7 lower-strength beers for ‘mindful’ drinkers … there are a whole range of great lower-strength ales and lagers available for more mindful drinkers.

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Winkball Reports (video)

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Fat Girls Guide to Running

I promised some of the stallholders I would give a shout out to their brands, so I have decided to give you my top 5 drinks

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Talking Retail

Heineken 0.0 sponsored the first-ever Mindful Drinking festival on Sunday 13 August, following its launch in March this year (2017).

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Venue Insight

Launched in March to meet the growing demand for great tasting alcohol-free lagers, Heineken 0.0 sponsored the first-ever Mindful Drinking Festival on Sunday 13th August.

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Morning Advertiser

UK’s first alcohol-free drinks festival attracts 2,500 attendees. Laura said that the festival had “exceeded expectations” and showed there was a growing market for alcohol-free alternatives.

Sky News

Laura kicked off the day on Sky News, opening a bottle of Eisberg Fizz with the presenters and wowing the presenters with Teetotal GnT and Big Drop’s Stout!

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You and Yours

You and Yours covered the event, speaking to Botonique and Heineken as well as some mindful and less mindful drinkers.

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Hello

In need of a detox? The Mindful Drinking Festival is taking place this weekend in London, offering guests a different kind of Sunday session! 

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Financial Times

A big shout out for the festival including Square Root, Fentimans, Eisberg, the Hotel, London Essence and Botonique. 

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Elle

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Time Out

22 Fantastic Things to do in London this weekend. There’s no need to worry about the next morning’s hangover at the Mindfulness Drinking Festival. This is a booze-free fest for anyone who’s sober-curious or on the wagon.

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Hangover Free Life

Jussi guest blogs on why alcohol-free drinks can help some people change their drinking habits. 

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SE1 Community Website

A celebration of the best alcohol-free drinks available, with craft beers, wines, lower-sugar sodas, infusions, and expert mixologists.

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South London Press

A celebration of the best alcohol-free drinks available, with craft beers, wines, lower-sugar sodas, infusions, and expert mixologists.

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Southwark Weekender

A celebration of the best alcohol-free drinks available, with craft beers, wines, lower-sugar sodas, infusions, and expert mixologists.

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DrinkUp London

Thanks to our friends at Drink.Up London for bigging us up – recognising that a crowd interested in great tasting cocktails are also interested in great tasting alcohol-free drinks.

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Londonist

As more and more people across the UK are joining the mindful drinking movement, come and try some delicious alcohol alternatives at the Mindful Drinking festival

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Incentive Travel

The one-day celebration will see the boutique Bermondsey Square Hotel transformed into a celebration of the best alcohol-free drinks available.

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Stylist

Go out, but don’t get drunk! Full run down of the festival!

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Patchwork

How to take care of your non-drinking guests at your wedding. A post by Laura Willoughby.

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Breathe Magazine

What is mindful drinking and how can it improve well-being. 

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Huffington Post

4 Ways to tell if you are Sober Curious by Laura Willoughby

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BEER TODAY

An article discussing St. Peter’s Brewery’s support towards the alcohol-free movement, and its upcoming stand at the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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Eastern Daily Press

The Eastern Daily Press report on the success of low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beers, the increasing demand for them, and the role that East Anglian breweries are playing in catering to mindful drinkers.

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LondonTown

The Mindful Drinking Festival has appeared in LondonTown’s directory of London Events! 

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Londonist

Londonist lists the Mindful Drinking Festival in it’s selection of the best beer festivals to hit London in August this year.

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This Naked Mind

Club Soda co-founder Laura wrote an article for This Naked Mind about mindful drinking and staying social.

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GOTILO

GOTILO lists 6 of the most mindful activities or days out to take part in, in London, including the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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East London Radio

Laura along with Steve from local Nirvana Brewery and Joe from East Lonon based Fitbeer.

