The About Section
We made this video in case you're not in a reading mood...
We launched Freestar
in 2019 but the story began a few years before when we were together on a Tuesday night. We had stuff to do that week so we didn’t want to drink any booze, but we still wanted to hang out. We weighed up our options: We'd had enough lame and sodas, most soft drinks are bad for you and it’s no fun to go into a licensed establishment just to drink a glass of water.
Wave goodbye to lame 'n' sodas
We wanted a drink that tasted great, a drink that we’d be proud to hold in our hands and a drink we could session with our mates. And in that moment, in that pub, on that Tuesday evening, we wanted a drink that had no alcohol in it.
The journey to our flavour packed, sustainably made, award winning beer took 2 years and over 400 recipes...
Everything that could’ve gone wrong did go wrong. We’ve produced black sludge (a filter issue), actual alcoholic beer (that was a yeast issue), we've had exploding bottles, a global glass shortage and we’ve even found ourselves re-stickering 3000 bottles by hand (a real label of love). Throw Brexit and a global pandemic in the mix and it's a minor miracle we got through 2020.
Better for flavour. Better for the planet.
We make our beer completely differently. It’s made from the same things a regular beer is: malted barley, hops and water. We just skip the yeast and blend our beer as opposed to brewing it. Instead we use a banging mix of super high quality, hand selected natural ingredients such as citrus fruits to build up the flavour complexity. It’s our World-Beer-Award-winning secret sauce, it’s never been done before and it tastes 🤯...in our not so humble opinion!
Not only is our method great for flavour but it's also better for the planet. Because we don't go through the brewing or the the de-alcoholisation process we emit 90% less CO2, use 80% less water, 80% less energy and create 70% less waste than all other methods. It's part of the reason we're the world's first alcohol free beer to certify as a B Corp. Find out why having a positive impact on our planet and our community is so important to us here 👇
FAQS (and facts)
What's in Freestar?Our ingredients are all natural and of the highest quality and they include: Purified Water, Malted Barley (Gluten Free), Perle Hops & a blend of other natural ingredients.
Is it really gluten free?Yes it really is. We have 10 parts per million of gluten in the finished product and to be officially gluten free you need under 20 parts per million.
How much alcohol is in Freestar?Freestar is 0.0%. We have no alcohol involved in our process whatsoever.
What is the nutritional content of Freestar?Nutrition per 100ml: Cals 82KJ/19Cals, Fat 0.1g, Carbs 4.5g (of which sugars 1.1g), Protein 0.1g, Salt 0.0g