Yes, most UK pubs have some kind of Alcohol free beer in bottles available.
Due to the drinking and driving laws the designated driver would not be drinking, for example.....
Yea, becks blue is found pretty regularly, and sometimes erdinger. Useful when pregnant and craving the sensation of lager!!
Oh, and I’ve also seen cobra zeroEdited: 14 July 2018, 04:10
Brewdog Nanny State is a nice beer but it's a hoppy pale ale and not widely available everywhere. Erdinger alcohol-free is a wheat beer and also not widely available. Good supermarkets will have a wider choice, but in pubs there'll always be something. For lager-type beers it will usually be something like Heineken 0.0 or Becks Blue (the latter tastes more like real pilsner lager in my opinion).
Like in most parts of the world, alcohol-free beer is becoming more popular in the UK. However, shops and pubs have been slow to take advantage of this trend. Some shops do have a growing selection of the mass-produced NA beers and lagers. But pubs typically only have 1 or 2 bottled NA beers - usually of poor quality. Are you going to London? If you're interesting in NA beer and how it's made you could probably visit one of the specialist low-alcohol brewers in the capital – 2 that spring to mind are Nirvana Brewing Co and Infinite Session. Nirvana have a bar I think and even do yoga sessions on site. They're in east London. Infinite Session brew out of other breweries, so may be harder to 'visit' unless they're brewing on a particular day.
Thanks for all the suggestions. We are on a motor coach tour so we will be eating and drinking out so our options will be limited.
Has anyone heard of or tried Kaliber beer I think it’s called.
Kaliber's brewed by Guinness and been around for ages. Kaliber is, I think, described as alcohol free with 0.2%, however, low alcohol beers can have between 1% and 2% alcohol
If you can find it, Schweppes Ginger Beer (not dry ginger ale, which is a mixer) is a rather nice, foamy, non-alcoholic drink with a bit of "bite" that is lacking from most non-alcoholic drinks.
#9 is not correct.
Our regulations permit these descriptive claims:
(1) "low alcohol" - a drink with an alcoholic strength by volume of not more than 1.2% ABV;
(2) "de-alcoholised" - a drink from which the alcohol has been extracted and which has an alcoholic strength by volume of not more than 0.5% ABV; and
(3) "alcohol-free" - a drink from which the alcohol has been extracted and which has an alcoholic strength by volume of not more than 0.05% ABV.
Kaliber is brewed as a full-strength lager and meets the requirements of (3) above. Trouble is, it also qualifies for the flavour description “mediocre” (in my opinion).