What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea. A SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) ferment the tea. The yeast eats the sugar converting it to alcohol, the bacteria eats the alcohol and produces the enzymes, bacteria and acids which give kombucha it’s claimed health benefits.
Is your product considered Kombucha Beer?
No. We don’t use any grains in the production of our product so it’s definitely not “beer”.
How do you get kombucha to 7% ABV?
We take our base kombucha and further ferment it using a champagne yeast.
Base Kombucha? Do you have a lower ABV product?
Currently we do not, however the plan is add a lower ABV offering in 2017.
How do you flavor the product?
We use fresh cold-pressed juice that we juice in house for each flavor. Some bottles contain up to 15% fresh cold-pressed juice
Why are some kombucha brands less than 0.5% alcohol? What is different about them?
Beverages under 0.5% alcohol by volume are not considered an alcoholic beverage by the ABC. Anything under 0.5% doesn’t require an ABC / TTB license and you aren’t required to be 21 to purchase. Kombucha is essentially a fermented food. Alcohol is a byproduct of fermentation as are the probiotics, B-vitamins and beneficial acids. Kombucha that is less than 0.5% alcohol has either been watered down or under fermented. We believe that you want a fully fermented bottle of kombucha…every time. Keep an eye out for our lower ABV (1 – 1.5%) coming soon.
What do you mean by “enjoy the party and the day after”? Will I not get a hangover drinking Boochcraft?
We aren’t going to say that you won’t get a hangover if you over consume alcohol, however kombucha naturally contains probiotics, B-vitamins and other beneficial properties that are all something you would take if you already had a hangover…so taking them the night before helps.
Does it still have the health benefits associated with other kombuchas?
Absolutely, after brewing traditional kombucha with 100% organic ingredients and clean water, all we did was allow the alcohol level to rise a few percent before adding fresh pressed juice and herbs to flavor it. The primary beneficial probiotic Lactobacillus, can happily live in alcohol well beyond 8% ABV.
I am a bar/restaurant/liquor store owner, how can I get Boochcraft in to my location?
If you’re in Southern California you can contact your local Stone rep or either of our sales reps. Natalie is San Diego and Orange County sales rep and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nioria is our LA sales rep and can be reached at email@example.com.
We would love to have Boochcraft at our next event. Who do we contact?
High alcohol kombucha? Is this new?
Sure is. There are few other companies producing a higher ABV kombucha that we know of but not many.
I don’t live in California, can you ship cases?
Currently we do not ship. Next time you’re in San Diego come visit us at the brewery!
Do you have a tasting room?
Currently we do not but we hope to open one in the future. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you up to date on all the Boochcraft news.
I opened my bottle of Boochcraft and it fizzed out on me. What happened?
Well there’s two possibilities here. The first is that you opened the bottle at a warmer temperature than we packaged it at. Liquid holds more dissolved CO2 at colder temperatures. For instance, we bottle at 35 degrees F. If you were to allow the temperature of the liquid to reach 60 degrees F before you opened it there would be a significant amount of CO2 trying to rapidly escape causing some fizzing of the liquid. The second is that your bottles sat out at ambient room temperature for an extended period of time. In this case the liquid could restart fermentation. The live culture thrives at warmer temperatures and would begin reproducing. CO2 is a byproduct of fermentation and so again there would be a significant amount of CO2 built up in this case causing extreme fizzing and even a champagne effect.
Do you know the calorie or sugar content of each flavor?
Currently we don’t have that information available. We are planning to submit each flavor for testing in the coming months and as soon as we have this info we will be publishing it.
Where can I find your product near me?
Visit our zip code locator at www.boochcraft.com/locate. The results contain all the stores, bars, and restaurants who have recently carried our product.
Are you hiring?
We are currently in a growth phase. You can always submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org