Tobias Emil Jensen and Tore Gynther, the brewers behind “gypsy brewery” To Øl, have done the unthinkable and created instant craft beer.
Their product is made by freeze-drying four different beers in order to separate the dry components — sugars, bitter compounds, and flavor elements — from the water and alcohol, according to The Huffington Post.
The four beers selected were “a heavy deep beer brewed with coffee, a fruity IPA brewed with different tropical fruits, a Wild Yeast hop forward IPAs, and a fairly dry pilsner,” according to Aorta. Separating the alcohol from the dry components allows for consumers to further customize the beer they drink, adding their own water and whatever alcohol they desire (Jensen and Gynther have used mezcal).
The product was created so that people can enjoy beer in places where it would be logistically difficult to enjoy such a brew, such as mountain climbing or when on a plane.
Though not ready for market just yet, To Øl brewery's new product presents some interesting possibilities for the craft beer industry.