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.