21 Best Non Alcoholic Beers to Try in 2021

21 Best Non Alcoholic Beers to Try in 2021

Non-alcoholic beers are having a moment. And it’s about time too, having first come to light in the U.S. during prohibition 100 years ago. Yet even though they’ve been found in stores for over a century, most of that time non-alcoholic beers have been viewed as a last resort. A flat, tasteless substitute for the real deal.

 

But all that’s starting to change…

 

Today there are dozens of talented brewers making delicious, complex, and enjoyable alcohol-free beer. Beer you’re actually proud to hold in your hand and share with your friends. And with breweries adding new non-alcoholic options to their lineups at breakneck speed, the world of NA beer is finally catching up to the craft explosion experienced during the last few decades. 

 

From easy drinkers to complex stouts and IPA’s, there is a vast landscape of great non-alcoholic beers on the market today. And thankfully for you, we’ve taken the time to test dozens of varieties, and put together a list of our favorites to get you started.

 

Here’s a look at the 21 best non-alcoholic beers you should be drinking in 2021:

  1. Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild Non Alcoholic IPA
  2. Barrel Brothers Blonde Voyage Non Alcoholic Blonde Ale
  3. Bravus Brewing Co. Non Alcoholic Raspberry Gose
  4. BrewDog Nanny State Non Alcoholic Hoppy Ale
  5. Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non Alcoholic Hoppy Lager
  6. Ceria Brewing Co. Grainwave Non Alcoholic Belgian Style Hops
  7. Clausthaler Non Alcoholic Dry Hopped Amber
  8. Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Non Alcoholic Wheat Brew
  9. Gruvi Non Alcoholic Stout
  10. Hairless Dog Non Alcoholic IPA
  11. Heineken 0.0 Non Alcoholic Lager
  12. Karbach Brewing Company Free & Easy Non Alcoholic IPA
  13. Lagunitas IPNA Non Alcoholic IPA
  14. Partake Pale Non Alcoholic Beer
  15. Paulaner Non Alcoholic Weizen-Radler
  16. Rightside Brewing Citrus Wheat Non Alcoholic Beer
  17. Suntory ALL-FREE Non Alcoholic Malt & Hops Beverage
  18. Surreal Brewing Company Natural Bridges Non Alcoholic Kolsch
  19. Untitled Art Non Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout
  20. Weihenstephaner Non Alcoholic Wheat Beer
  21. Wellbeing Brewing Company Heavenly Body Golden Wheat Non Alcoholic Craft Beer

 

Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild Non Alcoholic IPA

1. Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild Non Alcoholic IPA

Price: $12.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 70 calories

Part of a recent boom in craft breweries dedicated exclusively to non-alcoholic beer, Athletic Brewing Company has quickly earned a name for itself as one of the best collections of NA beer on the market. Take just one sip of an Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA and you’ll see why. A blend of five different Northwest hops, this IPA is a refreshing, approachable alcohol-free craft beer, and holds its own against any of the IPA’s you already know and love.

Barrel Brothers Blonde Voyage Non Alcoholic Blonde Ale

2. Barrel Brothers Blonde Voyage Non Alcoholic Blonde Ale

Price: $10 per 4-pack (16oz cans)

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 60 calories

Barrel Brothers is a northern California craft brewery known for their ever-expanding list of eclectic beers with wonderfully punny names (Batch Don’t Kill My Vibe and No One Man Should Have All That Sour are some personal favorites). An alcohol-free take on their popular blonde ale, Barrel Brothers Blonde Voyage Non-Alcoholic Blonde Ale is a great way to enjoy the rich, malt-forward flavors of your favorite craft brews, just without the alcohol.

Bravus Non Alcoholic Raspberry Gose

3. Bravus Brewing Co. Non Alcoholic Raspberry Gose

Price: $12.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 100 calories

For those that love a little sour in their lives, the Bravus Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic Raspberry Gose is the beer for you. Perfect for warm afternoons, this alcohol-free gose is surprisingly light and refreshing, with its raspberry tartness balanced perfectly with just a touch of salt. A summer crusher for sure!

BrewDog Nanny State Non Alcoholic Hoppy Ale

4. BrewDog Nanny State Non Alcoholic Hoppy Ale

Price: $14.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 21 calories

The self-proclaimed “Holy Grail of Low Alcohol”, BrewDog Nanny State Non-Alcoholic Hoppy Ale is a favorite in the alcohol-free craft beer community. Brimming with hops, the magicians brewers at BrewDog have found a way to take flavors to the edge, and harvest all the taste of fermentation before the alcohol arrives. The result is a deliciously complex craft packed with flavor and free from everything else.

Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non Alcoholic Hoppy Lager

5. Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non Alcoholic Hoppy Lager

Price: $9.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 103 calories

Like the CGI in your favorite superhero movie, Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non-Alcoholic Hoppy Lager plays a trick on the audience…you think you’re drinking a regular beer, only you’re not. Using a special fermentation method, Brooklyn Brewery is able to develop the flavors, aromas, and character of traditional craft beer, just without the alcohol. Coupled with a generous dry hopping towards the end of the process, the result is a delicious hop-forward non-alcoholic craft beer you’ll swear is the real deal.

