Four bottles of non alcoholic beers including a green Heineken bottle

Best zero- and low-alcohol beers to try

Our favourite booze-free brews, from hoppy pale ales to zesty wheat beers and crisp lagers

Looking for non alcoholic beers to try for Dry January? Want to find the best low-alcohol beers? Check out our recommendations below from our in-house drinks experts.


Best non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beers

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Freeride, £2/330ml, Magic Rock

Cult Huddersfield brewers Magic Rock know how to punch up the flavours. This vegan tropical pale ale has plenty of refreshing mango and passionfruit with a little hoppy bite. At 0.5% it’s perfect for all day summer drinking.

Mikkeller Drink’in the Sun, £13.75/6, Dry Drinker

This 0.3%-ABV American-style wheat ale is a bright, sunshiny beer with gentle hoppiness and a vibrant grapefruit and peach character. Try drinking with a slice of orange.

Mikkeller Drink’in the Sun

Freestar 0.0% Alcohol Free Beer, £9.99/4, Amazon

The winner of the UK low-alcohol category in 2019 World Beer Awards, this lager-style beer is fresh and citrussy with a little hint of bitterness on the finish. The production process is also environmentally friendly, using 80% less water and creating 70% less waste than the industry standard. Serve super-chilled with a bowl of spicy chilli or some tacos.

Four cans of Free Star Alcohol Free Beer

BrewDog Nanny State, £20.99/12, Dry Drinker

A dependable drink when you are out (most bars stock it). At 0.5% ABV it packs in all the citrussy, piney flavours you’d expect from a US-style hoppy ale.

10 bottles of BrewDog Non Alcoholic Beer Nanny State

Small Beer Dark Lager, £2.15/330ml, Ocado

A super-refreshing but complex 1% ABV beer. Pours dark like a stout but drinks really lightly with lovely background notes of coffee and chocolate.

Small Beer Brewing Company Beer

Days Pale Ale, £25/12 x 330ml bottles,

We were impressed with this zero-alcohol vegan pale ale from Scottish booze-free brewery Days. Expect tropical notes and a pleasingly rounded texture and full body. Try their lager too, which is crisp and chuggable without being thin and watery.

Days pale ale

Big Drop Pale Ale, £1.89/330ml, Beer Hawk

Dry-hopped, lemony and piney, and really refreshing, this is a classic West Coast pale ale (0.5% ABV) that is very close to the real thing.

Big Drop Brewing Co beer bottle

Lowlander 0.00% Wit Beer, £2.02/330ml, 31 Dover

Brewed with discarded orange and lemon peels from the bar industry, this is a standout wit (flavoured wheat) beer. Zesty, refreshing and complex it’s an incredible beer whether you are Dry Janning or not!

Lowlander Zero Alcohol Beer bottle

Heineken 0.0, £3.50/4, Amazon

This won’t win any awards for complexity but the classic lager flavour will definitely hit the spot if you are faking it in Dry Jan. Perfect with a curry and the sugar level is nice and low. A chugger.

Heineken Zero Alcohol Beer bottle and four pack

Lucky Saint 0.5% Unfiltered Lager, £25/12, Amazon

A crisp pilsner-style lager with a tiny hint of malt which rounds it off nicely. We love the chunky retro glass bottle as well. Serve chilled with a burger.

Two bottles of larger with two glasses filled with larger next to them