Nanny State BrewDog, Aberdeenshire, Scotland This beer is one of the few highly hopped non-alcohol beers around. At a solid 45 IBUs, this 0.5 percent ABV India Pale Ale is all about the flavor, thanks in part to eight different speciality malts and big West Coast hops like Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe. Nanny State goes the full distance with intense dry-hops. Think grapefruit rind and pineapple with a big bitter balance.
Non-alcoholic beers take a lot of flack, and rightly so. The great majority of them taste like swampwater (and give you less of a buzz). But are any of them actually good? We tried 14 different non-alcoholic beers to find out. And the answer is a definitive yes.
"Blasphemy! A crime against nature!" Yes, many people feel the same way about non-alcoholic beer as they do about decaffeinated espresso. "It's just wrong and what's the point" is the thinking. Yes. Yes, you're very cool. Now shut it.