Ceria Brewing Co. Grainwave Non Alcoholic Belgian Style Hops

6. Ceria Brewing Co. Grainwave Non Alcoholic Belgian Style Hops

Price: $7.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 77 calories

The latest creation from legendary brewmaster Keith Villa (creator of Blue Moon), Ceria Brewing Co. Grainwave Non-Alcoholic Belgian Style Hops is a refreshing, medium-bodied Belgian White Ale – a style of which Villa is the undisputed king. Brewed with blood orange peel and coriander, Ceria Grainwave has all the flavors of a craft beer, yet still sips easy can after can. And with half the calories and none of the alcohol of traditional beers, you can always feel free to reach for another.

 

Clausthaler Non Alcoholic Dry Hopped Amber

7. Clausthaler Non Alcoholic Dry Hopped Amber

Price: $7.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 89 calories

One of the true innovators in the non-alcoholic beer space, the story of Clausthaler dates back nearly 50 years to a place where beer is literally a part of life: Germany. With a team of passionate brewers working decades to perfect a special fermentation method for brewing beer that’s full of flavor yet has no alcohol, today Clausthaler carries a full lineup of delicious alcohol-free beers, including Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic Dry Hopped Amber. A beer connoisseur’s dream, this dry hopped amber is bold, full of character, and will remind you why Germany is known around the world for beer.

Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Non Alcoholic Wheat Brew

8. Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Non Alcoholic Wheat Brew

Price: $11.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: Undisclosed

There’s no mistaking a Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Non-Alcoholic Wheat Brew. From your very first sip, you’ll get bright notes of fresh fruit and wheat, coupled with a crisp and refreshing finish. While not overpowering, the mango adds a great texture to this wheat brew, and makes it a tasty option for those that prefer a little sweetness to their beers, or are just in search of something refreshing to sip on a summer afternoon.

Gruvi Non Alcoholic Stout

9. Gruvi Non Alcoholic Stout

Price: $9.99 per 4-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 45 calories

The darkest option from the talented brewers at Gruvi, Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Stout starts with abbey malt, roasted barley, and chocolate malt. Once done, it features notes of toasted malt, mild oats, and coffee, which help it sip just like your favorite traditional stout. Surprisingly rich in flavor, it’s hard to believe that this alcohol-free stout clocks in at just 45 calories per can. A true winner!

Hairless Dog Non Alcoholic IPA

10. Hairless Dog Non Alcoholic IPA

Price: $16 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: 0.0%

Calories: 70 calories

When trying Hairless Dog for the first time, Wall Street Journal beer writer William Bostwick simply proclaimed “Wow – the best NA beer I’ve had”. And once you’ve tasted Hairless Dog Non-Alcoholic IPA, you’ll understand why. Hoppy, smooth and balanced, this hazy gold IPA features notes of malt, hops, citrus, and grains, and pours with an impressive head of foam. A classic take on a classic style of craft beer.

 

Heineken 0.0 Non Alcoholic Lager

11. Heineken 0.0 Non Alcoholic Lager

Price: $8.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: 0.0%

Calories: 69 calories

If there’s one alcohol-free beer everyone knows about, it’s Heineken 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Lager. Accounting for nearly one-third of global non-alcoholic beer sales, Heineken 0.0 is the undisputed king of macro NA beers. And for good reason. Much like a regular Heineken, Heineken 0.0 Non-Alcoholic is a refreshing easy drinker that is suitable for almost any occasion. While not nearly as complex or flavorful as some of the other beers on this list, for those that prefer their Bud and Miller to craft beers, Heineken 0.0 is a great place to start.

Karbach Brewing Company Free & Easy Non Alcoholic IPA

12. Karbach Brewing Company Free & Easy Non Alcoholic IPA

Price: $8.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 70 calories

The first thing you’ll notice about Karbach Brewing Company Free & Easy Non Alcoholic IPA is the aroma. Bursting with fresh orange zest, grapefruit, and other citrus, there’s a subtle sweetness in the air as soon as you crack open the can. This sweetness is balanced well with the bitterness from the hops, creating a balanced and delicious alcohol-free IPA that’s perfect for patio sipping.

 

Lagunitas IPNA Non Alcoholic IPA

13. Lagunitas IPNA Non Alcoholic IPA

Price: $9.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 80 calories

Before its sale to Heineken a few years back, Lagunitas was one of the largest craft brewers in the country. At the center of this brewing empire was their IPA, a beloved, unique take on an ancient style. In late 2020, the company released the Lagunitas IPNA Non-Alcoholic IPA, a non-alcoholic version of the beer that made them famous. Brewed with the same ingredients found in their original IPA, this full-bodied alcohol-free beer is packed with hoppy goodness, and is sure to become a fast favorite of IPA lovers everywhere.

