Hogs Back Brewery is cashing in on the booming interest in low- and no-alcohol drinks by adding to its Little Swine family of low-alcohol beers with the launch of flavoured craft ale Little Ginger Swine.
Tesco recently reported sales of ‘low- and no-’ beers have steadily increased 40 per cent over the past two years with both dedicated and existing brewers seeking to get in on the act.
And having already tasted success with its Little Swine 2.8% and Little Swine 0.5% range, Tongham-based Hogs Back has now added another flavoured option.
With an ABV of 0.5%, and spiced-up with natural ginger extract after brewing, the brewery says Little Ginger Swine is a full-bodied, flavourful pale ale, brewed with four speciality malts and three hop varieties including aromatic Cascade from Hogs Back’s own hop garden, and dry hopped with Mosaic for a “robust citrus finish”.
The Hogs Back tasting notes add: “The addition of ginger gives a spicy kick which complements the crisp, smooth, ale, creating a memorable beer that punches well above its weight in flavour terms, despite its low ABV.”
Hogs Back managing director Rupert Thompson said: “The strong consumer response to the existing Little Swine beers has shown that demand for low alcohol beers with plenty of character continues to grow.
“Little Ginger Swine has all the fiery character you’d expect from ginger with some to spare. We think that’s all part of its charm.
“It has a wonderful flavour that offers something different for the increasing number of beer drinkers enjoying low alcohol beers.”
Little Ginger Swine 0.5% ABV is available in 500ml bottles with an RRP of £2.40.