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A Hoppy Drink That Won't Slur Your Speech

Do you love the taste of beer, but hate drunk-texting your ex-girlfriend at four in the morning? Hop Soda is exactly what you're looking for. Let's just talk about this super-flower for a hot second. Hops are used as a stabilizing agent in beer and balance out the sweet taste of malt with a tangy, bitter, "hoppy" flavor. They've been used since the 1500s in herbal drinks — and a popular folk remedy once recommended filling a pillowcase with hops to combat insomnia. Hop vines can grow up to one foot a day, and they contain a complex compound called xanthohumol which has immune-boosting qualities.

When it comes down to it, hops are pretty damn awesome. Now that you know more about this wonder-flower, you'll probably be a little more inclined to drink Hop Soda. It's a sweet, refreshing, non-alcoholic, historically-kickass alternative to beer. This concludes our history lesson. Carry on. 


Jeremy Glass was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.