Sen. Ron Wyden meets with Humm Founders Michelle Mitchell & Jamie Danek in Bend, OR

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The growth of kombucha production in our state and throughout the country creates jobs and a tasty beverage. This legislation would update taxes and regulations so these small businesses can continue to build on their achievements creating good jobs and good flavor for kombucha’s many fans.” – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Original Sponsor of the KOMBUCHA Act.

Jamba Dunn and the team at Rowdy Mermaid enjoyed a visit from Sen. Cory Gardner in Boulder, CO

“It’s important that our tax code evolve[s] to address its unintended consequences on emerging industries, and its effect on kombucha manufacturers is an example of why Congress must act to amend it. This bipartisan legislation is a commonsense fix that will provide regulatory and tax relief to small businesses in Colorado and throughout this country so that they can continue to create good-paying jobs.” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Original Sponsor of the KOMBUCHA Act.

Legislation Currently in CongressWhat to Bring to the Meeting
House: H.R. 1961Unleashing the Healthful and Economic Power of Kombucha
Senate: S.926 KOMBUCHA Act Bill Sponsors
State Stat Sheet (By Request)

We invite any US based Kombucha Brewery to outreach to their local Senator & Representatives to garner support for the KOMBUCHA Act. Click on the link below for template language and details.

Kombucha Brewery Outreach Instructions

Upcoming Lobbying Events:  TBD – any US based Kombucha Brewery is eligible to attend these fun and informative sessions on the Hill. We’ve had 180 meetings thus far, exercise your rights and join us at our next Hill Climb! Email for more details on how to participate

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KOMBUCHA Act in the Press

Kombucha Industry and Others Seek Tax Breaks of Their Own

INSIGHT: Outdated Federal Law Should Be Changed to Foster Growing Kombucha Industry

When the Tax Man Comes For Your Kombucha

A New Bill Might Make Your Kombucha Addiction a Little Less Expensive