On Monday we attended a ‘virtual’ drinks tasting session with Club Soda and Lucky Saint. Club soda went live and demonstrated the alcohol free drinks purchased from ‘the wise bartender‘ the packs for the event are not on the website, but many more bundles are available here: https://wisebartender.co.uk/wise-packs-12-c.asp
Lucky Saint Lager
330ml – 0.5% Alcohol, 16 kcal per 100ml – The verdict on this one is that its very nice, you actually cant tell the difference between ordinary Lager and this alcohol free version. This would be very nice in a beer garden for anyone abstaining or the designated driver. highly recommended. This is sold in Sainsbury’s and Tesco and some bars have it as their alcohol free option. Click here to go to Lucky Saint website
Up Flow – Pale Ale
355ml – 0.5% Alcohol, 80 kcal for 355ml – Easy to drink, this has a fresh grassy smell, and was one of the favourites from the pack. It was better left to settle for a couple of minutes before drinking, then it was very soft pale ale which all of us liked.
Brew Dog Hazy AF IPA
330ml, 0.5% Alcohol, 14 kcal per 100ml – This pale ale has tropical flavours and was really nice, Pete thought this would be lovely with a Curry and Dan liked it too. (he isn’t sober)
Tiny Rebel Non -Alcoholic Topical IPA
330ml, 0.5% Alcohol, 47 kcal – This was everyone’s favourite, when I heard it was fruity it smells fruity, I turned my nose up. However it was refreshing, fruity and tropical and we all commented how nice and refreshing it would be to sit and drink it in a beer garden
Tempest Drop Kick Sour Pale Ale
In my opinion it smelled funny and I really didn’t like the taste, but then I wouldn’t have had a sour drink by choice. Dan and Pete both liked it and would drink it.
Bonfire Stout – Drop Bear Beer co
I didn’t like this at all, none of us did, but then if you are stout drinker this might be OK.
In addition to the wise bartender pack that was for the event, I bought some Sea Arch non-alcohol spirit. This drink is made in Devon and in the most beautiful bottle, its also calorie free, sugar free and vegan friendly. It costs £15.95 for 25cl and £24.95 for 70cl and is available from Sea Arch directly or Wise Bartender. I had it with plenty of ice, tonic and enjoyed 2 large glasses. It was very refreshing and I would certainly buy it again. ‘It is created with complex, natural botanicals such as sea kelp, samphire, cardamon and blood orange. But then the alcohol is gently removed to create a grown-up, alcohol-free spirit’
Below is the link to the video of the AF beer tasting
Please do let me know if you have any feedback on alcohol free drinks and I can add it here to help people with recommendations
Have a great weekend
All Shiny and New – Sue