Scotland’s first and only non-alcoholic brewery, Jump Ship Brewing, is celebrating success in the on-trade with the launch of its first-ever keg.

Jump Ship Brewing

The independent brewing company — one of only a handful of solely female-owned breweries in the UK — moved to a new purpose-built 20-hectolitre brewery in Midlothian earlier this year.

“Consumers are increasingly looking for non-alcoholic alternatives this summer to allow them to sip without sacrificing taste,” said Sonja Mitchell, managing director of Jump Ship Brewing.

“We’ve seen a massive increase in sales in the on-trade, with sales up nearly 60% compared to the same period last year. Our non-alcoholic beers are sold in over 300 venues across the UK, and we’ve recently started producing Yardarm lager in kegs, with our trial keg run selling out within three weeks.

“As we kick off our summer of NPD (new product development), we’re introducing our new Ocean Drift summer series, with Gooseberry Gose as the first limited edition brew. The series, formerly known as Shore Leave, allows us to experiment with a new deliciously light and fruity beer every summer.

“This year’s Gooseberry Gose combines a touch of salt and a hint of coriander seed for a lightly soured and exceptionally drinkable beer, perfect for picnics and booze-free barbecues.”

This year, Jump Ship Brewing secured listings in 44 Greene Kings pubs in Scotland and 32 venues within the Scotsman Group, and is already sold in top venues around the UK, including Gleneagles Townhouse, Maison by Glaschu, and Inver. 

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