I'm Graham, the teetotaling founder of One For The Road Brewing.
It all started with a year of sobriety
I took a year off drinking in support of someone special in my life who needed to quit. That was back in 2006. And even though I had a healthy relationship with alcohol, that year showed me the benefits of sobriety. It took a bit to get comfortable. I had to learn to be 'myself' in some social settings when I would normally have a few drinks on board. But it wasn't long before I was the guy with the lampshade on my head again even without the influence of alcohol.
When the year was up, I reflected on the benefits (and there were a lot!). Waking up feeling fresh instead of hungover was a big one. Being able to drive myself home after a night out. Keeping up with my three young children. Not having to worry how things went the night before, and not putting on weight like I had in the past.
Even though there were huge benefits, I still missed the social side of 'going for a beer'. At the time, the non-alcoholic beer selection was lacking. I thought that there had to be better options, hence, One For The Road Brewing was born.
Since then, it's been a crazy ride!
The beer that was really a self-fulfilling endeavour now fills the void missed by so many.
We love being able to provide good award-winning craft beer to all beer lovers. The most rewarding part is receiving the emails and shout-outs from those that are so happy to either have beer back in their lives or those who are able to enjoy more craft beer, more often without being limited by alcohol.
It's people like you who inspire us to keep crushing on those NA beers. So thanks for being a part of our journey.