Whether you’re trying to find a loophole in your “only drink on the weekends” New Year’s resolution or you’re really giving this dry January phenomenon a go, alcohol-free beers are a great way to help you meet your goals. While, admittedly, alcohol-free beers haven’t enjoyed the best reputation in the past we think they’ve come a long way thanks to new brewing techniques that keep flavour and body in the beer.
Franziskaner Alcohol-Free is one of the best examples to show that low-alcohol doesn’t mean low-flavour. Indeed, this weissbier won Gold at the 2015 World Beer Awards for an alcohol-free wheat beer. This satisfying beer is full-bodied and really delivers in the flavour department: lovely notes of citrus, banana and spice are unmistakable and a lively carbonation brings it all straight to the forefront. While in days past stripping out the alcohol meant stripping out the flavour, mouthfeel and even the enjoyment, brewers the world-over are now putting their skills to work creating fantastic alcohol-free beers for those who may be avoiding alcohol for one reason or another. Since alcohol-free beers may actually have a scant amount of alcohol – the Franziskaner has 0.5% – they still must be enjoyed responsibly. Yet, whether you’re a designated driver or sticking to that resolution, a gratifying beer like the Franziskaner Alcohol-Free Weissbier is a delightful way to continue to drink sensibly and deliciously.
Father’s Day, 19th June 2022, is the special date in the calendar when we celebrate and give a nod to the Dads in our lives. It’s an excuse to spoil them with a little something to say thank you for being awesome. If you’re looking for inspiration for a craft beer-loving Dad, then check out our top 7 Father’s Day beer gifts.
Every year, Beer Hawk releases a lineup of limited edition craft beer mixed cases for the holiday season. This year's lineup of festive Christmas beer gifts is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Remember the childhood excitement of opening a new door on your advent calendar every day in the run up to Christmas? It gave each day a little sparkle of festive magic, even though those tiny chocolates behind the doors were always a bit rubbish. How would you like to recapture that childhood magic, but with bottles of delicious beer instead of powdery chocolate? Sounds amazing, right? In that case, you need to get your hands on our Craft Beer Advent Calendar.
Pairing beer and food together isn’t all rules and science. That would make for a terribly boring dinner party! Instead, it’s the art of taking a good beer, some good food and partnering them together to make something even better. It’s the adventure of discovering what works, what doesn’t and what you like. It’s you taking a bite, taking a sip and then declaring your undying love for that imperial stout and chocolate cake.
Barrel-ageing beers is not a new thing, but it is getting more and more popular, and has probably never been as inventive. Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the new wave of ageing beer in wood
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