Little Valley Brewery has revealed that its Ginger Pale Ale is now officially the UK’s only Fairtrade certified beer.
The Ginger Pale Ale, which is also vegan and organic, has also been named the first Fairtrade beer of its kind in the world.
Little Valley brews a range of 10 beers, all of which are vegan and organic.
The Ginger Pale Ale was launched in spring 2008 and has now been named as the only beer in the UK that is certified by the Fairtrade Foundation
Sue Cooper, Co-owner of Little Valley Brewery, said: “We’ve always known that our beers are unique and offer a point of difference to the consumer.
“Some of the things that we are seeing the big brewers doing now, like Guinness going vegan for example, we’ve been doing since day one.
“A lot of hard work and meticulous process goes into brewing the Ginger Pale Ale, including peeling the fresh ginger by hand, so it’s great that we are now able to say, officially, that our Ginger Pale Ale is the only Fairtrade certified beer in the UK.”
James Bennett, Head of Brand for the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic news that Little Valley Brewery has made commitment to Fairtrade.
“Fairtrade has paved the way for sustainable trading by providing a safety net for world’s poorest farmers.
“Today the scheme works with more than 1.5 million farmers and workers across 74 countries – thanks to the ongoing support of consumers, campaigners and businesses around the globe.
“The commitment to offer Fairtrade-certified beer illustrates there is a growing demand from UK shoppers for ethically sourced produce.”