Info: Available in Several Varieties - 375ml (13 oz) Bottles
Please Note: While it's usually available in store, we're unable to ship this item during the winter months due to increased risk of breakage.
Soulful Plant Alchemy - SOLBRÜ is a line of alcohol-free herbal elixirs which resembles hard liquor (and in some respects have a similar "bite"), but are actually good for you! They are available here in three types, each geared to a somewhat different effect: Restore, to detoxify; Elevate, to lift your spirit; and Inspire, to help sharpen or expand your mind.
Solbru is usually available at our retail centre in Winnipeg (please contact us to confirm availability). A selection of 750 ml (26 oz) bottles may also be available in store.
Shipping Note: Delivery via Canada Post may be impractical to some locations due to the volume and weight of these bottles. Our standard shipping rates may not apply to many destinations; you will be contacted by customer service (prior to processing) with additional information if it's required.
The Sophisticated Alcohol-Free Option
Solbrü is a new beverage company in Winnipeg which creates beneficial alternatives to alcoholic drinks, great for social settings where others are imbibing, or just for those nights where you want something non-alcoholic for your evening ritual.
Social & Sober Living - 0% Alcohol, 0% Sugar, 100% Clarity
Whether you're a teetotaler, a designated driver, a reformed drinker, on medication, or you simply want to take a night off from drinking – there are times you may find yourself in a gathering where you want to drink something else. Alternatively, maybe you're just 'Sober Curious' or want to explore the moderation movement and see what it's like to socialize without alcohol for a change.
Regardless of your reason, with Restore, Solbrü (which may be pronounced as "Soul Brew") provides an alcohol-free elixir with a bold, authentic taste. Its evolving flavour profile simulates the complexity of traditional spirits – with a balanced bitterness, interesting top notes, and a back end spice to create a developing warming sensation or 'burn'. Restore is not distilled and doesn't actually taste like any alcohol you know, so is unlikely to trigger a relapse if you are in recovery.
Restore is much more than just an approximation of the look, taste, or feel of an alcoholic drink, however. It actually contains the extracts of a medicinal mushroom (Reishi) and several traditional herbal remedies with adaptogenic, antioxidant and detoxifying properties to support the digestive, immune and liver function. So not only will it not cause a hangover, but it also even incorporates one of the standard hangover remedies: milk thistle.
Of course, interest in alcohol-free cocktails isn't restricted to those seeking to detoxify, or to teetotalers looking to blend in to a social situation. There's other reasons to find a drink that may replicate some of the more positive short-term effects alcohol has on many people such as making them more gregarious uplifted, or sociable, or even sharper-witted or more creative. For those purposes, Solbrü has developed two alternatives, Elevate and Inspire, which each feature a different type of medicinal mushroom associated with those effects.
Solbru Elevate has a crisp, light, and refreshing flavour with notes of zesty lemon, fresh peppermint, and enticing rosemary, while Solbru Inspire has sweet apple notes, layered with calming lavender and warming cloves.
RESTORE Elixir: Water, organic apple cider vinegar, organic sugars (dried apricots), organic spices, organic dandelion root, organic milk thistle seed, organic reishi mushrooms (dual extract), organic licorice root, oak, organic orange zest, organic gentian, and potassium sorbate.
ELEVATE Elixir: Water, organic apple cider vinegar, organic sugars (dried apricots), organic spices, organic lemon verbena, organic cordyceps mushrooms (dual extract), organic holy basil, organic licorice, oak, organic rosemary, organic lemon zest, organic peppermint, and potassium sorbate.
INSPIRE Elixir: Water, organic apple cider vinegar, organic sugars (dried apricots), organic spices, organic chamomile, organic gotu kola, organic spices, organic cacao nibs, organic licorice, oak, organic lion's mane mushrooms (dual extract), organic lavender, and potassium sorbate.
There are some natural food preservatives in these SOL BRU products, but no artificial flavours and sweeteners, no refined sugar, and of course there is 0% alcohol.
Enjoy a glass of Solbru in any of the four main ways people take liquor: on the rocks, with a slice of citrus as a twist; as a cocktail, either mixed with juice (orange or grapefruit are recommended) and possibly soda, or just with soda and splash of a craft syrup of your choosing; or poured over milk (except it's unsweetened vanilla oat milk or nut milk that are recommended). Or just down it a shot at a time! Other combinations include flavoured sparkling water, or even with kombucha.
Suggested serving sizes: from 1 to 6 ounces a day of Restore; or a suggested pour of 1 to 3 ounces per glass of Elevate on those occasions you're socializing or seeking a caffeine- and crash-free energy boost; or 1 to 3 ounces per glass of Inspire.
Solbru is shelf stable for about two years. Refrigerate after opening to reduce oxidation (and consume within two months of opening).
Due to the functional nature of the mushrooms and herbs in these elixirs, you should consult with your doctor prior to using Solbru if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any serious health concerns.