Chris Clemens – NonROCaholic – NA Drinks Non Beers Edition!

In this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Chris Lindstrom (@stromie) welcomes Chris Clemens (@cpclemens) from the NonROCaholic (@nonrocaholic) Instagram feed to delve into the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Clemens, known for his deep dives into the beverage scene, shares his journey through a variety of non-alcoholic options, from de-alcoholized wines to zero-proof spirits.

The duo explores the evolution of non-alcoholic drinks, noting the significant advancements in quality and variety over the past decade. They kick off the tasting with Lyre’s (@lyresspiritco) Dark and Spicy, a ready-to-drink (RTD) option that mimics the flavors of a dark and stormy cocktail with a ginger-forward profile and hints of vanilla.

Next up is the Hella Cocktail Company’s (@hellabittersandsoda) Bitters and Soda, an assertively bitter drink that challenges the palate with its complex blend of spices and aromatic bitters. Chris Lindstrom appreciates its boldness, while Clemens suggests it could be an excellent mixer for those who prefer a touch of sweetness.

Finally, they taste Grüvi’s (@getgruvi) Bubbly Rosé, a non-alcoholic wine that surprises with its strawberry candy aroma and Granny Smith apple notes. While Lindstrom finds it a bit too sweet for his taste, he acknowledges its potential as a mixer in non-alcoholic cocktails.

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Instagram: @nonrocaholic

Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits


Hella Cocktail Co.




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