Is alcohol free beer really alcohol free? And is it different from non-alcoholic beer? Thanks to government tax breaks on low alcohol beer, there’s been a surge in the availability of non-alcoholic beer. Thankfully, there’s also been a surge in quality. Steps taken in 2016 and 2017 meant that breweries were suddenly incentivised to start innovating low- and no-alcohol beers that don’t….well….taste like ass.