A good sustainable beer is made with natural ingredients (most have barley, so are not gluten-free) in plastic-free packaging and free from lactose sugar (also free from filtering through bone or fish bladder). Boycott brands that use plastic beer rings, which choke and strangle wildlife. Companies can easily use cardboard beer holders today. If you see discarded plastic rings, pick them up, rip up the holes and dispose of securely in the nearest bin.
No-alcohol beers still contain the same alcohol as a ripe banana (so you won’t get drunk but they have to legally say so). Low-alcohol beers obviously contain a little, but not much. If on medication or pregnant, it’s best to just avoid any alcohol at all.
Jiddler’s Tipple is a low-alcohol tasty beer from London. Founded by Jacob Liddle (‘the jiddler!’), the range includes an award-winning tropical pale ale (tropical and citrus fruits with bitter finished) and a malty Vienna lager, all wrapped in vintage shirt patterns on the bottles.
Why Drink Less Alcohol?
There are many reasons why people prefer to drink less alcohol. And some people who do drink alcohol, sometimes like the option of going no-alcohol or low-alcohol, if cutting down on the booze, or being the designated driver (choose alcohol-free for this case). These beers:
- Do not give you a hangover!
- Are much lower usually in calories
- Are good for the drivers (no alcohol)
- Are good to help cut down on drinking
- Cutting down alcohol helps better sleep
- Cutting down alcohol is good for your skin
- Less alcohol can makes you less sluggish
- Alcohol can sometimes deplete vitamins
- For many, alcohol is a depressant