Insel-Brauerei Skippers non-alcoholic Wet Hopped Pilsner (0.5% ABV)
In creating this beer, Insel have combined two traditional brewing methods: wet hopping and bottle conditioning. The wet hops provide the juicy aroma of freshly harvested hop cones with elegant notes of herbs and fine floral nuances. Skippers wet hopped is a traditional Pilsner beer with the sophisticated original hop flavour – unfiltered, refreshing, peppery and well balanced. Before lagering, fresh wet hop‐cones are added again to give the beer even more natural hop aroma and flavour. Vacuum distillation at less than 35 degrees Celsius maintains hop aroma and flavour. The bottle conditioning keeps the hop aroma fresh for a long time. Skippers Wet Hopped Pilsner is a distinctly elegant alcohol free Pilsner from North Germany. Perfect as thirst quencher and aperitif.
Insel-Brauereis new, innovative brewing method for non-alcoholic beers convinced the international jury of the
World Beer Awards right down the line. "The secret lies in the composition of the individual elements - fermentation carbonic dioxide, derived from the respective beer, fresh distillation at low temperatures and bottle conditioning," says brewery founder Markus Berberich. "This results in the genuine, unadulterated beer taste
How is this low sugar and what about the carbs?
As defined by governmental guidelines ow sugar means the drink contains less than 2.5g of sugar per 100mls. Products with a higher sugar content cause a spike in insulin and we react by storing more carbs as fat. You may also notice that although lower in sugar there is some carbs, this is usually more complex forms of sugar such as starches and fibre and the body uses these for energy.
Alcohol Free Beers are made just like the alcoholic ones with water, yeast, hops and barley. Some are brewed to a lower ABV and some have the alcohol removed through various techniques. Across Europe beers below 0.5% ABV are classed as alcohol free. In the UK drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.