Our passion for finding the best non-alcoholic beer in Australia means you get to save time, effort and money from chugging every alcohol free beer in the market to find one that’s right for you. Top of our tedious, thirst quenching research lands us on Sobah, a non-alcoholic beer brand with a range of five non-alcoholic beers. We’d love you to meet the folk behind Aussie’s non-alcoholic beer — husband and wife team, Clinton and Lozen Schultz.

Sobah is one of the first brands to make a non-alcoholic craft beer in Australia and is a proud Aboriginal business based on beautiful Kombumerri country, also known as Gold Coast, Queensland. Apart from being ridiculously delicious, the Sobah story is also one that’s great to share at your next Sunday barbie.

The Sobah story 

The Sobah beer story starts back in 2016 when Clinton started tinkering with homebrewing to make a truly great-tasting non-alcoholic beer. Mind you, this passion project was long before COVID. Back then, the only non-alcoholic beer in the shops were imports from Europe. Clinton, being the true blue legend he is, made it his mission to change the non-alcoholic beer game in Australia. And change the game he did.

Clinton wasn’t playing around. When he wanted to find out how to make a great non-alcoholic craft beer, he pulled out all the research stops. His findings led him to an innovative brewing technique that uses a special type of yeast that doesn’t produce alcohol when it ferments. Starting with his OG Lemon Aspen Pilsner, Clinton worked on the recipe until it was perfect.

The next step in the Sobah journey was to find a microbrewery that would give Clinton’s recipes a red hot go and shortly after, the first Sobah alcohol-free beer was ready for public sale from Clinton’s food truck. Both Lemon Aspen Pilsner and Finger Lime Cerveza received smashing customer reviews and developed a bit of a cult following, and by December 2017, Sobah Beer was ready to go mainstream.

Out of all the Australian non-alcoholic beer, Sobah is one of our top picks. But it’s taken Clinton and Loz a lot of hard yakka to get there and they’ve had to take some big risks. Like jumping from batches of 600 to 1000 litres to batches of 200 hectoliters, which is a massive 20,000 litres. Clinton tells us that it was one of those ‘go big or go home,’ moments — and big they certainly went.

Yeah, there have been a few hurdles to jump over such as fires, floods and the pandemic, to name a few. But on the whole, Sobah beer has gone from strength to strength. Clinton and Loz reckon one of the best things about Sobah’s success is the difference it makes with customers telling them Sobah non-alcoholic beer has given them the freedom to cut down on alcohol. 

Sobah also supports a big range of organisations that raise positive awareness and promote First Nations' culture, arts, language, and history. Talk about a non-alcoholic beer brand that’s not just good for you, but also good for the community.

So, what’s next for Sobah? Clinton reckons it’s all about export, and since Sobah is probably the most Aussie non-alcoholic beer you can get, we reckon it’s going to be an international pleaser. And speaking of popularity, Clint and Loz are also planning on opening their own brewery, fronted with a native foods cafe. Call us obsessed but we’ll be the first ones through the doors when they open in 2023!

Where to buy Sobah beer 

We’ve been proud to stock Sobah beer at Craftzero since launching in 2020, and just on customer reviews alone, it’s safe to say Sobah is one of the best non-alcoholic beer Australia has to offer. 

Looking to get your Sobah on? You can buy Sobah beer at Craftzero and we’ll deliver it straight to your door. No more searching for Clinton’s food truck required. If you’re new to Sobah, here is a quick guide to the range. 

Sobah Lemon Aspen Pilsner

The taste

The OG Sobah beer and our fav non-alcoholic craft beer — it’s light, fruity and full of that hoppy goodness we all rate in a good Pilsner. 

The magic

Lemon Aspen fruits contain more antioxidants than blueberries.

Worth knowing

This is a great non-alcoholic beer for your next Pizza night — the bitter finish will cut straight through the cheese. 

Customer Sobah beer review

Really nice beer. The lemon makes it really refreshing on a summer's afternoon!”

Sobah Finger Lime Cerveza

The taste

Made in the Mexican style, this beauty of a non-alcoholic beer is light and zesty with a satisfying hit of citrus.

The magic

Finger Lime is a native citrus fruit known for its tangy pulp. 

Worth knowing

We reckon this is the best non-alcoholic craft beer to serve with Mexican tucker.

Customer Sobah beer review

“Finger limes are my favourite, cerveza is my favourite, this beer might become one of my favourites. It’s so delicious and easy to drink. It tingles like limey velvet in your mouth.”

Sobah Davidson Plum Gluten Free Ale

The taste

Everything you want in an Ale — light and thirst quenching. The Davidson Plum adds a tart bitterness that we just can’t get enough of. 

The magic

Davidson Plum is a superfood with high levels of antioxidants. Perfect with a burger and chips or a spicy stir fry. 

Worth knowing

This Sobah non-alcoholic beer is gluten free

Customer Sobah beer review

All the flavour and body of a pale ale with a satisfying burst of beery bitterness on the palate.”

Sobah Pepperberry IPA

The taste

If you like your non-alcoholic beer to have a bit of a kick, this is the one for you. It’s an IPA, so expect a light and refreshing brew with some citrus and spice.

The magic

The spice in this Sobah beer comes from the Pepperberry, which has an intense pepper bite.

Worth knowing

We love drinking this peppery beer with a good ol’ fashioned Aussie pie.

Customer Sobah beer review

Good place to start if you’re new to the Sobah brand.”

Sobah/Good TLC Tropical Lager Coral'ation

The taste

This is the new kid on the Sobar beverages block. It’s a crisp, dry-hopped tropical larger and we reckon it hits the spot.

The magic

Talk about TLC — for every 16-pack, $4 goes to the Coral Sea Foundation.

Worth knowing

The perfect choice for your next barbie.

Customer Sobah beer review

As this is a new product, there aren’t any reviews yet. If you would like to leave us a review, we’ll shout you 100 loyalty points as a thank you. 

What are you drinking? 

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram so that you can tag us in your Sobah beer posts — we love to see what our mates are drinking. You can also sign up to our newsletter so that you can be the first to know about special offers on all the best non-alcoholic craft beer. In the meantime, cheers to Clinton and Loz for sharing their Sobah beer story. We can’t wait to see what they crack on to next!

Irene Falcone
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