Our Honest Review of Grüvi's Alcohol-Free Craft Beverages
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Grüvi's Alcohol-Free Craft Beverages Made Me a Beer Person
I have never been a beer person.
I've given the grains-based beverage a go many times, but it never settled well with me or my stomach.
So you're likely as surprised as I was to discover booze-free beer is something I quite enjoy.
It all started when I was pitched reviewing Grüvi, a company that brews non-alcoholic craft beverages. I'll admit that I almost passed on trying out their line of beverages, seeing as I don't like beer, but as someone who has grown increasingly sober curious over the years, I decided to give the drinks a taste test.
Never, in a million, billion years, did I ever think I would enjoy alcohol-free craft beer as much as I did. Learn more about Grüvi below, along with my full experience with their line of beverages!
As previously mentioned, Grüvi crafts non-alcoholic beverages that break the traditional mold of alcohol-free drinks. They aim to make beverages that appeal not only to those who prefer to remain sober, but those who are beer and wine-lovers.
Their current line of drinks includes a prosecco, a weisse (the first ever non-alcoholic sour beer), and an IPA, with a non-alcoholic stout slated to be released in 2020.
My Honest Review of Grüvi
Grüvi has three non-alcoholic craft beverages available: Prosecco, weisse, and IPA. I was able to try those three. Though a stout is coming sometime next year, I wasn't lucky enough to get my hands on that one to review.
I love a good prosecco. Give me that over champagne any day. For me, prosecco has always had a sweeter, lighter taste than even the most expensive of champagnes.
This was the Grüvi beverage I was most excited to try, so I already went in with high expectations. It did not disappoint. I easily could've drank the entire four-pack of bottles I received in one sitting.
Made with chardonnay wine grapes, it was the right amount of floral and tart flavors that I simply could not get enough of it. Not to mention, each bottle is only 50 calories and it's sulfate and gluten-free.
Even the biggest prosecco snobs will enjoy this non-alcoholic take on a classic wine.
Aside from the prosecco, I didn't expect to like the two non-alcoholic beers. At the very least, I was hoping I could tolerate them. Well, I played myself, because I really enjoyed them.
I don't believe I've ever had a real weisse, or any sort of sour beer for that matter, so I wasn't entirely sure what to anticipate when I took my first sip. A really smooth sour, citrus taste enveloped my mouth, which was a delight to my taste buds.
It was far more refreshing than any beer I had ever taken a sip of, which was quite the shock to my system. I didn't think I would ever enjoy any beverage that came even remotely close to being a beer, but this was an excellent sour.
I will note that enjoying it with some pretzels (hard or soft) made the experience even more enjoyable.
Of the three drinks, the IPA was the one I figured I'd absolutely have to force myself to even take a single sip of. I've dabbled with a few IPAs before, but they were never my jam.
I'm a hard cider girl through and through, so it takes a lot for me to venture outside of that area. I've never enjoyed anything that noted it was "hoppy". That is an adjective I'd use to describe a bunny, not something I drink.
Grüvi's take on an IPA is brewed with citra, galaxy, and mosaic hops, so it is meant to be hoppy. And while it was, I actually enjoyed it? Yes, I'm confused as to why I liked this drink. It has hoppy written all over it, and yet, I finished the entire six-pack in a matter of days.
Apart from being hoppy, the citrusy, bitter notes really sold me on this non-alcoholic IPA. I have to imagine that fans of IPAs would be impressed at how similar this is to an alcoholic IPA, but with a fraction of the calories.
After trying each and every one of Grüvi's non-alcoholic beverages, I still have to give the crown to the prosecco. It was so deliciously sweet and everything I love in a prosecco, sans the headache.
That being said, I still loved the weisse and the IPA. I really didn't think I, a non-beer person, would even be able to finish one can, yet I finished both six-packs. And that four-pack of prosecco faster than I'd like to admit.
Whether you're sober curious or even a beer and wine-lover, you'll enjoy Grüvi's line of beverages.
Where to Get Grüvi
If you happen to live in Colorado, there are slew of lounges and bars that feature Grüvi's non-alcoholic beverages. You can find those here.
I know not everyone calls Colorado home, and so does Grüvi. That's why you can order their line of drinks directly on their site here.
I suggest starting with the sample pack, which features four cans/bottles of each Grüvi beverage, so you can discover which one you like best. Order that here.
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