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‘Hangover-free’ beer on its way to the UK

By Sara Hussein

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De Prael have launched a hangover-free beer
De Prael have launched a hangover-free beer

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Hangovers will be a thing of the past, claims a Dutch brewery that has created a brand new beer that is designed to ease the effects of a heavy night on the sauce.

Amsterdam Helder, made by Amsterdam-based De Prael​, is a Pilsner-style 4.5% ABV beer that contains ginger and hydrating sea salt, claimed to help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover​.  

De Prael sales and marketing manager Thomas Gesink told The Morning Advertiser​: "At first customers were a bit shocked, they had never heard of it before, but people were really enthusiastic and willing to try it. It suddenly got a lot of media attention."

Plans for the beer began two months ago after topical Dutch television programme Galileo​ contacted the brewery, asking them if it was possible to brew a hangover-free ale. 

After research and investigation, Amsterdam Helder was launched three weeks ago.

Growing trend

After selling a ‘successful’ first batch, Gesink said there could be potential to expand the range and export it to the UK.   

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The company is also planning to set up another brewery on the west side of the Dutch capital within a few months, which would present them with the opportunity to brew more beers.

He added: “We're currently thinking of making another few batches which will be available around Christmas and New Year's Eve when people are drinking a bit more." 

‘Heaven’s Water’

The brewers are always striving to develop something different, Gesink added.

Another beer, for example, Hemelswater: Code Blond, was made from ultra-filtered rainwater and caught the attention of The Guardian ​in July this year.

The 5.7% ABV bitter-blond, which translates to ‘heaven’s water’, was temporarily exported to the UK, said Gesink. 

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