This week’s Portland Phoenix includes an article about Maine’s growing non-alcoholic beer market.
Portland is renowned for its craft beer scene, its brewery parking lots packed with cars with out-of-state vehicles.
But two newer craft beers – 1820 and Kit NA – are setting themselves apart in a fairly big way: they’re alcohol-free.
Non-alcoholic beer has come a long way in the past few years. Gone are the days when a beer lover’s only options were O’Doul’s or St. Pauli Girl. Now, the market for craft non-alcoholic beer is taking off, and even the biggest beer snob can probably find something they like, from hazy IPAs to dark coffee stouts.
KitNA launched in 2021 and 1820 Brewing has just launched this month.