Crafting Positive Vibrations:
Good Karma Beer Co’s journey to an Alcohol-Free NEIPA with HopInspiration® from Totally Natural Solutions
In the realm of craft beer, innovation knows no bounds. Brewers constantly seek new ways to push the boundaries of flavour, and in recent years, the rise of alcohol-free beers has opened a whole new world of possibilities and challenges.
Kent-based brewery Good Karma Beer Co. embarked on a quest to create an alcohol-free New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA), a style known for its juicy, hazy, and aromatic characteristics. Their chosen solution? Harnessing the power of Totally Natural Solutions’ liquid hop oils, resulting in the creation of their acclaimed alcohol-free NEIPA, Positive Vibrations.
The Challenge: Crafting an Alcohol-Free NEIPA
Creating an alcohol-free NEIPA that captures all the haze, mouthfeel, juicy flavours, and vibrant aromas without compromising flavour presented a significant challenge for Good Karma Beer Co. Hops play a crucial role in providing the distinct hop-forward profile of a NEIPA. Still, traditional methods relied heavily on fermentation, inevitably resulting in alcohol production. Good Karma Beer Co. was determined to find an alternative solution to deliver an exceptional alcohol-free NEIPA experience.
The Solution: Unleashing the Power of Totally Natural Solutions liquid hop oils.
Good Karma Beer Co. discovered our cutting-edge hop oil technologies in their quest for innovation. Our hop oils from the HopInspiration® range presented a transformative opportunity. They decided to explore the functionality of HopZero®, a range of hop oils that unlock the true potential of alcohol-free beers. By also incorporating HopBurst® (liquid dry hop), HopPlus® (fruit forward hop oils), and HopGain® (functional hop products) in combination, they were able to add the fruity, tropical, and citrus notes characteristic of NEIPAs, creating a beer that transported drinkers to the realm of a traditional NEIPA without the alcohol content.
The Result: Positive Vibrations – A Revelation in Alcohol-Free Craft Beer
Good Karma Beer Co’s pursuit of an alcohol-free NEIPA resulted in the creation of Positive Vibrations. Crafted using a blend of HopBurst®, HopPlus®, HopZero®, and HopGain®, this beer quickly garnered attention and praise. Earning a coveted spot on The Independent’s prestigious list of top 11 non-alcoholic beers to try in 2022.
The accolades were well-deserved, as Positive Vibrations captured all the elements that make NEIPAs so loved among beer enthusiasts. With its hazy appearance, velvety mouthfeel, and a symphony of fruity, tropical, and citrus notes, Good Karma Beer Co. created an alcohol-free NEIPA that was true to style and brimming with flavour. The inclusion of Totally Natural Solutions’ Hop Oils played a vital role in achieving this feat, providing the aromatic intensity and complexity that set Positive Vibrations apart.
In the words of Good Karma Beer Co, “It’s all the haze, all the mouthfeel, all the juice and aroma without the alcohol. With fruity, tropical, and citrus notes.” Positive Vibrations represents a breakthrough in alcohol-free brewing, demonstrating that craft beer enthusiasts can indulge in their favourite styles without the alcohol.
Good Karma Beer Co.’s journey to craft an alcohol-free NEIPA showcases the limitless possibilities of innovation in the craft beer industry. By harnessing the power of Totally Natural Solutions’ HopInspiration® range of liquid hop oils, they successfully created Positive Vibrations, an exceptional alcohol-free NEIPA that captured the true essence of the style. This achievement opens the door to new horizons, proving that beer enthusiasts can enjoy the flavours and characteristics they love without compromise. The collaboration between Good Karma Beer Co. and Totally Natural Solutions is a remarkable example of forward-thinking brewers pushing boundaries whilst crafting stand-out beers.