Just because it’s non-alcoholic, it doesn’t mean that it’s low on taste! A decade back there were very few good options for low/non-alcoholic beer, but now it has risen in popularity. Most of the non-alcoholic beer options were lagers, but now it includes IPAs, ales and even ciders and stouts. NA beer holds only a small percentage of the market, but it is expected to grow. So, there is plenty of opportunity and room for innovation.
With alcohol levels of 0.5% or lower, those who are alcohol and sober-conscious can enjoy the crisp and sudsy flavors of non-alcoholic beer.
To celebrate NA’s moment in the sun, or, more appropriate, in your class, let us raise a toast to these delicious drinks. Here are some of the best Non-Alcoholic beers in the market.
Heineken Non-Alcoholic 0.0
This is a popular Dutch brand that joined the NA bandwagon with 0.0 in 2019. As the name suggests it has almost no alcohol- just .03%. Fermented with unique A yeast, it has a fruity flavor and slight malty notes. It tastes remarkably like the original Heineken, but without the alcohol.
So, the next time there’s a party, and there’s booze going around, reach out for 0.0 and don’t feel left out! Definitely one of the best non-alcoholic beers in the market.
Athletic Brewing Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA
This is the ultimate session-able IPA. Athletic is a brand popular for its non-alcoholic beer varieties. Full of lovely hops goodness, it has delicious citrus and invigorating pine flavors that will blow you away. It is fresh, citrusy, malty and hoppy!
A craft beer fan who is unwilling to sacrifice on taste or flavor? Then Athletic Brewing Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA will fit the bill perfectly. This drink is a popular one for its malty and hoppy flavor that will give the drinker a full brew experience.
O’Doul’s Non-Alcoholic Amber
This NA beer is from Missouri. It offers the tranquil aromas of sweet caramel malts with hints of corn, grain, and adjuncts. O’Douls stand out from other NA beers in that it is made with all-natural ingredients and the alcohol is gently and naturally removed after the maturing process.
It has a robust flavor and a hoppy aftertaste. Who says NA beer has to be low on the taste and flavor quotient. Try O’Douls Amber you NA beer lover!
Clausthaler Original Non-Alcoholic
Clausthaler from Germany is the inventor of non-alcoholic beers. Ever since its inception more than 4 decades back, they have been creating the Clausthaler Original that is in accordance with the German Purity Law. This law dictates that only water, hops and barley can go into making beer.
It is very “beery” in that it has the real taste of beer and it is deliciously creamy, well-balanced, fresh and easy to drink.
Brooklyn Special Effects Hoppy Non-Alcoholic Brew
This Non-alcoholic drink from the beloved New York craft brewery is full of interesting notes and flavors. This is a hoppy lager with a zesty aroma and pleasantly bitter finish punctured by hints of the toasty sweetness of bread that it gets from a blend of speciality malts. It tastes just like regular beer; only it’s not! If you’re looking for a NA beer with a bit of punch and bite, this is it.
Wellbeing Intentional Non-Alcoholic IPA
Intentional IPA features the aroma of brew day, fresh floral grassy hops and citrus zest. It has the distinct and delightful bitter characteristics of Mosaic and Citra hops, with traces of sweetness from pineapple and peaches. The finish is very dry with lingering hops and med bitterness throughout.
You get the full experience of alcoholic beer but without the alcohol.
Surreal Brewing Natural Bridges Kolsch Non-Alcoholic
This Kolsch-style non-alcoholic ale has a deliciously malty character with subtle hints of honeydew melon and a crisp, refreshing finish. This is perfect for those on a low-calorie or keto diet. It has 0 sugar and only 17 calories in each can. This is an outdoorsy brand, so it is named after a protected marine reserve in Santa Cruz, California.
Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer
This Ginger beer is fermented just like any regular beer but without the gluten and hops. It is brewed for an entire day with 3 signature gingers: fresh, green ginger from Ivory Coast, chocolatey ginger from Cochin in India and an earthly, aromatic ginger from Nigeria. The flavors are crisp and refreshing.
If you want the punch of ginger with every sip, this ginger beer will serve you well. More than just for flavors, it is also said to settle a sour stomach, help with colds and reduce inflammation.
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei
This is a non-alcoholic wheat beer from Germany that is light and refreshing. Had a long run or indulged in some intense physical exercise? Grab a Hefeweissbier and feel refreshed and rejuvenated all over again.
This is America’s top non-alcoholic European import by volume.
Beck’s is the number one beer brand in Germany, with a 140-year-old history and is consumed in scores of countries around the world. Beck’s NA beer is an inviting light-golden colored malt beverage with aromatic notes of rich malt and European hops. The taste is clean, crisp and bright leading to a nice, hoppy finish.
Bitburger Drive N/A
This drink is aptly named for what you can do after you drink it. Yes! With 0% ABV or no alcohol, you can drive your car after you have had a few or many if you can handle that. With absolutely no trace of alcohol, it is a German pilsner with a light and clean flavour. It is deliciously malty, grainy and earthy and fully matured which brings out the signature Bitburger taste.
Crisp and refreshing, it can quench your thirst on a warm day. So whether at the park, peach or the poolside at your home, get the party going with Bitburger. It is easy to drink and it is low in calories too!
Mikkeller Weird Weather Non-Alcoholic
Mikkeller is a Danish brand that is very popular in the US. Weird Weather is a Non-alcoholic hazy IPA that stands out from other beers in the NA category. It features floral and bitter flavors, with grassy notes on pine. The flavor is quite dominated by grapefruit. The finish is short, with sweet hoppy bitterness. It has the notes typical of New England Style IPA.
Two Roots Brewing Co. Enough Said Helles Non-Alcoholic
From Germany, this version of NA beer is made with only Pilsner malt and Hallertau Hops. Despite being non-alcoholic, there is no dearth of flavors and it has an amazing mouthfeel. On the palate, it is well balanced, with a pleasant bitterness and subtle sweetness.
This beer is clean, refreshing and low in calories. The first sip is crisp on the lips and refreshing on the tongue and as it goes down your throat. Perfect for any occasion. Enough said!
BrewDog Punk AF
Punk IPA was the beer which kick-started the craft beer revolution (yay, Punk!). You can now break free from tasteless NA with Punk AF. This NA version is brewed with 8 different hops from North America, Europe and New Zealand. On the palate, you get the flavors of invigorating tropical juices along with grassy notes and hints of pine with underlying malty notes. The finish is bitter and full of character!
For all of the flavor and taste, and none of the alcohol, go for Punk! You won’t be disappointed!
? Want to Make Your Own Beer at Home? Check out our guide to the best kits for home brewing your own beer!
So, there you go! This is our list of 14 of the best non-alcoholic beers in the market. They’re all great-tasting and flavorful, minus the booze. Whether you are abstaining temporarily, or want to go sober as a lifestyle, these drinks are great. You would hardly feel like you’re missing out on something. Grab a bottle of NA with no guilt, and let us know which one is your favorite! Think we’ve missed out on something great? Then do let us know so we could try it too!