B Corp Certification Process Webinar

Presented By Danny Metcalf – Director of Business Operations, Brew Dr. Kombucha

Join KBI & Danny Metcalf on Sept 18th @ 1pm PST for a webinar to discuss the process of B Corp certification. Brew Dr Kombucha embarked on the B Corp journey over three years ago to cement the core environmental/culture beliefs of Founder & CEO Matt Thomas.

Danny spearheaded the assessment process and implementation of policies to align with B Corp, leading to a successful certification in the fall of 2018. Since certification, Brew Doctor Kombucha has been actively working to ingrain B Corp into their day-to-day culture, operations, and belief edifice.

Does your brand aspire to cultivating change from within the corporate structure? Do these values align with your own? Then, we invite you to listen in and ask questions. FREE for KBI Members; $40 for non-members.


What is a Certified B Corporation?

“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.”

About B Corps. Retrieved from https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps


DATE: Sept 18th, 2019

TIME: 1-2pm PST; 30 min presentation & 15 min Q&A

COST: Free for KBI members, $40 for non-members


Have questions? Please send in advance to admin@kombuchabrewers.org 

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 Matt Thomas, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Portland, OR, USA


Q: When did you first discover kombucha?

I started Townshend’s in 2003 as a single teahouse where all things tea could be gathered and presented in a casual cafe environment. In 2008 our guests started asking if we made kombucha. We hadn’t at that point, but I always wanted to be responsive to the requests and ideas of my customers. A few of our TeaTenders were already making kombucha at home, so one of them brought us our first scoby and starter, and Brew Dr. was born. All of our kombucha has been fermented from that same mother culture.

Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company?

Once we started making kombucha for our teahouse customers, we got really into trying out our different recipes of teas and botanicals. People loved that innovative approach, and we loved it too. It was obvious we had to go for it. We came up with the Brew Dr. name and started making enough to bottle in small batches, in the basement of our teahouse. It was another fun way to put great tea to great use.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? 

Zeal Kombucha out of Sacramento. I love their use of herbs, roots and other botanicals. That’s my cup of kombucha.

Q: What is your former/current other life or career?

In high school and college I really fell in love with pottery. I had dreams of having my own studio and making a career of it for a while. I didn’t go down that path, but it will remain a lifelong passion that I will always enjoy.

Q: What is a saying that you live by?

“No matter how small you start, dream big.” has always been a favorite.