Ep. 4 Annie O'Donoghue of Sans Bar STL
Annie O'Donoghue is the founder of Sans Bar STL. Hosting events that are full of good vibes where alcohol happens to be off the menu.
Listen Bar. At first I thought she was talking about Japanese listening bars.
Annie's popup: Sans Bar STL
Annie was enthusiastic about the #zeroproof #Negroni she had at Planter’s House
For Annie, brands like Ritual, which try to imitate the actual spirit, hit too close to home
Busch NA is a favorite of Annie's. I've also heard Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler praise it too. Important: Busch NA falls under the certified non-alcoholic guidelines but like O'Douls is ~0.5% ABV. Another NA beer along these lines she likes is Victory Citrus Wheat by WellBeing.
Annie is also a fan of Grüvi's "Dry Secco" and "Bubbly Rosé"
Better Rhodes: a zero-proof emporium
I mentioned consulting my employer's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Coping tactics: Have an excuse to leave, bring an accountability partner, have someone available to call you, take a time out from certain events, bring your own drinks, and most important have a plan
Substance Abuse Disorder tells you that you are alone. It’s a disease. Do not feel alone or shameful. Almost 20 million Americans (12 and older) suffered from a substance abuse disorder in 2017.
Annie suggests moving away from terms like mocktail, spirit-free, non-alcoholic, and soft drinks. I've heard many people they most prefer zero proof