Founder, Big Drop Brewing Co.
In 2016 Rob Fink founded the world’s first company to focus entirely on brewing Non-Alcoholic craft beer – Big Drop Brewing Co. As a lawyer with zero brewing experience, he teamed-up with an experimental brewer (Johnny Clayton from Wild Beer Co) and applied left-field fermenting techniques that meant no alcohol needed to be extracted from the end product to meet the required maximum 0.5% ABV. Less than 4 years later he is selling over 1 million bottles of 0.5% ABV beer annually around the world (eg. Sainsburys in the UK, LCBO in Ontario, Systembolaget in Sweden, Alco in Finland, NTUC Finest in Singapore etc).
His beers have picked up 26 major international beer awards including twice being judged the ‘World’s Best’ at the World Beer Awards, Gold at the US Open Beer Championship and, the ‘Holy Grail’ of any non-alcoholic drink: winning medals against full-strength rivals in blind tastings. In 2019 Rob was a keynote speaker at the Brewers of Europe Forum and the International Beer Strategies conference.
The Future of Non-Alcoholic Beer
- 23 September, 2020
- 16:00 - 16:20
- Main Stage