With the hype over Australia’s first non-alcoholic bar, which opened last year, and the spotting of more no-booze bevs on the shelves, it’s evident that booze-free drinking culture is definitely a thing in Australia. And well, the benefits do sound pretty enticing: same taste, just without the hangover. Not saying or doing stupid shit you wouldn’t normally if you weren’t drunk. You get it. Introducing Heaps Normal, the non-alcoholic brewery that’s growing the no-booze drinking population with every sip.
Heaps Normal are the team behind Australia’s bestselling non-alcoholic beer. With a few thousand pubs, restaurants, bottle shops and cafes around the country stocking their beverages, they’re now trying to grow no-booze drinking culture to a mainstream level. Their most popular beer is the Quiet XPA, described as a “delicious, refreshing beer with a tropical and citrus aroma and a lingering, unmistakably beery finish”. It was also an Australian winner in the World Beer Awards, which is pretty cool. Then there’s Another Lager, Heaps Normal’s newest venture: a classic crisp summer frothy without the alcohol percentage.
If you’re looking to try the non-alcoholic beer for yourself, you can buy cans online at the Heaps Normal website or check what retailers are stocking near you.
You can also visit Brunswick Aces in Melbourne for more non-alcoholic goodness. They serve over 100 non-alcoholic beers, wines and cocktails, and stock well-known brands, including Heaps Normal.