The quality of non-alcoholic beer is getting better But until tonight I didn’t realise how much better. I like the taste of beer but sometimes I just don’t want the alcohol content. If I’m out for an evening and driving I can still enjoy a beer that way. It really bugs me that some bars and restaurants still don’t stock an alcohol-free beer of any kind. There used to be just Kaliber on offer in the UK which unfortunately had the faint whiff of gentleman’s toilets that so many of these have. They also mostly fail to deliver the refreshing bite that a beer can deliver.
More recently I’ve found three that I think are a cut above the rest. Beck’s Blue, Cobra Zero and Erdinger Alkohol Frei. They all still benefit from a really good chill before drinking but they taste pretty good and are refreshing without any odd after-tastes or odours.
I was drinking an Erdinger this evening and I realised that I was actually doing myself good. To quote the label “just one bottle per day contributes to a healthy nutrition”. I delved further. The neck label proclaims it as “isotonic, vitamin-rich, reduced calories”… You can imagine my excitement. The detail explained a little more – “(Erdinger) provides the body with essential nutrients. Folic acid, and vitamin B12 reduce fatigue and support the immune system. B12 also promotes energy-yielding metabolism”.
There you have it…why stop at one bottle? Imagine how alert and flowing with health I would be after a case-full!