Hop Nation No Fool & Star Align Non-Alcs

Style
Non-Alc Raspberry Sour & Stout
ABV
Both Less Than 0.5%

It feels like a pretty good sign of the times that a brewery can releases not one, but two, alcohol-free beers in time for Dry July. No Fool is a non-alc raspberry kettle sour that’s been made with oats, wheat and a mix of barley malts and fermented with real raspberries. You may have already tried it when it poured at GABS but if not, you’ll find it quite packed to the rafters with raspberry. That’s not just on the flavour either, with the beer pouring a bright pink hue to complement the heavy hit of berry and the substantial tang. In a world where many fruited kettle sours can taste some way from sensibilities of what beer is, No Fool fits so snugly into the contemporary craft sour space that if you could immediately spot the beer was missing the booze, well you'd be no fool at all.

It’s a similar story for Stars Align, the non-alc stout that’s as slick and silky smooth as you'd find one sitting at the full-strength mark too be. It’s also fittingly rich with lashing of chocolate, dried fruit and caramel all at play, while the inclusion of Eclipse hops provide the slightest touch of citrus.

Will Ziebell

Published June 22, 2022

Name
Hop Nation
Address

Unit 6, 107/109 Whitehall Street Footscray
VIC 3011

Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

CBCo Goldy

More from Hop Nation

Hop Nation x Mountain Culture Grouse Southern
Fishing IPA
5.0%
Hop Nation Chocolate Karma
Chocolate Stout
5.0%
Hop Nation Big Tings
Hazy IPA
6.9%
Hop Nation Freestyle Double IPA & Raspberry Sour With Key Lime
Double IPA & Fruited Sour
8.0% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Blood Sour
Sour
4.4%
Hop Nation Don Limón
Salted Lime Mexican Lager
4.0%
Hop Nation West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
6.5%
Hop Nation Tropicalé & Summer Sour
Hazy IPA & Fruited Sour
7.2% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Nelson Lakes
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Dragon Sour & Flathead
Fruited Sour & Grapefruit IPA
4.0% & 6.5%
Hop Nation Fill Your Cup
Hazy IPA
5.6%
Hop Nation Giddy Hazy Mid
Hazy Mid
3.5%
Hop Nation Citra Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
7.0%
Hop Nation x Mr West Turon Milk Stout
Milk Stout
6.0%
Hop Nation All G
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Mole Poblano & Pecan Pie
Barrel-Aged Imperial Pastry Stouts
Both 11.6%
Hop Nation Green Matter?
Hazy IPA
6.8%
Hop Nation Footscray Draft
Lager
4.2%
Hop Nation The Kalash 2023
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
10.4% & 11.5%
Hop Nation Rice Lager & Yugen
Rice Lager & Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout
5.0% & 5.2%