What’s the hottest trend in craft? Low-cal and low-carb! Be it sessionable IPAs, fruity seltzers or a snappy ciders - the list continues to grow. Here are some of our favorites, as well as a few new creations. If you’re cutting down on calories and carbs, brewers and cider makers have upped their game and provided some remarkably flavorful options.
When it comes to hard cider, the most enduring misconception is that they’re all sweet. A close second is that hard cider is a type of beer. While it’s often packaged like beer, hard cider is essentially apple wine. It’s up to the cider maker to control the level of fermentation and if so desired, sweeten the cider before packaging. Sometimes they ferment it bone dry and leave it be. What you’re left with is refreshingly crisp and low-cal sparkler, made from apples.