We are excited to release a new low-alcohol beer this week! Joining their existing NIX alcohol-free range, our new beer is a 0.5% abv premium Pale Ale.
Recognising that a lot of beers in the alcohol-free market were lacking in bold flavours, our brewing team used a number of different speciality malts and hops to create a pale ale with rich citrus notes. It has the highest hop content of any other beer in our range so what it lacks in alcohol content it more than makes up for in flavour!
“NIX Pale Ale has been one of our most challenging brewing projects to date and we’re excited to release it and to find out what people think! When brewing a beer at such a low abv, you risk compromising a lot of its flavour. As we brew in accordance with German Purity Law and are unable to use any additional flavouring agents, this meant we had to be really creative with the malt and hops in order to achieve a low-alcohol product that still had abundance of character. We achieved this through researching and sourcing some really flavourful speciality malts, as well as some exciting new hops from Germany that have been developed to give orange and lemon flavours. The result is a really citrussy, hop-forward beer that will give the consumer a great ale experience.” – Simon Roberts, Head Brewer.
We originally launched our NIX range back in February 2016, with the release of a 0.0% abv premium Lager and a 0.0% abv premium Wheat Beer, both of which were dealcoholised at an external production facility. As part of our commitment to beer quality, in 2019 we installed a state-of-the-art bottling and canning line, ensuring only the highest quality beer reaches our consumers. The next phase of our new packaging facility will also include the installation of dealcoholisation equipment in-house, which will allow us to expand our NIX range even further!
NIX Pale Ale is available now at shop.westbeer.com, at our beerhall on Glasgow Green and will be available at a number of other outlets in due course. To keep up to date with new stockists, visit app.westbeer.co