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Over the past few years have been alcohol-free beers have hugely popularity have increased. In a Dry January is an alcohol-free beer is the next best thing.

According to the annual biermonitor of the trade association the Dutch Brewers, it appears that the sale of the 0.0 wb auto iso auto brand in 2018, with more than 30 percent of the market. This increase was much greater than in previous years.

In 2010, the consumption of non-alcoholic beer-even a fivefold increase. “One in twenty of the beer is now alcohol-free,” according to biersommelier With the Workstations. “The question for consumers is enormous. Now that we are becoming more and more aware, and have a healthier lifestyle, and in addition, thanks to the improved techniques, the quality of many of the beers has improved.”

Cees-Jan Adema, vormalig the director of the Dutch Brewers’, had already NU.nl you know that this trend is hard to stay with it. “We are also seeing more and more selection of non-alcoholic and laagalcoholische beers, from 0.0-tasting Dutch bock beer’ to the IPA,” says Adema.

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All of the major brands have an alcohol-free variant

“It is for the consumer to be more and more fun, and easier to get into that category of delicious beer to sample. This is in line with both the trend towards more and take more responsibility for dealing with alcohol and the decline in the consumption of alcohol, as the popularity of specialty beers.”

In 2018, came to Euro 0.0, and Heineken of the Netherlands. Soon following, Budweiser Budvar, with a non-alcoholic version, Also appeared in the non-alcoholic and low-radlers. In the spring of 2019 was Leffe Blonde, 0.0, and in the summer, followed By the Region, by the Way IPA is an Alcohol-free, and at the end of this year, the Duke of 0.0.

The big beer brands have been all but a non-alcoholic, or a poor option. Most of the non-alcoholic beers are pilseners. “Also, more and more non-alcoholic weizenbieren German wheaten beer available in the area of the original flavor,” says biersommelier Andreas Bergström. “Franziskaner, and Weihenstephaner, are good examples of this.”

In short: each and every great brewery has to have a non-alcoholic version. Thijssen: “The smaller breweries are also becoming increasingly more common, they will choose rather to be a low type. This has a lot to do with the way of brewing.”

Non-alcoholic beer can be done in various ways, be made by the moutwater, with the hops not to be fermented by special yeast that the taste and carbon dioxide but little alcohol is produced, or after the brewing process, the beer to be dealcoholiseren.

“That technology is expensive,” says Thijssen. “That’s why this is a problem for a lot of small companies. On the other mentioned techniques, there is still some alcohol, and you can see low-alcohol beer.”

An alcohol-free vs. low-alcohol

  • Non-alcoholic beer can have a maximum of 0.1 per cent alcohol content
  • Low-alcohol beer is allowed to be between 0.1 per cent and 1.2 per cent alcohol content
  • Brands of 0.0 per cent beer provision in the statutory standard of just 0.1 per cent, and are therefore ‘free’, but not, by definition, not the alcohol
  • In some countries, the percentage is higher. In Denmark and Sweden, the limit of 0.5 per cent in Spain and 1 percent in Italy and France, and 1.2 per cent

Non-alcoholic beer, beer and more at other times

Bergström and Workstations are thinking that we are an alcohol-free beer significantly more at other times, go out for a drink. For example, during lunch or in a meeting,” says Thijssen. “A beer with “bitterballen” on the way to an a snack with drinks, without the negative side effects of alcohol.”

“Alcohol is a diuretic,” says Bergström. “If you’re in the pub’s three regular beers and drinks, you have to go to the bathroom, and go after that with a drink. This is not the case with a non-alcoholic beer. There will have to be a night of a few glasses of it, at the very most.”

Non-alcoholic beer contains much less sugar than, for example, a cola, and only one-half of the number of calories you need. And a lot of vitamins as well, according to Bergström. “Well, in that sense, it’s a good alternative to soft drinks.”

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