The Latest Trends for Non-Alc Beers
The latest trends for non-alcoholic beers are set to change the drinking landscape for some time to come.
No longer are people wanting to deal with the hassle of worrying about drink driving and hangovers. Instead many are reaching for a fabulous tasting drop that they can enjoy with colleagues or at a BBQ with friends.
The thirst is on and its for non-alcoholic alternatives that still have all the flavour and compelling taste of their alcoholic counterparts. Non-alcoholic drinks have become a growing sector of the market with many people engaging in alcohol free months such as "dry July.” Alcohol free days can promote better sleep and give you more energy to tackle that new exercise goal and of course no hangovers!
With consumers wanting a relaxing beer that doesn’t have the price of a hangover but has all the benefits of enjoying life with good company and a discerning drop. The taste has evolved into beer that tastes even better that it’s alcoholic counterpart, in fact, a lot of brands have produced delicious alternatives. There has been an upward trend and an historically challenging rise in people wanting to enjoy a beer and socialise without the issues associated with alcohol. Also, it is a much embraced fact that they are generally lower in calories as well.
Clausthaler is a non-alcoholic beer that is cultivated by the craft beer technique of dry-hopping. This means the Hops are only added once fermentation has been achieved.
The taste is rich and has a tantalising glimpse of sweet malt and a subtle bitter tastiness. It has the most enriching golden colour and it is as full in history as it is in taste and flavour. It comes from Frankfurt in Germany, the pioneers who invented this whole new drinking style, that of the alcohol-free beverage.
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Kehrwieder is a beer made using the combination of Simcoe and Mosaic hops. This beer has a yeast added to it that enables fermentation to cease early. This an alluring and intricate beer. It has a great visual appeal but more importantly it delivers on taste, it’s no wonder that in the Meininger International Craft beer Awards it won a silver medal. This beer has an inviting component with its deep amber colour. It is widely known for its hints of citrus and tantalises the tastebuds with a woody, mandarin and lime flavour.
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Budejovivky Budvar provides a natural cohesion and fusion between delicately sweet and bitter. A full-bodied beer it is brimming abundantly with flavour and it has the additional flavours of Moravian barley and Saaz hops. This makes this beer exquisitely accomplished in its flavour and is a credit to this Czech Republic amber brew. It has a beautiful honey colour and with its earthy tones and fine ingredients it has proven to be extremely popular amongst beer lovers everywhere.
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German purity laws are still relevant today and one could easily argue that they are cleverly responsible for keeping beer standards at a high level. Either way German beers and non-alcoholic beers have come a long way and provide an outstanding brew well worthy of consideration by the most educated and discerning beer connoisseur. We can all look forward to the ongoing trend towards non-alcoholic beverages that provide outstanding taste with no repercussions that are usually associated with over indulging. Drink up and enjoy!