Brewdog Nanny State Review

Beer StyleNon-Alcoholic Pale Ale
Alcohol Content0.5%
BrewerBrewdog, Scotland
Flavour NotesMalty, grapefruit, herbal
Calories20 kcal per can

Finally, after countless references to Nanny State from Brew Dog on this website, the long-awaited review is here. In the ever-expanding world of non-alcoholic beers, Nanny State undoubtedly holds a special place. This beer has often been described as epic and rightfully so. It is said that the beer was initially released in 2009 with an ABV of 1.1%. A year later the ABV was dropped to its current 0.5%. It existed before many non alcoholic beers, and even craft beer in Europe back then was not a huge thing. It is definitely one of the OGs of non alcoholic craft beers.

Brewdog is a craft brewery from Scotland that was founded in 2007.

Tasting Notes

One of the first things that grabbed my attention about this beer was the colour. I thought it would be lighter but it has a beautiful dark golden colour that I like. The head looks nice too but disappears after a minute or so. Very bubbly.

For some reason, I felt the aroma of this can was a bit more grainy than the last can I had. The flavor is still the same. It has quite a nice body to it although you definitely feel it’s a non alcoholic beer. The Nanny States contains both wheat and rye which is quite interesting. The wheat gives sort of a crispiness to the beer while the rye gives it a distinct rye flavour. I do think they could have added a bit more hops to it but it is still a very tasty beer. If you just want a basic non alcoholic pale ale on a hot day this is definitely one of the best options you have.

Nanny State Calories

Back of Can of Brewdog Non Alcoholic Nanny State

The Nanny State beer calories are 20 kcal in a can. That is extremely low and one of the beers with the lowest calories on our website. This beer is gluten-reduced but not completely gluten-free. However, it is fully vegan.

Our Brewdog Nanny State Verdict

The slogan of this beer is “No Alcohol, No Compromise“. I do think it has a bit of compromise, but only as much as the actual alcohol content which is 0.5%. it is a very drinkable beer that I can drink any time of the day. Personally, I would like to have a little bit more hops added to it but I understand it’s not an IPA. It’s a brilliant beer and one of the best non alcoholic pale ales we have reviewed.

Our Rating: 38/50

If you are interested in other non alcoholic beers from Brewdog we have also reviewed their Punk AF IPA.


What type of beer is Brewdog’s Nanny State?

Nanny State is a non-alcoholic pale ale crafted by Brewdog. It’s made with a unique blend of wheat and rye, giving it a distinct flavor profile. Despite its low alcohol content of 0.5%, it still offers a robust taste.

What is the alcohol content of Nanny State beer?

Nanny State is a low-alcohol beer with an alcohol content of just 0.5%. It falls into the non-alcoholic beer category. Despite the low alcohol content, it retains a rich flavor and body, making it an excellent choice for any time of the day.

How many calories are in Nanny State beer?

Brewdog’s Nanny State non-alcoholic beer contains approximately 20 kcal per can and 6 kcal per 100 ml. It’s a healthier beer option, due to its low alcohol content and calorie count. Perfect for those who are mindful of their daily caloric intake while enjoying a good brew.

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