The Origins of Zag
Founded by drinks duo Fraser and Jerry, and quickly joined by Bonnie (who was sold after 1 sip and wanted in on the action!), ZAG was designed to give freedom of choice to those looking for exciting alternatives to alcohol-free beer and soft drinks at the bar.
Whilst there is an element of social pressure around letting your hair down and having a drink when you're out, we found that actually, the biggest challenge for us when not drinking (or cutting back), was that we just didn’t enjoy the alcohol-free drinks on offer.
There were hundreds of alcohol-free beers but none tasted anything like a real beer, and there were PLENTY of soft drinks packed full of sugar, leaving nothing but furry teeth and sugar crashes in their wake!
Why did reducing alcohol mean sacrificing taste or health? Why were all the new alcohol-free drinks on the menu just poor imitations of existing alcoholic drinks? Something HAD to change.
It’s impossible to match the taste of beer without alcohol. Surely there could be a better solution - a drink that has the benefits of beer; a long, refreshing drink that’s not too sweet and can be drunk in quantity. One that doesn’t attempt to replicate the taste of beer. Instead, a new drink that has its own unique flavour.
And that’s where ZAG joins the party 🥳
This solution didn’t exist, so we decided to create it. With the odds stacked against us we started our own drinks company (I’m Still Standing Brewing Co.) to take on the big guys... with something genuinely different.
The result was an incredibly distinctive new alcohol-free drink. It was completely different to anything the big producers were offering: unbelievably refreshing, not too sweet (unlike fizzy, soft drinks designed for kids) and very, very tasty (far from those unpleasant alcohol-free beers).
Our new creation was also healthy, with interesting ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, low in calories and with a flavour like no other. And, new for 2022, we reformulated further to ensure ZAG would be officially low sugar too.
Hundreds of new drinks arrive every year, but they’re all variations on what’s already out there. While everyone else was Zigging, we wanted to Zag. So we launched... ZAG.
Now we can enjoy social drinking without alcohol - then be up at dawn, hangover free for our next adventure!