The week in pictures

The next day, we endured the crowds in east London’s Brick Lane to check out the Mindful Drinking Festival.

Hosted by Club Soda, a community which celebrates mindful drinking and supports non-alc and low ABV drinks brands, the two-day event attracted dozens of new producers to the Old Truman Brewery, while big names also used it as a chance to launch new products.

We saw Heineken-owned Strongbow showcasing a 0.0% ABV version of its infamous Dark Fruits cider, Manchester brewer Cloudwater touring its range of hop-flavoured soda waters, and low-alcohol brewer Big Drop flogging its new collaboration beers brewed with the likes of Fourpure in south Bermondsey, and SALT in Yorkshire. Fortnum and Mason also sent a member of its team down to welcome attendees with a sample from its low ABV sparkling tea range.

Treasury Wine Estates’ 0.5% ABV range, Lindeman’s Alcohol Free, was the lead wine sponsor at the festival.

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