Urban Chestnut will release nonalcoholic Hop Water in early summer
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. will soon release a nonalcoholic, hop-infused sparkling water, slated to be in grocery stores this summer. Hop Water is Urban Chestnut’s first nonalcoholic product, a response to a growing demand for bar-ready, nonalcoholic beverages.
Hop Water was originally created for Loufest 2018, but when the festival was canceled, Urban Chestnut decided to give Hop Water a limited tap run at its location in The Grove. Its popularity on tap proved there was a market for a beer-adjacent, craft product, especially one that’s unsweetened and calorie-free.
“It’s a nice alternative for someone looking for a refreshing drink without the alcohol, or someone who wants a drink without calories or sugar,” said Ashley Troutman, business and marketing operations manager for the brewery.
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Brewers infuse water with a select blend of hops until the flavor and aroma reaches the desired pitch then they carbonate the water, resulting in bitter, floral notes.
Urban Chestnut also plans to create variants of Hop Water with other natural ingredients like CBD and ginseng.
Hop Water will be sold in four-packs of 16-ounce cans next to the water and soda in any grocery store that stocks Urban Chestnut beers. It should resurface on tap at The Grove location by early summer and will pop up from time to time on tap at the Midtown location as well.
James Boeckmann is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.
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