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20th December 2023

Bristol’s Wiper and True Release Low-Alcohol Version of Flagship Pale Ale Kaleidoscope

The 0.5% beer will join Wiper and True’s range of permanent beers

Independent Bristol brewery Wiper and True have just released a low-alcohol version of their flagship Pale Ale, Kaleidoscope, right in time for Dry January. Brewed using innovative, market-leading dealcoholizing technology, Kaleidoscope represents a step forward in quality and technique for independently brewed, UK-made low-alcohol beer. If you would like to try a sample of Kaleidoscope, please email with your details.

The release of low-alcohol Kaleidoscope follows the launch of 0.5% Munich Helles-style Lager Tomorrow in 2022, which received widespread critical acclaim from journalists and consumers alike.

Low-Alcohol Kaleidoscope is brewed using premium malts and the finest American hops, sourced from market-leading grower-owned hop supplier Yakima Chief. Using the same beloved combination of Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic as their flagship 4.2% pale ale, 0.5% Kaleidoscope expresses an array of bright citrus and vibrant fruit flavours, balanced with gentle, clean bitterness.

Once fully fermented, the beer is then gently processed through a 60-hour long period of dealcoholisation at the Bristol brewery, which preserves the full spectrum of its carefully designed flavour profile while removing almost all alcohol – only 0.5% ABV remains. This innovative, market-leading technology produces un unparalleled beer quality, without compromise on flavour or mouthfeel. Harmonious, refreshing, and very drinkable, the 0.5% pale ale joins Wiper and True’s lineup of permanently available beers.

Speaking about the release of Kaleidoscope, founder Michael Wiper says:

“The level of excitement in the brewery about the low-alcohol Kaleidoscope release is off the charts. We are genuinely trying to create the best low-alcohol pale ale in the UK, and we think we have nailed that. We can’t wait to share it.”

According to Nielsen’s off-trade data, the low and no-alcohol category grew by 23% in the last 12 months, at a total growth of £25.4 million, with similar growth in the on-trade. Wiper and True’s 0.5% Pale Ale Kaleidoscope will be available in both keg and can, allowing consumers to enjoy a pint in their local pub, or crack open a beer in the comfort of their own home.

Kaleidoscope is available to the public from today in can and draught, and journalist samples are available now. Please contact if you would like samples.

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About Wiper and True

Wiper and True are an independent craft brewery based in Bristol. There’s a Wiper and True beer for everyone, from the devoted aficionado to those taking their first tentative steps into the glorious, wide world of craft beer. Originally nomadic brewers, the team now operate out of a world class facility based in Old Market, Bristol, where they obsess over creative recipes, brewed with skill and care for balanced, refined and refreshing drinking.

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