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Non Alcoholic Beer Takes Top Marks at 2020 USA Beer Ratings



Whenever a non alcoholic beer wins any kind of beer award, we take notice. Since the advocacy and accessibility of non-alcoholic beer is important to Beer Without a Buzz, any recognition for an NA beer is a win for all of us.


This week, USA Beer Ratings announced their 2020 winners and a few non-alcoholic beers stood out among many notable full strength beers.


First, a little about USA Beer Ratings.


What is USA Beer Ratings?


The USA Beer Ratings is competition from Beverage Trade Network that judges things like:

  1. Quality

  2. Value

  3. Package Design

As USA Beer Ratings says, "To be an award winner you will need to have a top quality beer, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar."


They are looking for high-quality while also being highly-drinkable, beers that get the most bang for their buck, and that looks great and is appealing to customers.


Who are the judges?


This year's Judges include Cicerones, beer industry experts, beer education coordinators, podcast hosts, and more.


non alcoholic beer ratings judges

A non-alcoholic beer becomes a big winner:


This year one NA beer brewery took home some top marks -- and not just in an "alcohol free category".


Big Drop Brewery from London, England came away with several accolades to be proud of.


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Two silver medals:


Big Drop Galactic Stout - Big Drop Brewing Co

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Non Alcoholic Beer

Points: 86


Big Drop Uptown Craft Lager - Big Drop Brewing Co

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Non Alcoholic Beer

Points: 80


One gold medal:


Big Drop Pine Trail Pale Ale - Big Drop Brewing Co

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Non Alcoholic Beer

Points: 92


One Best In Show by Country:


Big Drop Pine Trail Pale Ale - Big Drop Brewing Co

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Non Alcoholic Beer

Points: 92


Big Drop Pine Trail Pale Ale: a non-alcoholic beer that holds its own


Big Drop's Pine Trail Pale Ale is a favorite among UK NA beer (or Alcohol-Free as they might say) drinkers.


big drop brewing non alcoholic beer

It is no stranger to winning awards.


non alcoholic beer awards and accolades

Described as, "A delight for the senses, this beer delivers on all levels. Rosy floral aromas are immediate as you pour, with a light and limey citrus bite on the palate and a balanced but obvious bitterness to finish."


Looking to get your hands on some in North America? Not yet. Their distribution to the US is coming soon.



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