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 […]

G3: Beverage on Tap – What’s to Come DATE: 11/14/18; 1 pm PST on Zoom WHO: Scott Fore – Manager of G3’s Beer Sales Group COST: Free Members/ $20 Non-Members WEBINAR SUMMARY Join us for a webinar led by Scott Fore – Manager of G3’s Beer Sales Group to discuss the future of beverages on tap. This […]

  Rana Chang, House Kombucha, San Leandro, CA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? My mother used to brew it at home in the 90’s. She was introduced to it from some other Thai mama friends. I thought it was pretty weird, yet strangely compelling. 15 years later I saw my friend drinking […]

Will Savitri, Katalyst Kombucha, Greenfield, MA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I came across kombucha for the first time in 2002 when traveling in Hawaii. Then in 2004 I met someone that was making kombucha at home when I was traveling in western-North Carolina. He gave me a SCOBY and I drove […]

     Natalie Surette and Matthew Weiss, Laurentian Brew Kombucha Company, Deep River, Ontario, Canada Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We first sipped kombucha in the Fall of 2013, quite a bit later than most as it was nowhere to be found in our neck of the woods. Kombucha became part of our […]

  Isabela Christo and Isadora Darwich, Soul Kombucha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Isabela and Isadora were working in the DC in 2015, when Bela’s roommate, a Californian nutrologist, introduced them to the wonder drink! Ever since both became addicted and started having a kombucha a day […]

In the words of The Brady Bunch “When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange….” When KBI first started with 40 members, we knew we wanted to create an organization that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone who shares the same passion for brewing Kombucha commercially. Six years later we can now boast a […]