Have you been overindulging during the pandemic? Has the stress of a new school year got you reaching for that extra glass of Rosé or pint of beer? We totally understand how 2020 may have seen an increase in your alcohol consumption. Does your Uber Eats driver see you more than their own family? Zoom calls, bubble busting anti-maskers, neck kinks from looking down at social distancing arrows. This year has been a bitch. And to get through it we have been tipping back a lot of delicious, frothy beverages.

Sometimes it’s the idea of indulging that settles your brain. Knowing in that first sip you are going to get a hit of hops, a sparkle of citrus, or a burst of barley. You don’t have to miss out on that if you are looking to dial it back this Fall. Beer can still be enjoyed without the warm buzz and fuzzy brain. If you love the actual taste of beer as much as I do I have the perfect substitute; Partake Brewing.

Partake is the leading non-alcoholic craft beer brand in Canada. No, this isn’t your big breweries lightened up version of their already incredibly light beer. This is craft to its core. Focused on providing a healthy alternative Partake Brewing doesn’t skimp on flavour either. If you are trying their IPA, they want you to taste an IPA. With five styles there is an option for everyone.

Partake Blond

Partake Blond

Starting with the lightest in the group this ale is perfect for beginners. Lots of bread, grain and slight citrus notes on the palate. Light, crisp and refreshing.

Partake Red

Partake Red

When I drink a red ale I expect to taste lots of caramel, brown sugar, nuts and dried fruit like figs and prune. This beer doesn’t disappoint. With its clear and copper hue you will quickly forget you are not drinking a full-strength beer.

Partake Pale

Partake Pale

A classic American style, this beer pours deep gold and surprises you with lots of depth in flavour. Resinous, citrusy and floral on the taste buds with a bright finish.

Partake IPA

Partake IPA

IPA drinkers are a fickle bunch. This version will gain many fans. Punchy with bright aromatic and bittering hops like the classic Citra, Cascade and Amarillo you get bursts of orange, honey sweetness and the pithiness of grapefruit all IPA lovers expect to find.

Partake Stout

Partake Stout

Dark chocolate, coffee, a little nuttiness and smokiness Partake Stout is a dark beer lover’s dream. Still full-bodied and creamy this is the perfect sipper on a cool summer evening.

You don’t have to give up alcohol to enjoy non-alcoholic choices. Sometimes we just need a break. And having a variety of choices in your fridge for your abstaining friends or those who can’t drink makes you a great hang. Especially with choices like Partake Brewing.