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Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn*Packaging may vary

Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn

Non-Alcoholic Beer /0.5% ABV / Connecticut, United States

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Product details

Category
Non-Alcoholic Beer
Region
Connecticut, United States
Type
Craft, Independent Craft Brewer, Non-Alcoholic
ABV
0.5%
IBU
15
Calories per Serving (12 oz)
45
Carbs per Serving (12 oz)
10
Tasting Notes
Balanced, Crisp, Earthy, Floral, Fresh, Light
Food Pairing
Cheese - Hard Aged, Fish - White, Pasta, Salads & Greens, Tomatoes
Features
Gluten Reduced
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

<0.5% ABV Refreshing, clean and balanced. This light-bodied golden is brewed with premium organic Vienna malt paired with a combination of English and American hops that add earthy, spicy and citrusy character. Upside Dawn stands shoulder to shoulder with the best full-strength Goldens in terms of taste and has the awards to prove it. Crafted to remove gluten, and lab tested to under 10 ppm.

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Community reviews

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  • Jessica Elaine Verga.
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    Delish

  • Liz
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    One of the few (if only!?!) non-alcoholic beers I can find that is crafted to remove gluten. Even there other offerings are not so. This is the only one for me since I am gluten-free and a non-drinker as per doc's orders. Love beer though. This is such a treat to finely find this.

  • Hector
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    I accidentally ordered this thinking it had alcohol and it fooled me !

  • Ivan Abrams4004.
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    The order was damaged and I am still awaiting refund.

  • Nicole
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    It tastes like actual beer and is super refreshing

  • Alexandra C.
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    delivered warm

  • Oronde
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    Delicious

  • Eliz W.
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    It tastes like actual beer! I am so grateful for this brand. Can’t wait to try to other types on offer.

  • Mark
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    Verified Buyer

    Surprisingly tasty. Good flavor for a NA beer

  • William F
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    Tastes and looks like a good ipa beer. I would definitely order again

FAQs

Non-alcoholic beer is, as its name implies, delicious beer with nearly zero alcohol content. Its mission? To lovingly reproduce the flavor, character, mouthfeel and other beer characteristics without all the alcohol. You’ll find that the majority of non-alcoholic beers are lagers, though some low-alcohol ales have also come into being in recent years. Non-alcoholic beers are made using reverse osmosis or distillation, which extracts ethanol from beer. The beer is then forced by high pressure through a membrane, forcing out water and alcohol molecules and leaving behind the good stuff (flavor and calories).
Under ideal conditions, non-alcoholic beer tastes like regular beer. However, you must be choosy because inferior non-alcoholic beer can venture into the “beer-flavored water” camp pretty quickly. At worst, non-alcoholic beer can taste like unfermented wort, which is the sweet liquid that forms the foundation of beer but hasn’t yet been fermented. A good non-alcoholic beer can taste fantastic, delivering subtle flavor notes without the booze. Many breweries are innovating special techniques to create flavorful, refreshing beverages with hops, malts and everything else you love about beer.
Non-alcoholic usually isn’t a literal term. Most non-alcoholic beers have trace amounts of alcohol in them, always around 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) or less as required by law to maintain the “non-alcoholic” moniker. That’s about the same as kombucha. Some brands claim to offer beer that is truly 0.0% ABV, though most will include a footnote claiming their beers contain no more than 0.5% alcohol. That’s certainly not enough to get you tipsy or drunk and is completely safe to consume before driving.
Because non-alcoholic beer is made to mimic a wide swath of the beer world, the food you pair with it depends on what beer you’re drinking. In general, you can’t go wrong with foods that are savory — particularly dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, which includes saltiness, sourness and rich sauce and goes better with a flavorful non-alcoholic beer (particularly one with good carbonation). The bitter notes of a good non-alcoholic brew also complement greasy, oily meals like pizza. You’ll seldom go wrong pairing them with Thai, Indian and other south/southeast Asian cuisines.
Don’t overthink it — go for the American pint glass. This 16-oz. piece of glassware is the glass to rule them all, a sturdy, hefty vessel that will allow your favorite non-alcoholic brewsky to flourish and work its magic. If you’re venturing into the fruitier side of things, you can choose a beer glass with a narrower rim to effectively funnel the aromas into your nostrils. Headier beers may do well in a goblet or snifter. But again, the American pint glass will never fail you.
Just because it’s non-alcoholic doesn’t mean it’s going to be non-caloric. Indeed, your standard 12 oz. glass of non-alcoholic beer hovers around the same marks as standard beer, with around 100 calories and 19.1 grams of carbs per serving. Compare that with your average beer, which has about 150 calories but only 13 grams of carbs. It’s okay, though. You’re getting delicious flavors and subtle tastes without having to worry about the effects of booze. That’s worth it for a few extra carbs.

Drizly's take

Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn offers a terrific answer to those wanting a blonde ale without additives. Bill Shufelt formed the company in 2018 on the principle that living a healthy life doesn't mean sacrificing great taste. Created at a small, state-of-the-art brewery, this non-alcoholic ale uses only premium organic malts from the United States and Germany plus a combination of traditional American and English hops. The main ingredients include organic Vienna malt, barley, hops, yeast and water.

Athletic Brewing beer uses only natural ingredients, is brewed to remove gluten and contains less than 50 calories per serving. Its subtle floral notes combine with fruity, earthy flavor to deliver this light yet full-bodied Athletic Brewing golden ale with less than 0.5% ABV. Pair this craft beer with light dishes like grilled chicken or fish, salads, fruit or aged cheese. Sip it on a hot summer night or in front of a cozy fire on a winter's eve. Browse Drizly to find the latest in non-alcoholic ale. Check out the following links to find Drizly in your city and find liquor stores near you.

-Uses only natural Ingredients
-Less than 0.5% ABV
-Only 50 calories per serving


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