Breweries are branching out by combining malt extracts with fruit to create ‘barrel sodas,’ refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that are a great source of natural energy. Discover how to make fruity and delicious malt beverages.
‘Fassbrause', literally 'keg soda' is a non-alcoholic or alcoholic German drink made from fruit and malt extract, traditionally stored in a keg. Depending on the region you find yourself in, different things are understood by the term 'Barrel Soda' or 'Fassbrause.' If you're traveling in Eastern Germany and you order a 'Barrel Soda,' you'll be asked whether you'd like raspberry or woodruff flavor. Elsewhere, the term 'Barrel Soda' has become synonymous with fruity malt beverages. These are typically less sweetened than traditional lemonades, which doesn't detract from their taste due to the pleasant malty note. This beverage category is particularly intriguing for breweries, as they already have the component of 'malt extract' or 'wort' on hand. By blending this with a fruity IPRONA beverage base, they can create delicious barrel sodas, offering natural fruit experiences with or without alcohol. Malt has been highly valued for centuries in beverage production as a valuable energy source for adults and children alike. Thus, fruit-infused malt beverages are not only a delight for the palate but also a great source of natural energy.
Alternatively, one can collaborate with the creative minds of the IPRONA beverage development team to craft a personalized beverage base including malt extract. This allows succulent berries, sun-ripened citrus fruits, and/or exotic tropical flavors to harmoniously meld with the pleasant character of malt, expanding one's beverage portfolio to include fruity and delicious malt beverages.
By the way, we're also masters of the classic raspberry and woodruff sodas.
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