If you’re looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic beer, you should check out Rightside Brewing near beer. In this review, we’ll discuss the benefits of drinking non-alcoholic beer, as well as provide tasting notes and photos for each NA beer from Rightside Brewing – Citrus Wheat and IPA.
It’s hard to keep track of all the non-alcoholic beers on offer, as it seems they keep coming and coming. That’s a great problem to have, in my opinion! I’m always excited to try a new non-alcoholic beer, and Rightside Brewing’s Citrus Wheat and IPA did not disappoint.
Bottom line: After sampling both Rightside Brewing near beers, IPA is my favorite of the two. It has a slight hoppy flavor, but it is light and fresh, great for a hot afternoon.
How it’s made: Crafted at a Lawrenceville brewery, Rightside Brewing starts as alcoholic beer, then they use reverse osmosis to remove the alcohol.
I had to dig for the nutrition facts, as they are not located on the cans or the box. This is a little frustrating, as I have come to expect more ingredient and nutrition information from alcohol-free products marketed for health and wellness. However, some data can be found on their website, and I have listed that info under each product.
Below are the detailed tasting notes for each of Rightside’s na beers, where to buy them, and why non-alcoholic beer might be a good option if you’re curious about trying out some non-alcoholic beverages.
Rightside Brewing Non-Alcoholic Near Beer
Rightside’s non-alcoholic IPA (India Pale Ale) is made in the style of an American IPA. At first pour, it forms a rich foamy head, but that quickly dissipates – something common I’ve seen in non-alcoholic beers.
It has a light to moderate hop aroma, with only a slightly bitter taste. Definitely not the typical lingering bitter aftertaste of many popular IPAs today. This NA IPA is light, fresh, and not overly hoppy – just right for a thirst quencher on a hot day.
Nutrition per 12oz can: 53 Calories and 11g Carbohydrates; less than 0.5% ABV*
Rightside Citrus Wheat
Rightside’s Citrus Wheat has a really great deep golden color. The medium body flavor is rich, but doesn’t have the sweet aftertaste I recall from drinking wheat beer. In a blind tasting, I’m not certain “wheat beer” would be my first thought. Then again, there are several styles of wheat beer, so it’s hard to decide how to compare.
It’s the first non-alcoholic wheat beer I’ve tasted, so for the sake of this review, I’m considering it something new. I taste slightly bitter orange flavor, and a hint of tropical aroma, but I wouldn’t call it fruity. Overall, a unique non-alcoholic beer with a rich flavor and a crisp finish, but it left me wanting something else. I decided to test some mocktails with Citrus Wheat, so scroll below for the results.
Nutrition per 12oz can: 49 Calories and 10g Carbohydrates; less than 0.5% ABV*
*nutrition information found on the brand website and might be subject to change.
Where to Buy Rightside Brewing Near Beer
You can buy Rightside Brewing near beers directly from the brand (link below). With a base in Atlanta, they can be found at various retailers all across the South including Kroger. On the West Coast check for it in Bevmo stores.
Mocktails with Non-Alcoholic Beer
There are a handful of classic cocktails made with beer. After all, beer is a flavorful fizzy drink that can be used as a mixer. Non-Alcoholic beer is a great substitute and an easy way to lower the calories in cocktails too. Rightside Brewing launched a subscription mocktail box, with ingredients and a recipe for mixing drinks with their non-alcoholic brews.
Since Citrus Wheat was richer in flavor, I experimented with a mocktail. I love simple, easy-to-make drinks, so a Shandy seemed appropriate. Below are the results of the taste test.
Here are the mixers I tried with Citrus Wheat:
-lemon juice + ginger syrup + sparkling water
-lemon juice + sparkling water
-Fever Tree ginger beer + sparkling water
-Fever Tree grapefruit soda
After taste testing various blends and Shandys my favorite version was a 50/50 mix of Fever tree grapefruit soda and Rightside Brewing Citrus Wheat. Lemon seemed to bring out the bitterness a little too much in the Citrus Wheat, but the grapefruit soda helped balance the flavors.
Enjoy in a chilled glass or on ice!
Non-Alcoholic Grapefruit Shandy
When to Drink Non-Alcoholic Beverages
I don’t know about you, but after a long, hot day of yard work, a cold beer hits the spot. This can be a great time to substitute with a non-alcoholic beer. They are typically much lower in calories than alcoholic beer and might hydrate you – plus, you’ll be cutting back on your alcohol consumption. Win, win.
In addition to the personal benefits of drinking na beer, Rightside Brewing gives 5% of profits with every order to sobriety-related efforts.
While the jury is still out on whether or not non-alcoholic beer has health benefits, I think we can all agree that it’s a great way to enjoy the flavor of beer without the associated risks.
Non-alcoholic beer is an easy way to enjoy a great tasting drink without alcohol, at home or in a social setting. While it’s hard to compare flavors with known alcoholic beers, Rightside Brewing near beer options are not only unique but also very drinkable. My pick is Rightside Brewing IPA. Grab a pack and taste for yourself. Cheers!