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Mutton Club

Why being sober curious is good for your health – a blog by Laura for The Mutton Club

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MFML

How yoga and mindful drinking go together. A blog by Jen Tree for Movement for Modern Life. 

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Club Soda is the UK’s leading mindful drinking movement with the desire to do exactly this, and create a world in which nobody feels out of place if they are not drinking. 

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WooWoo

 Jen shares her often rocky road to mindfulness & well-being. “Alcohol-free alternatives play a big part in socialising as they help fend off the questions, the judgement, and the boredom.”

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Time Out

Mindfulness and martinis: August’s best drinks festivals: Skip the hangover at this booze-free festival whether you’re sober-curious or on the wagon.

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RSA

Club Soda founder Laura talks to RSA about the Club Soda Guide and her reasoning for curating the UK’s first Mindful Drinking Festival.

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping discuss what Mindful Drinking means for most people, and what will be featured at the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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The Sober School

The Sober School acknowledges how sobriety is becoming cool and products are hugely improving – inc the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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Yeast Berlin

Yeast Berlin asks founder Laura 10 questions, about Club Soda, Mindful Drinking, the alcohol-free industry and the best pubs in London for mindful drinkers.

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Square Mile Health

Square Mile Health share Jen’s blog on the 16 reasons why you should go to an alcohol-free drinks festival – whether you’re a mindful drinker or not.

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Real Kombucha

Real Kombucha

Real Kombucha speak to Laura about the festival, the mindful drinking movement, drinking behaviours in the UK and the changing attitude of pubs.

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Smallish Magazine

Smallish Magazine discuss the concept of Mindful Drinking, and what to except from the festival itself including the brands being showcased.

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Metro

Metro talk about why you’d want to go to a Mindful Drinking Festival, what to expect when you get there and how many of the brands at the festival are run by women.

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The Drinks Business

The Drinks Business discuss how non-alcoholic drinks are the “biggest opportunity in the drinks industry right now”, in the first of a series of new trend reports.

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Metro

Metro discusses the previous lack of alcoholic drink alternatives, the recent rise in alcohol-free drink options – and what to expect from the Mindful Drinking Festival

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Business of Everything

BOE lists five great health and wellness events to attend in London, during the summer of 2017, including the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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The Lifestyle Library

The Lifestyle Library

Writer/yoga teacher Laurie talks on pg 41 about the rise of moderation, mindful drinking, and how our festival fits into this increasing wellness trend.

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Drink Preneur

Drink Preneur talks to Club Soda founder Laura, about the Mindful Drinking Festival and they give a taster of Real Kombucha will be doing with their tasting table.

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The National Student

Lucia Gonzalez Mantecon talks about the Mindful Drinking Festival, how it differs from other festivals and some of the drinks you can expect to see there.

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Motto (Time Magazine)

Motto to discuss the Mindful Drinking movement, Club Soda’s part in it, and how Buddhists have been practising mindful drinking for many years.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian talks to Club Soda, about how the Club Soda Guide and Mindful Drinking Festival helps those who choose to cut down on their alcohol intake.

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Girl&tonic

Girl & Tonic

Laurie at the Girl & Tonic blog talks about her 5 favourite alcohol-free summer drinks, and discusses her thoughts about the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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Real Kombucha

Real Kombucha

Real Kombucha tells all about the Club Soda philosophy, the lack of choice for adult-orientated soft drinks,  and their tasting table at the Mindful Drinking Festival.

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The Independent

The Independent

The Independent interviews our co-founder Laura about Club Soda, what it means to be a mindful drinker and what types of alcohol-free drinks options are out there right now.

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Drinks Retailing News

Nigel Huddleston talks about the low and no-alcohol drinks market, the Mindful Drinking Fest and how the stigma around giving up or cutting down on alcohol is changing.

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Incentive Travel

Club Soda founders discuss the Mindful Drinking Fest – and Bermondsey Square Hotel’s Gemma Brant gives her view of the festival, and what it’ll bring to the community.

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