The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Beer, Wine and Spirits
In the last few years, we’ve seen a rise in consumer demand for better selections of non-alcoholic (N/A) beverages. Now, before you roll your eyes and ask “who in their right mind would give up alcohol?”, let me assure you that it’s not just health nuts who are driving this trend. It’s actually us casual drinkers who are looking to reduce our overall alcohol consumption and calorie intake. And let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to cut back on the hangovers and those shared thoughts that you should have kept to yourself?
So what’s behind this shift toward N/A beverages? One major factor is our overall health. Alcohol is known to have negative effects on the body, including increasing the risk of certain cancers and liver damage. By choosing N/A options, we can still enjoy the social aspect of drinking without the negative health impacts. Plus, it gives us an excuse to say “I’m not drinking tonight, I’m being healthy” without anyone questioning our commitment to our New Year’s resolutions. Another big factor is taste. As the N/A beverage market expands, there are now a plethora of delicious options to choose from. From mocktails and spiked seltzers to kombuchas and craft beers, there’s something for everyone.
So if you’re looking for an enjoyable way to reduce your alcohol intake, check out the growing selection of non-alcoholic craft beer, non-alcoholic wine, or non-alcoholic spirits available at one of our 3 store locations. You might be surprised by what you find!
In the realm of non-alcoholic craft beer, popular options include the entire selection of Athletic Brewing Co, Karbach’s Free and Easy IPA and all of Wellbeing Brewing’s beers. These beers offer the same bold flavors and aromas as their alcoholic counterparts, but without the alcohol content.
For those who prefer non-alcoholic wine, options like Lyre’s Sparkling Wine and Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon offer sophisticated alternatives to traditional wines. These N/A wines are crafted using the same techniques and ingredients as their alcoholic counterparts, resulting in complex flavors and aromas that can stand up to any traditional wine.
And for those looking for non-alcoholic spirits, options like Lyre’s American Single Malt and Lyre’s Dry London Spirit provide a tasty and refreshing option. These spirits are made using a variety of botanical ingredients, resulting in complex flavors that are perfect for sipping on their own or mixing into cocktails.
So if you’re looking to reduce your alcohol consumption (or just want to occasionally give your liver a break), there are plenty of delicious N/A options available. And hey, if anyone gives you a hard time for not drinking, just remind them that you’re being healthy. Cheers to that!