Olly’s low-alcohol beers

The first time I tasted Lucky Saint lager I was smitten. Unfiltered, with a game-changing deliciousness, it’s just 0.5% alcohol but I barely noticed. And at only 53 calories a bottle it proves that great beers don’t have to be boozy to be brilliant. What blows me away is how they cleverly bridge all styles from light to dark, with the low booze factor a welcome bonus. If you’re in the mood for moderation, your luck is in.

Erdinger Alkoholfrei Wheat Beer (0.5%), £1.30, Sainsbury’s. If it’s elegant refreshment you’re after, this is as easy and fresh as it gets. Great with Thai food.

Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout (0.5%), £1.55, Waitrose. Dark, velvety deliciousness. I never miss the booze when I sip this scrumptious stout.

Small Beer Organic IPA(2.3%), £2.30, Ocado. Hoppy and heavenly, this organic gem delivers big joy in small doses.

Lucky Saint Lager (0.5%), £1.80, Tesco. I stock up on this regularly and it’s a staple for its unfiltered fabulousness. Smashing lager.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 24th April 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

hot bottle

straight to your inbox

Sign up for Olly’s Hot Bottle newsletter for all his
latest news and exclusive wine recommendations