After a booze-filled Christmas, celebrated with the morning doses of bucks fizz, followed by the never-ending bottles of Prosecco and toped off with a few too many pints of ‘the black stuff’ guzzled down with friends, a dry January certainly sounds appealing.
There’s no better time then now to go booze-free, thanks to independent local brewer, Wicklow Wolf’s new non-alcoholic beer range. Adding to their original non-alcoholic beer Moonlight, Wicklow Wolf has announced the launch of two more limited edition flavours, Limelight and Starlight, to be released in January across independent off licences nationwide.
Though low in alcohol, all three of these hoppy beers are high in flavour and are made using speciality malts and lots of juicy hops. Starlight is infused with citrus grapefruit, while Limelight is infused with zesty lime. Each 330ml can has an alcohol level of 0.5% and a calorie count of only 50kcal per can.
Speaking about the new limited editions, Wicklow Wolf Master Brewer John Allen said, “There’s often a misconception that non-alcoholic beers require less care and attention when the opposite is true. In Wicklow Wolf, we don’t dealcoholize, instead we create a beer that is low in alcohol which takes a lot of care and attention. We strive to ensure all our beer is brewed without compromise and these beers are no different. I think they will be just perfect for Dry January”
Independent by Nature, Wicklow Wolf recently launched its new 17,000 sq ft brewery in Newtownmountkennedy which has been carefully constructed to decrease water wastage, energy use and carbon footprint by using 100% renewable electricity in the making of the beer.
Limelight and Starlight will be available in independent off licences nationwide for €2.75 per can or 4 cans for €10 across the range. Moonlight can be found in these outlets and all Supervalus and Centras across Ireland.
We can’t wait to try these booze-free beers, just in time for those dry January blues!