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What Is Helium Beer?

Are you ready for a beer experience like no other? Then it’s time to meet helium beer: the delicious, light-bodied, low-alcohol beverage perfect for all occasions.

Today, let’s explore the world of helium beer and discover the many ingredients, processes, and benefits associated with this exciting new brew.

Overview of Helium Beer

Helium beer is a type of craft beer made with a blend of nitrogen and helium gas used to carbonate and force carbon dioxide into the liquid.

The resulting drink has a light and smooth body with lower alcohol content than traditional beers. It also has complex flavors that are difficult to replicate in regular beers.

What Are the Ingredients in Helium Beer?

Helium beer contains several ingredients that contribute to its unique flavor profile. These include:

  • Hops: Used to provide a slight bitterness and aroma for the brew.
  • Malt: To create a light body and sweetness in the beer’s flavor profile.
  • Water: To make sure there is enough liquid for carbonation to occur.
  • Yeast: To provide complex flavors during fermentation.
  • Nitrogen & Helium Gas: To force carbon dioxide into the liquid quickly, creating bubbles that give it its characteristic foamy head and lighter mouthfeel.

How Helium Beer is Processed?

For helium beer to be successfully produced, it must undergo several steps before it can be bottled or canned. First, yeast is added to convert sugars into alcohol in the process known as fermentation.

Afterward, nitrogen and helium gas are added at high pressure so that carbon dioxide gets forced into the liquid quickly rather than slowly bubbling out over time as a traditional beer would do; this creates bubbles which give it its light-bodied texture when poured out of bottles or cans.

Finally, hops are added near the end of the process as they are not very stable when under high pressure; they provide some bitterness while still keeping alcohol content low since they don’t need as much time to boil off their flavor compound “humulone” during boiling which can add more ABV % (alcohol by volume).

Benefits of Drinking Helium Beer

The advantages of drinking helium beer include lower calories, lower carbohydrates, and reduced hangover risk due to lower alcohol content, plus it’s very refreshing on hot days!

Additionally, since it’s easier on your stomach than higher ABV % beers such as IPAs or Stouts you don’t have to worry about bloating after drinking too much either!

Differences Between Normal and Helium Beer

The main difference between normal beers such as lagers or ales is that helium beers have much smaller bubbles due to adding extra nitrogen & helium gas before bottling/canning.

This results in them having less bitterness but still enough flavor overall thanks to hopping near & end of processes respectively which helps preserve their lighter body & lower ABV% respectively too!

Popular Brands of Helium Beer

There are several popular brands of Helium beers available today including but not limited to:

  • Brewdog Nanny State (Scotland)
  • Cloudwater Low Alcohol IPA (England)
  • Freigeist Abraxxxas Helles (Germany)
  • Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA (USA)
  • Carlsberg Nordic 0%, Low Alcohol Lager (Denmark)
  • Mikkeller Henry Henry Pale Ale (Denmark)
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Zero Alcohol-Free Lager (England)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Hoppy Lager (USA)


So there you have it – an introduction to what makes helium beer so special! It’s an exciting new style that offers an amazing experience with low alcohol levels plus refreshing bubbles created by nitrogen & helium gas during the bottling/canning process – plus plenty of tasty flavors from using hops near the end stages too!

If you’ve been curious about trying out this kind of craft brew, then now is your chance – just remember all drinks should be enjoyed responsibly always!

Author Image Fabian
I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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