Suffolk brewer Adnams launches ‘alcohol free’ Ghost Ship pale ale

Adnams' Ghost Ship Alcohol Free Picture: ADNAMS

Adnams' Ghost Ship Alcohol Free Picture: ADNAMS - Credit: Archant

Southwold brewer Adnams has launched a new alchol-free version of its best-selling beer.

Ghost Ship Alcohol Free has 0.5% ABV and has 21kcal per 100ml and is available in 30 litre kegs, 500ml bottles and 330ml cans.

It is brewed with pale ale, rye crystal and cara malts, using Citra and a blend of other American hop varieties

Head brewer Fergus Fitzgerald said: “Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is a quality beer that retains all the flavours of Ghost Ship but with almost all the alcohol removed. There are various ways to create alcohol free beers, but most of the methods either involve changing the recipe, brewing methods, or altering the fl­avours. We are using a very clever piece of kit that allows us to brew our Ghost Ship as normal but then send a batch to our brand new de-alcoholisation equipment. This uses reverse osmosis which removes most of the alcohol via a permeable membrane under pressure and a low temperature.”