Low ABV Craft Beers for gigs

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by burgerdj, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. burgerdj


    Dec 4, 2006
    I love a cold one on a hot day but I don’t care to get drunk - especially on a gig. What low ABV beers do y’all enjoy? Just found Guide Beer by Sweetwater and Ballast Point Lager - both clocking in around 4%. Nice.
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Double Mtn. Black Irish, a 4% stout in the general style of Guinness.
  3. XXL

    XXL calm seas dont make skilled sailors

    Jun 14, 2007
    Lagunitas Daytime is an IPA with 4% ABV and 3 carbs.

    My current favorite.
  4. I honestly like craft beers for being big and bold with their flavors and alcohol, makes me slow down on their drinking. If I want light and sessionable I tend to like the macros and some of the euro stuff for that. Maybe I'll change my tune as time goes by, I used to love hyper bitter IPAs, now I'm more into malty or more balanced types of brews.

    Maybe I'm just overthinking it.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    What about a Radler/Shandy? Those are typically under 4% ABV.
    A grapefruit Radler is one of my favorite alcoholic drinks on a hot day. Yeah, I know it's not all beer, but there's beer in it.

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  6. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Heineken 0.0. Zero alcohol, decent taste.
  7. Stan_da_man


    Aug 29, 2006
    Just set a limit. I have no more than two (British) pints of beer before I go on.
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  8. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Not sure if it’s available outside the UK but Kernel Table Beer is usually around 3% (varies slightly by batch) and tastes great.