"Strainge Beast" Coming to Des Moines
Sierra Nevada is stepping into the beyond beer market with their first offering, Strainge Beast, a hard kombucha with an ABV of 7%. Strainge Beast had earned it’s namesake for being one of Sierra Nevada’s most complex brewing processes, from having to engineer their own SCOBY to brewing more than 50 batches to get the high quality taste. They’re offering flavors such as: Ginger, Lemon & Hibiscus; Blueberry, Acai & Sweet Basil; and Passion Fruit, Hops & Blood Orange. Originally announced in February, they are hitting the market in September.
If you’re sitting there asking yourself what kombucha is, let us save you a google search. In a more traditional sense, kombucha is a fermented and fizzy sweetened black or green tea known for its gut health benefits due to the presence of probiotics. It has a rich history, beginning almost 2,000 years ago in China but became more well known in Europe in the 1900s. After making a comeback in the 90s, kombucha is here to stay, and Sierra Nevada is going to give it an exciting twist!