The Best Nonalcoholic Beer to Try
These nonalcoholic beer options taste like your favorite brew, without the booze.
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A full-bodied flavor characterizes this craft nonalcoholic beer. It’s smooth, crisp, and dry with both Cascade and German Traditional hops that add a hint of citrus flavor. The best part? It’s only 68 calories, so you can enjoy the full beer taste without counting calories. That’s a non-alcoholic party drink we can get behind.
Hop lovers will appreciate this German nonalcoholic beer, with its balanced malt flavor and pleasantly hoppy finish. It’s a gold medal winner at the American Tasting Institute, and if you’re still not convinced, it’s the number-one-selling imported nonalcoholic malt beverage in the U.S.
Clausthaler is Europe’s most popular nonalcoholic beer for a reason. It’s light and grainy, pairs perfectly with chicken and cured meats, and was named the Best Alcohol-Free Beer at the 2013 World Beer Awards. Try it out in one of our recipes that call for beer.
This Brooklyn-based beer’s ethos is simple: Make a beer so good, you won’t believe it’s actually missing the alcohol. It features a blend of specialty malts and citrusy hops, plus a special fermentation method that limits the amount of alcohol created, resulting in a more traditionally beer-flavored NA experience.
Even IPA lovers can get find their favorite nonalcoholic brew. This one is very hoppy, using a combination of Simcoe, Cascade and Columbus hops without the typical bitterness of an IPA. In fact, Bravus Brewing boasts that it’s so approachable, even non-IPA fans will appreciate it.
Dry, toasty caramel-y notes characterize this nonalcoholic amber. Its complex full-flavored finish is thanks to its combination of Munich and Caramel specialty malts, plus premium hops, yeast, grains and water. Unlike traditional ambers, the alcohol is simply removed at the end of brewing.
For a nonalcoholic beer that’ll please just about any palate, look no further than Beck’s. It’s a light, golden beer with a clean, crisp taste, and just a touch of hops for the finish.
Good news for Coors lovers: This beer tastes just the same as the original, just without the alcohol. It’s smooth and flavorful, with a hint of mild hoppy bitterness, and is sure to please traditionalists.
For a full-bodied beer experience, try O’Doul’s. It uses all the natural ingredients you love in traditional beer, like barley malt, brewers’ yeast and whole cone hops, but removes the alcohol after the maturing process for a smooth, rich-tasting drink.
Imported from Ireland, Kaliber Non-Alcoholic is a smooth, pale lager, with hints of honey, sweet grains and toasted bread, with a slight bitterness to top it off. One of the first nonalcoholic beers on the market, there’s a reason why it’s still sticking around.