Tuesday, October 13, 2009

no to free

Recently, a lot of beer companies have been coming out with these alcohol free versions. I guess with the rise in drunk driving here, these companies still want to make some money on the people who are the designated drivers.

Tamakikat, first told me about this.

The other week, I bought one for Satoshi and I to try....nah, there was LOTS of bubbles, a faint beer taste, but no body.

I think we'll be sticking to the "real deal".

9 comments:

Jann said...

better stick to the real stuff!

Dennis K. said...

Hi Kat! Do you know Hoppy? (ホッピー) A cheap drink you mix with shochu. I had it once there and I asked for the mug to take home with me as a souvenir. Other than that non-alcoholic beer is simply lame-o.

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - It might be just me, but I haven't any alcohol free beer that I liked......

Rowena... said...

I second that! There's a pizzeria we go to often, and on the beer list they have something written for those who ask for non-alcoholic beer. It's kind of a rude joke, but in essence the message conveyed is that non-alcoholic beer is for losers.

Debinhawaii said...

My friend who is a recovering alcoholic of many years swears by them because he misses the taste of beer but otherwise I don't see a point. ;-)

K and S said...

that's for sure Jann :)

I have heard of Hoppy but never tried it Dennis, at least you got a cool mug :)

I will definitely stay away from them Kirk :)

That is funny Rowena :)

Debinhawaii, I am surprised that he is allowed to drink non-alcohol stuff, I thought that maybe it may trigger urges for the real thing.

Take care everyone!
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

Wow Kat, alcohol free beer! So it doesn't give a punch?

kyle said...

I guess that's Kirin's version of O'Douls or Sharps. I hate to say it but if you are DD better off drinking juice or soda! Don't know if you would know but how much do the drinking establishments charge for it?? Thanks!

K and S said...

There is a punch but from too much bubbles Mikuru!

Not sure how much bars charge for this Kyle!

Take care you two.
Kat