Wild Beer Co releases beer made without water

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

16 March 2020

Somerset-based Wild Beer Co brewery has unveiled a ground-breaking beer made with no water in its recipe, aptly dubbed No Water.

To brew it, Wild Beer head brewer Russel Sykes replaced water – beer's principal ingredient – with whey from neighboring Westcombe Dairy farm, a byproduct of cheese production.

‘No Water,’ commented Sykes, ‘is perhaps our greatest achievement yet… This hasn’t been without its difficulties, after a couple of years of failed trials we finally cracked it and are incredibly excited to release this waterless beer. This isn’t a gimmick, this is just a great beer which was inspired by Brewgooder’s global awareness campaign for Malawi.’

Indeed, profits from this beer will go towards The Brewgooder Foundation’s clean water projects for the year 2020/2021.

‘By being involved in the campaign, the Wild Beer Co will help empower 100,000 people by giving them clean water, something the rest of us take for granted,’ said Brewgooder’s founder Alan Mahon.

‘What the Wild Beer company has done is a perfect example of what our industry is capable of,’ he continued, ‘through their collaboration with another local business and willingness to spend time and effort to create a positive change in society, they have innovated to create an amazing beer which will inspire brewers from across the world to make their own waterless beer.’

No Water is launching officially on 20 March but is available for pre-order on Wild Beer Co as of today with a trade price of £90/30l keg and £24/12x330ml bottles.

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