Based on extremely anecdotal evidence, the amount of LaCroix consumed by the average American office worker per day is three cans. Per half-hour. People can’t get enough of those bubbly, sugar-free flavors. Plus they love having an excuse to say the word "pamplemousse." But they're seriously lacking in alcohol. Now, though, the country’s biggest boozemakers are hoping that when those same office workers return home at night, they reach for a LaCroix-like can of alcohol: boozy sparkling water.
The big boys in the alcoholic sparkling water space include Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer, MillerCoors’ Henry Hard Sparkling Water, and White Claw, produced by the same folks behind Mike’s Hard Lemonade. And now the craft beer world is entering the arena courtesy of Wild Basin, a new boozy bubble water from the titans at Oskar Blues. Can the brewery behind big beers like the beloved Barrel Aged Ten Fidy also make a solid can of boozy soda? We got our hands on all four of the flavors -- Classic Lime, Cucumber Peach, Melon Basil, and Lemon Agave Hibiscus -- and are here to tell you if they're worth your beer money.