Brews Without Booze
After eating, drinking, and partying from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, is it any wonder that the average American puts on a few pounds during the holiday season? Maybe you've decided to observe "Dry January" and give your body a chance to recover from all that excess. Or perhaps you don't drink alcohol at all, yet you enjoy the taste of a fine malt beverage. Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing: Coors just introduced a new brew in November, and even craft brewers are getting in on the act. Cheapism rounded up a sampling of 15 non-alcoholic beers — all of which contain 0.5% or less alcohol by volume (ABV) — from grocery and liquor stores in Austin, Texas, and tasted them to see how they compare to a bottle of Budweiser, which for the record has 145 calories and contains 5% ABV. Cheers!