Apple Beer

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CityWeekly Reviews Apple Beer

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Utah and Germany don’t seem to have much in common. On closer examination, they do have at least one fizzy concoction.

The link lies with two effervescent Mormon missionaries, who, while proselytizing in Europe, discovered and brought back a bubbly brew called “Fraussbrause,” a 150-year-old nonalcoholic drink originally made from small Sicilian apples, herbs and spices and transported in wooden kegs. In the early 1960s, the duo procured rights to the recipe, started a company in Salt Lake City—where they’ve been headquartered ever since—and gave it an Americanized moniker: Apple Beer. Continue reading