One trend I’ve been watching (and tasting) recently is the growing popularity of nonalcoholic (NA) beers. For a long time there were only a handful of choices for drinkers of “near beer,” such as O’Doul’s and Clausthaler, modeled after American macro lagers, which many found unappealing.
Over the past several years, however, an increasing focus on health and lifestyle choices have brought NA beers to the forefront, and a number of craft breweries have been throwing their hats into the alcohol-free ring with a variety of styles.
Bend’s own Deschutes Brewery and Crux Fermentation Project are among them. Deschutes