With people opting for a healthier lifestyle, non-alcoholic beers have come a long way in the past few years. Loads of brands have started producing good quality, low or non-alcoholic beers which makes skipping the alcohol for now or every now and then, much easier.
We have listed 3 low alcohol beers and two non-alcoholic beers below to try next time you're out and see what you think!
This low-alcohol beer was founded by two friends in 2016 who became fathers and were looking to ease themselves into parenthood with a low-alcohol beer. Although Big Drop is relatively new to the market it has become quite popular. The bitterness works well as it’s not overpowering and it creates a nice balance.
Thornbridge Zero Five is a light pale ale that is only in its entry into the low-alcohol market, however it is one to try. It pours pale gold, with a generous head that fades quickly. It’s a clean, fairly dry finish although the bitterness lingers to the next sip and is a very light, and even slightly restrained, pale ale.
Harvey’s is an established English family brewery dating back to 1790. It tends towards the traditional, and while its Old Ale is normally a 4.3% ABV dark mild, this low-alcohol incarnation still has a deep copper-chestnut pour, with a light off-white head that shortly gives way. It is a great example of a traditional malty English beer made to a very high standard.
Peroni’s Libera 0.0% is the latest non-alcoholic beer to hit the market. The sinless brew is made with the same Nostrano dell’Isola maize unique to Peroni Nastro Azzurro, while a dedicated yeast strain helps to impart its citrusy aromas and hoppy characteristics. It then undergoes a “special decoction” process, allowing the liquid to retain its flavour while removing its alcohol content.
Heineken beer has been around for a very long time but they launched their first non-alcoholic beer in 2017. It was no surprise that in 2018, Heineken 0.0 was a winner of a Gold medal drinks business, Beer Master, proving its credentials when up against the mainstream. Heineken 0.0 is twice brewed and fermented with Heineken’s unique A-yeast before the alcohol is removed and the brew blended to achieve a surprisingly authentic fruity flavour with slight malty notes. For all lager lovers out there this is a reliable winner.