Brick Lane launches no alc Sidewinders

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The super tasty Sidewinder range expands with two innovative and fruity no alc beers

Building on the success and national ranging of their popular Sidewinder range, Brick Lane Brewing announces the release of two new, fun and fruity flavours, Sidewinder Lime XPA and Sidewinder Passionfruit XPA.

The award-winning Sidewinder range has grown with two new XPAs that are refreshing, tropical and naturally less than 0.5% ABV – a feat only possible due to the world-class technology at the brewery.

In a category dominated by lagers and pale ales, these new flavours will add further spark to the growing no and low alcohol category by giving consumers greater freedom and more tasty options when it comes to enjoying a drink.

The Lime XPA and Passionfruit XPA form part of Sidewinder’s strong portfolio of no and low alcohol options that can be enjoyed any time, never compromising on flavour or the drinking experience.

Sidewinder Lime XPA delivers a fresh golden haze with aromas of lime juice, orange oil and citrus hops notes reminiscent of grapefruit and lemon, with stone fruit esters obtained during the fermentation process. The flavour is super zingy with fresh lime peel notes supported by medium-low hop bitterness and tropical hop flavours, and biscuity malt character and body.

Sidewinder Passionfruit XPA offers a fresh golden haze with bright aromas of passionfruit, guava and mango immediately present. The flavour is super refreshing with passionfruit paired with a medium-low bitterness and tropical hop flavour, and biscuity malt characters.

Paul Bowker, founder and CEO of Brick Lane, which developed and owns Sidewinder, says, “The no and low alcohol segment has well and truly announced its arrival in the Australian beer market. With strong awareness of the benefits of the no and low alcohol segment, consumers are now looking for choice within this space. With Sidewinder we are giving everyone the opportunity to explore and enjoy super tasty beers in a variety of styles, be it Hazy Pale, XPA or fruit driven refreshment found in the innovative new Lime and Passionfruit Sidewinders. All these alternatives provide even greater freedom to enjoy beer, including on occasions where a no alcohol version is a better choice.”

In just four years, Brick Lane has developed an extensive, successful portfolio of brands, including its core Brick Lane range, Sidewinder no and low alc Sunsetter ginger beer and Someday sour beers. Brick Lane has become the fastest growing independent brewer in Australia with a brewing capacity in excess of 20 million litres of beer annually. A $50m investment into the brewery, including a significant capacity expansion completed in early 2022, saw the brewery incorporate technological and engineering approaches new to the Australian beer market, with a fierce focus on sustainability and reducing energy and water requirements.

The company has an avowed goal to support growth in the industry and bring more people into the world of quality and innovative beer, by producing a large range of beers for other national and emerging breweries as well as the major domestic and international retailers. This includes a number of Australia’s most popular no alcohol beers, brewed at Brick Lane under their successful partner brewing program.

Both Sidewinder No Alc Lime XPA and Sidewinder No Alc Passionfruit XPA are refreshing alternatives that enable the customer to live the Sidewinder Life – a life filled with flavour, enjoyment and possibilities rather than restraint.

Sidewinder is available, and selected Sidewinder beers can be found at Dan Murphy’s nationally, Coles Supermarkets and good independent retailers.

Sidewinder No Alc XPAs can also be found at GABS Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in May, and Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne in June.

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