"Dry January" has become a popular trend for those who want to take a little break from their usual routines. Binny's is here to support your choices with choice. Our shelves are always stocked with the Midwest's biggest and best selection of beer, wine, and spirits, but we also carry a vast array of non-alcoholic options - we are a beverage depot after all. So, whether you are looking for a spirit alternative, NA beer or wine, Binny's has you covered. The quality in these categories has never been better, so if you are a died in the wool "Drynuarian" or just NA curious, check out these fantastic deals!
Non Alcoholic Wine
From New Zealand, a punchy Sauvignon Blanc with all the flavors that you love, with less than 0.5% abv. No mean feat! It's crafted by one of NZ's leading estates, Giesen, who use a spinning cone to funnel out the alcohol while keeping all the hard hitting flavors of Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh lime, lemon hints, tropical notes, and savory highlights - it's all in there. What's more, it has only 16 calories per 125ml serving.
Dry January doesn't need to be all about denial. Inspired by the effervescence of Champagne, this non alcoholic delight is made with hand-picked Chardonnay, revealing off-dry notes, floral hints, and a touch of tartness in the finish. And each 10oz serving has just 50 calories to boot! Guilt-free and oh so good, the Gruvi Dry Secco is all about fun times. Just pop and pour.
Non Alcoholic Spirits
Cocktail enthusiasts take note! A "Dry January" resolution is no longer the dismal prospect it once was. The introduction of high-quality spirit alternatives means your resolve doesn't have to lead to a month of syrupy sweet, grenadine-laced soft drinks. Rather, a world of deliciously complex mocktails with real character awaits. Now that's satisfaction without sacrifice.
Seedlip’s award-winning Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits capture the essence of fine botanicals without alcohol or added sugar. Spice 94 is redolent of allspice, cardamom, and citrus and mixes beautifully with tonic. Add ginger beer and a lime for a tasty highball or warm up with an NA Toddy. A delicious way to do “Dry January”.
Mocktails are hot during “Dry January”! Thankfully you don’t have to drink Shirley Temples or miss out on authentic cocktail flavors. Ritual has developed a line of zero proof “spirits” that deliver true character. When mixed, Ritual’s NA “Tequila” has all the herbal blue agave and fruity citrus notes you expect from Tequila. Try it in our Ferdinand’s Matador mocktail or your favorite margarita.
Non Alcoholic Beer
Looking for a solid non-alcoholic beer? For many years, it was slim pickings. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. A handful of producers have breathed new life into the category. Here are three of our favorites.
Sales of NA beer skyrocketed in 2021, and Athletic played a big part in that. They remain somewhat secretive about their proprietary brewing process, but their current lineup is some of the most interesting NA beer we’ve ever tasted. Amarillo, Mosaic, and Chinook hops imbue Free Wave NA Hazy IPA with a big burst of citrusy hop character, featuring lasting notes of grapefruit and lemon peel. The finish is clean and refreshing, offering a touch of hop bitterness, along with hints of allspice and licorice. Added bonus – it’s only 70 calories per can!
American innovation continues to bolster interest in non-alcoholic beer, but it’s an old-world classic that’s quite possibly our favorite NA on the shelf. Krombacher Weizen NA dodges the many pitfalls associated with the non-alcoholic category and delivers the classic fruit and spice that you’d expect in a great hefeweizen. At the end of the day, it is very difficult to tell this apart from a traditional hefe.
After over a year of research and development, Lagunitas proudly unveiled their non-alcoholic IPA and it made quite a splash. IPNA is dry hopped with boatloads of Mosaic, CTZ, and Citra hops. The nose is citrusy and herbaceous, with hints of lemongrass and chive. It’s easy for NA beers to fall flat when it comes to body, but there’s enough here to provide some satisfying structure. The finish delivers crisp minerality, with lasting notes of juniper and lemon peel. For those counting calories, there’s only 80 in a 12oz bottle of IPNA.