Big Flavour Session Beers


The Holy Grail for all Bar Managers, finding decent craft beers that are big on flavour but don't come with a whopping abv. 

Here are 12 craft beers around or under 5% to help you put together a great beer menu and keep customers happy. And drinking! 


Brewed stateside, you are guaranteed authenticity and big flavours at just 4.5% abv. Both of these beers are available in bottle or keg, packed with American hops and citrus aromas but unique in their own style. Fordham's Route 1 IPA and Saugatuck's Backyard IPA are the 'GO TO' IPAs for those who 'like to do stuff'!


Fordham Gypsy, a respectable 5% abv lager, is available in bottle and keg. Helles style, brewed in the US, beautifully hopped with a honeyed backbone. Our most sought after beer because it delivers big flavour at a reasonable strength. 
Wingtip The Captain has a nice low abv at 4.5% and is available in bottle and now cans as well. Brewed in the UK, Pilsner in style, floral hop aroma, grassy notes and a luscious, lingering bitter finish.


Cucapa Honey Amber, 4.5% abv, brewed in Mexico and, like their cuisine, it's full of zing and interest.
Fordham Copperhead Ale, 5% abv, US brewed, available in bottle & keg, is hop forward and packed with liquorice, caramelised malts.
Saugatuck's Third Bear at 5.5% just pips the abv mark but as it is so good and coming to the UK soon, we thought we'd throw it in. Preview it at the GBBF - International bar. 


Cucapa Clasica, 4.5% abv. As the name says: a Mexican classic. Creamy blonde, orange notes and great beer for pairing with Nachos.
Saugatuck Oval Beach Blonde, 5% abv, US craft. We defy anyone not to want to drink another. US blondes are in a league of their own. Available in bottle and keg.


Back by popular demand, Fordham Wisteria Wheat, 5% abv, is here with a twist. Think bananas, cloves, summer breeze... we LOVE this beer.
Looking for a draught option? Check out Wingtip's keg only range of German wheat biers, offering the choice of both light: Cirrus 9, 5%,  and dark, Night Flight at 4.9%.

And there you have it. 11 session-able and full flavoured craft beers between 4.5 and 5%. And 1 cheeky 5.5% in there too. 



Product Recall Notice


Product Recall Notice

Allergy Alert - Saugatuck Brewing Co.  Neapolitan Milk Stout 355ml and Blueberry & Maple Stout 355ml.  Heathwick Limited re recalling these products due to milk and oaks not being declared as an allergen. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or oats.


DC Brau Brewing coming to the UK


DC Brau Brewing coming to the UK

Launching in March’22, Heathwick is delighted to bring Washington DC based DC Brau Brewing’s bold and innovative beers to the UK imported craft beer market, showcasing these exciting, modern American craft beers to UK drinkers.


Tailgate Peanut Butter Milk Stout


Tailgate Peanut Butter Milk Stout

The ever-present Tailgate Peanut Butter Milk Stout 5.2% abv continues to receive rave reviews across the UK. Available in 355ml cans, online and retail sales have increased by 200% compared to the same period last year. For your nearest stockist Google Tailgate PBMS.



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