We don’t know of any craft breweries so committed to serious alcohol-free beers. And although we we’re skeptical, many of BrewDog’s non-alcoholic offerings are amazingly convincing.
Here’s the deal….
The Dry January movement, which launched was in the UK by Alcohol Change UK in 2013 has gone global, and more people than ever are taking a break from alcohol. In fact, Nielsen recently released a study that 47% of people over the age of 21 are making an effort to cut back or abstain from consuming alcohol.
“2020 has been a year like no other,” said Dr Richard Piper, Chief Executive of Alcohol Change UK told the Guardian…
“Many of us have spent the year stressed, scared and tired. When things get tough, we can find ourselves slipping into drinking habits we wish we could break, but Dry January can help. It’s our chance for a reset – 31 days to try something new, and to see some amazing benefits like brighter skin, a fuller wallet, a calmer mind and a better night’s sleep.”
In the UK and Europe, drinks under 0.5% ABV (many of these beers contain some residual alcohol, just not enough to deliver any kind of buzz) are commonly referred to as “alcohol-free” or “AF”.
If you’re in the US, you probably call them “non-alcoholic” or “NA” beers.
So, whether you’ve had it with those brutal hangovers, making healthier lifestyle changes, or are just “sober curious” about expanding your beer options, BrewDog has you covered this January with an impressive roster of alcohol-free beers that don’t suck.
BrewDog, who once brewed what was then considered to be the world’s most alcoholic beer (the End of History Ale), have delivered an incredibly flavorful alternative for those not interested in getting buzzed. Fueled on a medley of Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops, tethered to a sturdy, yet never-overbearing malt backbone, BrewDog Nanny State is a full flavored NA craft beer that gets the job done. (21 calories/ 4.3g carbs per serving)
Building upon the brewery’s bestselling Punk IPA, with all of that India Pale Ale’s swagger but none of the sometimes troublesome buzz, BrewDog Punk AF delivers juicy tropical fruit flavors and big grassy and pine notes. (37 calories/ 6.5g carbs per serving)
With all of the grapefruit treble notes of its buzzy sibling, BrewDog Elvis Juice, brings huge hop aromatics alongside a bright chorus of orange and pine. (49 calories/ 9g carbs per serving)
Mixing tropical fruits and grassy notes with oats and wheat for a smoother ride, BrewDog Hazy AF is a full-flavored, low alcohol, interpretation of the nation’s most popular sub-style, the New England IPA. (37 calories/ 6.5g carbs per serving)
BrewDog has partnered with what many thrash-heads consider “one of the very best bands in the metal world,” Lamb of God, on an alcohol-free collaboration… BrewDog Ghost Walker is an edgy buzz-free American IPA that is crafted and canned at BrewDog’s US brewery outside of Columbus, Ohio. (54 calories/ 10g carbs per serving)
Not content to play things safe, BrewDog is also addressing the new year with a full-bodied, full-flavored non-alcoholic stout that’s a standout. Built with strong coffee base for a dangerously robust, roasted profile. BrewDog Wake Up Call is all that…a true eye-opener. (77 calories/ 39mg caffeine per serving)
If you want to get your hands on more than one brew, try the AF Mixed Pack. That’s what we did.
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