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Binary Botanical

So you're looking for a cool summer drink that's easy on the calories and won't have you squiffy on the second glass? Hello Binary Botanical.

Is it a beer? Is it a wine? Is it somewhere between the two?

This new generation alcoholic bevvy is in fact a beer, but it’s been brewed with organic hop leaves to taste tangy rather than bitter – so you can drink it like you might a wine.

Produced in Surrey by the Good Living Brewing Company, Binary Botanical is also available at outlets in Sussex. It has been billed as a beer for wine lovers. Muddy Surrey editor Amber has given it a taste test and she agrees. She says it’s light and refreshing, and easy to drink – which makes it pretty perfect for a warm summer’s day.

Amber with the summery drink

But the best bit? It’s practically good for you! Binary Botanical has half the calories and half alcohol of wine, is sugar free, gluten free and vegan. I like it! Very much.

It’s a sophisticated drink – lightly sparkling – with notes of cider, but all the refreshing attributes of a traditional beer. Amber reckons it’s got a little in common with Prosecco as it’s light and fresh like the Italian sparkling wine.

As well as the regular Binary Botanical tipple, which comes in at 4.0% ABV, there’s also a Binary Botanical .05, which – you guessed it – has an ABV of 0.5%.

Will it become our favourite tipple for summer 2019? It just might. It’s great to find a drink that’s not packed with sugar, or alcohol and also tastes great! Cheers to that.

Binary Botanical is available to buy in a 660ml sharing bottle and a 250ml single serve bottle. online, as well as at a range of independent shops, restaurants and bars throughout the UK, including Surrey, Sussex and London.

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