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 best way to preserve taste).
During the filtration process, we are removing water and alcohol from the beer leaving all the original characteristics of the beer. According to sciencedirect.com, “diafiltration mode is usually used to perform the dealcoholization. As the permeate (formed mainly by water and ethanol) is withdrawn from the feed, water is added to the retentate at the same flow rate to keep the volume in the system constant.” Furthermore, “the composite membranes allow water and alcohol to pass through and, as such, essential ingredients that comprise the aroma, color and turbidity are retained” according to GEA.
All of this technology and process is designed to preserve the taste of the beer and thus enhance the drinking experience. We hope you’ll agree that it does just that. We will keep you posted on how the dealcoholization is going and shortly after that, it’s time for packaging and shipping! We can’t wait to hear what y’all think about our first non-alcoholic brew.
Take care and be well,