By Erica Campbell & Jessica Shadlock
We may be the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, but our events have never been just about beer! You don’t need to be a beer drinker to enjoy the spectacular performances, tasty food and awesome vibes of a Bevy, and that’s equally true of our first ever Virtual Beer Fest. While our Party Boxes come chock full of boozy goodies, we figured we’d round up five of our favourite suggestions for folks who are choosing not to partake. Pick up a few of these, or your favourite non-alcoholic drinks, grab a link only ticket, and we’ll see you at the fest!
If you’re a Kombucha fan, Moore Kombucha should be top of your list. We love that they’re super local, made in East Toronto, and are focused on hand-crafted small batches. They have a ton of great flavours and even offer a mixed crate so you can try them all! You can order for shipping, home delivery or pickup in Toronto. Click here to order!
Burdock Frusco Fresh Mint
We love seeing breweries get into the 0% alcohol game, and Burdock has concocted a booze free treat they describe as “the most refreshing thing to ever come out of the brewery.” This sparkling water drinks like high-end fresh squeezed La Croix and is made with fresh Moroccan mint and Toronto’s finest tap water. They offer Ontario wide shipping, next day delivery in Toronto, or curbside pickup at their Bloordale brewery. Click here to order!
Spearhead Hop Water
Want to get your hop fix without beer? Grab some of Spearhead Brewing’s Akwa – a fresh hop-infused sparkling water. It’s got floral notes of Citra and Cascade hops and hints of grapefruit, tropical fruit and lemon. All natural flavours make this a crisp and refreshing alternative! Spearhead ships across Ontario, or offers free local delivery in the Kingston area. Click here to order!
Omnipollo Knox Non-Alcoholic Beer
Sometimes, even if you don’t want the alcohol you still want a beer that tastes like beer. This brew was one of Erica’s faves while she was pregnant which is pretty high praise! It comes in a crushable short can, has a fun label and is super flavourful for a booze-free beer. You can order through Craft Brand Co. for curbside delivery to M postal codes, or shipping across Ontario. It’s also available in the LCBO. Click here to order!
There are quite a few non-alcoholic beer brands out there, but Gruvi in particular have really pushed the limits with the variety of styles they’ve got on offer. From an IPA to a Stout to a Berliner Weisse they’ve got enough for a proper tasting. And if you’re feeling fancy, they’ve got non-alcoholic bubbly too! You can get Gruvi delivered in Toronto through Fresh City Farms, or Canada wide through Well.ca. They’re also available in a number of retail locations across Ontario. Click here to order!
Whatever’s in your glass, we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on May 14th at the Eternal Hoptimist Festival. See ya then!