Zero alcohol but full of flavour – we’ve found all of the best tasting, Australian made, non-alcoholic beer for you to crack open!
Regardless of your reason or the season, it is always the perfect time to support a great cause whilst also giving your liver a much-needed break.
But many of us aren’t waiting for Dry July to come around to stay sober. According to the Australian Financial Review, low alcohol and non-alcoholic beers have doubled in sales at Australian liquor retailers.
So, if you’re taking on the trend or just trying to stay as sober as possible, for Dry July and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Australian made non-alcoholic beers for 2024. From classic ales to crafty brews, stouts and more, these beers are sure to hit the spot!
Beneficial Beer Stone Cold Lager
Meet one of our top picks of the best non alcoholic Australian made beers for 2024: Beneficial Beer’s Stone Cold Lager. It is brewed by the IBA Indies Lager gold medalist and crafted by the legendary Bruce Peachey. Described as being packed with that loveable malt and estery yeast with a balanced body and a softy bitterness to top. It’s a classic malt lager with an ABV of 0.5% that is highly drinable and extremely beery. As they quote, “if there’s a non-alcohol lager to be tasted, this is the one.”
BentSpoke FreeWheeler Non-Alc IPA
Canberra’s BentSpoke brewery is taking centre stage this year with their non-alcoholic IPA, FreeWheeler. Packed with all of the hoppy goodness that a traditional brew would, this zero-alcohol ferment instead focuses on its flavour with notes of citrus and caramel malt. Plus, with their unique filter system and flavour rehydration system, this beer replicates the flavour of something full-strength in non-alcohol beer form. A must try in 2024!
Bridge Road Free Time Alcohol-Free Pale Ale
Brewed in the quaint town of Beechworth in Victoria’s northeast, the refreshing Bridge Road Free Time Pale Ale is teeming with everything except alcohol. Expect a juicy aroma of hops with low bitterness and a crisp finish – perfect for practically any occasion. This non-alcoholic beer is best to be chilled in the fridge cracked-open at any occasion you think suitable, because you can! One of the best non alcoholic beers in Australia!
Gage Roads Yeah Buoy Non Alcoholic XPA
Gage Roads is back at it again with their Yeah Buoy Non Alcoholic XPA. Despite it being low in alcohol, this Western Australian brewery promises that it’s far from being low in flavour. With its juicy tropical aromas of papaya, peach and apricot, Yeah Buoy is the type of beer you can enjoy any time, anywhere – whether you’re heading to the beach, a bar, or just hanging out with the boys. It’s medium bodied and super moreish. A must try in 2024!
Heaps Normal Quiet Ultra-Low Alcohol XPA
What is normal these days anyway? Well, this particular brew from Heaps Normal Brewery tastes just like any other Extra Pale Ale, so you’d think it was normal. But, it really isn’t considering it’s ultra-low on alcohol. Despite the lack of alcohol, this Quiet XPA is filled with tropical and citrus aromas, totally unfiltered, with balanced bitterness and subtle malt sweetness. It really does taste just like old times. One of the best Australian made low alcohol beers of 2024!
Hiatus Alcohol Free Pacific Pale Ale
If you thought that taking a break from drinking would be hard, we’ve found the perfect solution all thanks to one of the best non-alcoholic beers in Australia, Hiatus’ Alcohol Free Pacific Pale Ale. With an ABV of 0.5%, you’ll be able to focus on the things that matter. Maybe its the classic pale ale aromas of passionfruit, guava and mango. Or maybe it’s the refreshing wave of citrus that’s perfectly balanced with bitterness? Regardless, there’s no better way to enjoy this brew than on a balmy afternoon with mates.
Hop Nation Mind Ya Head Alcohol Free
Since 2014, Hop Nation, a Melbourne based brewery has been making waves in Australia’s alcohol-free industry. And Mind Ya Head, proves exactly just that. Unlike others, this non-alcoholic beer is definitively booze-free without missing that hoppy hit. More than just flavourful XPA, Hop Nation ensures that Aussies can do good and feel good at the same time with their native tree planting fund – donating every dollar from the first 100 cases sold to the Sunshine Reserve Committee and Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank. We’ll cheers to that!
Lightning Minds Alcohol Free American Pale Ale
We would usually say that ‘great minds think alike’. But in this situation, Michael Payne is the mastermind behind the 2021 born beer brand, Lightning Minds. Developed as an aim to bring health and happiness to one’s life, the Alcohol Free American Pale Ale does exactly that. It’s bright, tropical hops are perfectly balanced out by the beer’s well-rounded malt character and assertive bitterness underlay. It’s creative and super easy to drink. So what more could you want from an Australian non alcoholic beer?
Mornington Peninsula Free Non-Alcoholic Pale Ale
Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is a quaint spot to brew some beer, most especially the kind that is nearly non-alcoholic. The Mornington Free Pale Ale is free from alcohol and bad brewing methods. It’s brewed under a quirky recipe that only allows the beer to ferment to less than 0.5 per cent ABV while harnessing the full-on taste. Expect a blend of bold passionfruit and citrus aromas, which pours into a light-golden brew that is easy-going and unexpected.
NORT Alcohol-Free Refreshing Ale
Partnering with Modus Operandi Brewing, NORT is Australia’s favourite up-and-coming beer brand exclusively in the alcohol-free category. It features four alcohol-free beer varieties which are now selling across Australia – the Refreshing Ale, Pacific Ale, Tropical XPA and All Day IPA. The most prominent of them is NORT’S non-alcoholic beer the Refreshing Ale, which is a full crafted non-alcoholic beer that’s golden in colour with a fruity aroma and a crisp, clean finish.
Keen to learn more about non-alcoholic beer? Here’s everything you need to know about the Health Benefits of Zero Alcohol Beer. And once you’ve tried all of these alcohol free beers in Australia, expand your palate with these 10 Best Low Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Australian Wines.