Have you ever wondered just how we turn honey and tea into a delicious, alcoholic drink like Honeybrew? It's called alcohol fermentation. Alcohol fermentation is the process of turning grapes, grains, teas, honey, and all of those sweet ingredients you can think of into an alcoholic beverage. This is a relatively common term used throughout the alcohol industry, and many of your favorite drinks like wine, beer, mead, and honeybrew go through the same fermentation.
If you aren't familiar with the process, don't worry. We're here to help.
We're here to break down the alcohol fermentation process so you can get a better understanding of how we do... What we do.
Let's take a closer look:
What is Alcohol Fermentation?
Let's talk briefly about the science behind the alcohol fermentation process. On a micro level, the main component of fermentation is yeast. Yeast is used to create ATP. This is a common source of energy that drives carbon dioxide and ethanol, two by-products of alcohol fermentation, out of the alcohol being made.
During the fermentation process, yeast breaks down the glucose present in the alcohol, and two carbon dioxide and two ethanol molecules are produced. The second part of the process is much longer than the first. It typically lasts a few days and is part of the process when most yeast dies off.
What is Honeybrew?
Honeybrew is a fermented beverage that contains a probiotic called lactobacillus plantarum. This species of bacteria is commonly found in fermented foods and is recognized for its health benefits. We use lactobacillus plantarum in our fermented beverage so that consumers can reap the benefits of these essential probiotics and feel good about the alcohol they choose to include in their lifestyle.
How is Honeybrew Created?
It may surprise you that our product goes through not one but two rounds of alcohol fermentation. Our formula goes through four rigorous steps to ensure you experience the taste you know and love about Honeybrew.
Here's what happens during the Honeybrew creation process:
Step 1: Fermentation
During the alcohol fermentation process, we blend herbal tea with medicinal and tonic ingredients.
Step 2: Remove Culture
Once the fermentation process is complete, the culture is removed, and we add more honey to help it get its rich flavor.
Step 3: Crash the Product
Next, Everything is transferred to a glycol-jacketed, conical fermentation tank where the secondary fermentation occurs. After the second fermentation,
we “crash” the product. To put it simply, we get the product really cold and release any sediment into the conical bottom to clarify the batch.
Step 4: Carbonate
Once the crashing process and the two rounds of fermentation are complete, we carbonate our honeybrew and get it ready for our customers.
Experience The Taste of Honeybrew
Honeybrew is in a league of its own. Even though it goes through a similar fermentation process as wine and beer, the taste is unlike anything else you've sipped on before.
At Leaf & Hive, we aim to provide a brand-new drinking experience that brings uplifting inebriation and honest-to-goodness health benefits together for a next-level drinking experience you won't get anywhere else.