Lagunitas, known for its highly drinkable IPA, recently launched its Hoppy Refresher as an IPA-inspired sparkling water with hops. The refreshing zero-alcohol beverage is also free from any carbohydrates and calories but comes packed with flavor from Citra, Equinox and Centennial hops. Although Lagunitas' Hoppy Refresher can be enjoyed on its own for a beer-like tasting experience, it can also be combined with alcoholic spirits as desired to create unique cocktails.
Adults who are looking to moderate the amount of sugar and alcohol they consume are turning to sparkling water as a texture- and flavor-rich alternative. The popularity of carbonated water beverages is also inspiring the creation of a variety of alcohol-like products, many of which feature ingredients that are traditionally used in the fermentation process.