What’s the difference between traditional Kombucha and Hard Kombucha?AQVT2019-06-27T17:31:35+00:00
Both start the same way – with a base of tea, water, sugar (organic cane, in our case) and a live culture (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast or SCOBY). The brew naturally ferments for several weeks. The main difference is that Hard Kombucha undergoes a secondary fermentation, which results in a higher alcohol content.
All Kombucha creates alcohol through fermentation but to be sold as a non-alcoholic beverage Kombucha must remain below 0.5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV), which is considered to be trace amounts of alcohol and safe for all drinkers. Any Kombucha above 0.5% ABV should be considered an alcoholic beverage and is available only to adults 21 years and older. (Note: Many Kombucha brands sold as NA are often above – sometimes significantly above – the 0.5% ABV limit, as evidenced by our internal testing and numerous multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit settlements by Kombucha makers.)
How much alcohol is in AfterGlow?AQVT2019-06-27T17:28:35+00:00
All three flavors of AfterGlow contain 5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV), around the same amount as a medium ABV beer.
Hey, wait a minute…Why does Aqua ViTea make a big deal about removing alcohol from its traditional Kombucha then turn around and make a Hard Kombucha?AQVT2019-06-27T17:29:16+00:00
Great question! It’s true that Aqua ViTea is known for its transparency about alcohol in Kombucha and uses comprehensive alcohol extraction and testing methods for our traditional, non-alcoholic Kombucha. So it might be curious that we are now launching a Hard Kombucha. But we’re not teetotalers; there is room for both non-alcoholic and Hard Kombucha in the Kombucha market, provided it’s properly marketed, regulated, and explained to consumers – so people know what they are getting.
Where is AfterGlow made?AQVT2019-06-27T17:32:07+00:00
AfterGlow is crafted in an actual brewery in the town of Middlebury, Vermont where we also brew 13 flavors of non-alcoholic Kombucha and distill Vodka.
Does the Brewery offer tours?AQVT2019-06-27T17:30:58+00:00
We do not currently offer tours of brewery but we hope to have a tasting room in the future so guests can experience the magic of our craft brewing process.
Where can I buy AfterGlow?AQVT2019-06-27T17:30:46+00:00
AfterGlow will be available in Vermont in June 2019, and then will make its way out to the rest of the country. Please check out our product locator here, and ask your local store, bar or restaurant to carry it.
AfterGlow will also become available on-tap in restaurants and bars soon. More information to follow.
Why is AfterGlow in a can?AQVT2019-06-27T17:30:33+00:00
Cans are lightweight and portable, making it a safer travel companion than glass. And since AfterGlow does not need to be refrigerated, it’s easy to throw in your backpack or bag and bring with you on the go.
How should AfterGlow be served?AQVT2019-06-27T17:30:21+00:00
While AfterGlow cans do not need to be refrigerated, we recommend consuming at 38-41 degrees. AfterGlow is tasty straight out of the can, and also makes a great mixer for cocktails.
Does AfterGlow contain any allergens?AQVT2019-06-27T17:28:03+00:00