Seltzer has been taking the USA market by storm, offering low calorie and sugar beverages, often with flavouring. What is a Seltzer? It is a sparkling alcohol water. Some are are wine-based, cider or beer-based and "hard seltzers" are spirit-based. Beer style seltzer contains fewer calories and about half the carbs of beer, it's lower in sugar and made similarly to beer: through fermentation. The flavouring comes from real fruit. The key difference between standard beer and beer seltzer is a lower ratio of malt and hops and a lower boiling temperature. The colour is also much more clear.
Garage Project has entered the Seltzer market with a gluten-free, sorghum-based product that co-founder Pete Gillespie describes as a coming together of various trends in craft brewing. “People have been making clearer, lighter beers, very dry beers with little or no residual sugar, and there’s the idea of being playful with fruit and additives and using different grains – seltzers are a meeting point of all those things going on periphery of beer. As for the name – Gillespie says “people can take whatever they want to take from it.”
“It’s a cheeky poke at that it’s the cleanest product we’ve produced; real fruit, natural flavours, gluten-free, low-carb, 90 calories and less than 1g of sugar per can but also it’s a little dig at the snobbery that does exist around seltzers.”
Coming in a mixed six pack with two each of the three flavours – pineapple passion, lemon lime and raspberry yuzu.
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"We're brewed not blended – with a gluten free grain, real fruit and natural flavours. This delivers a sparkling clean, alcoholic seltzer with only 90 calories and less than 1g of sugar per can."
2 x Pineapple Passion
2 x Lemon Lime
2 x Raspberry Yuzu