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Old 02-11-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Beer vs non-alcoholic beer.

Any one try using the non-alcoholic beer for any menus, that call for beer?

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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Any one try using the non-alcoholic beer for any menus, that call for beer?
You can use it wherever it calls for beer. that said, most NA Beer is very bland. Bigger bolder beers = bigger bolder flavor, especially in breads.
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Thanks TATTRAT, I don't drink so wasn't sure, but your reply makes sense. I just hate to buy real beer, for the little i would use it.
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Thanks TATTRAT, I don't drink so wasn't sure, but your reply makes sense. I just hate to buy real beer, for the little i would use it.
I'm sure that if you tried real hard, you could find someone to drink your leftover beer.

Also, with so many great microbrews, more places than not offer single bottles for sale, so you wouldn't have to commit to a whole 6 pack or whatnot.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:15 PM   #5
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There is no substitute for real beer. Anything else is bad tasting soda pop!
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Beer vs non-alcoholic beer.

Trader Joe's also sells single bottles. Nothing beats the real deal for cooking.
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It can't be used where beer is being used for the alcohol (dissolves flavor compounds).

Personally, I think it tastes bad so I would not use it.

Every liquor store around here sells singles.
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Whether single bottles of beer can be sold depends on state law, and Pennsylvania has some weird laws regarding alcohol sales.
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Beer vs non-alcoholic beer.

This is true. Pennsylvania and Ontario have some of the strangest liquor laws.

Callmaker, is there a friend or neighbor from whom you could bum a beer?
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The only time I cook with beer is for beer can chicken so we buy a cheap six pack for that and keep it in the garage. I don't like the flavor of ordinary beer for drinking, but there are a couple of local IPA's that have changed my mind. They are too expensive imo for beer can chicken however.
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