Alcohol-free craft beer
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What kind of beer lover are you? Is beer all about alcohol for you? Or in your case, is enjoying our beer all about the experience of discovering new tastes and smell? If you fall into the latter category, then there is a new trend that is probably totally up your street – alcohol free beer! Many breweries have one. Yup, Uiltje does now too. Have you already tasted our brand new Superb-Owl?
Non-alcoholic beer is becoming increasingly popular, and here at Uiltje we acknowledge that sometimes it is good to consume less alcohol and calories. This is why we have been brooding for a long time on a low-alcohol alternative that still meets our high standards. And the results are in, and if we may say so ourselves; our low-alcohol can compete with our beers with alcohol in terms of taste and mouthfeel. Try it now!
The story of alcohol free beer
Non-alcoholic or low-alcohol beer is beer containing little or no alcohol. Officially non-alcoholic beer may only be called so if it contains no more than 0.1% alcohol. In many other countries, beer with up to 0,5% alcohol may still be called alcohol-free. Hence, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Not surprisingly, non-alcoholic beer is healthier than regular beer. This is because it contains both less alcohol and fewer calories. So it’s also good for the waistline! For a long time though, non-alcoholic beer wasn’t anything like regular beer in terms of taste. It was too sweet, or too flat, or well…just missing something. However, recently there have been more and more ways to give non-alcoholic beer that taste and kick of a real beer. As a result, alcohol-free lager is on the rise, and nowadays there are also more and more alcohol-free speciality beer options too. Think of non-alcoholic wheat beer, non-alcoholic bock beer, and non-alcoholic IPA beer.
Discover Superb-Owl, the first alcohol-free beer from Uiltje
Given our love of hops, it should come as no surprise that our first non-alcoholic beer is an IPA. Our Superb-Owl is a sporty, super-hoppy powerhouse with only 0,2% alcohol. The beer has quickly become a public favourite and has now conquered a place in our permanent range. In addition to this alcohol-free IPA, you’ll be pleased to hear we’re working on various other non-alcoholic beers. So be sure to keep an eye on this page!
Looking for something else besides alcohol-free beer?
Would you like to discover other delicious beers besides alcohol-free beer? Then take a look at our webshop. Are you looking for lighter beers with lower ABVs? Then try our lovely thirst-quenching session IPAs. Are you ready for a little more alcohol after a low-alcohol period? Then be sure to check out our heavier beers!
Why order alcohol-free beer from Uiltje?
The alcohol-free beer from Uiltje has the rich flavours of real beer. Like many of our other beers, we stuff our alcohol-free IPA with the best hops. As the flavours of hops begin to deteriorate quite quickly, it is consequently important to drink this beer as fresh as possible. You will certainly be able to do so if you order it here. Your alcohol-free beer is sent as soon as it rolls off the packaging line, making no unnecessary stops in shops or wholesalers. So order your non-alcoholic beer here, and taste as it is meant to be!
Conscious consumption is the new trend and beer lovers today have more and more reasons to now and again skip alcohol. So what do you do? Well, it’s simple: you take a non-alcoholic beer. Recently, the choices in the alcohol free sector have exploded. Why is this? Well, this is due to the fact that there have been enormous developments in the technology to brew (almost) alcohol free beer.
But there is also a second reason: and that is due to you, the beer lover. That period when ‘the consumer’ only loved deliciously clear lagers sits further still in the past. Now in 2021, he (or she) wants to be pleasantly surprised: making these discoveries through both taste and smell. Of all the beers that are currently sold, one in fourteen is already non-alcoholic. We can assume that this number will continue to grow – we seriously predict by one or five fold.
Technological Developments in alcohol free beer
There are two ways in which to make alcohol free beer. You can either brew the beer as usual and then remove the alcohol at a later stage. Or, you can brew the beer with flavours but with virtually no alcohol. For the first approach, you need technological installations, and as you can perhaps understand: that is going to cost the big bucks. This method is thus only employed by the very large breweries. For the second method, you can use specially developed yeast strains, which you can buy online for just a few euros. Every home brewer who works in a hygienic manner, is able to produce a beer with very little alcohol but that also is pleasant to drink. Of course, we could not miss out on this!
Alcohol-free ≠ alcohol-free
If you have ventured into the world of non-alcoholic beer, you should know by now that there can be some confusion on the lingo used. This is due to the different definitions used in legislation both at home and in surrounding countries, as well as, due to the fact that in Europe, everything you make, you can trade freely. In Belgium and Germany, the legislators accept that beers that contain no more than 0,5% alcohol can be called “alcohol-free”. Meanwhile, back on our (Dutch) side of the border, a beer must contain a maximum of 0,1% alcohol, if you want to declare that it is “alcohol-free”. Interestingly, your body does not differentiate that marginal difference of 0,4% alcohol. Every doctor will also tell you that 0,5% of alcohol has no effect on your body.
In the near future, every independent brewery that takes itself seriously is expected to include an alcohol-free beer in its core range. You can already find ours in the core range: have you already tasted the Superb-Owl? It is also great for those who know nothing about American Football. Low alcohol, full impact. Perfect for those who want to pause their alcohol consumption, but still want a great beer. Full of fresh, hoppy, fruity aromas; we haven’t held back with our Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin. Moreover, the Superb-Owl is also great for those watching their calorie intake: only 85 calories per can.
Find Alcohol-free beer in the Uiltje webshop
Has reading this page made you thirsty for an alcohol-free Uiltje? Then we have exactly what you are looking for! The Superb-Owl sits in our core beer range, which means it is available all year round. Try it now at our alcohol free webshop page!