Not only have nonalcoholic (NA) beers have become increasingly common in recent years, the variety on offer has expanded dramatically. So much so that today you can find more than 50 different NA beers in Columbus market. With the excesses of the holiday season in the near past, many are trying to adopt healthier lifestyles in the new year. What better time to take a closer look at NA beers. We begin with the science and processes of making NA beer and follow that up with a sampling of 13 different NA beers, including examples of lagers, stouts, wheat beers, and IPAs, including a blind taste test of regular and NA Guinness. Along the way we found some wonderful NA beers that are pretty close to their alcohol-containing cousins, some that are tasty but not terribly beer-like, and some that probably should be avoided. Whether you are looking for some good NA beer options or just curious about how far NA beers have come there’s something of interest for you in this episode.
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- Heineken 0.0
- Kaliber by Guinness
- The Logger by Bravus
- Italian Pils by Untitled Arts
- Victory Wheat by Wellbeing
- Weihenstephaner NA Wheat Beer
- Guinness 0.0
- All Out Dark by Athletic Brewing
- Special Effects Hoppy Amber by Brooklyn Brewing
- Intentional IPA Non-alcoholic by Wellbeing
- Beacon Juicy IPA Non-alcoholic by Southern Grist
- Sam Adams Just the Haze