January was the month where so many people gave up alcohol and took on dry January after indulging a lot over the Christmas period.
Well the longest month of the year is now over and many of you may be going back to alcohol BUT if you have enjoyed those hangover free weekends then we suggest you read on.
We have been trying lots of low alcohol and non alcoholic beers and we thought we would share them with you. Some of them really remind us of the shandy’s we used to drink when we were younger on a Sunday afternoon with our roast dinner. These beers are also perfect if you are designated driver, you can enjoy the taste of these delicious beers without feeling the effects.
Mikkeller was set up in Copenhagen in 2006 by Maths and physics teacher Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, this award-winning, nomadic beer brand has released over 800 beers since it launched and they are now available in 40 countries worldwide.
We tried a selection of their alcoholic beers over the Christmas period which you can read all about here, so we were excited to try their low alcohol beers.
Style: Wheat beer
Description: This beer has lots of citrus notes with a malt backbone, ultra refreshing, lvely aromas of tropical fruit on the nose combined with a lightly acidic backbone and a refreshing finish!
Mikkeller Drink’in Berliner
Style: Berliner Weisse
Description: A fruity and tart Berliner weisse – Drink’in Berliner has tropical notes, a nice acidic backbone and a light malty body. The palate is both fresh with the perfect amount of dryness.
Mikkeller Weird Weather
Style: Low alcohol New England IPA
Description: Mikkeller Weird Weather 0.3% is a hazy New England style IPA for those who need a beer without the alcohol. The Danish craft beer company is crazy excited to introduce this new brew to the world.
Krombacher beers have been produced exclusively in the small town of Krombach, nestling in the beautiful Siegerland Hills of Westfalia, central Germany since 1803, adhering to the German Beer Purity Law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot).
Krombacher is a beer company we are very familiar with, we have previously created a recipe that we thought went really well with a cold Krombacher Pils which you can read about here. We were excited to see if the Kromacher low alcohol beer tasted very different to their alcoholic range.
Krombacher Low Alcohol
Style: Low Alc Lager
Description: The leading low alcohol beer in Germany, this quality lager offers all the classic characteristics of Krombacher’s famous Pilsener but with the alcohol. This beer is clean, crisp and full of flavour.
The Stiegl brewery grew out of what was a popular beer-making guesthouse called the ‘Bräuhaus an der Gstätten’. It was first mentioned in written records on the 16th June 1492 and was located in Salzburg, Austria.
Over the past 500 plus years, the brewery has seen everything from immense joy and celebrations to fires, war, and economic turmoil but throughout, it has remained, playing a huge part in the city and country’s culture and history. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart guzzled a few Stiegl beers in 18th century.
Most famously known for its multi award-winning Stiegl Goldbräu beer, which launched in the UK in 2007, Stiegl utilises a wealth of brewing experience combined with some of the most high-tech brewing equipment, processes and procedures in Europe whilst benefiting from the finest Austrian raw materials – often cultivated in the brewery’s own fields.
Description: Appreciated in its homeland for its full-bodied, well balanced taste, Austrian Saphir hops provide aromatics to this unfiltered, ultra-refreshing non-alcoholic lager.
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
Description: this naturally cloudy and zesty, thirst-quencher uses real grapefruit juice alongside Stiegl’s famous Goldbräu beer for the ultimate, refreshing ORIGINAL Radler.
So the next time you are tempted by an alcoholic beverage but you know you shouldn’t for whatever reason, then make sure you reach out for one of these!