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17th January 2022


Huddersfield based Magic Rock Brewing and Bristol’s Wiper & True have collaborated on a new Low Alcohol (0.5%) Blood Orange and Mandarin Gose – ideal for those taking part in Dry January, non-drinkers, or those looking for a healthier start and something delicious to drink in 2022.

Seasonality and using ingredients appropriate to the time of year was important to both brands, with Blood Orange at the height of their seasonal best. The sharp, zingy citrus flavour is evoking a fresh new start to the year, so much so that they named the beer Fresh Start!

There has been a vast rise in Low/No products’ consumption, with the IWSR forecasting that category volume will grow +31% by 2024 and having a product in the market that stood out against the usual pale ale and lager styles was essential to both brands.

Filled with sharp and tangy citrus flavour – with the addition of hibiscus and beetroot, this beer certainly stands out in the glass!

Ariele Rovati, Head of Operations at Magic Rock Brewing, says, “It’s been great to play around and push the possibilities of low alcohol beer. We’ve loved working with Wiper and True on this project – it just made sense to club together to make a product that stands out in the glass and on the shelf. Richard Norgate, our creative director, has pulled out all the stops with our collaborative can design – we can’t wait to see this out in the trade!”

A limited quantity of Fresh Start is available to order through the Magic Rock Webshop ( ), from Magic Rock Taprooms, or through Wiper & True ( ) – other select trade partners will be stocking the product from 17th January 2022.


About Magic Rock Brewing: 

  1. Magic Rock Brewing, established by Richard Burhouse and Stuart Ross in 2011, has grown to be one of the U.K.’s leading modern craft breweries.
  2. Magic Rock Brewing specialises in idiosyncratic beers with an innovative, quality-driven approach. Their ‘Same but Different’ beers are packed with intense yet approachable flavours which challenge and inspire, but above all, remain balanced and drinkable.
  3. They are multi-award-winning for quality and taste, with accolades from the World Beer Cup, RateBeer Best, Great Taste Awards and CAMRA.

About Wiper and True

Originally founded by three friends creating homebrew in their kitchen, Wiper and True then progressed to nomadic brewing at breweries across the country. In 2015 Wiper and True moved into their own site in St Werburghs, Bristol, and since then have continued to develop their range of deliciously refined craft beer.

Press release from Magic Rock