With the hype over Australia’s first non-alcoholic bar that opened in Sydney 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 Tolerance, Brisbane’s first booze-free bar, located in Wynnum. They serve up a large selection of mocktails: from Amaretto Sours to Espresso Martinis and more!