27 Best non-alcoholic craft beer – by beer type

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Starting Dry January or Sober October? Or deciding to cut back on alcohol in general? We’ve created an extensive list of the best non-alcoholic craft beer and categorized them by beer type. With over 20 options on the list, we feel confident you’ll be able to find something cool and refreshing to enjoy!

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IPAs

IPA fans are in luck because when it comes to the non-alcoholic craft beer trends, IPAs seem to be the most popular to make. We’ve got a fun list of West Coast, Session and even Hazy IPAs that may just twist your arm.

Grüvi IPA - 60 calories

Grüvi is a family run business that focuses on all things alcohol-free beverages. They have a line of non-alcoholic beers, including this Grüvi IPA. Brewed with Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops, each beer is 60 calories, almost a third of a traditional IPA.

Brewdog x lamb of god GhostWalker IPA

BrewDog brings the world it’s first beer collaboration with this GhostWalker IPA. Containing less than 0.5% alcohol, this IPA has tropical aromas with hints of grassy, pine notes too. 

Lagunitas Hoopy Refresher IPA

Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher - 0 calories

Calling all beer and seltzer water fans — this IPA inspired drink is a personal favorite. Full of Citra, Equinox, and Centennial hops, you’ll find an ice cold Hoppy Refresher goes down extra nice on a hot, summer day.

West Coast IPA

Brooklyn special effects IPA

Described as “like a classic West Coast IPA, with good fruit, a nice hop bite, and a floral, citrus hop aroma” from James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, this “beer” is part of Brooklyn Brewery’s non-alcoholic line.

Session IPAs

Wellbeing Intentional IPA - 129 calories

Characteristics of Mosaic and Citra hops, refreshingly punctuated with pineapple and peach notes. This sessionable IPA offers a full-flavored, alcohol-free experience for any intentional occasion.

BrewDog Nanny State IPA - 21 calories

What kind of hops do you prefer in an IPA? Because this IPA is loaded with Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops. A little bit of a lot, to give you that IPA style drink you’ve been craving.

Athletic brewing co Run Wild IPA

Athletic Brewing Co. Run Wild IPA - 70 calories

Talk about an award-winning IPA! With all these accolades, you’ve got to give this one a try. Created as an easy drinking, sessionable style IPA, the Run Wild IPA was brewed with a blend of five Northwest hops. Only 70 calories!

Hazy IPAs

Brewdog Hazy AF IPA - 37 calories

BrewDog brags that this is the juiciest alcohol-free beer out there, giving you the New England style IPA you personally may have come to love. 

Surreal Brewing Company Juicy Mavs Hazy IPA - 25 calories

What summer food doesn’t pair well with a nice, juicy IPA? Bursting with a ton of tropical fruit and citrus flavors, don’t miss out on this non-alcoholic take on Hazy IPA.

Athletic Brewing Co. Free Wave Hazy IPA

Athletic Brewing Co. has won a bunch of awards in other non-alcoholic craft beer categories, so why not try for the best Hazy IPA? Loaded with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops, this Hazy IPA has the awards to back up its claim to great flavor.

Lagers

Two Roots Brewing Co. Helles Enough Said

This lager earned a gold medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival. Keeping to German tradition, it is exclusively made with Pilsner Malt and Hallertau Hops. 

Heineken 0.0% Non-Alcoholic Beer - 69 calories

If you’re looking for a lager from a beer company that knows what they’re doing, you should grab Heineken 0.0%. Each beer tastes just like the original alcoholic lager but with the alcohol removed.

Bauhaus Brew Labs "Nah" Helles Lager - 40 calories

Bauhaus Brew Labs knows what it takes to make a decent swag shop. Based in Minnesota, you can buy three of this brewery’s non-alcoholic craft beers on their online swag shop. A true-to-style Münich Helles, check out this lager that is full of notes of ripe melon and bright berry.

Pale ale

Partake brewing Pale Ale - 10 calories

Launched by a fellow beer lover who was no longer able to drink due to medical conditions, Partake Brewing has a ton of beer options including a pale ale. While sipping on this non-alcoholic craft beer delight, you’ll find hints of orange zest, grapefruit and a tinge of pine.

Pilsners

Bitburger Drive Non-Alcoholic Beer

Bitburger is one of the leading beer brands in Germany, so who better fit to give you a taste of the classic German pilsner?

White/Wheat

Ceria Brewing Co. Grainwave Belgian-Style - 77 calories

After retiring from brewing craft beers, Keith Villa was looking for a new challenge so he began Ceria Brewing Company. A sip of Grainwave is reminiscent of a Blue Moon with a similar orange peel and coriander taste.

Wellbeing Brewing Co. Heavenly body Golden Wheat - 68 calories

By gently removing the alcohol, Wellbeing Brewing Co. created an American-style wheat beer. To boost the citrus flavor, they added Cascade and German Traditional hops.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier alkoholfrei - 75 calories

With some World Beer Awards under it’s belt, it’s safe to say this wheat beer is a solid option. Credited as the oldest brewery in the world, if Weihenstephaner is doing it, then it seems like it can officially be said that non-alcoholic craft beers are trending worldwide.

Stouts

Athletic Brewing Co. All out Extra Dark Stout

Stouts feel like the perfect winter weather beer but Athletic Brewing Co. has their version available year round! It’s got notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate but with a surprisingly light finish.

Bravus Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout - 110 calories

Looking for that non-alcoholic Guinness twin? Look no further because Bravus Brewing Co. has made it happen. A silver medal winner at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival, this beer is full of flavor.

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Wellbeing Intrepid Traveler Coffee Cream Stout - 129 calories

Part locally sourced coffee brew, part classic stout, this seasonal stout was the first non-alcoholic stout beer in the U.S. This non-alcoholic beer is brewed with all the good coffee and stout comfort flavors you need for cold weather season.

Amber Ales

Bravus brewing co. amber ale

Bravus Brewing Co. Amber Ale - 107 calories

Compare this non-alcoholic amber ale to a Fat Tire. Are you a fan? Then you’ll love the biscuity, caramel notes of this drink. It makes for a great beer to bring to a friendly gathering too.

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Wellbeing Hellraiser Dark Amber - 80 calories

Craft beer drinkers typically have that go-to easy drinking beer that’s got great flavor but isn’t too heavy on the stomach. The Hellraiser Dark Amber might just become that drink of choice for you!

Brooklyn Brewing Special Effects Hoppy Amber

Brooklyn Brewing takes pride in the fact that their non-alcoholic beer tastes like beer but without any alcohol. That’s where the “special effect” name comes from and their Hoppy Amber Ale certainly gives off that special effect too.

Sour/Goses

Bravus Brewing Co. Raspberry Gose - 102 calories

A little salty, a little sweet, this gose is packed with raspberry flavor! Gose’s are a great, refreshing option for those hot summer months. Why not try a non-alcoholic craft beer for a change this summer?

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Grüvi Sour Weisse - 26 calories

A mix between a wheat beer and a sour, this tarty sour weisse by Grüvi has lemon and grapefruit flavors. If you like sours but not strong sours, you’ll love this lighter sour option.

Kolsch

Surreal Brewing Company Natural Bridges Kölsch - 17 calories

Named for a protected reserve in Santa Cruz, CA, this Kölsch style non-alcoholic craft beer has a little hint of honeydew melon. It’s an easy drinking, refreshing take on the Kölsch.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Be sure to let us know what non-alcoholic craft beers need to make an appearance on the list! And if you’re looking for a healthier snack to pair with your non-alcoholic drink, check out our post about pili nuts and where to buy them!

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