Written By Guest Writer Libations / Sake, Cider, other Dec 6, 2012 Phillips Launches Soda Works SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVICTORIAPhillips has brewed up a new project that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their age. In November Phillips Soda Works launched with two naturally brewed sodas: Sparkmouth Ginger Ale and Captain Electro’s Intergalactic Root Beer. The company’s entrance into soda really stemmed from their brewing roots and ongoing fascination with flavours, combined with a desire to provide the community with a local, natural soda alternative. Indeed their approach to the craft of soda mirrors their approach to brewing beer, as the recipes were designed from the ground up using only natural ingredients. As such, artificial flavours, colours and pre-packaged syrups were blacklisted from the soda recipe book in favour of raw, natural ingredients. But while the team was committed to this approach in the soda program, it didn’t come without its own challenges. As recipe developer Ben Schottle put it: “Choosing to use natural ingredients made some decisions easier, but a lot more decisions harder since many ingredients were ‘off the table’ because of their artificial composition.” As such, Schottle spent months tweaking recipes and sourcing ingredients to arrive at the balance of flavours he was after. In the end though, the folks at Phillips would have it no other way; “Yes there were certainly challenges, but it was also fun!” said owner Matt Phillips, “plus our commitment to the craft of brewing isn’t something that we do, it’s who we are.” As Sparkmouth Ginger Ale and Captain Electro’s Root Beer show, their commitment to natural ingredients is a difference you can taste. The soda is currently available at Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government St. in Victoria. CAPTAIN ELECTRO’S ROOT BEERFlavoured with a complex blend of natural spices and sweetened with raw cane sugar, it’s a sweet, full-bodied trip you won’t soon forget. SPARKMOUTH GINGER ALEHand-mashed ginger root and raw cane sugar endow Sparkmouth with a healthy level of sweetness, balanced with just a hint of heat. It’s freshness that sparkles. Website Beer & Cidernatural sodaVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.