These 10 low and no alcohol craft beers are our favourite winter drinks, and we include where you can get them. Snuggly evenings in + a fridge full of these bad boys = happy festive season.
Big Drop Brewing Co. Winter Spiced Ale
What: Big Drop Spiced Ale 0.5% ABV is an ideal warming craft beer as the weather gets cooler. It has spicy aromas of ginger and cinnamon, which balance out warming malts and finish with a tart berry sweetness.
Where: Available from Drydrinker here, using the code CLUBSODAVIP at checkout for a discount! Or, if you’re not sure what to try (and want to try everything!), then choose their exclusive Big Drop Craft Beer Selection Box.
Half Mast QIPA
What: Ever heard of a QIPA before? No, us neither. That’s because Half Mast have gone about inventing a Quarter IPA (hence the name) that provides all of the flavour and balance of a full-strength beer, at just 2.8% ABV. This golden coloured IPA has a surprising malt base, low bitterness, but it’s popping with juicy mango and grapefruit. It’ll make you reminisce of Summer and look forward to warmer Spring days.
Where: Available from Siren’s website.
What: Recently received to 5 star reviews in The Times and described as “a real pleasure to drink”, FitBeer has more than earned its place amongst the best low and no alcohol beers. Crisp and refreshing in taste, it has a perfect balance of subtle hops and pleasant malt flavours, with gentle carbonation and a delicious nectar finish. And at only 66 calories a bottle!
Where: You can buy it from their website here.
Crate Brewery’s Lemon Gose
What: Hackney’s Crate Brewery are known for producing great-tasting beers for all drinking behaviours, and their Lemon Gose is no exception. At 3.5% ABV, it is perfect for those drink mindfully and mix and match their usual options this Christmas. It’s zingy tartness and salty finish will brighten up any cold winter’s night. Crate Brewery is also a welcome recent addition to the Club Soda Guide!
Where: Order from Crate’s website.
Nirvana Sutra IPA
What: Nirvana is the UK’s first alcohol-free brewery, and their fourth beer certainly lives up to expectations. The brand new Sutra IPA has a light amber body and gentle carbonation, allowing you to savour those wintery pine, spice and floral flavours and aromas. It’s high in hops and brilliantly bitter.
Where: Available from Drydrinker here.
Little Big Beer
What: Little Big Beer are a small craft beer producer in Somerset, offering delicious low alcohol beers. At 2.0%, they offer a perfectly sophisticated adult drink, providing all the flavour and less of the health impacts of full strength beer. Their first beer is packed full of complex malts and hops.
Where: You can order if from their website here.
St. Peter’s Gold Alcohol Free
What: It took almost a year to perfect the recipe for Without® Gold, the delicious new alcohol free golden craft beer from St Peter’s Brewery. You’ll love it if you’re a keen ale drinker who loves a good, full-bodied golden ale, with balanced flavours of wintery malt and citrus bitterness. Their Original alcohol-free ale is also deliciously sippable.
Where: Both ales are available from Drydrinker here, and Without® Original is also available at Tesco.
Innis and None Craft Pale Ale
What: Innis & None is a delicious citrus pale ale from Scottish brewers Innis & Gunn. It has big hop bitterness, balanced with a touch of sweetness and the added goodness of ginseng and vitamin C. Perfect to keep any winter colds at bay!
Where: Available from Drydrinker here, and some Tesco stores.
Mikkeller Drink’In the Snow
What: Mikkeller is an amazing Christmas beer spiced with orange peels and coriander seeds, made by one of the world’s most innovative brewers. This one is quite hard to come by, so get your orders in while you can!
Where: Available at Drydrinker here.
Small Beer Dark Lager
What: Small Beer Brew Co. are a brand new brewery that specialise in the production of small beer (0.5-2.8% ABV). We love their Small Beer Dark Lager, which at just 1.0% is bursting with flavours of rich coffee, chocolate and toast. Goes best with hearty British food like hard cheeses and pies, and is deliciously drinkable when snuggled by a warm fire.
Where: Available soon here.