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The 17 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers for Dry January

Non-alcoholic beers have come a long way since the days of Prohibition.

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Dry January has become inescapable. The act of abstaining from drinking during the first month of the year was a little-known curiosity just a few years ago but has quickly grown to become an activity in which nearly one in five Americans participate.

And with so many changing their drinking habits for the month, that means they’ll be looking at alternative beverages. According to the same dataset from Morning Consult, non-alcoholic beer is the most popular booze alternative during Dry January, with fully a third of participants planning to buy some this year. So to help you have the smoothest and tastiest Dry January ever, we’ve come up with this guide to the best non-alcoholic beers to drink to kick off 2023.

The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers to Drink in 2023

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How We Tested
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Gear Patrol Staff

Over the past several years, our team has really gotten into the non-alcoholic beer scene, and we tested well over 50 different NA beers for this story, constantly bringing in new samples to try as soon as they hit store shelves. The 17 chosen below are the brews we've deemed the best of the best and should appeal to a wide variety of beer drinkers — whether you're into IPAs, Pilsners or even stouts. No beer that we tested exceeds 0.5 percent ABV, and the calories listed below are for 12 ounces, the typical serving size.

Best Overall Non-Alcoholic Beer
Flying Dog Deep Fake
Best Low-Calorie Non-Alcoholic Beer
Athletic Brewing Lite
Best Non-Alcoholic IPA
Athletic Brewing Co. Free Wave Hazy IPA
Best Non-Alcoholic Euro-Style Lager
Al's Classic
Best Non-Alcoholic Stout
Bravus Oatmeal Dark Stout
Best Non-Alcoholic Amber Ale
Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Hoppy Amber
Best Non-Alcoholic Beer Alternative
HopLark HopTea The Really Hoppy One
Most Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Beer
Mikkeller Drink'In The Sun
Best Non-Alcoholic Pilsner
Industrial Arts Safety Glasses NA Pils
Best Old-School Non-Alcoholic Beer
Best Non-Alcoholic Light Beer
Partake Brewing Pale Ale
Best New England-Style IPA Alternative
Samuel Adams Just the Haze
Samuel Adams
Best Zero-Calorie Non-Alcoholic Beer
Suntory All-Free
Best East Coast-Style IPA Alternative
Two Roots New West IPA
Best Wheat Non-Alcoholic Beer
Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart NA
Most Floral Non-Alcoholic IPA
Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects IPA
Best West Coast IPA Alternative
Karbach Brewing Fresh & Easy NA IPA
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