Alcohol-free brewer Big Drop has teamed up with four Nordic breweries to launch a limited-edition range of collaboration brews.

The range has been created with beer writer Melissa Cole and aims to showcase the heights alcohol-free beer has reached.

Available from mid-January, the four beers (all 0.5% ABV) comprise a coconut stout, an elderflower IPA, a juniper rye IPA, and a vegan-friendly peach Melba pastry sour.

Rob Fink, founder and chief executive of Big Drop, said: “These are all world-class breweries with whom we’ve had great fun conjuring up big-flavoured beers and brewing them naturally without the need for any artificial nonsense to remove the alcohol.

“The result isn’t just excellent tasting alcohol-free beer. It’s excellent beer that just happens to be alcohol free. We’re all about innovation, and hope that these special editions will bring the joy of new experiences to people who love great beer.”

The beers

Big Drop and Einstök (Iceland): Arctic Beach, coconut stout
A blend of the creamy richness of dark chocolate, alongside the goodness of fresh, lightly toasted coconut. There’s burst of roasted malts and subtle coconut flavour.

Big Drop and Hop Notch (Sweden): Fläderlätt elderflower IPA
Use of an experimental UK hop, Mozart, generates a unique flavour profile, with hints of bitter grapefruit and clean citrus, drawn together by a fresh, fruity elderflower twist.

Big Drop and Fat Lizard (Finland): Rye’d Said Fred juniper rye IPA
A complex blend of flavours, most notably spiciness from the rye heavy mash. Subtle nutty herbal tones, intertwining with assertive, forward botanical notes of juniper. A rich toasty goodness, followed up with a fresh aromatic flourish and a bitter finish.

Big Drop and Amundsen (Norway): Rush Rider peach Melba pastry sour
An elegant bouquet of vibrant deep raspberry candy with a sour twist. A delicate nose moves to deliver a gently refreshing sharp bite, before exploding with an intense profile of fresh vanilla, fresh berries, and peach pie.


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