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Mockingbird Spirit - The Process of Creating Their Alcohol Free Tequila

Mockingbird Spirit - The Process of Creating Their Alcohol Free Tequila

Making the UK’s first non- alcoholic Tequila alternative There’s nothing like the trademark taste of Tequila. The traditional drink we all know and love is made by fermenting the sugars of the Blue Agave, a spiky, mineral coloured plant native to South America. It’s the Blue Agave plant that gives Tequila that distinctive flavour profile so building our “alcoternative” around it was the obvious place to start. Unsurprisingly, you can’t just turn up to Mexico with a pair of scissors and take a sample of Blue Agave back with you for the return flight home. We needed quality, quantity and...

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Why Are Non-Alcoholic Beer Drinkers Feeling So "Tipsy"?

Why Are Non-Alcoholic Beer Drinkers Feeling So "Tipsy"?

Prohibition ended in the United States on December 5th, 1933 with the repeal of the 18th Amendment. Since then non-alcoholic beer, which was largely invented and commercialized because of prohibition, has been treated as the ugly stepchild of the beer world. That is until very recently when growth in non-alcoholic beer sales started to outpace the growth of its alcoholic sibling. Most multi-national brewers have had a non-alcoholic beer or two in their portfolios dating back several decades but it's the innovation in non-alcoholic beer by independent and craft brewers that is really starting to make the products shine. Many...

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Libra Craft Non-Alcoholic Beer: All Of The Fun, None Of The Headaches

Libra Craft Non-Alcoholic Beer: All Of The Fun, None Of The Headaches

Upstreet Brewing’s founding was based on a shared passion for craft beer. This has remained at the core of our operations in creating several flagships over the past five years. Despite the success of our taproom and retail sales across the Maritimes, we realized there was a gap in our product line. With a desire to provide beer lovers an inclusive product that can be enjoyed at any time and on any occasion, we are excited to add Upstreet Brewing’s first-ever non-alcoholic craft beer to our product line! INTRODUCING LIBRA, BY UPSTREET BREWING Libra was inspired by the need for...

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Brewing a better NA Craft Beer.

Brewing a better NA Craft Beer.

Let’s face it, brewing a better NA beer than the ones that are out there isn’t the long-term trick. The biggest complaint about NA beer has always been it doesn’t “taste like real beer.” So from the first day we started this adventure, we set out to brew incredible craft beer first. Without alcohol. We did our research. We talked to brewers and scientists in Germany, the UK, and the US and sampled the best of the current offerings from around the world. We learned that Spain and Germany have some great NA beers and the UK has some talented...

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