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About non-alcoholic beers

Non-alcoholic beer, also known as alcohol-free beer, near beer, or small beer, is any brew that has less than 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Though there is a minute amount of alcohol in this type of beverage, it's not enough to have any kind of impact on the drinker. You can find a comparable amount of alcohol in fresh-squeezed orange juice or an overripe banana.

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FAQs About Non-Alcoholic Beers

Non-alcoholic beer is a healthier alternative to traditional beers in several ways. While alcoholic beverages have a dehydrating effect, non-alcoholic beer can help hydrate you. Some of these brews even have electrolytes that help with post-workout recovery. Some research has even shown that a non-alcoholic beer before bed will reduce anxiety and improve sleep.

If you're watching your caloric intake, you'll find that non-alcoholic brews are far superior to their alcoholic counterparts. While beers can vary greatly, the average pint has about 200 calories. A 12oz bottle of a light beer still has around 150 calories in most cases. Meanwhile, you'll find that non-alcoholic beers usually range from 26-80 calories per 12oz.

If you enjoy the taste and routine of drinking beer, but you want to slim down and improve your health, switching to a non-alcoholic alternative may help you meet your goals.

Malt beverages that contain less than 0.5% ABV are considered non-alcoholic. These are also known as cereal beverages. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) does not treat these beverages as beer in regards to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), so they're not taxed like other alcoholic beverages.

Even alcohol-free malt beverages are regulated by the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act). Any beverage that contains some malted barley or hops that's subject to fermentation falls subject to these regulations. 

It's generally best to serve non-alcoholic beers the same way that you would serve any other beer. These brews taste best when they're chilled to between 38-55°F. The darker the beverage, the warmer you can afford to serve it.

The proper way to pour beer is to tilt the glass at a 45-degree angle as you pour out the first half of the beer. Once the glass is half-full, you can straighten your glass and pour the rest of the beer into the center. This method helps avoid air pockets in the beverage, which cause the carbon dioxide to escape.

Serving non-alcoholic beer from a glass enhances the appearance and shows off the color, clarity, and foam head. However, there is no taste difference between cans, bottles, and glasses.

If you like to brew your own beer, you can continue with this pastime even if you're interested in a non-alcoholic beverage. You will begin by fermenting the beer as usual. Once it's fermented, you need to heat your brew to 175°F and hold it at this temperature for 15-20 minutes. This allows the alcohol to evaporate while retaining the flavor.

After heating the beer, you should cool it to a temperature under 80°F using an ice bath. This heating process kills off most of the yeast used in the initial brew, so you'll need to add more yeast and priming sugar once the brew has cooled. This will help carbonate the beer after bottling. Once this process is complete, you can proceed with bottling your now non-alcoholic brew.

You can order a variety of non-alcoholic brews conveniently through Instacart. Since these are not regulated like regular beers, you can purchase them at any age in most areas. If you're interested in brewing your own non-alcoholic beer, you can also look for beer-making kits through Instacart. Simply download the Instacart app or visit the website to browse the inventory at those stores available in your area. Instacart simplifies your shopping to help you save time. Place your order now!
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