Where are the lower-alcohol beers at GBBF?

CAMRA’s annual Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is again happening this week. With over 900 ales, beers, ciders and perries available to taste, the event promises “something for everybody”. But how many lower-alcohol beers will there be? Club Soda went looking at last year’s event and didn’t find too many low and no alcohol options.

We grabbed a full listing of beers and ales from this year’s event website, and listed them by ABV. The graph below shows the results: nothing under 3%, and only four ales between 3 and 3.5%. There is at least more between 3.5 and 4%.

GBBF beers by ABV

The four lowest strength beers are:

And some of these are seasonal brews, so won’t always be available.

With more and more British low and no beers getting on the scene (like Brewdog’s Nanny State and St Peter’s Without), and customers looking for more great tastes and good quality at lower strengths, we expect this graph to look a bit different next year.

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