Guinness releases Open Gate Pure Brew non-alcoholic beer

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  1. beer_beer

    beer_beer Aspirant (230) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    Interesting. They really are brewing the NA directly, without first brewing and then taking out the alcohol.

    https://www.joe.ie/news/guinness-announce-release-brand-new-non-alcoholic-beer-612920:

    "Many non-alcoholic beers are made by taking a conventional beer and boiling away the alcohol which can impact the taste. From the start, we were determined to brew a non-alcoholic beer with the same process we’ve perfected over the last 259 years. It has taken two years of experimentation, but we’ve come up with a way to fully brew beer using a special yeast strain that only produces a very limited amount of alcohol."
     
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  2. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,554) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I'm holding out for the imperial version.
     
  3. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,090) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    I remember in the early '70's my grandfather drank Zing, I think that was non alcoholic. Maybe @jesskidden knows. But i guess there is a market for it.
     
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Seems to me there have been several relatively well-known NA's over the years that didn't simply use the boil off or distillation methods to remove alcohol, but instead claimed to use a "special yeast" and/or so-called "arrested fermentation" or other techniques, including Birell, Moussy, Clausthaler and the short-lived 'craft' Firestone NA of the 1980s.

    Zing, like a couple of other US NA's like Kingsbury Brew Near Beer and Schmidt Select, was a product of Heileman. There were a few other near beers that pre-dated the brief NA revival period in the 1980s (when AB came out with O'Douls, Coors had Cutter and Miller had... Miller Somethin'-or-Nother). Pearl had a Texas Select (which might have actually been a contract-brew IIRC) and Metropolis (aka Champale/Black Horse) in NJ had Metbrew. Forget who brewed the infamous "Disco Beer"...
     
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  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, it was Dis-Go Beer - from the notorious Eastern Brewing Corp., of Hammonton, NJ.

    (I actually bought this once at the local 7-11 just out of curiosity because I'd never seen a near beer sold like that as a soft drink. Don't remember which can I got, "he" or "she". Pretty sure that later - in the neo-prohibitionist 1980s? - many states passed laws to prohibit NA sales to minors.).

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  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (713) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I want those cans

    They made a cola too

    Enjoy
     
  7. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,740) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I don't remember those but how cool. These are pretty sweet looking.
     
  8. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,740) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I will give this Guinness a try. I am not a big fan of NA beer but it has its place I guess so if it tastes good cool.
     
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Doesn't sound like you'll get a chance to right away unless you want to pop for the trans-Atlantic airfare:
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  10. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (3,083) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota

    I just had to steal this image.
     
  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Pretty funny 'cause I just read your comment in this thread and saw it and thought, "WTF?"

    Hey, ain't "my image" - just a quicky "Google 'n' 'Shop job" to illustrate my post.
     
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  12. Hanglow

    Hanglow Crusader (786) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Given how relentlessly woeful they are at brewing anything other than porter/stout, I can't wait to give this a miss.
     
  13. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,740) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    If it makes it past the public test also, if this one goes sour it may never leave the local area ha ha. I figured it probably would be some time till the states see it if the feedback is positive, if it makes it here I will try one to see how it tastes.
     
  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,233) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'll certainly give this a try when it becomes available here. What could possibly go wrong?
     
  15. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,439) Dec 25, 2003 California

    In Ireland there is great mourning for the late great missing alcohol.
     
  16. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (145) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    waiting for a non-alcoholic NE/hazy IPA
     
  17. MJS08

    MJS08 Initiate (78) Jul 29, 2014 Florida

    If it has any flavor at all, next will be a thread discussing which brand of vodka is best for a post pour addition. Another Russian intervention, I would suppose.
     
  18. beer_beer

    beer_beer Aspirant (230) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    ypsifly Meyvn (1,047) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

  20. CB_Michigan

    CB_Michigan Disciple (337) Sep 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Mix a hop soda with your juice of choice (e.g. orange, Sunny D, Five Alive, etc.).
     
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  21. Can_has_beer

    Can_has_beer Savant (913) May 14, 2013 Texas

    What interests me here, is what kind of flavor can they get by not hiding behind the alcohol. If tasty, I could definitely see a beer like this finding its way on my dinner table a few times a week.
     
  22. Curry

    Curry Initiate (128) Apr 10, 2003 Montana

    Still, not withstanding my revulsion at the words, "non-alcohol," I'd like to see how it tastes.
     
  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,677) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    First sentence of Ops post explains why. Kaliber has the alcohol taken out.
     
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    DovGibor Initiate (147) Sep 18, 2015 New York
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