What is binary
Botanical

Introducing binary
Botanical

At the Good Living Brew Company we believe that joyful times are found in taking a natural, light-hearted perspective, even in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

We take the time to infuse our light refreshing beer with organic hop leaves during the fermentation process to a sophisticated, tangy beverage reminiscent of prosecco.

The name “binary” not only refers to the stem of the hop plant, but also two-digit number system underpinning our technological progress; the stem of the hop plant; and the black and white perspective we take on brewing standards and quality. It conveys the sense of useful science that we rely on to make sure that our beers taste great consistently, travels well and are better for you than alternatives.

How does binary
taste

binary botanical superior table beer is quite simply delicious, with recognisable wine and cider notes and all the refreshing attributes of a traditional beer.

High intensity of tropical fruit flavours including passion fruit, white peach, guava, gooseberries and a slight grapefruit aroma. These are followed by hints of elderflower, rosemary, pepper and with a delicate sweetness balanced by the astringency of the hop leaves.

binary's
flavour profile

Rosemary

Rosemary

White Peach

White peach

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Guava

Guava

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Green pepper

Green pepper

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

What makes binary
BOTANICAL SO UNIQUE

Refreshment reimagined

Experience the refreshment of a beer with a tangy wine and cider taste. binary is brewed with organic hop leaves to taste tangy rather than bitter, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

A great alternative

An ideal alternative to beer we believe binary has the power to unite everyone under the banner of exquisite flavour and exceptional quality.

Better for you

With half the calories and alcohol of wine, sugar free and vegan, binary is the perfect balance between delicious flavour and better for you.

Our ingredients

Organic Hop leaf infusion

Grapes grow on a vine, hops grow on a bine. Our hop leaves are organically farmed in England to ensure that there no harmful chemicals on the leaves we use to infuse during the brewing process. These wonderful leaves add a delicious sour tang and astringency to every sip, making for a refreshing sensory experience.

Hop cones into the brew

In addition to the hop leaf, we also make use conventional hopping from selected local hop varieties.  These are added during wort boiling in the brew to add a subtle bitterness.

And

We source local English pilsner style barley malt which, when coupled with the wheat dextrose, produces a light, clean product.  Our choice of wine yeast helps to accentuate the prosecco-like profile and the natural flavours work to boost the body and mouthfeel of the product.

Process

Just like making tea, the time and temperature of leaf addition has a big impact on the final product flavour profile.  We infuse the hop leaves over 5 days in the presence of the yeast to deliver our signature flavour.

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Product STATISTICS

Values per 100ml 250ml 660ml
Protein 0.2 0.5 1.32
Fat < 0.1 < 0.1 < 0.1
Sugar < 0.1 < 0.1 < 0.1
Calories 38 95 250.8
Alcohol % ABV 4 4 4
Units of alcohol 1 2.7
  • Registered with The Vegan Society
  • Gluten Free*
  • Sugar-Free

*gluten-free from 2019 

In development Zero

We are currently brewing up a recipe for a zero-alcohol version of binary. Watch this space as we will keep you posted on our progress!

Serving binary

binary is as delicious served cold and sipped from a stemmed glass as it is mixed with fruits, herbs and syrups and served as a cocktail aperitif.

The 660ml bottle is perfect for sharing, especially over a meal. The 250ml bottle is ideal for portion control (95 calories, 1 unit of alcohol) and for use in individual cocktail preparation.