The Craft Drink Co - Supporting Dry July

Supporting Dry July 2022

For those who are supporting the #DryJuly movement this month, take a look at some of the low/non-alcoholic options we have on offer.
Discover just a handful of those brands we support in the below article. For a full listing of our no/low alcoholic drinks, request our latest price list.

Why support Dry July?

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Having a month off alcohol can also provide some great health benefits such as improved sleep, increased energy along with hangover free days! For more information on the Dry July campaign visit their website.

Aprtf was founded by long-term friends Emma and Alexandra, and is a beautifully British non-alcoholic aperitif, offering a premium drinking experience for the more mindful drinker.

Launched in 2020, Aprtf was born as a result of the pandemic, which provided an opportunity for both Emma and Alex to reflect on their lifestyle and work/life balance. Lockdown had introduced new drinking habits, and with no school run or daily commute, a more laid back attitude to drinking had been adopted.

With a newfound focus and the aim to seek a better quality non-alcoholic spirit, Emma and Alex began to explore with their own unique flavour profiles.

Now available in 70cl or 50cl bottles! 

The Craft Drink Co - Aprtf
The Craft Drink Co - Big Drop Brewing

After identifying a lack of choice in low and zero-alcohol beers, founder Rob Fink established Big Drop Brewing Co with James Kindred in 2016, a brewery exclusively dedicated to making the finest <0.5% ABV beer.

To create a zero-alcohol beer, the beer is brewed according to traditional techniques, with two key differences: less grain is used so that the yeast converts less of it to alcohol, and the yeast strain used is less efficient at the process.

Big Drop is at the forefront of low/no alcohol beer innovation, and they have won numerous beer competition awards and critical acclaim from seasoned beer writers and critics. Discover the range of bottles and cans on offer, perfect for dry drinkng!

Caleno was founded by Ellie Webb who loved to dance and have fun without the headbanging hangover the next day. With inspiration from her Columbian heritage, Ellie made it her mission to craft an exciting non-alcoholic spirit for all to enjoy.

Ellie’s travels and experiences left her feeling uninspired by non-alcoholic drinks that were often packed with artificial ingredients, sweeteners and flavourings. After plenty of experimentation, Ellie found the perfect combination of ingredients that would come to make two divine spirits, both of which are vegan and gluten free and made with completely natural ingredients.

Calenos ‘Light & Zesty’ and ‘Dark & Spicy’ are both available in 50cl & 20cl bottles, and we offer their giftware too!

Drop Bear Beer Co is a multi award-winning specialist brewer of 0.5% ABV craft beers, all of which are vegan, gluten free and low calorie.

They also happen to be Wales’ first B Corp™ brewery and one of only eight B Corp™ breweries in the UK!

While relatively new entrants to the predominantly male-dominated world of brewing, founders Joelle and Sarah aim to change traditional consumer views on non-alcoholic beer. Since their launch in 2019, they have received high praise along with a plethora of prestigious beer awards. 

Discover their Bonfire Stout, New World Lager, Tropical IPA and Yuzu Pale Ale this Dry July!

It took Luke Boase, founder of Lucky Saint, over 2 years to develop the 0.5% unfiltered lager produced under his Lucky Saint brand today. He set out with the ambition of creating a truly delicious alcohol-free beer that was uncompromising on flavour and we think he has certainly achieved this.

Luke initially shared his idea with some industry folk. Amused and somewhat dismissive, many people told Luke that it was impossible to make a non-alc beer to his standard.

Deflated but not beaten, Luke immersed himself in the brewing process, until he had discovered a  partner brewery and an approach capable of producing what is now your ‘Lucky Saint’!

Now available in both 330ml cans and bottles!

The Craft Drink Co - Pentire

Born from founder Alistair Frost’s love of adventure and the outdoors, Pentire has been created to capture the smell, sound, flavour and feeling of being by the ocean within a thoroughly modern, non-alcoholic spirit option, the category for which is showing great signs of growth!

Pentire is a celebration of unique plant life that grows on the Cornish headland. Key botanicals thrive there due to a combination of favourable climate, soil pH, and air moisture.

Through research and experimentation with local botanists, distillers and brewers Pentire have created non-alcoholic spirits that capture these flavours through careful distillation.

We are thrilled to offer their full range including giftware!