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January 16, 2024

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 As the new year rolls in, it's that time when resolutions take centre stage, and many are eager to drink slightly less. As a brewer, we are… absolutely fine with that! We get that moderation is important and that after all the Christmas dos, festive feasts and New Year’s Eve parties some people prefer to limit their alcohol intake for a little while come January.

Thankfully there are plenty of great alcohol-free alternatives out there, including Switch, our delicious Alcohol Free Pale Ale, crafted with love by your fave South London brewer ;)

The newest brew to join our lineup of electricity-themed beers (see Electric IPA, Low Voltage + recurring specials Megawatt & Off-Grid), Switch is packed with all the juicy flavour of a pale ale but at just 0.5% ABV. It’s the perfect choice for when you want to switch things up and stay switched on (see what we did there?), but still enjoy a deliciously crafted beer.

ASK THE BREWER: How do we make Switch?

“Producing good alcohol-free beer is a serious skill that doesn't follow all the same logic and processes as normal brewing.

To brew Switch we use Vienna malt and a big hit of oats and wheat to build body and mouthfeel in the beer and really push our brewhouse to the limit to create a highly unfermentable wort. In conjunction with a low attenuating English ale yeast strain, the result is a delicate fruit aroma from the yeast, but (almost) none of the alcohol! For the hops, we usea huge dry hop Sabro, a North American hop known for its unique tropical fruit and coconut notes. From past experience, we know that it is difficult to get those beautiful hop aromas into a low-alcohol beer, so we also take the unconventional approach of steeping the hops in an ethanol solution first to extract the aroma, then mix this into the base beer for extra umph.” Alberto - BB Head Brewer


Switch is light in colour and body with refreshing notes of pineapple and coconut. Since we launched it last year, we’re proud to say it has proved to be a real crowd-pleaser!!

It’s available via our webshop, at selected bar partners and of course from our taproom in Brixton both on tap and in can while stocks last – give it a go and let us know what you think!


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