Dryish: Browse by non alcoholic beer style

Brewers now produce non alcoholic versions of many different styles of beers - some are more consistently successful than others. Around 40 different styles of non alcoholic are available, but on Dryish they have been grouped together into 9 familiar categories.

Scroll through the page to find beers in a specific style

Lager

62 Lagers listed

Lager

Lagers typically are light tasting and crisp. They usually do not have complex, strong flavours although some have subtle hints of malt or hops. The majority of lagers are pale coloured. Their light, crisp taste means non-alcoholic versions of lagers are perhaps the most consistently close in style to their alcoholic counterparts - they are less reliant on strong flavours resulting from the creation of alcohol in the brewing process.

Pale Ale

61 Pale Ales listed

Pale Ale

Pale Ales taste predominantly of hops and malts, are usually medium bodied and tend to be more bitter than lagers and wheat beers. Pale Ales include a wide range of styles such as English Bitter, Blonde Ales and Amber Ales. The best non-alcoholic Pale Ale beers share many of the characteristics of their alcoholic counterparts, but tend to be less complex and slightly lighter bodied.

IPA

40 IPAs listed

IPA

India Pale Ales (IPA’s) include a very wide range of beers that typically have complex flavours from the different blends of hop and cereal varieties that they use, which often produce strong floral and fruit aromas and tastes. Some are intensely bitter, while others balance their bitterness with sweetness. IPA’s flexibility give the best non-alcoholic IPA beers room to use specialist hops and ingredients to create attractive and enjoyable non-alcoholic interpretations of the style.

Sour/ Fruit

26 Sour/ Fruit beers listed

Sour/ Fruit

Sour beers are exactly that – highly tart, and are often combined with an intense fruit flavour such raspberry or cherry. They are based on many different styles of beers. Sour beers have been growing in popularity, but remain a small, specialist part of the beer market. The best non-alcoholic sour beers are able successfully to incorporate the intense sourness and fruitiness of their alcoholic counterparts. However there are only a few non-alcoholic sour beers available – a niche style within a niche

Wheat Beer

19 Wheat beers listed

Wheat Beer

Wheat beers are relatively sweet with no bitterness, light and smooth, often with subtle hints of caramel or sweet fruits (such as apple). The best non-alcoholic wheat beers share these characteristics; alongside non-alcoholic lagers, non-alcoholic wheat beers are some of the most successful in replicating the characteristics of their alcoholic counterparts.

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

18 Sout/ Porter/ Dark beers listed

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stouts, Porters and Dark beers include a wide range of deep brown to black beers that tend to be smooth, sweet and have little if any bitterness (or balance sweetness and bitterness). They often taste of caramel, coffee or chocolate and some can have hints of smoke. There are a small number of non-alcoholic stouts available and this reflects the difficulties brewers face when trying to replicate the complex flavours in alcoholic dark beers. Perhaps the most challenging non-alcoholic beer style.

Belgian & Specialty

9 Belgian and Speciality beers listed

Belgian & Specialty

This group includes Belgian style beers and Kolsches. Belgian beers typically have strong, complex fruity flavours and rely on high levels of alcohol. Their non-alcoholic counterparts struggle to recreate the style without the alcohol content. Kolsches are only brewed in the Cologne region of Germany and have a light crisp and slightly fruity taste and aftertaste.

Shandy

7 Shandies listed

Shandy

Shandies are mixtures of beers and fruit juice – normally lemon or lemonade or another citrus such as grapefruit - often combined in a 50:50 ratio. They are also known as radlers. They can be made with any style of beer, but most commonly are made with Lagers, Pale Ales or Wheat Beers. They are usually sweet and dominated by the fruit juice. The best non-alcoholic shandies (and radlers) successfully replicate their alcoholic counterparts.

Brown Ale

2 Brown Ales listed

Brown Ale

Brown Ales are typically straightforward, easy-drinking, mild and malty. There are very few non-alcoholic versions, but the best non-alcoholic brown ales replicate the style’s relative straightforward flavours successfully to produce a recognisable brown ale without alcohol. There are very few non alcoholic brown ales available.