New to alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers? Here’s what you need to know.

Where do I start?

  • try a Mixed Case to sample 12 or 24 beers hand-picked from our full range. They’ll all be different.
  • or try a 12-bottle Taster Pack, which offers four beers of a similar type. There are eight packs to choose from.
  • or you can order as few as 6 bottles of one beer.
  • you can buy low-alcohol wine and non-alcoholic spirits by the bottle, rather than the crate.

How much is delivery?
Our flat-rate £6.99 delivery fee (UK mainland) stays the same, however much you order.

Do I have to register with the website to buy?
Nope. Just try us out.

I don’t know about beer… does it all taste the same?
You are on a taste adventure!  

Ale and lager are the two major types of beer. They are brewed differently and both come in many, many varieties, from stout to wheat beer, and Pilsner to something fruity

Explore the Dry Drinker shop and read the notes for each beer. These will describe the beer’s taste, and offer a Dry Drinker tip on when and how to drink it. 

  • drink ice-cold from the bottle or open and leave for a moment?
  • pairs well with a curry, or refreshing after exercise?
  • a ‘herby and light’ Pilsner or a ‘full-bodied and malty’ stout?

What do ‘alcohol free’ and ‘low-alcohol’ mean?
The ‘alcohol by volume’ or ABV on labels shows the percentage of alcohol in a drink. For example:

  • 5% ABV beer contains 5% pure alcohol
  • 13% ABV wine contains 13% alcohol

UK legal names
The law says*:

  • 0.5% ABV beer can be called low alcohol or de-alcoholised
  • 0.0%-0.05% ABV beer can be called alcohol free. This tiny amount of alcohol is formed as part of the brewing process.
  • Our zero hero range of 0.0% ABV beers contains no alcohol at all.

How are alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers made?
Brewers can:

  • use filters or a heat treatment to gently remove alcohol from beer 
  • use a brewing process that stops alcohol forming in the first place. 

Both methods take time and skill.

Where do your alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers come from?
All over the place!

  • UK craft breweries, from Cornwall to Glasgow, and London to Leeds.
  • across Europe, from Sweden, Portugal, Germany, Spain, France and Switzerland to name a few. 

How do you select your alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers?
Taste! We try all of the beers we sell to make sure they taste great. We buy from: 

  • traditional European brewers who do not market their alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers in the UK
  • smaller, craft breweries who offer something new.

We are always looking for the next great alcohol-free and low-alcohol tastes. So, if you discover a cooling sin-alcohol cerveza in Andalucia, or a bracing brew up a fjord, let us know. We can hunt it down, try it out and add it to our shop.

I’m not into beer. What have you got for me?
We have:

  • 0% ABV red, white and rose wine from the admired Spanish Vineyard Torres
  • 0% ABV Bees Knees sparkling wine 
  • Scavi & Ray 0% ABV Prosecco for celebrations

Something to enjoy with ice and a slice?
Be tempted by:

  • Seedlip Spice 94 and Seedlip Garden 108 Non Alcoholic Spirit offers distilled botanicals - ingredients derived directly from plants, such as juniper,  cardamom, oak, lemon and grapefruit
  • Teetotal G’n’T gives you the authentic taste of a G and T, without the gin.

And we’ve got low-alcohol cider.

What else is good about Dry Drinker beers?

Isotonic
Our beers are isotonic, which means they get water, energy and nutrients into your body quickly after exercise, to replace what you’ve lost sweating.

  • isotonic alcohol-free beer contains water, malt, hops, yeast.
  • an isotonic sports drink contains water, glucose syrup, citric acid, sodium citrate, acacia gum, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid, aspartame, acesulfame-K, flavouring, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12 and beta-carotene.

Fewer calories
Alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers often contain fewer than 50% of the calories of alcoholic beer. 
Compare the calories in 330ml of:

  • alcohol-free beer: 49 calories
  • fizzy drink: 139 calories
  • 5% ABV beer: 145 calories
  • fresh orange juice: 155 calories
  • energy drink: 231 calories

Calorie, fat, sugar, and protein content is shown on most labels, which is useful for weight-loss plans.

Nutritional value
Beer contains:

  • antioxidants, such as polyphenols and flavonoids
  • essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium 
  • soluble fibre
  • no fat or cholesterol.

Veggie, vegan and gluten-free beers
We’ve got beers for you! Our wines and spirits are gluten-free.

Be the host with the most 
Everyone needs to be a dry drinker sometimes, be it: 

  • designated driver
  • early riser
  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • working on weight loss
  • training for a 5K
  • abstaining for charity
  • pacing drinks at a party.

Why not offer a them a choice of grown-up, refreshing and satisfying drinks? Beats fizzy water and fruit juice.

Health questions?
We’re great with beer but we’re not medical professionals. If you need to check that alcohol-free or low-alcohol beer is ok for you, please ask your GP, consultant or specialist nurse.

More questions?

  • Use our online chat
  • Email hello@drydrinker
  • Call 0203 4552042 

Tell us what you think
Positive reviews of our beers or service give us a great lift. And constructive criticism helps us get better. Please email hello@drydrinker.com 

*Drinkaware.co.uk