NOVA Easy Kombucha Releases 1st Beer — NOVA Beach Lager

NOVA Easy Kombucha has released its first beer NOVA Beach Lager, which was brewed with coconut water and has a low 4% alcohol-by-volume (ABV). The small-batch pilot beer is available on draft and in six packs of 12-oz. cans at NOVA’s Ocean Beach taproom and its sister NOVO Brazil Brewing locations in Chula Vista and Imperial Beach. Founder Tiago Carneiro made the announcement.

NOVA Beach Lager was brewed with Sabro hops, which, according to Yakima Valley Hops, imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream.

The beer has a distinct coconut water aftertaste and an 8 IBU (International Bitterness Units), which measures hop bitterness on a scale from 0 to 100. The 12-oz. cans also have just 100 calories.

“I believe this is the most refreshing lager you can find in all of San Diego,” Carneiro said. “Summer may be over, but our warm and sunny weather won’t go away quietly. NOVA Beach Lager should appeal to everyone, especially the casual beer drinker who is looking for something really light a nice day.”

NOVA Beach Lager is available only at NOVA and NOVO locations; it is not sold in retail stores. NOVA’s Ocean Beach taproom, which recently expanded with a 1,600-square-foot game room to double its footprint, is located a half mile from the OB Pier at 4845 Newport Avenue. NOVO breweries are located in Imperial Beach at 535 Florence Street and in Chula Vista at 901 Lane Avenue and 2015 Birch Road, Suite 1017.

“This experiment couldn’t have turned out any better,” said Brewmaster Guilherme Hoffmann. “Brewing with coconut water is somewhat unique to the industry and I believe we came across something that is going to stick. NOVA Beach Lager fits the brand so well and it’s already starting to turn heads. I thank Tiago for being such a visionary and I thank my entire team who made it all happen.”

Hoffmann has been at the helm of NOVA and NOVO brewing since November 2021. He is a native of Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Hoffmann previously served as Head Brewer at Cervejaria Goose Island Brewhouse and Cervejaria Nacional, both in Brazil.

NOVA was founded in 2018 and it will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October. It is the Official Hard Kombucha of Snapdragon Stadium and the Official Hard Kombucha of San Diego Wave FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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