"We want to create the complete beer flavor. We already have the foam and beer flavor. Now we want to add carbon dioxide and alcohol in powder form, says Stefan Fritsche at Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle.
"The first beer tastings with the powder brew have been promising.
Beer is generally better than wine for the climate. But every year, Swedes' consumption of alcoholic beverages causes emissions of an average of 52 kg per person, according to the research institute Rise. The two biggest climatic factors for alcoholic beverages come from shipping and packaging.
"According to our calculations, we could reduce Germany's carbon dioxide emissions by 3-5 percent through this method," says Stefan Fritsche at Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle.
Launching in 2023
The powder beer, which is non-alcoholic at the moment, is in its final stages of development. After two years of research, Fritsche and his team are confident of having a market-ready product by the end of 2023.
In a future scenario, breweries all over the world would get beer powder and mix in their own water to fill into bottles. Even powder for the end producer is an option, but until then there is quite a long way to go, Fritsche admits.
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