by Yvonne van Houtum Blogger at Bierliefde 03 January 2022
What about non-alcoholic beer kegs?
For years alcohol-free or low-alcoholic beer was a second-class citizen to its high ABV counterpart. Options were limited to lagers but now we have the choice of some great tasting 0% alcohol beers available in kegs. Check them out.
What varieties of alcohol-free are available in the U.K?
In early 2017 the big beer brands launched 0.0 beers, such as the Affligem Blond 0.0%, a refreshing Belgian blond beer with a sweet taste but with a mildly bitter finish. Also, the low alcoholic radlers started to brew 0.0 variations. In the summer we tasted the vandeStreek Playground IPA Alcohol-Free. It’s an IPA with almost no alcohol (less than 0.5%), a fresh taste with citrus fruit, tropical fruit and a pleasant bitterness. It’s a perfect alternative if you want to pay attention to calories and on top of that you can still get behind the wheel after a few of these beers.
Traditionally, alcohol-free beers were pilsners & hoppy lagers. However, we increasingly see more and more alcohol-free white beers, pale ales and IPAs appearing now too. Notable examples are BrewDog Punk AF, a pale ale with hoppy aromas and a good bitterness with a sweet tone, or Lowlander 0% Wit, a Dutch white beer with a refreshing taste brewed with reclaimed orange and lemon peel.