Athletic Brewing has quickly become a goliath of the new wave of non-alcoholic beer options. Early on during their meteoric rise however, they brewed a one-off collaboration with Kansas City veteran Boulevard Brewing, appropriately entitled “Flying Start”. This West Coast IPA sans alcohol was one of the most popular releases by Boulevard that year, and through a series of twists and turns is now a core beer for the midwesterners. With paper planes flitting about the label in all directions, enjoy while listening to M.I.A.
2. Best Day | Kölsch | Non-Alcoholic Kölsch, 0.00%
Capturing the essence of a pale lager without alcohol is a tall order – many have attempted and failed in years past. Yet the newcomer Best Day has done it, by gum. With both pilsner and Cologne malts on the grain-bill and Hallertau hops, the recipe is befitting of the original top-fermented lagers of Köln. Crisp & light yet not watery – an achievement by any stretch.
Sensing the explosion of interest in N/A beer, Untitled Art has swung their prodigious output squarely into the zeitgeist. While the Wisconsin operation reliably produces lagers and hoppy beers without a trace of alcohol, they have also cannily recognized the sizable gap in the market for dealcoholized sours. This example is for those who crave salted watermelon agua fresca!