Connecticut's Two Roads Brewing now makes non-alcoholic beer

A file photo showing Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Conn. 

A file photo showing Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Conn. 

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Another Stratford brewery has emerged as a contender in the growing market for non-alcoholic beverages in the state.

Two Roads Brewing Company announced the launch of a new line of non-alcoholic beers, adding to the brand's portfolio of "beyond beer" products.

A non-alcoholic version of Two Roads' Juicy IPA will be the first in the line of non-alcoholic beers, with more planned in the coming months.

“An NA (non-alcoholic) Juicy makes perfect sense from a trend standpoint," Two Roads spokesman Collin Kennedy wrote in a news release. "Juicy IPAs, and non-alc[oholic] beers in general, continue to grow in popularity, making this entry a very logical first step."

Two Roads master brewer Phil Markowski said in a statement that the non-alcoholic beer was "one of the more interesting challenges" in his career.

"After about 18 months of trial and error I love where we've arrived," he wrote. "We have a flavorful, authentic tasting Juicy IPA that is non-alcoholic, but drinks like any of our other traditional Juicy IPA products."

The non-alcoholic Juicy IPA is available wherever Two Roads is sold in 12-ounce cans or six-packs.

While Two Roads emerges onto the NA beer scene, Stratford's Athletic Brewing Company is capitalizing on its non-alcoholic roots, opening up a new facility in Milford and expanding into new markets, including in Europe.