Can you believe we’re already halfway through Hoptober 2021? To kick off this week, we’ve got a non-alcoholic beer from Ceria Brewing Co. DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff discuss Grainwave to get our Monday going. Ceria Brewing Co. was founded by Keith Villa, who also created Blue Moon, so they’re no stranger to good beer.
Grainwave is based off a Belgian-style pale ale, so it’s a little reminiscent of Blue Moon. Since it’s non-alcoholic, it perfect for a Monday night where you don’t really need a beer, or maybe you just want to take a break from alcohol. It’s also only 77 calories, vegan, and dairy free, so it fits into most dietary restrictions.
This beer is brewed with orange peel and coriander, so it packs a powerful first sip. It’s a delicious and unique flavor, which is important since it’s alcohol free. With these notes and flavors, Matt suggests pairing this beer with seafood, salads, and Mexican or spicy food.
Grainwave can be found in 12 oz. cans and on draft from time-to-time. This isn’t one you’ll find in a supermarker, so head to your local, finer beer retailer to try it.
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