Alcohol or no Alcohol… It’s Your Prerogative

Each and every one of us has our reasons for drinking or not drinking and you never have to share why. I have many people in my life who choose not to dabble in adult beverages for varying reasons and it is simply their prerogative to make that choice.

I am currently training for a triathlon and drinking slows me down for obvious reasons. A beer at lunch with grandpa tires me out for the rest of the day and it is rather uncomfortable running with a bloated beer gut. Because of this, I’ve switched my drink of choice over to an occasional vodka soda and you can find me sipping on a mocktail most of the time so I can still have the act of a fun bubbly drink but without the negative side effects.

Non-Alcoholic Beer

The only “life change” I’ve made for training is cutting out beer, which is sad and difficult for me. I am a sucker for a good craft beer, especially living in Maine where we have the best beers within reach at all times.

I have been missing that hoppy first sip of a cold beer especially as the temperatures rise and I am itching to be sitting in the sun with a beer in hand. So, my world was absolutely rocked the other day when I finally found a non-alcoholic beer that genuinely tasted good.

Kit NA Brewing

Kit NA Brewing launched in 2021 as Maine’s first exclusively non-alcoholic brewery with the mission of creating a true craft beer that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of your relationship with alcohol.

I have had my fair share of non-alcoholic beers and have winced and gagged upon first sip but when I ordered their flagship American Blonde “On Your Mark” at Austin Street Brewery the other day, I thought, “there is no way this is non-alcoholic”.

Kit NA Brewing

But it is! It was mid-afternoon and the last thing I wanted was a bloated beer belly and tired post-beer grogginess because I had lots to do. But, I was craving a beer. Kit’s NA craft was the best of all worlds; I got my delicious beer but without the negative side effects and I got to confidently drive myself home.

Kit NA Brewing ‘No DD Required’ Happy Hour

Don’t just take my word for it, try it out for yourself. Whether you’re a boozy drinker or you’re riding sober, you need to try this beer.

Lucky for all of us, Kit is hosting a ‘No DD Required’ Happy Hour event on July 14 where you can try a unique variety of non-alcoholic beers on tap that you can’t find anywhere else. The company posted on Instagram hyping up the event and it sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Maine.

If you buy a Kit beer glass for 10 bucks, you can get unlimited pours during the happy hour from 4:30 - 8 p.m. along with local food and snacks, s’mores by the fire pits, ping-pong, beer and merch raffles, and as the Instagram posts shares, 10% of all proceeds will go to Preble Street.

Mark your calendars, grab your friends, and be part of the redefining of craft beer in Maine. You’ll find me crushing some NA brews and kicking butt at ping-pong the day of the event at Public Works Event Space.

Will I see you there?


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