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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.