Not that I am remotely interesting in brewing a non-alcoholic beer, but I was wondering today how you'd go about it. Does anyone have any idea? The only thing I could come up with is potentially mashing a really low gravity beer (like a final gravity... except original) and not fermenting at all (thus avoiding alcohol). You could shoot for like a 1.012 and then add the normal amount of hops. Would that taste anything like beer?
Purely for curiosity's sake. If anyone knows, I'd be interested to hear how big brewers go about making their NA beers.
I'll keep mine with alcohol though, thank you very much.