Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re probably not going to be imbibing these ourselves given our love of the full-strength stuff, this doesn’t take away from the fact that there really are some excellent low alcohol beers on the market nowadays from many of the best independent brewers. We check out 8 of the best below:
Beavertown Lazer Crush
Heavyweight flavour, featherweight ABV of just 0.3%, Beavertown Lazer Crush is a no-brainer for our list. This is an in your face IPA, that just happens to be alcohol-free. When Beavertown decided to brew an AF IPA, they wanted to do things slightly differently. Rather than just brewing with small amounts of malt or dealcoholizing after fermentation, for Lazer Crush they deployed a clever strain of yeast that fully ferments their crisp pilsner malt without producing alcohol and adds a hint of peachy fruit in the process. Then they laid down some heavy-duty hops, Azacca for ripe mango with a hint of fresh pine, Amarillo gives bags of sweet orange and Citra adds the zesty citrus and grapefruit bitterness that we all want in an IPA.
Big Drop Brewing Co Pine Trail Alcohol Free Pale Ale
This alcohol-free Pine Trail Pale Ale from Big Drop Brewing Co goes big on the flavour to the point you almost forget it’s not got any alcohol in it. A delight for the senses, this delicious beer really does deliver on every level you can ask for from a no-alcohol offering. Rosy floral aromas are immediate as you pour, with a light and limey citrus bite on the palate and a balanced but striking bitterness to the beer’s finish which makes it a refreshing choice of tipple as we head into spring.
To Øl Implosion Low Alcohol Beer
At just 0.3%, you can make the most of this delicious To Øl Imposion beer with all its complexity, crispness & flavour while being able to keep a level head courtesy of its low ABV. It is light and chuggable offering, with nice peachy notes from the yeast. Slightly sweet, but not too prominent, pleasant and fresh hop aromas, and absolutely NO hangover. Can’t complain about that. Alcohol-free beer as it should be.
Lucky Saint Beer
Lucky Saint are a brewer that only make non-alcohol beer which is a fresh take on things and their impressive concoction has been making waves in the industry for a little while now. Lucky Saint Beer is a 0.5% unfiltered lager which has been impressively crafted with over four centuries of brewing heritage. Lucky Saint leave their ales unfiltered to ensure the deliver maximum flavour – something which is even more important for a low alcohol beer.
Nivarna Brewery Hoppy Pale Ale
Another delicious low-alcohol pale ale with this Hoppy Pale Ale from Nivarna Brewery. It can be a a go-to beer for everyday drinking and refreshment on warm summer days. This sessionable pale ale uses fruity Mosaic hops and has rapidly become a best-seller for the brewery. It boasts a dry, bitter finish with tropical and floral aromas that are sure to appeal.
Drop Bear Beer Co Bonfire Stout
This dark alcohol free Bonfire Stout from Drop Bear Beer Co is all about those specialty malts. It has complex notes of roasted coffee and smoked malt which will rejuvenate the senses whilst an essence of dark chocolate forces its way through this alcohol free ale to create a perfectly crafted balance of flavours. It takes its inspiration from the traditional Irish stout and German Rauchbier and this dark alcohol free ale gives you a refreshing and smooth finish. This alcohol free stout is on a mission to show the alcohol free scene what a real stout can deliver. This alcohol free stout is Vegan and Gluten Free.
Hambleton Point 5 Pale Ale
A pale ale packed with American hops, low in alcohol and full of flavour, it’s not hard to see why this Point 5 Pale Ale from Hambleton Brewery has rapidly become a favourite amongst those drinkers looking for something a bit different and low in alcohol. Boasting a delicious aftertaste which belies its low alcohol credentials, this is a worthy addition to our list of the best low alcohol beers for 2021.
Vandestreek Playground Low Alcohol IPA
At long last, there is a low-alcohol beer with a bit of flavour. This Playground IPA from Vandestreek is brewed with 5 types of American hops, but contains virtually no alcohol. This allows you to smell and taste the flavours of citrus fruits, tropical fruit and pleasant bitterness, but you can still safely get into the car after drinking it. Win, win.