I spent most of the afternoon and evening at Carl’s new pad in Windsor as he and his housemate Daniel had invited a few people over for a housewarming barbecue. As I don’t eat meat and didn’t want Carl to pick anything up just for me I popped to Sainsbury’s beforehand to pick up a few veggie burgers and sausages for myself. As I wandered around the beers and wine section I came across Beck’s alcohol-free lager. I remember vaguely seeing some adverts recently about it and thought to myself – why not?
The last time I tried a non-alcohol lager was a very long time ago, possibly with something like Kaliber. I remember it being pretty grim stuff, so I was a little reluctant, but thought that the Beck’s would be a good alternative to a ton of orange juice, diet coke, lemonade, water or whatever was available.
I’m glad to say I made the right choice – it was a very pleasant surprise! The beer tastes unbelievably like Beck’s – so much so, that I felt myself waiting to feel the side-effects, which is very strange when you know you have to drive home later. Apparently they brew the beer like normal Beck’s and then remove the alcohol afterwards, leaving just 0.05%! Fantastic stuff. I think I may need to stock up!