Fancy a pint? Or are you a bottle or can kinda girl? If you’ve been longing for a sip of lager without opting for booze (can we blame you? It’s just not worth the hangover is it), then behold – the drinks world is now swamped with non-alcoholic lagers just waiting for you to try them.
Breweries across the UK and beyond are putting their knowledge into creating booze-free beverages that taste just as good as the real thing, and there are even some breweries dedicated to brewing AF drinks cropping up, too.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best for you to get started with. Remember, if you find the taste of drinks that imitate alcohol triggering, it’s best to avoid. There are so many delicious soft drink alternatives for you to enjoy.
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1. Lucky Saint Unfiltered Lager
Unfiltered, hey? That’s right – Lucky Saint pride themselves on not removing anything from their drinks (well, apart from the booze, of course!). This AF lager retains all the flavour you’d expect from the classic drink, minus the hangover. It has a crisp taste with a lingering citrus finish that makes this a regular option for parties. Lucky us!
2. Corona Cero Alcohol Free Lager
If this doesn’t get you in the mood for summer, we don’t know what will! Coron launched this in Mexico all the way back in 2016 but everyone else in the world has only been lucky enough to get their hands on it since last year. Light, golden and seriously refreshing, this is a great option for those who want a decent middle of the road lager that’s not too sweet or too bitter. Just don’t forget the wedge of lime!
3. Peroni Nastro Azzuro 0.0% Beer
Proving that there’s no substitutions or shortcuts, the folk at Peroni have used the maize unique to them in their brew, so you can expect the typical flavour in this non-alcoholic lager. If you’re new to Peroni, it’s mostly fruits, with a slight crisp tang. Plus bonus – it’s lower in sugar and while the alcoholic version sets you back around 139 calories, the AF version is only 23 cals a bottle.
4. Desperados Virgin 0.0 Alcohol Free Lager
Can a tequila flavoured lager really exist without alcohol? Why, yes! If you like your beverages with a tangy edge, you’ve got it in this bottle, as a blend of lime and lemon lead the flavours. Another summer favourite, it’s one to pack in your coolbox for park picnics and beach trips.
5. UNLTD Lager
We told you going sober was good for you – Unltd boast an ingredients list that includes vitamins B6 and B12, as well as being gluten-free and vegan friendly. It’s brewed with a technique that ensures the alcohol level doesn’t rise above 0.%, so you can be reassured you’re onto a booze free experience. Aside from the excellent credentials, it’s got a real mix of flavours, from honey and caramel to a smooth, bitter finish
6. Freestar Premium Alcohol Free Lager
We’ve got serious holiday-on-the-coast vibes when taking a swig from this cheery coloured can. Suitable for vegans and gluten-free, Freestar partnered with a Belgian brewery to make this taste authentic – light, golden with a sweet, hoppy, malty flavour. Top marks for its green credentials too – their brewing method uses 50% less CO2 than the norm, earning its stripes as a B Corp.
7. Brewdog Lost AF Alcohol Free Lager
Brewdog didn’t cut any corners when creating their AF lager. Based on their original Lost Lager, the booze free alternative is light and refreshing. If you like your AF lagers on the light, citrusy and refreshing side, add this to your virtual basket pronto!
8. Brooklyn Special Effects Lager
Calling all US SGS babes and beyond, this American born and brewed AF lager is made using a technique rarely used in alcohol free brewing called dry hopping. What’s that, you say? Hops are added late into the brewing process to allow for a richer flavour, which is very apparent from the moment you crack the bottle open. Expect a golden colour with a sweet, bready finish.
9. Nirvana Barvarian Helles Lager
Nirvana is the UK’s only alcohol-free brewery, proving their dedication to creating decent booze free beverages. Every drop of drink is vegan, and this particular lager is isotonic, with heaps of minerals and salts to help hydrate you. Anything to reward that trip to the gym…
10. Birra Moretti Zero Alcohol Free Beer
The Italian brewers haven’t changed the method for their regular beer since they founded all the way back in 1859, so you know you’re onto a good thing with their AF lager. It’s got everything you want from an easy drinking, alcohol-free drink; fresh, hoppy and citrusy. Serve with pizza, of course…
Take your pick of these alcohol-free lagers and let us know which one is your favourite! Want more alcohol-free alternatives? Take a look at our guide to the best non-alcoholic white wines, best non-alcoholic red wines,best alcohol-free rums, our favourite alcohol-free Aperol Spritz’s and check out our founder Millie’s Amazon choices HERE.