Alcohol-free drinks & options
Alcohol free beer, wine, and spirits are among the fastest growing markets in the beverage industry globally.
Just Google the search words ''zero alcohol'' or ''AF'' drinks - and prepare to be blown away. New accounts, options, manufacturers, marketers and influencers in this space are almost impossible to keep up with. They literally crop up by the dozen overnight.
While ''AF'' drinks can certainly be a good fit and option for some folks in some scenarios; please be aware that they're actually a massive potential trigger and danger-zone for others because of how accurately they replicate the look, taste, smell, and even the 5 o'clock 'ritual' of alcohol.
Also - please be aware that 'zero alcohol' drinks can have a small percentage of alcohol still present and still be legally marketed as ''0%.''
Neither us or anyone else can tell you what to do or what not to do, but we can absolutely confirm these drinks are linked to relapses for some people - and it's often those who are most vulnerable or not informed.
SO: we strongly suggest you proceed down this path with immense caution, do your own research and investigation and make an informed decision. We'd also suggest that if in doubt - avoid them completely and seek an alternative, such as sparkling water with lemon or lime.
A few of the many options available out in the market are listed below. We suggest you consider a product like ETCH Sparkling if you need a sparkling adult beverage that doesn't imitate alcohol.
Jason & Andy at ETCH Sparkling are fully aligned with us, and they also share our goal to focus on social inclusion and social change. Also - we love that their drinks do not replicate the taste or smell of alcohol in any way. Their drinks are simply a delicious adult option safe for everyone.
Altina (Alan + Christina) is based on the brand principles of nature, science and exceptional design.
They have used their combined science smarts to blend ideas and ingredients with mastery, to create unexpected, intriguing and satisfying drinking experiences. Altina is a company built out of passion. That is, a passion for shared drinking occasions and the connection it inspires that leads us to never compromise.
Proudly Aboriginal owned and led, Sobah are the original ''AF'' pioneers and were indeed Australia's first non-alcoholic craft beer company. The organisation is run by husband-wife team Clinton and Lozen Schultz. Dr Schultz (a total legend!) and his wife Loz are based on beautiful Kombumerri country, a part of the Yugambeh language regions, known as the Gold Coast, Queensland.