Checking In: Mom life, beer launches, hiring and more

Hi y’all,   Better late than never! I’ve been trying to recap our January launch and some thoughts from the first few weeks of 2021, but time has been an increasingly scarce resource, am I right? This post will look a little different than the past entries. This will be a peek under the hood of Rightside and our life which is lovely and imperfect, but I know you can relate.    We had another daycare shutdown last week, and my heart goes out to all the working parents out there juggling work and parenthood. As Rightside ramps up, it’s

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how do you overcome perfectionism?

Hi y’all, In this week’s goal setting chat, I had the chance to talk to Stephanie Gieseke with Sparkle Rise Thrive. Stephanie is a business coach that helps with process improvement and solving complex business problems to help businesses thrive. She had a lot of great goal setting tips, but one that stood out to me was a common pitfall she sees with perfectionism & goal setting. I can certainly relate to this, but I’m trying to work on seeing progress in any positive change even if it falls short of my big, hairy audacious goal. For those that had

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goal setting – building a support system

Hi y’all,   I hope the new year has kicked off strong for you! I’m hoping these posts throughout January help you stay motivated and on track for any goals you’ve set for 2021. If you haven’t had a chance, I encourage you to take a peek at our IGTV posts! We have awesome segments each Thursday this month with various coaches giving us their top tips to reach your goals. Coming up this Thursday, we are talking to Erica Cassini, a health and wellness coach focused on nutrition and physical fitness. Erica had some great tips, but one that

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how to set and achieve your goals for 2021

New Year’s resolutions are upon us! Fun fact: New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love all the traditions that come with pressing the reset button (particularly after a year like 2020). A lot of people knock resolutions because people fail to stick with them. I on the other hand, really appreciate the collective effort on self-improvement regardless of the outcome. I approach resolutions and goals a little differently each year. In past years, I’ve thought of a mantra and set a few goals around that. I love that Oprah chooses a “word” for her year

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brew tracker – canning & packaging our non-alcoholic beer

We are at the FINAL stage of our inaugural brew and are so excited to dive into what goes into that last step before it hits your doorstep or your local retailer. On this post, we will cover different types of packaging, the pros and cons of each, and where trends are headed. After the beer goes through its final processing and is ready to be consumed, there are a variety of ways to package it so it arrives to consumers fresh and tasty. Bottles – Bottles have been the more traditional container for beer for centuries. For a long

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making our non-alcoholic beer – dealcoholization

If you’re new to the December posts, welcome! We’ve been tracking our first brew’s progress and highlighting details of each step along the way. We are nearing the end (so exciting!) and are entering the dealcoholization process. What happens during this phase? We’ve brewed a beer mostly like any other beer (at least in process but not necessarily formulation) and then we are going to remove the alcohol through a filtration process. Check out our earlier post on all the popular methods of brewing a non-alcoholic beer as filtration is just one way (but we are partial that it’s the

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making our non-alcoholic beer – fermentation

We are so excited that our first brew is in the brite tank and soon to be going through the de-alcoholization process. We are a couple steps ahead of the blog posts but wanted to keep you posted on how fermentation went and what that step entails.  Fermentation begins once we pitched the yeast on brew day. According to justbeerapp.com, “during fermentation, yeast converts the sugary wort into actual beer by producing alcohol, a wide range of flavours and carbon dioxide. The duration of the fermentation process varies from batch to batch. The length it takes for beer to ferment

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making a non-alcoholic beer – brew day

Rightside is releasing our first brew this month and I couldn’t be more excited to share with y’all! If this is your first visit to the blog, welcome! For those that have been on the journey with us, I am truly so grateful for your support and excitement.  Since this is THE release month, we wanted to peek into the brewing process to give y’all an idea of where the brew is and how quickly you can expect it on shelf & on your doorstep. This month, we will be lifting the lid on brewing a non-alcoholic beer and you

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How is non-alcoholic beer made?

Back in 2017, I found myself pouring through Google search results with this very same question. There was a lot less information out there back then, and fortunately, as the space grows, so does the number of ways non-alcoholic beer is made.  I’m not a brewer by trade and knew I would need help. I hired a chemist to help me dissect the various methods to choose the one that would do the best job of preserving the taste of the beer since that seemed to be the biggest problem with what was in the market. I reference three common

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Can Pregnant Women Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Rightside was dreamed up when I was pregnant with my daughter, so this question hits really close to home. I wanted a “treat” while we were out to dinner or I was at a party and the options were really limited. There were a few things that I knew immediately I should cut out (coffee, alcohol, sushi). Others like swordfish and raw sprouts were harder to remember! So if you are finding yourself in a similar situation, congratulations! And know the list of do’s and don’ts gets easier to remember. It is widely known that alcohol is to be avoided

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