Taking part in Dry January and the lemonade not cutting it anymore? We’re here to help. Non-alcoholic beers have undergone quite the transformation in recent years – think session-able IPAs to German-style Helles Lagers. We’ve handpicked 5 tasty AF, non-alcoholic brews. Drink up, people.

1. For a New Beer: Beavertown Brewery 

What: This Dry January, don’t settle for tasteless non-alcoholic drinks. A heavyweight name for a featherweight beer, Beavertown Brewery’s Lazer Crush is a non-alcoholic IPA that has been fermented with a new type of yeast to provide its delicious fruity flavour, with only 0.3% ABV created during fermentation.

Taste: Boasting a crisp and mildly malty base which is followed by a wave of fruity undertones, Lazer Crush is perfectly balanced and topped with subtle notes of pine for that ultimate fresh taste.

Where: Available to purchase via the Beavertown webshop here

2. For a Box of Beers: Big Drop

What: Big Drop, one of the leading alcohol-free beer brands, is making it easier for beer drinkers to try something new this January. The Big Hello Box includes Big Drop’s four core award-winning alcohol-free beers – Paradiso IPA, Pine Trail Pale Ale, Galactic Milk Stout and Uptime Craft Lager in 330ml cans. Twice.

Taste: The Paradiso IPA, radiates citrus fruit from the moment you pour it to the second you finish that last sip while the Pine Trail Pale Ale boasts a light and limey citrus bite on the palate, and a balanced, but obvious bitterness to finish. Rich, unctuous and an absolutely decadent treat of a beer, The Galactic Milk Stout ticks all the boxes, and lastly, the Uptime Craft Lager has light herbal and floral hop aromas, a hint of caramel with peppered spiciness on the palate, and a touch of orange to finish. 

Where: Buy online 

3. For a New Recipe: Infinite 

What: Infinite is a bold British start-up offering three craft beers which are unapologetically alcohol-free and, thanks to an improved speciality malt selection, now have a better body, a fuller mouthfeel and a more complex flavour.

Taste: Nothing beats an IPA and Infinite’s is dry-hopped for bold flavour and their signature malt recipe gives a smooth, full body.  The original Infinite beer is the award-winning Pale Ale. Expect mango and apricot notes from the American Hops and sweet caramel flavours from the speciality malts. It actually tastes like Pale Ale. Finishing the Infinite trio is the German-style Helles Lager brewed with noble hops to bring you a crisp, refreshing taste.

Where: Buy online

4. Athletic Brewing Co 

What: Founded in the US, Atheltic Brewing Co strives to create brews suitable for everyone and every occasion. Pioneering a craft beer revolution, the team only use high-quality, all-natural ingredients to produce great-tasting a selection of great-tasting beers.

Taste: Run Wild IPA is the ultimate session-able IPA. Carefully brewed with organic Vienna malt and a blend of five Northwest hops, this delicious craft beer carries an approachable bitterness and classic piney, citrusy aroma with a subtle, yet complex malt profile. Meanwhile, the Upside Dawn Golden Ale is a light-bodied golden ale crafted to remove gluten. This refreshing, clean and balanced ale is brewed with organic Vienna malt paired with a combination of English and American hops that add earthy, spicy and citrusy character.

Where: Buy online

5. For a Dry Jan Starter Pack: HonestBrew

What: Whether you’re giving Dry January a go this year, or just like to have a good supply of alcohol-free beers in the fridge, HonestBrew’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Dry Jan’ case (complete with branded tasting glass) is just the ticket.

Taste: The care features eight different brews from both Big Drop’s bestselling core range and limited-edition specials (Leafkicker Amber Ale, Coba Maya Cerveza, Poolside DDH IPA, Woodcutter Brown Ale, Pine Trail Pale Ale, Paradiso Citra IPA, Galactic Stout and Uptown Lager Lager). This case goes to show cutting out alcohol doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour or exploring beer styles.

Where: Buy online