Last year we posted a story about non-alcoholic alternatives to beer, focusing on beverages that expressed a beery quality without the booze. Why? Because we saw a trend beginning to swell. That trend continues and today we share the news that Métier Brewing Company recently released its N-A offering in cans, Sparkling Hop Water.
Métier Brewing Company (MBC) is a purpose-driven, award-winning, Black-owned craft brewery based in Woodinville, Washington. The state’s first and only Black-owned brewery is preparing to open a second taproom in Seattle’s Central District and has also teamed up with the Seattle Mariners on a project involving the old Pyramid Alehouse across the street from the T-Mobile Park.
In a press release yesterday, Métier Brewing introduced its Sparkling Hop Water, calling it “a crisp, citrusy, and piney zero-proof hop water beverage that displays a burst of energizing juniper and hoppy aromas, delivering all of the taste without the ABV.” It is created using Chinook hops which lends it a “piney, smokey earthiness upfront and a juniper berry fruity, citrusy finish.”
“We’re guided by our mission to brew damn good beer and build stronger communities to inspire bigger dreams for all,” said Métier Brewing’s co-founder and CEO Rodney Hines. “As part of that, MBC is continually focused on finding ways to create inclusive spaces for people of all backgrounds and interests, including those who might prefer an alternative to our traditional beers. Adding Sparkling Hop Water provides more variety for those interested in non-alcoholic menu options.”
Métier Brewing has been offering its Sparkling Hop Water on tap at its Woodinville location and its popularity has grown quickly with customers and staff alike, Hines added.
Métier’s Sparkling Hop Water is now available in convenient, 8-ounce cans. It is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, provided by the juniper berries. While it is designed as a refreshing beverage when served on its own, it also works as a mixer when creating a refreshing cocktail.
“MBC seems to be challenging the idea of what a ‘traditional brewery’ is,” said Chef Chris Webber of Washington’s award-winning restaurant, The Herbfarm, which offers MBC beverages on its menu. “They are considering the flavor and sensibility not only in what they craft, but they’re also making sure that every beverage and person has a place at the table. With their new Hop Water, MBC is giving us a refreshing challenge to convention.”
Sparkling Hop Water’s artwork was created by local Seattle artist, Jessie Lipscomb also known as Momma Lips Draws.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.