Although our more conventional readers would agree with me that we should drink beer by the pitcher to get the actual fun out of it, the more “modern thinkers” believe that it’s time to switch to non-alcoholic beers as a step towards a healthier life.
Gone are the days of ordering pints of strong beer, because a survey by Mintel shows 40% of the new age drinkers are shifting towards low-calorie, non-alcoholic beer brands. This, of course, is a choice made to ensure lower health risks and to cut down the calories that come with strong beers.
It might seem intriguing to the traditional chilled “beer drinkers” as to why more and more people in the age group of 25-34 years are preferring LNA (low/non-alcoholic) beers. But you have to consider many factors, for example, both LNA beers and traditional beers are frothy, fizzy beverages that many of us love, but the traditional ones are particularly heavy on calories, and they can also cause damage to your liver due to their significant alcohol content.
On the other hand, low/non-alcoholic beers go easy on your liver. But it must be remembered that excessive consumption of non-alcoholic beers can cause diabetes, liver diseases, etc. Now that we know quite a bit about the rising demand for non-alcoholic beers in India, our team set out to find the best non-alcoholic beer brands that you can try.
We have listed all those names in this article, along with a brief description of each of them. So, let’s get started!
6 Non- alcoholic beer to try
1.Bira 91 Lite
For the majority of us, you think “beer” and “Bira “pops up in your mind. This major beer-manufacturing brand has dominated the industry for a long time and, to adapt to the changing public demands, it has now launched the Bira 91 Lite. This is a light, low-calorie lager with its calorie count at about 90 Cal, while most of the non-light beers have 130-180 Cal.
According to its quirky marketing, this beer is a light, American-style lager that uses imported malted barley with rice. Overall, it is pretty refreshing and reasonably priced as well. It can also be used as a post-workout drink due to its low calories.
2. Kingfisher Radler
Kingfisher is THE prime brand in the beer-making industry and its latest offering, the Kingfisher Radler is one of the most easily available non-alcoholic beverages on this list. You can simply find it on BigBasket! The Radler has 30% less sugar and 100% natural ingredients, according to its manufacturing brand. It comes in 3 types of flavors—mint & lime, lemon, and ginger & lime.
The mint & lime flavor is a bit strong and if you love nimbu paani, then you will be a fan of this one. The lemon flavor is refreshing, and subtle. This would be our pick for a perfect post-workout drink. And the ginger & lime flavor Is our favorite as it kind of reminded us of sipping chilled ginger ale during a lazy summer afternoon!
3. Heineken 0.0
The Heineken 0.0 has got 0.05% alcohol content and is one of the most famous names on this list. Many chefs use this to prepare their batter for fish and chips because of the fizzy taste of this non-alcoholic beer! Heineken, the world’s second-largest beer-manufacturing brand, claims that the 0.0 is made from hop extract, barley malt, and water.
The sharp taste is our absolute favorite and we will recommend the Heineken 0.0 to anyone who likes a good frothy beverage and does not want to go for traditional heavy alcoholic beers.
4. Budweiser 0.0
The flavor and froth of the original Budweiser beer are some of the most preferred beverages in the world, and the Budweiser 0.0 lives up to our expectations perfectly. It has 83 Cal and its ingredients include water, barley malt, hops, rice, etc. Its reasonable price and watery yet sweet and savory kind of consistency have made it a favorite among many.
5. Amstel Malt Classic
The Amstel Malt Classic may not be the most famous or the most easily available non-alcoholic beer among the other entries on this list, but this Heineken-manufactured beer is making its name in the industry. This light beer has rice, hops, etc. and it is 100% natural. It has a slightly more bitter taste than the usual non-alcoholic beer.
6. Miller Lite
The Miller Lite is gaining a lot of popularity due to its mass marketing tactics. This beer is pretty tasteful, with a rich flavor that you might prefer over the watery consistency of the Budweiser 0.0. But the Miller Light is not easily available and this American beer is reasonably priced too. You will find the Miller Lite Ice Bucket on Amazon for about five thousand bucks and in our opinion, it is perfect for your housewarming party!
7. Coolberg Alcohol-Free Beer
The Mumbai-based startup Coolberg Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Proudly unveiled their Coolberg Alcohol-Free Beers which, in our opinion, is pretty flavorful and serves the job as a fizzy, frothy beer with low calories and low alcohol percentage. You will find a host of flavors for this line of beers: malt beer, ginger beer, mint beer, peach beer, strawberry beer, and cranberry beer.
For lovers of traditional frothy beer, ginger beer and malt beer are the best options. But if you want to try out something new, take our word for it and go for the cranberry beer. It will tingle your nerves.
Thus, we come to the end of our discussion on the advantages of non-alcoholic beers over the traditional alcoholic ones and we have also jotted down the names of a few non-alcoholic beer brands that you should try out. If it were of any help to you, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family members and spread the kind word!
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