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
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
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
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
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
is non-alcoholic beer healthy?
Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Healthy? You asked, we answer! We are taking a break from our usual content to kick-off a series of posts focused around questions we hear all the time. We wanted to take a minute before we launch to get to the bottom of some commonly asked questions around non-alcoholic beer. This week, we are answering, “is non-alcoholic beer healthy?” It’s easy to get in a rabbit hole on this one, but we are starting with the definition of healthy. Everyone has their own interpretation, and we certainly respect that. The most common definition we found was, “a
what’s in a 30 day challenge?
What’s in a 30 day challenge? Some of y’all may have heard of Sober October – a challenge to not drink alcohol for the month of October. A lot of people also participate in Dry January (same concept, different month). I started thinking about these types of challenges, the motivation behind them, and why they work. Other wellness challenges that come to mind are Whole 30 and various 30-day fitness challenges like holding planks every day for a month. Let’s dig into the motivation behind these challenges and find out if they are effective. Psychological Pull – There’s a pull
Final post of self-improvement month! I hope y’all have enjoyed the tips & topics we’ve shared on bettering ourselves. Either way, we’d welcome your feedback on what you did and didn’t like in the comments below. Today, I am featuring ways to focus on self-education. There has been SO much I didn’t know while starting Rightside, and frankly, Google has been a great friend and resource. But when a quick Google search doesn’t do the trick, I wanted to highlight some sources that may help with some of your continuous improvement goals. Online Courses – I signed up
self-care – biohacking
I’m continuing to dive into self-improvement topics during September, and this week, I’m exploring biohacking! I recently was listening to a podcast featuring Ben Greenfield, and admittedly, I hadn’t heard of biohacking before but was immediately intrigued. Dave Asprey says biohacking is a crazy-sounding name for something not crazy at all – biohacking is the desire to be the absolute best version of ourselves. Most of what Ben shared on the podcast was very digestible – very easy to implement. Since listening, these are three of the things I’ve implemented to get more energy in my day. 1)
self-improvement september – meditation
Certain things come easier than others. Sitting still & relaxing is just not usually my thing. But as part of self-improvement month, I have increasingly recognized the need to have stillness in my life to improve my health and well-being. I’ve dabbled in meditation before but I’ve struggled to keep it up with much consistency. According to mindful.org, “when we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: we lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves.” I’m in! Below is a quick roadmap