Dec 30, 2019 – 0 Comments
Exactly one year after announcing the production of our Non-Alcoholic Helles for the taproom, we are excited to report that the NA Helles, "Nah", will be available for purchase this week in 6-pack form. You can find it at various liquor stores across the metro, or take some home directly from our taproom in Northeast.
For the past year, we have been working with St. Paul-based upstart ABV Technology on creating this craft, flavor-forward NA beer option for our taproom. The team behind ABV Technology has developed a proprietary, patent-pending process that extracts ethanol from beer in a way that leaves the overall flavor profile mostly intact. The resulting product smells and tastes remarkably similar to the real deal.
A LITTLE BACKSTORY ON "NAH"
Our desire to brew an NA offering was inspired by an unexpected medical diagnosis that our COO Matt Schwandt received in 2017. “Three years after realizing my dream of opening a craft brewery, I was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis, which meant that I had to stop drinking alcohol pretty much for the rest of my life. In the aftermath of that diagnosis, I became more and more interested in exploring whether producing NA beer could be feasible for our brewery. Ironically, the passion that I had for starting a craft brewery sort of morphed into a passion for creating an NA beer!"
“Nah” is a refreshing non-alcoholic version of a true-to-style Münich Helles. It's brewed with 100% German-grown malt and hops, and features a bready malt flavor and a mild hoppiness with notes of ripe melon and bright berry.
Drink one (or five!) next time you visit us at the Haus, or grab a 6-pack to enjoy at home. Cheers!