The Story Behind Hoplark Hop Tea & Hop Water
We’re what happens when you brew tea like a craft beer. Unexpected, yet surprisingly familiar. A new way to experience hops. We’re bold, refreshing and a bit unusual. Precisely how we like it.
This all started over a beer, or lack thereof. Friends Dean Eberhardt and Andrew Markley were at a craft brewery while Dean was nearly finishing up a month off of drinking, in an effort to kickstart some healthier habits.
But it wasn’t the buzz Dean realized he missed — it was the ritual, the familiarity, the camaraderie. The smell and taste of that hoppy, bubbly cold ale his buddy was enjoying. The craft beer experience.
And that’s when it hit them. To brew tea like beer, with the hops, but without sugars, additives or any fermentation.
Starting at a summer of farmers’ markets, but quickly advancing to the grand prize at the 2018 BevNet New Beverage Showdown, a 2019 Best New Beverage Award from the Natural Foods Expo West, and a Boulder, Colorado taproom and brewery, HopTea is bringing the uncommon libation to the craft craving people.
Not your grandma’s sweet tea. Hoppy, but with less punch than your best friend’s IPA, HopTea is for those looking to fuel their curiosity.