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(Washington Post)   Got some friends you hate? Invite them to meet you at this cool new craft brewery, and don't tell them until after they've ordered that all the beer has no alcohol   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2021-01-24 12:13:14 PM  
6 votes:
I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most
 
2021-01-24 1:57:38 PM  
5 votes:

Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.


If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-​g​o.html
 
2021-01-24 1:42:17 PM  
4 votes:
To put it bluntly, civilization exists because of beer (emphasis mine):

"Beer is the basis of modern static civilization," began Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. "Because before beer was discovered, people used to wander around and follow goats from place to place. And then they realized that this grain [barley] could be grown and sprouted and made into a bread and crumbled and converted into a liquid which gave a nice, warm, cozy feeling. So gone were the days that they followed goats around. They stayed put while the grain grew and while the beer was brewed. And they made villages out of their tents. And those villages became towns, and those towns became cities. And so here we are in New York, thanks to beer."

Beer without alcohol couldn't have done that, so this represents a step back, not forward, for human civilization, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2021-01-24 12:33:29 PM  
4 votes:

SVC_conservative: I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most


Miss no more.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/02/no​n​alcoholic-ipa-beer/
 
2021-01-24 3:52:54 PM  
3 votes:

lurkey: Alasastar: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-g​o.html

Good reminder, I need a sixer (or three) of their Angel & The Sword. Ohsogood!
It's ABV is 4.6(?), so, geez, just drink some water after a coupla. Have a pretzel.
NA beer? How 'bout: NAH, beer!


If you cannot find a distributor let me know. I'll be happy to help get you some Civil Life.
 
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2021-01-24 1:08:29 PM  
3 votes:
This place is in St. Louis and I hear it's pretty good. I've never tried it because I'll drink water instead of a NA beer if I'm thirsty.

https://wellbeingbrewing.com/
 
2021-01-24 2:59:49 PM  
2 votes:

Swiss Colony: I hear you, but lower alcohol beer just tastes different. My go tos are 4.5 to 6.5 percent. Anything under 4 just doesn't feel right.


I think I was just spoiled living in England. Every single pub has a real ale on the hand cask which maxes out at 4% tops. And they're all full of flavour, moreso than many craft ales in the USA (which seem to mistake "hops" for flavour). Sad that they're so few and far between here in the USA, doubly so that you can almost never find a real ale anywhere.

Alasastar: All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.


Exactly what I'm after - thanks for the heads up, I'm going to check them out. Sadly I'm too far from STL to do a pickup, but maybe I can locate a local distributor.
 
2021-01-24 2:29:49 PM  
2 votes:

Alasastar: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-g​o.html


Good reminder, I need a sixer (or three) of their Angel & The Sword. Ohsogood!
It's ABV is 4.6(?), so, geez, just drink some water after a coupla. Have a pretzel.
NA beer? How 'bout: NAH, beer!
 
2021-01-24 1:55:27 PM  
2 votes:

Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.


I hear you, but lower alcohol beer just tastes different. My go tos are 4.5 to 6.5 percent. Anything under 4 just doesn't feel right.
 
2021-01-24 12:30:19 PM  
2 votes:

Albert911emt: If I want to drink a non-alcoholic beer, I'll get my head examined first.


There are some NA beers that taste decent, and if you have to drive, you can switch to after a "real" beer (or alternate, depending on the passage of time).  There are some that taste just fine with a cheeseburger or pizza.  I know some folks would rather have a Coke or somethin', but I'm not big on soda with my food, and ice tea and pizza ain't my thang.

/non-alcoholic wine, on the other hand
//*shudder*
 
2021-01-24 11:16:13 AM  
2 votes:
For the Muslims (and some Buddhists) in your life, I suppose.
 
2021-01-24 10:59:40 AM  
2 votes:
crap brewery, you mean
 
2021-01-25 5:56:55 AM  
1 vote:

Schlubbe: My sobriety is almost old enough to drink, and I enjoy NA beers. Some foods just don't work right without a beer


My sobriety is like Santa or the Easter Bunny.
 
2021-01-24 9:37:56 PM  
1 vote:

SVC_conservative: I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most


https://www.surrealbrewing.com/
Also brewdog has a decent AF Hazy
Wellbeing tasted awful to me, the DIPA from athletic is good but their standard fair is pretty middling for my palate.
Lagunitas NAIPA was good but I've pretty much resigned that I prefer their hop water over almost anything above mostly because it's a bit cheaper and completely calorie free. I've actually got a few of the athletic hop waters on the way to try as well. Found h2ops on amazon the other week but it was pretty meh.

As for the article I welcome our alcohol free overlords. The last beer I had with alcohol I ended up trading in for a bowl of ice cream. It was objectively a tasty brew but all I felt like I was getting was a "cheap booze" back note and said fark it ice cream is more worthwhile for the calories.
 
2021-01-24 8:20:38 PM  
1 vote:
Got some friends you hate? Invite them to the pub---any pub honestly---and watch them all get COVID.
 
2021-01-24 6:04:18 PM  
1 vote:
Why would I be friends with people I hate? I'm not even friends with people I like.
 
2021-01-24 5:03:57 PM  
1 vote:
There are a number of craft beers in the 4% range, and starting to be more non-alcoholic ones. Some are trying to be IPAs or brown ales with various success levels, some are still at the O'Douls stage, and there are some like Penn's Best which don't even try, but are still a good refreshing hot-weather drink for when you're not in a soda mood (which I almost never am.)

This summer I'll probably try home-brewing some low-alcohol beers. You basically mash the grain at a low enough temperature that the enzymes don't convert much starch to sugar but you still get the barley flavor and enough sugar for a 1% beer, and you then use the leftovers as an adjunct in a more traditional beer.  (But right now it's cold weather, so I've been experimenting with lagers and English style beers.)
 
2021-01-24 4:18:14 PM  
1 vote:
My sobriety is almost old enough to drink, and I enjoy NA beers. Some foods just don't work right without a beer
 
2021-01-24 1:39:41 PM  
1 vote:
*sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.
 
2021-01-24 1:20:47 PM  
1 vote:
I would kill myself just so I could haunt them for eternity
 
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