Partake Pale Non Alcoholic Beer

14. Partake Pale Non Alcoholic Beer

Price: $13.75 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 10 calories

A Canadian brewery dedicated exclusively to crafting non-alcoholic beers with big, bold flavors and few calories, Partake has quickly earned a stellar reputation in the alcohol-free space. The Partake Pale Non-Alcoholic Beer is a rich take on an American Pale Ale, with notes of orange zest, grapefruit, and just a touch of pine. And with its rich amber hue and dry, crisp finish, you’ll be scratching your head trying to figure out how such a delicious beer comes in at just 10 calories.

 

Paulaner Non Alcoholic Weizen-Radler

15. Paulaner Non Alcoholic Weizen-Radler

Price: $10.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 121 calories 

A German brewery dating all the way back to 1634, Paulaner knows its beer. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the Paulaner Non-Alcoholic Weizen-Radler is as delicious as it is refreshing. A unique mix of Paulaner’s non-alcoholic Hefeweizen and lemonade, this balanced blend of flavors is enough to make anyone do a double take after their first sip. A fantastic choice for those seeking something a little different.

Rightside Brewing Citrus Wheat Non Alcoholic Beer

16. Rightside Brewing Citrus Wheat Non Alcoholic Beer

Price: $12.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 73 calories

Another brand-new entrant to the NA beer space, Rightside Brewing Citrus Wheat Non-Alcoholic Beer is a refreshing alcohol-free take on your favorite wheat beer. With plenty of tropical and citrus notes and flavors, plus a touch of spice to bring it all together, this satisfying alcohol-free wheat brew sips super easy and clean, and is the perfect companion for any meal, outing, or celebration.

Suntory ALL-FREE Non Alcoholic Malt & Hops Beverage

17. Suntory ALL-FREE Non Alcoholic Malt & Hops Beverage

Price: $12.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: 0.0%

Calories: 0 calories

For those looking to maximize the health benefits of alcohol-free beer, Suntory ALL-FREE Non-Alcoholic Malt & Hops Beverage is the perfect choice for you. Not only free of alcohol, this sparkling malt & hops “beer” is completely free of calories too. Super crisp and refreshing, Suntory All-Free gives you the same essence and experience of drinking a beer, but without any of the compromise. One of our favorites for weeknights on the couch or a post-workout boost!

Surreal Brewing Company Natural Bridges Non Alcoholic Kolsch

18. Surreal Brewing Company Natural Bridges Non Alcoholic Kolsch

Price: $12.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 17 calories

Another brewery dedicated exclusively to the art of crafting delicious non-alcoholic beers, Surreal Brewing Company is a California based outfit churning out a lineup of award-winning craft NA beers. The Surreal Brewing Company Natural Bridges Non-Alcoholic Kolsch is a particular favorite, with malty flavors combining with a touch of melon to create a bright, uplifting alcohol-free brew that will please just about any palate.

Untitled Art Non Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout

19. Untitled Art Non Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout

Price: $15 per 4-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: Undisclosed

The Untitled Art Non-Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout begins its life as a fully brewed alcoholic stout brimming with rich flavors and aromas. From there, the beer is gently dealcoholized using a reverse osmosis system, allowing those creamy chocolate flavors and aromas to remain, but without the alcohol. The result is a rich, full stout that checks all the boxes, and recreates that brewhouse experience you know and love.

 

Weihenstephan Non Alcoholic Wheat Beer

20. Weihenstephaner Non Alcoholic Wheat Beer

Price: $9.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 80 calories

Located outside Munich, Weihenstephaner is the self-proclaimed oldest brewery in the world, and the final German beer on our list. The award-winning Weihenstephaner Non-Alcoholic Wheat Beer is a tangy, full-bodied German beer with just a hint of honey. Sipping just like your favorite wheat, Weihenstephaner has recreated the rich experience of a brewing culture that goes back centuries, just without the alcohol.

Wellbeing Brewing Company Heavenly Body Golden Wheat Non Alcoholic Craft Beer

21. Wellbeing Brewing Company Heavenly Body Golden Wheat Non Alcoholic Craft Beer

Price: $11.99 per 6-pack

Alcohol Content: Less than 0.5% by volume

Calories: 68 calories 

Another one of our favorite non-alcoholic craft brewers, Wellbeing Brewing Company is helping shape the next generation of beer. Wellbeing Brewing Company Heavenly Body Golden Wheat Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer was actually one of the first non-alcoholic craft beers we tried, and we have been in love since first sip. It’s dry, crisp, and light, yet still boasts tremendous flavor, packed with citrus and subtle hops. And with one of the best finishes we’ve ever experienced in a non-alcoholic beer, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this delicious alcohol-free craft brew.

 

Looking for more non-alcoholic drinks to try this year? Check out our entire series on the top alcohol-free beers, wines, spirits, and champagnes to support your sober-curious lifestyle in 2021:

 

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