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The English microbrewery market continues to enjoy a rapid rate of growth,
fuelled by the ever-rising number of professional craft beer fanatics.
The resurgence of English microbreweries is the product of a combination of factors:
the increased amount of money being invested in the industry;
a hardening of attitudes to the perceived sense of arrogance in some of the larger,
corporate-owned breweries; and a desire among consumers for less sweet styles of beer.

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Our mission is to increase the supply and quality of great tasting Swiss beer.

We do this by:
˙  Supplying you with our own carefully brewed main and side character beers.
˙  Enabling you to scale up your beer production by developing and selling our own brewing systems.

One of the most interesting developments in the craft beer industry is the emergence of alcohol free beers. While this is certainly not a novelty, these beers are very much in their infancy and cannot be mistaken for beers made for people trying to cut down on their alcohol intake. Instead, these beers are very much designed for those who do not drink beer at all.

Belgian Witbier was the first "dry beer" to be introduced to Australian drinkers. These are beers made with wheat, malted barley, and a variety of spices. In the US, a gluten-free beer has also been around for some time, and there is also a beer made with sorghum (for those who suffer from wheat and gluten sensitivities).

Is it a fad?

The success of gluten-free beer is clearly a significant milestone in the history of the craft beer movement, but there are other types of "beer", namely, "free beer", or those that are entirely alcohol free. Until very recently, however, alcohol free beers were very much only available in a few places. Now, these beers are now widely available from a range of breweries across the country.

It is likely that we will see the rise of more varieties, with a particular focus on female drinkers who struggle to find low alcohol beers.

There are two distinct styles of alcohol free beers, although they both share many of the same characteristics. One is a very refreshing, low alcohol pale ale or session ale. The other is something a little more intense. This style of "beer" is often flavoured with bitter herbs and spices, and is very much an alcoholic "diet beer". Many of these are now sold at the same price as regular beers, with a range of speciality styles and flavours on offer.

The rise of the clean drinking consumer

The clean drinking consumer is changing the way that the craft beer industry operates, and there is a very good reason for this. In the past, it was very hard for craft beer drinkers to give up their beer for a period of time, especially if they had a social event to attend. The beer could go untouched, and the taste or flavour would linger for longer than it should have.

But now that craft beer drinkers are much more health aware, and the culture is very much about portion control, drinking one or two moderate alcohol-free beers per day has become far more appealing. The craft beer industry is responding to these new trends by making their beer much more approachable to this new consumer. That may be a very positive thing for the industry, and for the consumer in general.

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And it's not just AB-Inbev that's responsible. The rise in lower alcohol beer has coincided with the craft beer industry's marketing push. Low alcohol beer isn't going away anytime soon, and according to craft beer expert Matt Powell the popularity of beer is on the rise. In 2014, the number of new breweries in the U.S. had more than doubled from 2012.