Ben Calkins, Happy Mountain Kombucha, Portland, OR, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Just like most, I had that one friend who introduced me to the funky brew they made in their garage in college. First try wasn’t great, but for some reason I wanted more. Q: Why did you start your […]

Chad Huniu, Fermensch Kombucha, Huntington Beach, CA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha in Eugene, Oregon where I went to college. My first taste of booch was actually some homemade jun a friend had brought to a house party. However, I don’t think I quite understood the concept of fermentation, let alone […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2018 Hannah Crum, President                         Kombucha Brewers International 424-245-5867 president@kombuchabrewers.org    Inspirational Beverage Entrepreneur Tyler Gage to Deliver Keynote at KombuchaKon 2019 Los Angeles, CA: Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) is delighted to announce that Tyler Gage, co-founder of RUNA and Managing Director at Terrafertil, will […]

  Paul Seelhorst and Leon Benedens, Fairment, Berlin, Germany   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? 5 years ago, when we started our Health Journey. We found that an evolutionary perspective on health helped us both to regain our own health. We started out with a Paleo Blog and founded the Paleo Convention, Europe’s biggest Paleo […]

  Shannon Kamins, Booch Organic Kombucha, London, ON, Canada   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha about 10 years ago, and it was love at first sip. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? I healed my own gut by consuming a variety of fermented foods, but it […]

Brett Nobile, Ninja Kombucha, Richmond, VA, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We discovered kombucha in the late Quaternary period, I believe it was the Holocene epoch. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? I developed an interest in herbalism from working in the field with Outward Bound. We learned […]

Nicolas Adam, The Buch Brothers, Amsterdam, Netherlands Q: When did you first discover kombucha? 12 years ago in France, from a friend. At the beginning I understood the process but hadn’t been attracted by it at all because of the acidity of it, it was really far into the vinegary phase. At that time I […]

The 2nd Annual KBI EU Committee Meeting was a resounding success! The meeting attracted more than 40 attendees representing a total of 22 European breweries from 8 different countries. It also inspired a total of 16 new members – 14 brands and 2 affiliates. On Thursday, president Hannah Crum hosted “Paella con la Presidente” and […]

Nion Sheppard, Alua Kombucha, Mount Shasta, CA, USA     Q: When did you first discover kombucha? In 2012, A friend on Maui dragged me into Maui Kombucha and I was very reluctant. They ordered a pint and I just ordered a water. They insisted that I try it, and I quite literally plugged my […]

    Doug Skites, Kombucha Brava, Evanston, IL, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? About 3 years ago, after months of a severe intestinal crises. Kombucha made me feel sooooo good. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? To do something good for myself and make something good for my […]