Jennie Rips is the founder and CEO or Owls’ Brew; a specialty tea crafted for cocktails, and its sister company Brew Lab Tea, which makes custom artisanal tea blends. Maria Littlefield is Partner and President at Owls’ Brew and Brew Lab Tea. Jennie and Maria are also co-authors of Wise Cocktails, a do it yourself guide to crafting your own tea based cocktails. Jennie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Maria from Skidmore College. In 2014 Jennie and Maria were selected by the Specialty Food Association to be on the “35 under 35” list among all food and beverage entrepreneurs. Jennie graduate from a Goldman Sachs business program and is a blogger for Huffington Post’s “Healthy Living” and “Taste” sections. Previously, Maria directed the Integrated Marketing Division at a NYC marketing firm and planned large events such as the Super Bowl and NYC fashion week.
Owl’s Brew provides us all with the opportunity to have our own delicious craft cocktails at home. The brew can be mixed with vodka, tequila, or rum and can be served on the rocks or shaken to offer a tasty artisan cocktail. This is the first product of its kind and the only fresh brewed tea bottled for use with cocktails. The product is brewed in small batches in Vermont then sweetened and bottled. Owls Brew is fresh brewed from all-natural tealeaves, spices, fruits, and herbs and does not contain any artificial coloring or flavoring.
Jennie and Maria are passionate about tea and booze, though they preach the importance of drinking in moderation. They were tired of the ordinary cocktails they were ordering at bars and most importantly all of the sugar in them. The girls wanted something fresher, more thirst quenching, and something less sugary to make a great cocktail with. It wasn’t long before these tea enthusiasts thought of a fresh brewed tea designed for cocktails. They designed a refreshing, delicious craft product out of all-natural quality ingredients. Shop online with Louis Winz and pick up a bottle of Owls’ Brew to make yourself a delicious craft tea cocktail at home!