Beer powder is here: Just add water

Foxboro Brewing Company offers four brews from concentrate in individual packs or 4-pack boxes.
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Foxboro Brewing Company offers four brews from concentrate in individual packs or 4-pack boxes.

Credit: Contributed

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There’s cracking open a cold one, and then there’s tearing open a pouch and adding cold water.

A Massachusettes-based company says it has developed a craft beer concentrate into single-serve portions. Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing, using the somewhat ominous acronym THEM, is promoting a line of craft beer powders from the Foxboro Brewing Company.

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The first in the line of Foxboro products to get the powder treatment is their Western Spirited Brew, which is an American Lager. Three other varieties (Dockside Pale Ale, Iron Horse Amber Ale and Foxboro Heritage) will also be turned into 50-milliliter packs, and available individually or in a 4-pack box. Simply pour the powder and add 10 ounces of water.

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While the thought of a beer from concentrate may smack of sacrilege to purists, Foxboro says the four beers contain all the normal natural ingredients used in their other products without heat reduction to preserve the flavors.

While we’re not sure powdered beer will catch on, it would certainly make traveling with a case or two easier.

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Learn more and contact Foxboro Brewing: foxborobrewing.com