Non-alcohol drink producers are cropping up all across the world and Australia is the home of some top quality tipple. Here are some of our homegrown favourites.
Mailer McGuire is one of Australia’s more boutique, high-end kombucha
labels. You won’t find Mailer McGuire on the shelves at your local supermarket, at least not yet. It’s more likely to be stocked by your favourite wine bar, indie bottle shop, or forward-thinking non-alcoholic online store (hello there).
What makes Mailer McGuire special, different from the typical, Remedy-type ‘buchas out there, is the process. This is handmade kombucha. The real, wild stuff, which is as varied and interesting as any drink you’ll find anywhere.
Based in Melbourne the team at Brunswick Aces are advocates for drinking in moderation. They produce both alcoholic gin and a non-alcoholic equivalent called Sapiir. Sapiir is inspired by savoury fresh gin, leading with notes of green cardamom and parsley, beautifully balanced by sweet citrus and native Australian Lemon Myrtle. Like us at Killjoy, the Brunswick Aces team believe giving people choice and have designed their range so people switch between Gin and Sapiir depending on your mood.
Sick of being forced to drink only sugary options founder Sam Manning she set out to develop something with all the emotional connection, taste and vibe of her favourite gin & tonic, without the messy effects of alcohol. And so Monday Distillery was born. Currently they have four amazing products including that hero The Classic G&T which is perfect for a Sunday afternoon cocktail.
Proudly Aboriginal owned and led, Sobah is Australia's first non-alcoholic craft beer company run by husband-wife team Clinton and Lozen Schultz. Sobah non-alcoholic brews are crafted with the highest quality local ingredients. They are chemical-free, preservative-free and without additional processes to remove alcohol it is a super fresh taste perfect for an Aussie summer BBQ. They currently brew an IPA, Pilsner and a Cerveza, plus they drop special releases regularly.