Rhyd6 wrote:This may seem sacreligious to some of you but can anyone recommend a non alcoholic beer/lager? I've tried Becks Blue and it's OK but nothing to write home about. It's my turn to drive and we're going to a 70th and as I cannot abide fizzy, soft drinks or anything overly sweet I'd like to take along something that looks vaguely alcoholic so I don't get pestered all night by the "go on have a proper drink it'll be OK" brigade.
Late to the chat but just my 2C...
When previously off beer for a month I found low-cal beer just made me miserable. It's $ and doesn't taste like beer, and arguably it primed my body to want proper beer. Instead I drink low-cal tonic with a few dashes of Angostura Bitters; it's clearer to oneself you are in no way blurring the lines. An even dryer version would be using soda water i/o tonic. To me it rather imitates some aspects of beer, primarily the dry edge you get from hops+carbonation. If the latter isn't to your taste you could give the mixer a good swizzle to knock out some of the CO2.