Oh hey there, you - wondering if alcohol-free beers can actually taste good? Well, you are in for a TREAT - because the answer is HECK YES. If you're new to the whole non-alcoholic drinks trend that is taking the hospitality industry by a storm, here are a couple of good introductory articles into the zero proof alcohol phenomena - The Washington Post, Forbes, and USA Today.
Now back to what you're here for - a list of the best non-alcoholic drinks available in Australia. Here we go, counting down from 4.
4. Brewdog Raspberry Blitz.
Bursting to the brim full of berry flavour this 0.5% alcohol beer is just what you've been needing this summer. It is a (nearly) alcohol-free sour beer based on the recipe the BrewDog Brewers use to create their Berliner Weisse. Tongue-tinglingly tart, with a crisp fresh raspberry taste, it's juicy and refreshing and bursting full of berry flavours. TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY.
3. BrewDog Nanny State
Brewing a full flavoured craft beer at 0.5% is no easy task and because of this, Nanny State is a force to be reckoned with. With a backbone of 8 different speciality malts. Nanny State will tantalise your taste buds and leave you yearning for more.
2. UNN Indian Pale Ale
UNN is one of the freaking best non-alcoholic beers we have ever tasted. Ever. There is no shying away from the fact that it’s certainly up there on the pricing scale (being imported all the way from Germany) and this is reflected in the quality. It’s full bodied and beer-y, in the best kind of way. This bad bae is the winner of the silver medal - Alkoholfrei IPA at the 2017 Meiniger International Craft Beer Awards, and once you try it, you'll understand why. It has a fruity taste, a long-lasting finish and leaves you wanting more. Dang.
1. Weinhenstephaner Original Lager
Weinhenstephaner's original alcohol-free lager has a bright sunny-yellow colour (and disposition). This little gem is PACKED bloody full of everything you love about german beers. They use centuries-old brewing traditions to make this german beauty and you can tell. It's one of the best alcohol-free beers ever (yeah, big call, but we've said it).