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Can I order non-alcoholic beer in Dublin pubs?
posted by The Toad to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to Dublin in some weeks and I'd like to visit some typical Irish Pubs. I don't drink alcohol - at home in Germany I usually order "non-alcoholic beer" which is quite common here (*).
So, I have some questions for Irish Mefites or Mefites who have been to Ireland:
- Is non-alcoholic beer commonly offered in Ireland's pubs?
- If yes, can you recommend a brand that is good or even typically Irish ("NA Guinness", even?)
- Is it regarded as normal to ask for NA beer in irish pubs or would people think you're crazy/strange? I know some German pubs where this is the case and where ordering NA beer equals ordering chamomile tea or hot milk...I would like to avoid such a cultural faux pas. If NA beer is not common in Ireland, what are good non-alcoholic beverage alternatives in Irish pubs that are not as sweet as coke/lemonade and not as boring as water?
- Would you actually call it "non-alcoholic beer" or are there other expressions for that kind of drink in Ireland?
Thanks for Your help!
(*) I realize NA beer contains some alcohol, but anything under 0.5% ABV is o.k. with me.