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Everything to Know About Bud Zero

Oh Anheuser-Busch, you really outdid yourself this time. Like the XFL or Crystal Pepsi, or Bud Ice for that matter, you took the innovative leap to go alcohol-free with one of you newest brews.

You thought to yourself, "O'Doul's is earning too much coin", and you dove headfirst into the no alcohol pool. We don't fault you, lots of breweries are offering low alcohol or alcohol-free beer these days. Those breweries have worked tirelessly to raise the flavor profile (and status) of NA beer for those seeking to enjoy them.

As an aside, here is a list of some of the best non-alcoholic beers on the market today. When it comes to the discussion of alcoholic beverages on this site, we almost always focus on craft beer. However, when something fun needs to be discussed, something like Bud Zero, we need to tackle it. So here goes.

What is Budweiser Zero?

Bud Zero is zero alcohol brew from Anheuser-Busch InBev with all of the taste of Budweiser and none of the booze. Or at least most of the taste of Budweiser, we're not entirely convinced on the marketing of it. What it does promise is zero grams of sugar and zero alcohol. A lager for the calorie-conscious if you will.

An alcohol free brew, Budweiser Zero is AB InBev's answer to Coors Edge. It goes further than Coors' near beer though, pushing the abv down from 0.5% to 0.0%. In that regard, its competition is a beer such as Heineken 0.0, far more than it is for a craft 0.0% beer such as Hairless Dog Brewing's IPA.

If we're talking style of beer, we refer to Bud Zero as a water-style lager that features carbonation and carbohydrates.

Bud Light vs Budweiser Zero

Colloquially, both will be called a light beer. However, Bud Light is the light beer and Bud Zero is light due to the fact that it lacks the dense sugar profile of a Triple IPA. This is common in low-alcohol beers.

Bud Zero FAQs

Where do you buy Bud Zero?

You can purchase Bud Zero in six-pack bottle format, or, in 12-pack can format in a variety of places. Stores such as Total Wine come to mind here.

When did Budweiser Zero come out?

Bud Zero launched in 2020.

Which NBA star did AB InBev partner with to market Budweiser Zero?

Dwayne Wade.

What are the ingredients in Budweiser Zero?

Barley, Hops, Rice, Water

How many carbs are in Budweiser Zero?

Single cans (12oz) will have 11.5 carbs

How many calories are in Budweiser Zero?

Again, there will be 50 calories per single 12 fl oz can.

Is Budweiser Prohibition Brew really just Bud Zero?

Prohibition Brew was the predecessor to Bud Zero.

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