Whether you're attempting a drier January or just looking for something new to toast another year of drinking great beer, these days there's an ever-increasingly diverse offering of lower strength & low/no-alcohol cans & bottles to choose between. As dank DIPAs and adjunct-packed stouts continue to dominate tastebuds and bottle shop shelves, these lower ABV beers can make a truly welcome change for the drinker.
But where to start? How to separate the wheat (ho ho) from the chaff? Luckily your devoted Wiper and True research assistants are on hand to help. We asked our team for their favourite low-and-no-alcohol beers, and are delighted to share their recommendations with you. Let us know your hot picks, too!
Joe, Sales Manager
Joe says: "The first time I had Tuya from Track was at the last Little Summer Beer bash that Deya hosted. Having been sipping big fruit IPAs and DIPAs only moments earlier, I was blown away by how much body Track had managed to squeeze into such a tiny beer."
Track | Tuya | 3.0% Table Beer
Charlie, Packaging Team
Arbor Ales x Mash Gang | Day Tripper | 0.5% IPA
The Kernel | Table Beer | 3% Table Beer
Fearghal says: "The archetypal table beer."
Alice, Marketing Manager
Alice says: "Little Foam (Lil' foam to its pals) is truly the most enjoyable of small beers. Banging bready body with a kind of white wine spritziness from Nelson Sauvin. Just lovely."
Donzoko | Lil Foam | 2.8% Lager
Tom, E-Commerce Manager, & Tim, South West Account Manager
Tom says: "It's challenging to stand out in the alcohol free market but Lucky Saint does it well. It's my midweek beer of choice - I'd pair with a green Thai curry. The citrus hop aromas lift the curry while the sweet malts and crisp bitter finish help balance any spice"
Lucky Saint | Lucky Saint | 0.5% Unfiltered Lager
Tim says: "I like Lucky Saint because it actually tastes like a beer, compared to a lot of other low ABV lagers I've tried, which are all very sweet. I'd also like to give an honourable mention to Guinness 0.0. Guinness is one of my favourite drinks anyway so having an alcohol free version is dreamy. The taste is super close to the real deal and you still get great head."