Insel-Brauerei Surfer's non-alcoholic Summer Ale (0.5% ABV)
Surfer's Summer Ale distinguishes itself with a bright amber tone and a white and solid foam crown. The nose is packed with citrus flavours. The mouth feel is soft and creamy. A pleasant bitterness fills in the mouth, but leaves room for all the other flavours to unfold. In the finish, a fine saltiness compliments this fruity Summer Ale perfectly. Surfer’s won gold at this year’s World Beer Awards in London
Insel-Brauerei’s 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.