The Great British Beer Festival will be offering an alcohol-free beer range for the very first time from the Dutch-based Braxzz Brewery.
This will be the first year that a non-alcoholic beer range will be available at the 41-year-old festival.
Braxzz Brewery is a recent newcomer into the alcohol-free & low-alcohol category, named after the latin brewmasters (the braxators) who accidentally invented beer as they used alcohol to kill common waterborne bacteria and was founded by a Dutch and British team, which includes a member of one of the best-known brewing families in the world, the Swinkels family.
They have developed an alcohol-free IPA, Amber Ale and the world’s very first alcohol-free porter at 0.0% ABV. The Porter is dark coloured and aromatic with strong espresso and chocolate flavours alongside hints of date and figs, supported by a light caramel note and a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. You will have a chance to sample this and the rest of their core range throughout the festival week, so don’t miss out!
Catherine Tonry, organiser of the Great British Beer Festival, said: “We look forward to welcoming Braxzz to the Great British Beer Festival. Alcohol-free beer has become increasingly important in recent years and thankfully brewers have been keeping pace with consumer demands – there are now some fantastic innovations in the sector and a much wider range of styles and flavours than ever before. We are thrilled to provide an alcohol-free alternative to festival-goers who cannot, or choose not to drink.”
James Leary of Braxzz said: “We are delighted to be attending the Great British Beer Festival for hopefully the first of many appearances. We hope to provide something different at the event and give another option to anybody who will not be drinking but still wants to taste craft ale. Our range is set to improve and expand over the coming months and I look forward to being able to offer this category to visitors throughout the week.”