Forget the notion this is a beer style that has had its day. Instead, think of Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout as honeycomb covered in chocolate, because that’s exactly what it tastes like: rich, unctuous and an absolutely decadent treat of a beer.
The People Behind Big Drop:
Big Drop was launched in October 2016 by the-then City lawyer Rob Fink, along with his school-friend/band-mate, designer and entrepreneur, James Kindred.
The idea for a brewing business that only made alcohol-free beer was driven by their own lifestyle changes (eg fatherhood) and the frustration that there were no good alcohol-free beer options.
Along with renowned experimental brewer, Johnny Clayton (formerly of Wild Beer Co), they’ve perfected techniques to make alcohol-free craft beer without the need for artificial removal of alcohol. The result doesn’t compromise on taste and yet is no more than 0.5% ABV.
Big Drop doesn’t just use barley. It uses barley, rye, wheat and oats to give great flavour and aroma. And it doesn’t use just one type of each. Across its beers, it uses over 20 speciality grains. Its wide-range of beers includes Stout, Lager, Pale Ale, IPA, Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Winter Ale and a Sour. So there really is something for everybody.
Alcohol-Free Beers are made just like the alcoholic ones with water, yeast, hops and barley. But then, some are brewed to a lower ABV and others have the alcohol removed through various techniques. To clarify, across Europe beers below 0.5% ABV are classed as alcohol-free. However, in the UK, drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.
Vegan, Gluten Free and Low Sugar.
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Brand – Big Drop Brewing Co.
Size and Packaging – 330ml Glass Bottle
Alcohol Content – 0.5% ABV
Ingredients: Water, Barley, Lactose, Oats, Rye, Hops, Yeast, Cocoa Nibs.
Nutritional information (per 100ml):
Of Which Saturates: 0.1g
Of Which Sugars: 0.1g