Zero ABV Session Ales®

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Aurelius
beers 6286 º places 198 º 23:24 Mon 11/6/2017

So, I'm seeing alcohol free hopwater out there - what's the story?

 
chriso
beers 7540 º places 736 º 06:37 Tue 11/7/2017

Not in your neck of the woods obviously but this is a recent brewery in London making only zero/very low alcohol beers.
https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/nirvana-brewery/31447/

They're clearly aiming at the "craft" side of things, rather than vaguely beer-like swill that has generally been the norm for low alcohol stuff. They're definitely making some of the best alcohol free beers I've tried but I do find mysef asking what's the point. I'm not aware of any other UK brewers ploughing this particular furrow and I'll be interested to see whether they can find a big enough market to thrive.

 
BeerViking
beers 6468 º places 130 º 07:35 Tue 11/7/2017

Big Drop was the other London one doing low/no alcohol craft beers, although they've moved now: https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/big-drop-brewing-co/29745/

But the OP might be referring to the hopped sodas that're out there, especially in Germany where there's Hopster and a couple more.

 
chriso
beers 7540 º places 736 º 08:41 Tue 11/7/2017

Originally posted by BeerViking
Big Drop was the other London one doing low/no alcohol craft beers, although they've moved now: https://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/big-drop-brewing-co/29745/

That one had passed me by completely.

 
JStax
beers 9800 º places 774 º 08:56 Tue 11/7/2017

Maybe this is what he is talking about?

http://drinkhopwater.net

The ones I have tried have been good.

 
joet
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beers 2867 º places 125 º 11:10 Tue 11/7/2017

Originally posted by JStax
Maybe this is what he is talking about?

http://drinkhopwater.net

The ones I have tried have been good.


Yeah, why drink water when you can have hop water? There's also great satisfaction to be had in drinking three liters on a hot Summer day and still being able to stand.

These products Chris is talking about sound pretty cool. The best things about drinking small or extremely small beers is hydration and sobriety. Some people drink soft drinks for this. I'd rather have something hoppy or at least something that tastes like beer.

 
Oakes
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beers 23394 º places 928 º 13:26 Tue 11/7/2017

There was a hop water I tried - didn't like that at all.

I had a hop soda once, too. It wasn't great on its own but made a good mixer

 
Bitterbill
beers 2606 º places 25 º 14:30 Tue 11/7/2017

I've never seen anything under 0.5.

 
rhoihessegold
beers 4908 º places 396 º 16:06 Tue 11/7/2017

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nepomucen-nachmielona-hoptimum/463990/

This one is actually just hopped sparkling water. Got it in an EU Santa Trade. It is unrateable now as according to the rules, but still listed.