop types that are high in aroma and low in bitterness.
The beer is gluten-free, vegan-friendly and has only 33 calories per 330ml can. Big Drop’s Head of Production, Johnny Clayton, said: “Big Drop is on a mission to make any style of beer taste so good that you simply won’t miss the alcohol and Reef Point is a classic example. With this beer, we really wanted to expand our craft range, and in particular our vegan range, without compromising on flavour. I’m confident that we have just done just that by creating a beer that is well-balanced, full-bodied, aromatic and leaves you wanting more. It’s a beer for everyone to enjoy on any occasion and one that your waistline will thank you for whilst your taste buds are none the wiser.”
Image from Reef Point