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1st June 2018

A spookily good taste: Adnams launches Ghost Ship Alcohol Free

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has launched a new alcohol free version of its best selling beer Ghost Ship Pale Ale. Created to meet the rapidly growing demand for low alcohol beer, Ghost Ship Alcohol Free has all the same flavours and aromas as Ghost Ship but is no apparition, treating pale ale lovers to 100% of the taste but at 0.5% ABV – spooky!

Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is available on general release and online at from 1st June in 30litre keg, 500ml bottle and 330ml can. It is brewed with pale ale, rye crystal and cara malts, using Citra and a blend of other American hop varieties to create bold citrus flavours that are hauntingly good. The beer has good assertive pithy bitterness with a malty backbone and a lemon and lime aroma, uplifting any occasion. It also perfectly complements the aromatic tastes of Spicy Thai and Indian food.

With no compromise on taste, Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is a mere 21kcal per 100ml providing a low alcohol but great tasting tipple for those counting calories or looking for a invigorating drink for the approaching summer days and nights.

Fergus Fitzgerald, Head Brewer at Adnams explains: “Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is a quality beer that retains all the flavours of Ghost Ship but with almost all the alcohol removed. There are various ways to create alcohol free beers, but most of the methods either involve changing the recipe, brewing methods, or altering the fl­avours.

“We are using a very clever piece of kit that allows us to brew our Ghost Ship as normal but then send a batch to our brand new de-alcoholisation equipment. This uses reverse osmosis which removes most of the alcohol via a permeable membrane under pressure and a low temperature. It’s all very high tech magic allowing our Ghost Ship to sail away free from alcohol but remaining full of its original ­flavours and aromas.”


  • Ghost Ship 0.5%, Cans 4x330ml £4.50
  • Ghost Ship 0.5% Cans 12x330ml £12.99 (coming soon)
  • Ghost Ship 0.5% 500ml Bottle £1.59
  • Ghost Ship 0.5% Bottle 8x500ml £11.99 

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Notes to Editors

About Adnams

Adnams, the brewer, distiller and retailer, is an independent values-based family business committed to a sustainable future. It has been brewing in Southwold on the Suffolk coast for over 145 years and produces a range of cask, keg and bottled beers. Adnams was the first brewer in England to build a distillery on the same site in 2010, where it creates award winning handcrafted spirits and proudly produces the ‘World’s Best Gin’, Copper House Dry Gin, and the ‘World’s Best Vodka’, Longshore Triple Malt Vodka*. Adnams beers and spirits can be found in pubs and supermarkets nationwide. The company also has an estate of pubs, hotels and a chain of stores. For further information about Adnams visit

*As voted at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

For further information contact:

Sarah Fisk


T: 01502 727239 or 07932 035152