FAQs

When do your new beers come in?

On or around the 15th of the month.  We email customers to let them know when they've gone live.  If you order two different cases with "new beers" in them within 30 days of each other, please be aware they may be the same "new beers".  Please email contact@sobersauce.co.uk before you order if you are in any doubt.  

Do non-alcoholic beers contain alcohol?

Some do, some don't.  All are 0.5% ABV and below, a level which it is impossible to get drunk on and which is similar to many foodstuffs such as ripe bananas and orange juice.  Yes, you read that right!

Is it safe to drink non-alcoholic beers if I'm pregnant?

This is a personal choice after consulting your GP.  The beers contain up to 0.5% ABV.

When will I receive my beers?

Normally within 48 hours if you order by noon.  So, if you order on a Monday before noon, they'll arrive sometime on Wednesday if there are no hiccups.  If you order on a Friday before noon, they'll arrive the following Tuesday.

Do I have to join a 'programme'?

No, although we think you are most likely to find great beers by doing so.  People are 3x as likely to be regular non-alcoholic beer drinkers if they've tried more than 5 different beers.  Sadly this is because the most widely available non-alcoholic beers are also the worst tasting.  Many try one of these and then write-off all non-alcoholic beers completely.  We think after 3 months you'll have tasted a great range of amazing non-alcoholic beers and will find your go-to beer and others you love.  The category is improving all the time, though, and great new beers emerge each month.  We will continue to bring the best of these to you each month.

Which beers are in each box?

We will email this in advance each time, giving you a chance to pause your subscription and miss a month if you don't like the look of them or have had them before.  Each Discovery Box will contain a mixture of lagers and ales.  If there is enough demand in the future we may look to do Lager-only or Ale-only Discovery Boxes or Programmes.  Please email us at contact@sobersauce.co.uk if this is something you'd like to see.

Do I have to commit to a subscription?

Not at all.  You are welcome to buy a single discovery box but our offers generally only apply to subscriptions or pre-paid discovery programmes.  Subscribers will be given priority if we have limited stock of any new beers.  Remember you can cancel your subscription at any time - providing you give sufficient notice - so you are not tied into a minimum number of boxes or months.

What are the sugar levels in the beers?

We aim to make our taster and discovery boxes "low in sugar" which means 2.5g / 100ml or less.  All UK-produced beers of 0.5% ABV and below are required to have nutritional information and ingredients on them so in the vast majority of cases this will be on the bottles.  As we source from outside the UK too, not all products have this information on.  If you are in doubt, please email us at contact@sobersauce.co.uk and we'll try our very best to get you any missing information.

Are the beers Vegan or Gluten Free?

Some of the beers are gluten free and some are vegan.  However, due to the different techniques for making the beers there aren't enough to justify a dedicated discovery programme for this.  We may look to do some mix cases in the future.

Can I just buy the Latest & Greatest cases or the full cases?

Of course.  If you know your non-alcoholic beers already and want to jump straight to a Latest & Greatest case or a full case then that's great.  The 'new beers' that they come with will be those we showcase in our subscriptions so if you order more than once in 4 weeks, you'll get the same beers.

Why are your beers no cheaper than those from full-strength providers?

A myth exists that non-alcoholic beer should be much cheaper than full-strength equivalent.  Most non-alcoholic beers are made by brewing a full-strength beer and taking the alcohol out, so the process costs are higher.  Check out our blog for more details on this.  Sobersauce saves you the time and money that you would have spent on the trial and error stage of finding something nice - particularly those you can't find elsewhere!

Are these beers suitable for recovering alcoholics?

That is a personal decision.  Some find them a great way to remain sober as the beers give them a similar experience, but without the alcohol.  For others, however, it can be a trigger and should be avoided.

Where are the best beers from?

The UK makes some amazing non-alcoholic beers and the majority of the beers in your initial discovery case comes from the UK.  After that there are some amazing non-alcoholic beers all across northern Europe, including Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You'll find more details in our Ts&Cs but please email contact@sobersauce.co.uk to get in touch.