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659 clicks; posted to Food » on 07 Jul 2022 at 9:20 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-07 8:43:42 AM  
If you've only tried NA beers from well-known breweries you might well think that, subby. They are almost universally crap. For the brands you can find in most supermarkets, you can ignore the "almost". Cast your net beyond familiar names and you will find plenty of decent IPAs, wheat beers, and lagers. (The latter two categories tend to be the most successful).

Germans, who reputedly know a thing or two about beer, are switching in great numbers. Of course, they do have access to a much wider range of decent NA beers than Americans, for whom the supply as always is dominated by the usual corporate suspects with the facilities for mass manufacturing and national distribution.
 
2022-07-07 8:59:59 AM  
Drinking non-alcoholic beer is like paying a hooker for a hug.
 
2022-07-07 9:42:38 AM  
Finally, a decent example of begging the question.
 
2022-07-07 9:46:02 AM  

HugeMistake: If you've only tried NA beers from well-known breweries you might well think that, subby. They are almost universally crap. For the brands you can find in most supermarkets, you can ignore the "almost". Cast your net beyond familiar names and you will find plenty of decent IPAs, wheat beers, and lagers. (The latter two categories tend to be the most successful).

Germans, who reputedly know a thing or two about beer, are switching in great numbers. Of course, they do have access to a much wider range of decent NA beers than Americans, for whom the supply as always is dominated by the usual corporate suspects with the facilities for mass manufacturing and national distribution.


Interesting post.  I would be interested to see a lower ABV double or triple, etc. but I'm wondering if that can even be done (and I *know* it wouldn't be "official" of course) and if it can be done, would it not taste like ass.

But I bet the Germans *are* pretty good at manipulating lagers into low or no ABV with a good taste.
 
2022-07-07 10:06:42 AM  
I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.
 
2022-07-07 10:25:59 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.


This.
I'd rather just have a lemonade or something. But there must be some people that like the NA, no skin off my back.
 
2022-07-07 10:28:25 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.


Seriously, like what? I would love to know because I would love some variety. Water is boring. Sodas are for children. Fruit juices are sugar-loaded. "Energy" drinks are caffeine bombs. Fruit teas combine the worst of fruit and tea. Flavored or enhanced waters are a total ripoff, not to mention an ecological disaster. Don't even get me started on kombucha.

But in any case, since the best NA beers taste pretty much like a decent lager nowadays, if you don't like the taste of them, why are you drinking beer in the first place? Is it not possible to like the taste of beer but want to avoid alcohol.
 
2022-07-07 10:29:06 AM  

Man On A Mission: Drinking non-alcoholic beer is like paying a hooker for a hug.


Alcohol remains the only drug you have to justify not using.

Do you not like the taste of beer?
 
2022-07-07 10:47:46 AM  
I love beer
I don't love being a drunk
I've been known to drink a nonalc on a hot work day
Grolsch is my go to nonalc but my fam used to give us kids Labatt zero
I didn't stand a chance
 
2022-07-07 10:50:20 AM  

HugeMistake: Copperbelly watersnake: I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.

Seriously, like what? I would love to know because I would love some variety. Water is boring. Sodas are for children. Fruit juices are sugar-loaded. "Energy" drinks are caffeine bombs. Fruit teas combine the worst of fruit and tea. Flavored or enhanced waters are a total ripoff, not to mention an ecological disaster. Don't even get me started on kombucha.

But in any case, since the best NA beers taste pretty much like a decent lager nowadays, if you don't like the taste of them, why are you drinking beer in the first place? Is it not possible to like the taste of beer but want to avoid alcohol.


I don't drink lagers typically. Flavor wise, I prefer a good Belgian ale or a stout. A good porter is also acceptable. If someone has come up with a good non alcoholic version of those I haven't seen it.

Gose has become my go to summer beer so like someone said a good sour lemonade.
 
2022-07-07 11:20:20 AM  
Saw Emo Philips in concert a couple weeks ago. He had a joke about NA beer. Repeating it would get me a lifetime ban
 
2022-07-07 11:34:53 AM  
Due to a medical condition, I've had to start drinking NA beer to fill in the gaps as my brain can only tolerate an alcoholic beer once a week.  As long as I'm eating a meal with a NA beer, the food seems to mask the lack of full bodied flavor, and afterwards I still have that hoppy satisfaction where I no longer feel like I'm craving the flavor of a beer so it will have to do for now.
 
2022-07-07 1:35:53 PM  
What was wrong with Coors that they had to go and make a beer with even less alcohol in it? Oat pop is the best in the summer.
 
2022-07-07 2:31:45 PM  

HugeMistake: Copperbelly watersnake: I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.

Seriously, like what? I would love to know because I would love some variety. Water is boring. Sodas are for children. Fruit juices are sugar-loaded. "Energy" drinks are caffeine bombs. Fruit teas combine the worst of fruit and tea. Flavored or enhanced waters are a total ripoff, not to mention an ecological disaster. Don't even get me started on kombucha.


This. Please do expand. I don't drink sugar so soda/pop and fruit juices are out. If I don't want alcohol what 'better tasting things' are there to drink? I often drink NA beer (Free Damm is pretty good) as I like going to bars, but sometimes have to go by motorcycle and I won't drink and ride (I kinda like living).
 
2022-07-07 3:42:20 PM  

Swiss Colony: HugeMistake: Copperbelly watersnake: I just never understood the point. There's much better tasting things to drink if you're not having alcohol.

Seriously, like what? I would love to know because I would love some variety. Water is boring. Sodas are for children. Fruit juices are sugar-loaded. "Energy" drinks are caffeine bombs. Fruit teas combine the worst of fruit and tea. Flavored or enhanced waters are a total ripoff, not to mention an ecological disaster. Don't even get me started on kombucha.

This. Please do expand. I don't drink sugar so soda/pop and fruit juices are out. If I don't want alcohol what 'better tasting things' are there to drink? I often drink NA beer (Free Damm is pretty good) as I like going to bars, but sometimes have to go by motorcycle and I won't drink and ride (I kinda like living).


my sis's fiance does this "personal challenge" where he has no alcohol for the first 90 days of every year (he's also a marathoner, personal challenges are big with him) and when he's at a bar or event during this time he just gets a soda water with lime.

you could rotate that in? you could have some bloody mary mix without the booze? and of course you can continue the NA beers, if you personally like them.
 
2022-07-07 11:22:11 PM  
I used to drink a lot of non-beer alcohol. It's amazing how much it didn't taste like beer.
 
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