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Surrey-based Hogs Back brewery has extended its Little Swine family of low alcohol beers with the launch of a flavoured craft ale, Little Ginger Swine.

With an ABV of 0.5%, and spiced-up with natural ginger extract after brewing, Little Ginger Swine is a full-bodied, flavourful pale ale. It is brewed with four speciality malts and three hop varieties including aromatic Cascade – from Hogs Back’s own hop garden – together with with Mosaic, for a robust citrus finish.  

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. Little Ginger Swine joins Little Swine 2.8% and Little Swine 0.5% in Hogs Back’s expanding range of low alcohol beers.    

Commenting on the new ginger-spiced ale, Hogs Back Brewery’s managing director, Rupert Thompson, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our Little Swine family. 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.”

Here at Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine we’re yet to try the latest addition to the Little Swine family, but judging by the beers we sampled and reviewed in January, our expectations are high and we don’t anticipate being disappointed.

In our January review we made reference to some of the early low and no alcohol beer brands, who products were uninspiring and lacking depth or flavour. The Little Swine range provides the fully rounded experience of a traditional craft ale, where the only element either missing or reduced is the alcohol.

The low and no alcohol market is set to continue to grow and producers, such as Hogs Back Brewery, will go from strength to strength.

For more information visit their website: Hogs Back Brewery

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