Craft beers brewed from tropical fruits have been growing on craft beer drinkers in recent years. A signature craft beer made from a choice fruit (or two) can give you an edge over other breweries. Aseptic fruit purees can help you produce such specialized brews. The ripe blends and juices can give your drafts the distinct fruit flavors your customers will be looking for.
But what is aseptic puree, and how different is it from standard homemade puree?
Aseptic puree is a variant that has gone through a decontamination process. Aseptic means free from contamination, whether by bacteria, viruses, or any other harmful microorganisms. Unsurprisingly, there’s a vast market for aseptic purees, from homemakers to chefs to brewmasters.
The Aseptic Process
Puree made from real fruit juices and bits is attractive to harmful microorganisms. They are moist and packed with nutrients, sugar, and organic matter on which microorganisms can feed. To get rid of existing bacteria and prevent contamination after packaging, FDA-approved facilities perform the aseptic process.
The puree enters a sterile and hermetically sealed container where it is flash-heated at high temperatures to eliminate unwanted bacteria and microbes. The system cools the puree immediately afterward to keep the product sterile and preserve its consistency, color, and flavor.
What Alcoholic Drinks Can Use Aseptic Fruit Purees
Aseptic purees are extremely versatile — you can use them in a wide array of alcoholic drinks. While Hop Havoc primarily caters to people who brew beer, you can also use aseptic mango purees (as well as pineapple, guava, and other flavors) for:
- Wine – Fruit wine is a popular choice because its flavors are far from the typical grape wine.
- Mead – Though not as popular as fruit wines, mead appeals to specific groups of diners because of its unconventional taste and it offers several health benefits.
- Cocktails – Fruit cocktails are a delicious and healthy alternative to candy and other sweets.
- Beer – You can never go wrong with a beer brewed from aseptic fruit purees; it’s flavorful, it looks good, and it pairs well with a lot of dishes.
Why Choose Aseptic Purees?
The extra step that aseptic purees go through makes a world of difference for brewers. Because the purees go through flash heating, they are less likely to be contaminated than other types of fruit purees. They are processed, sealed, and packed in a sealed facility, which further reduces the risk of contamination. The result is a puree that’s guaranteed safe for brewing. Additionally, the flavor and color remains intact, making for a gorgeous and delicious brew.
On top of that, the brewing process becomes more convenient and safe. Aseptic fruit purees are ideal for brewing craft beers because they are:
- Flavorful and highly concentrated
- Guaranteed safe for consumption
- Ready to use
- Conveniently packaged and easy to store in bulk
- Have a stable and relatively long shelf life
- Readily available
You may opt to buy and process the fruits on your own, but it might cost you more time and resources. You’ll need a reliable fruit supplier, have enough space for pureeing, gather all the necessary tools, and buy freezers to keep the finished product fresh.
You’ll save time and money if you buy aseptic fruit purees for your artisan brews instead. Doing so guarantees that you get the same concentration and flavors every time. More importantly, you can get purees of tropical fruits and other ingredients that are off-season or are native to another state or country. Hop Havoc offers a wide variety of aseptic fruit purees specifically for brewmasters. Browse all available varieties and place your orders on our website.