Beer Pick: Athletic Brewing’s Cerveza Atletica is a solid NA beer

Credit: Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Credit: Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Recently I wrote about the explosion of new non-alcohol beers, and how much better the category had become.

Athletic Brewing’s Cerveza Atletica Light Copper is one I didn’t get in time to try. But I received a sample last week, and today it’s this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Cerveza Atletica Light Copper

Athletic Brewing Co., Stratford, CT

Available in six-pack 12-ounce cans


Cerveza Atletica is a refreshing, Mexican-inspired NA beer with a lovely copper color. Athletic notes it was made with summertime refreshment in mind. But its blend of Vienna and Munich malts and German Hersbrucker hops create a winning balance of aromas and flavors, with spicy and floral notes, and a palate-cleansing dry finish. And I must say, it’s among the best NA beers I’ve tried.

Pair With

Try this easy-going, NA beer with spicy Mexican food, including nachos, tacos and burritos.

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