What is Switchel?

A powerful combination of all natural ingredients taken from a traditional recipe dating back hundreds of years.  This unique heritage brew was a common summertime drink among the 17th century American Colonies.  Its well known health benefits and hydrating power propelled it into the 19th century where this refreshing pastime drink also became a mainstay for the hardworking settlers and harvest farmers.

Today, One80 Brew carries on the Switchel tradition and brings you four unique flavours to choose from.  While we use the same original Switchel ingredients in all of our recipes, we also managed to squeeze a little more of nature’s goodness into each bottle.  Please be sure to check out our four delicious and refreshing Switchel flavours, your body will thank you for it!

Water

It’s vital, it’s awesome, everyone should drink LOTS of it and it’s in Switchel! Yay!!

Ginger

Gingerol, which is the active constituent of ginger is a natural inflammation reliever. The word on the street is that inflammation is the cause of so many health problems.  It is no surprise that farmers drank Switchel by the bucket… as it helped to reduce their pain and inflammation from a hard days work!

It is probably most commonly known for how well it helps with digestion. Everything from soothing upset stomachs to easing bloating, heartburn and nausea.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Equally impressive as ginger is apple cider vinegar (ACV).  It has been around for a very long time. Over the centuries it has been used to clean wounds, boost the immune system and aid in clearing up breathing issues.  Before modern medicine ACV was often “prescribed” if feeling under the weather.

So now we know that apple cider vinegar is more than just a great base for a salad dressing.  The best news of all is that every 16 oz bottle of One80Brew Switchel contains 1 whole tablespoon of ACV!  Daily recommended dose… YES!

Honey

Honey is another cornerstone of Switchel.  While some people say honey is just an alternative to sugar, we say it is awesome for its antioxidants!  With its lovely sweetness, the honey balances the tartness of ACV and ginger and gives you antioxidants too!  We love you honey.

Organic Maple Syrup

Maple syrup and honey are like cousins… both are found in nature.  They both have antioxidants and a lower glycemic index which means they will metabolize slower with no sugar crash.  This fact makes Switchel a great choice for athletes.  We are very proud of our Canadian heritage and our Maple syrup.