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Auralis brews nonalcoholic beverages with functional mushrooms

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Auralis Botanical Brewing uses mushrooms as the main ingredient in its non-alcoholic beverages. Photos courtesy Auralis Botanical Brewing
Auralis Botanical Brewing Company launches one of the world’s first alcohol-free botanical tonics brewed with functional mushrooms. The 100 per cent plant-based, gently carbonated and micro-filtered drinks are targeted to sober and sober-curious adults seeking better-for-you beverages that don’t contain alcohol, artificial colours, sweeteners, caffeine, or sugar. Available in three flavours, Auralis tonics feature northern botanicals such as sumac, juniper and elderberry. All drinks contain zero calories.
Auralis Botanical is now available in more than 400 stores, restaurants, gyms, and wellness clinics across Canada, as well as online through the company website,
“Brewed with functional mushrooms instead of alcohol, Auralis is making adult beverages fun, flavourful and functional, without the negative side effects associated with alcohol like hangovers, sleeplessness and headaches,” said co-founder Andreas Duess, who noted that no amount of alcohol is safe, according to new proposed guidelines from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction, an organization that advises the Canadian government on alcohol consumption. 

Functional mushrooms, such as reishi, lion’s mane and chaga, are perceived to have ‘adaptogenic’ benefits. Some believe adaptogens aid one’s ability to focus, support relaxation and reduce stress levels. 

“Canada’s Boreal Forests hold incredible potential. You don’t need to go to the Amazon rainforest.  Superfoods can be found right here in our own backyard, ” said co-founder and chef, Mike McKenzie. “This is the ideal beverage for adults who want to drink something better.” 

Auralis is also committed to sustainability. Packaging is aluminum and paper and 100 per cent plastic free. The mushrooms used are either responsibly wild harvested in the forests of Northern Ontario or farmed on hardwood chips. To maintain the unique profile of each tonic, Auralis crafts its brews in small batches in Ottawa.

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