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John Smith’s Extra Smooth ABV to be intentionally weakened next month

John Smith’s Extra Smooth, billed as “no nonsense beer”, is being reduced from 3.8 per cent alcohol to 3.6 per cent in response to rising costs and reduced beer consumption. The move comes into effect next month and will save Heineken, the Dutch brewer that owns the John Smith’s brand, £6.6m in duty annually. Beers with weaker alcohol content pay a lower rate of duty than their higher strength rivals.

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