Big Drop don’t remove the alcohol. Or halt fermentation. What they do is ‘out and out weird’, says brewer Johnny Clayton. (He’s renowned for his experiments).
So the Big Drop full brewing process produces full-flavoured beers that stand up against full-strength contemporaries.
Big Drop is at the forefront of low/no alcohol beer innovation. It has won beer competition awards and critical acclaim from seasoned beer writers and critics. (It was runner-up in the Drinks Category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018.)
It’s in Melissa Cole’s Little Book of Craft Beer. And it’s drunk and enjoyed from Sweden to Japan.
The future looks bright for Big Drop.
It started with the stout
Big Drop founder Rob Fink began a brewery to create an alcohol free stout. On stopping drinking, he was unable to find his favourite style of beer minus the ABV. He found a brewery that would rent its equipment, met Johnny – former head brewer at Wild Beer Co – and Big Drop began.