Alcohol-free Weird Weather IPA
Weird Weather is an alcohol-free IPA from Danish brewer Mikkeller. Over the years, the creator Mikkel Bjergsø has produced a number of non-alcoholic beers including one I tried last year, Drink In The Sun, which scored pretty well. So I was excited when I found this New England non-alcoholic Hazy IPA beer on the shelf.
Like the other beers, Weird Weather IPA uses a type of yeast that creates a low level of alcohol and ensures distinct and interesting characteristics.
So does this IPA live up to its reputation? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below.
Is Weird Weather Ale any good?
Expect traditional IPA flavours when drinking this beer – there are some bitter hop notes as well as a background of citrus and sweet malt; I even pick out some pine elements to the flavour profile. Overall it does resemble a traditional IPA without any of the alcohol. Certainly, a good beer to enjoy with a curry.
Aroma & Appearance
Weird weather certainly has a punchy, bitter aroma that heightens your expectations. In the glass, it has a light amber colour with a decent frothy head.
There are a few differences to this alcohol-free beer Vs others. One, it comes in a 440 ml can so feels like you are drinking a pint. Two, the ABV is 0.3% – an interesting number to land on as generally speaking NA beers are either 0.5% or <0.05%. Availability-wise this is very limited so your best bet is to find it from an online specialist.
Buy Weird Weather beer?
At the time of writing, you can find this beer from a number of alcohol-free specialist retailers including those below.
Wise Bartender is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.
COST (at time of publication) – £3.39
per 330 ml serving
Type – IPA
Brewery – Mikkell
Country – Belgium
Alcohol content – 0.3%
Calories – unknown
Vegan friendly? – unknown
Gluten-free? – unknown
Availability UK/ EU – hard
Availability US/ CAN– hard
“Always do sober what you said you’d do when you were drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.“
-Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961
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