QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SPARKLING HOP WATER???
Since we first launched our Sparkling Hop Water in early 2021 we’ve been overwhelmed with the response. People love the tasty and crisp flavours of locally-grown Ontario hops and with no calories, no alcohol, and no carbs, it’s a healthy go-to alternative to beer.
And since these Sparkling Hop Waters are so new, we’ve had a lot of questions. We’ve put together this handy FAQ to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
What is Sparkling Hop Water anyways?
It’s exactly what it sounds like: a hop-infused sparkling water with no calories, no carbs, and no alcohol. We keep our ingredients simple and let the fresh hop flavours shine!
Is Sparkling Hop Water really alcohol free?
Yes! Our Sparkling Hop Waters are truly 0.0% alcohol by volume, so anyone can enjoy them without worrying about there being any alcohol at all.
How does this compare to non-alcoholic beer?
Non-alcoholic beer has malt - which means calories, carbs, and usually some residual alcohol. One of the best things about Sparkling Hop Water is that we don’t use any malt so there are no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugars, and absolutely no alcohol - just the crisp taste of fresh hops.
Is Sparkling Hop Water gluten free?
Our Sparkling Hop Waters are not made with any ingredients that contain gluten; however, the product is manufactured and packaged in a facility that uses gluten.
How is Sparkling Hop Water made?
We start with pH adjusted water, bring it to a boil, and then add our hops. Our unique process uses a touch of brewers yeast to enable biotransformation which helps bring out the bright citrus and pine notes while reducing hop bitterness.
What do they taste like?
For a lot of people, their first sip of a Sparkling Hop Water is a welcome surprise - it’s crisp, it’s lively, and the vibrant fruity hop flavours shine without the hop bitterness. Each flavour of Sparkling Hop Water showcases a single hop variety, so you can discover the unique characteristics of each hop and compare them side by side.
Are Sparkling Hop Waters healthy?
We’re not here to make any health claims about hops - we just love the flavour. By choosing a Sparkling Hop Water as an alternative to beer or sugary sodas, you can be confident that with no calories, no carbs, and no sugar, that these are drinks that fit with a balanced lifestyle.
I’ve tried the Cascade and Chinook Sparkling Hop Waters, what about other hops?
Our two year-round Sparkling Hop Waters - Cascade and Chinook - feature 100% locally-grown Ontario hops. These are the go-to favourites that are widely available year round. We’ve also experimented with some small-batch seasonal releases featuring different hop varieties including: Comet, Vista, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and more. Keep an eye out for these special small-batch releases because they often won’t last long.
If you have any questions about Sparkling Hop Water get in touch.