We have doubled our range of low-alcohol and alcohol-free beers and ciders, with three new additions to the Wetherspoon selection.
Budweiser Prohibition (0.05% ABV), BrewDog Nanny State (0.5% ABV) and Heineken 0.0 (0.05% ABV) have joined the growing collection at your local Wetherspoon pub.
In the 1920s, the production of alcoholic beverages was illegal in the US and most beer brands went out of business.
However, Budweiser never stopped brewing, they just evolved. Their brew masters crafted an alcohol-free beer which tastes like Budweiser. Budweiser Prohibition (112 kcal) is brewed in exactly the same way as Budweiser and with exactly the same ingredients.
It worked almost 100 years ago and is being repeated again now for customers who choose a non-alcoholic drink.
Nanny State is a low-alcohol, as well as low-Calorie (26 kcal), alternative, from the BrewDog range, although certainly not low on taste and definitely no compromise.
The ever-innovative Scottish brewers have produced a hardcore beer and left the alcohol out.
Made with a brigade of speciality malts and North American hops, it is a bitter and light hoppy ale.
Heineken’s latest innovation, Heineken 0.0 (69 kcal), is a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste.
Its master brewers have created a zero-alcohol beer using only natural ingredients.
Willem van Waesberghe, brew master at Heineken, said:
“Removing alcohol from regular 5% Heineken would have been easy, but it wouldn’t deliver the best-tasting non-alcoholic beer.
“Heineken 0.0 is brewed from scratch and has a perfectly balanced taste, with refreshing fruity notes and a soft, malty body.”
Cutting down or cutting out alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t have a beer at your local. There are now plenty of low-alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives to enjoy at Wetherspoon.
Also available in the current range are:
Adnams Ghost Ship alcohol free (115 kcal) is a 0.5% ABV version of the Suffolk brewery’s popular pale ale of the same name. The brewers at Southwold take the full-strength beer and filter out the alcohol to produce an aromatic and fruity pale ale, with caramel and tropical fruits in the aroma and flavour, but no alcohol.
Beck’s Blue (0.05% ABV) alcohol-free beer is a pleasantly hoppy, dry, light, crisp and refreshing alternative; if you like Beck’s, you will like this version from Bremen-based Brauerei Beck & Co.
Golden in colour, Beck’s Blue is a classic German-style Pilsener lager with over 140 years’ heritage. Originally brewed in Germany according to the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law) and only 39 kcal.
Kopparberg alcohol-free strawberry & lime (0.05% ABV) completes our range of low-alcohol and alcohol-free beers and ciders. Strawberry & Lime’s refreshing summer taste is available (205 kcal) – still the same great taste, just without the alcohol.