Cincy Brewcast drinks water this week. Wait, What!? But this is no ordinary water–this is Hopwater, the new craft soft-drink sensation developed by Cincy based 48th Parallel. Hopwater has burst onto the regional craft beverage scene with its unique mix of all-natural ingredients, featuring Zeus hops tincture, giving Original Hopwater its distinctive, hop-forward flavor. They also add ginger, lime and grapefruit flavors to their line-up, and we try them all, by themselves, and in beer cocktails such as Tina’s blackberry mixture (dubbed by Hopwater’s Brandon Dawson “3 ounces of Shade”) featuring Hopwater and Madtree’s “Shade” blackberry gose, “The Gnarly Natty”, featuring Hopwater Original, Little Kings(!) and Crown Royal and Mike’s “Hoppy Knob” with Hopwater Ginger, Knob Creek bourbon and lime. We also taste the afore-mentioned Madtree Shade, Bad Tom Smith/Paradise Brewing’s All-American IPA and Millersburg Brewing’s French Ridge IPA–all on this edition of Cincy Brewcast.