WHAT IS SMALL BEER?

ROOTED IN HISTORY, MADE FOR TODAY

In a world where drinking water could be fatal, small beer was enjoyed in households, work places and even schools across the country. A staple of British daily life in the 1700’s, it was traditionally always brewed between 0.5 – 2.8% ABV. With the provision of clean drinking water in the 19th century, the requirement for small beer passed and the art of its creation was lost.

The Original Small Beer company decided to dedicate themselves to brewing only small beer, utilising their experience to maximise flavour and quality to reignite this lost tradition.

THE BREWERY

WHAT INSPIRED THE WORLD’S FIRST SMALL BEER BREWERY?

Felix and James set out on a mission to create great tasting beer at a lower ABV.

They wanted to keep the ‘big moments’ as crisp and fresh as the beer itself. Beer that has all of the enjoyment, but doesn’t slow you down… Their absolute non-negotiable –  it had to taste fantastic!

This vision led them to set up the world’s first small beer brewery.

Brewing this style of beer takes great care and attention, it is a technical & skilful process and very difficult to do well.

Historically small beer was often considered an after-thought when brewing, they believe this should never be the case. Using sustainable brewing methods, they are committed to reinvigorating a liquid that was once at the very heart of society.

Now in, The Original Small Beer company range consists of:

Original Small Beer ‘Lager’ 2.1%

The Original Small Beer ‘Steam’ 2.7%

The Original Small Beer ‘Session Pale Ale’ 2.5%

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