Alcohol Change UK kicked off Dry January in 2013 with 4,000 people. It’s come a long way since, and next year it’s predicted that over 130,000 people will give it a go.
From the first year, studies found that six months after taking part, seven out of ten people continued to drink less than before. There’s plenty of other short-term benefits too, like better quality of sleep, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and more.
Plus, think of all that productivity you can fit in without the hangovers…
But we understand. A beer is a real treat, and if you’re drinking responsibly, can be remarkably relaxing after a long week.
And let’s be honest, in the dark depths of January, going without a usual weekend treat can get a little tricky once you’re feeling less guilty about December’s indulgence.
So we’ve put together a short list of our favourite alcohol-free beers to savour through an enjoyable Dry January.