Dry January is becoming increasingly popular. More and more drinkers are wanting to give their bodies a break from alcohol after Christmas, promoting healthier habits and reassessing their relationship with booze. There are many benefits of cutting out alcohol from your day-to-day life, including sleeping better, feeling more energetic, aiding in weight loss, being able to concentrate for longer and just having an overall better physical and mental well-being.

There are lots of alcohol-free beers available and many breweries are beginning to see that there’s a market for this type of drink. Last year, we started to sell Chouffe Alcohol Free, brewed by Duvel Moortgat. This is their first and only alcohol-free beer. There’s also Jupiler 0.0% for those who enjoy drinking lagers. If you prefer a fruity German beer, then Kaiserdom Pink Grapefruit is a must try. It’s worth mentioning that a beer with 0.5% ABV or lower is classed as an alcohol-free beer. All our listings on our website include the exact ABV.

Throughout January, we will be promoting a range of alcohol-free drinks and have put together a new mixed case of world alcohol-free beers that comes with a free Chouffe beer glass. This also makes for a great gift as we appreciate some customers chose not to drink alcohol all year round. If you want to learn more about the non-alcoholic drinks that we stock, please follow us on our socials (Facebook, X and Instagram). You are more than welcome to tag us on your posts with the drinks you’ve been supping this month too.

Up until now, there hasn’t been an alcohol-free Trappist beer, but this gap has now been filled, thanks to Brouwerij de Koningshoeven. La Trappe Trappist beers are brewed by Brouwerij de Koningshoeven in Holland and this year, the Trappist brewery is celebrating its 140th anniversary, which is a very impressive milestone. To mark this special occasion, the brewery has brewed a new alcohol-free beer called La Trappe Nillis. You might think – why is this alcohol-free beer important as there’s lots of non-alcoholic beers on the market? This is correct; however, La Trappe Nillis is the world’s first ever alcohol-free Trappist beer.

Not only is this a very good reason to try La Trappe Nillis but it has also come at a perfect time, especially if you’re participating in Dry January.

Unlike most non-alcoholic beers, La Trappe Nillis is a dark, amber-coloured beverage. It is malty with a caramel-sweet finish and lovely to drink in these colder months.

La Trappe Trappist beers have been brewed under the supervision of Trappist Monks since 1884. It was the first Trappist Monastery in The Netherlands. If you are following Tryanuary instead of Dry January and haven’t sampled the La Trappe Trappist beers, then we stock their range, and all are available by the bottle:

What exactly is a Trappist beer? A Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist Monks within the walls of a Trappist Monastery or within a monastic community. Trappist breweries adhere to strict guidelines to make sure the Trappist beers are authentic and of a high quality. Certain criteria must be met, as set by the International Trappist Association. Follow this link to see which Trappist beers we sell – Trappist Beers – The Belgian Beer Company