So how can it be that h2ops hop water doesn’t have any alcohol? Well it helps to understand where alcohol comes from. In beverages, the source of alcohol is from sugars, which are fermented by yeast, which in turn produces alcohol. Our hop water may be loaded with hops, but there are no fermentable sugars or yeast and therefore no alcohol.
Interestingly, some non-alcoholic (NA) beers start out as alcoholic beers and through a process of high heat, most of the alcohol is removed…along with a lot of the flavor. After this removal process, there is typically some alcohol remaining. 0.5% is the legal limit to be considered a NA beverage in the US. Despite being below the limit, regulations require a person to be 21 years or older to purchase NA beer. h2ops hop water is not a beer or even a NA beer by any definition. Our unique hop water is simply brewed hops and sparkling water and is an innovative new part of the flavored water category.