Kronenbourg is poised to develop a low-alcohol and a zero-alcohol version of its brand, according to press reports. French News Digest said yesterday (28 June) that the French unit of Scottish & Newcastle will have the beer ready for 2008.

Brasserie Kronenbourg will introduce a non-alcohol Kronenbourg Pur Malt, as well as Kronenbourg Extra 2.6° (at 2.6% alcohol) and Force 4 Light, the report claimed.

No-one at Scottish & Newcastle or Kronenbourg was available to comment on the story when just-drinks went to press.