Grabbing a bottle of locally made, effervescent kombucha – flavored fermented tea – is easier than ever.
1. The Brewkery
In North Kansas City, Missouri, The Brewkery gained a following at farmers’ markets before opening a taproom in February 2018. Pick up its bottled Lucky Elixir kombucha in flavors such as ginger-lime, Hop’d Peach and mango, fill a growler or order a draft flight of rotating ‘booch, like cucumber-hibiscus, strawberry-rhubarb and passion fruit. brewkery.com
2. Companion Kombucha
St. Louis' Companion Kombucha steeps their fermented tea with ingredients that are already beneficial on their own, like lavender flowers and ginger, or adds juices like elderberry, pomegranate and apple-cinnamon. Companion is available at more than 100 area grocery stores and restaurants. drinkcomkom.com
3. Spring Branch Kombucha
Spring Branch Kombucha is the first kombucha brewery in Springfield, Missouri, and it lives up to its motto: bold flavor brewed in the heart of the Ozarks. You can find Spring Branch on tap at several restaurants around town, as well as select Mama Jean’s Natural Markets. Grab a growler and fill up with flavors like French oak coffee, raspberry-basil and blueberry-thyme. springbranchkombucha.com
“Spring Branch Kombucha enhances our menu at Tie & Timber and gives our customers an excellent nonalcoholic alternative. Hands down my favorite kombucha is Lemon Hops. I'm an IPA guy in the beer world, and Lemon Hops is dry-hopped with Mosaic and Citra hops – two of my favorite varieties.” – Curtis Marshall co-owner, Tie & Timber Beer Co.
Scoby Masters’ Kombucha Tea-Biotics is on draft all over the Kansas City area, but you can also buy bottles in more than 200 retail locations. Made with organic ingredients, we like the turmeric root-lime, hibiscus-watermelon and elderberry-mango. tea-biotics.com
Columbia, Missouri’s DrinKraft is available on draft in The Tasting Cafe or in bottles at Hy-Vee on Broadway and both locations of Clovers Natural Market. DrinKraft’s offerings vary by season; look for grapefruit, rosemary-beet and elderberry-hibiscus this month. drinkraft.com