Dry January or dry anything isn’t something you’d expect a bar owner and brewer to get behind. But here we are, getting behind the dry thing. So, for you dry types, we have Dry Water.

There is actually a substance out there called dry water. I looked it up because you have to look up everything you plan on using as a name to make sure nobody else is using it, lest you get one of those unpleasant & boring cease and desist warning letters from the aggrieved earlier-than-you user of your planned name. I won’t go into the details of dry water, but it is a substance that a few scientific/industrial types are excited about. But that’s not our Dry Water. Ours tastes good and gives meaning to Dry January or (gods forbid) Dry 2022.

With total respect for dry efforts and alcohol abstention in general, and, of course, to make a buck, we are here to make it easier for you to go without. After all, that’s what we do. Accommodation. You want it. We got it. You want a drink. Right here. You don’t want to cook, we got chicken in the barn. You want to meet some people. The heat is on, and the vibe is inviting. Always your home away from home. And now you want to be good and still have some fun. Dry Water is your jam.

Our Dry Water is carbonated hop water – a seltzer with an infusion of hops. We use a tea bag approach. Filtered water is heated to 170 degrees F and then hops are steeped in a bag to make hop water, the bag is removed after steeping, and the hop water is cooled. We add a bit of lemon juice too in order to make it pop a bit. We then carbonate, can and serve. It’s not super expensive to make and so the price reflects that too!

We even left the government warning on the label, to further the feeling of ‘beer in the can’. In reality, I forgot to remove the government warning. However, I’m not totally upset about it. It fills an otherwise empty space on the label. And although it’s not relevant to the contents, it’s still true. Next time I print the labels I will probably write a funny, fake warning. You know, something like “According to several anecdotal sources, but not the Surgeon General, drinking too much hop water can cause bloating and frequent trips to the bathroom, which might make it difficult to operate machinery, heavy or otherwise, for more than 15 minutes at a time. If you are pregnant it could be a game changer.”

Now here’s how you drink it: Inwardly intone “This is a beer.” Pour Dry Water into a glass or drink straight from the can. Do not add ice, ugh. This is not a game of pretend. You are drinking a beer. Take it from a serious fizzy water drinker; this is going to pop your top. No calories too. Just flavor and fizz, no fuzz. 0% ABV baby!

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