Kombucha is an ancient ferment that originated in China in 200 BC. Kombucha is a sweet tea fermented with a unique culture of active yeast and bacteria referred to as a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Kombucha is popular for its array of health benefits, specifically it’s live, active cultures that promote gut health, and detoxying and immune boosting properties.
Kombucha is composed of water, black or green tea, sugar, and a SCOBY and starter liquid from a previous batch of kombucha. First, the tea is brewed, then the sugar is added, the tea cools, and the starter liquid and SCOBY are added to the tea, and it is left to aerobically ferment at room temperature for anywhere from 1-3 weeks. While the kombucha ferments, the starter liquid innoculates the tea with active yeast and bacteria to jump start the fermentation process and lower to pH to encourage an acidic environment that inhibits the growth of pathogens. The active yeast consumes the sugar and converts it into ethanol. The bacteria eats the ethanol and convert it into acetic acid (vinegar). By the end of the fermentation cycle, you have an effervescent, slightly tart, and slightly alcoholic beverage.
Our craft kombucha is brewed in small batches, handcrafted with organic tea, and organic cane sugar in stainless steel. We typically flavor our kombucha with dried herbs and dehydrated berries to reduce the use of added sugars commonly found in fruit juice, but we also have limited edition flavors that are brewed with local goods such as herbs, whole fruits, honey, and maple syrup. We lightly carbonate our kombucha and keg, bottle, and label everything by hand. We have several rotating flavors of kombucha on tap at our brewery and we have more flavors available in bottles. We offer discount refills on empty kombucha bottles to help you reduce and reuse.
Where to find IndieFerm Kombucha:
IndieFerm Brewing & IndieFerm Supply: on tap & bottles & discount refills (127 Camelot Drive, Plymouth)
The Market at Pinehills: bottles (Plymouth)
Jolly Bean Cafe: bottles (Plymouth)
Hot Yoga 1620: bottles (Plymouth)
Wicked Healthy: bottles (Kingston)
Lamplighter Brewing: on tap, bottles (Cambridge and Cambridge Crossing)
Three Fins Coffee Roasters: bottles (West Dennis)
Coffee Obsession: bottles (Falmouth)
Windfall Market: bottles (Falmouth)
Provincetown Brewing: on tap (Provincetown)
Plymouth Farmers Market at Plimoth/Patuxet Thursday afternoons
Rye Tavern Farmers Market @ The Rye Tavern, Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth (Mondays Spring-Fall)
Kingston Farmers Market @ Gray’s Beach Kingston (First Sundays Spring-Fall)
Marshfield Farmers Market, Fridays from 2 to 6 PM in the summer, third Saturdays during the rest of the year. (https://marshfieldfair.org/farmers-market/)
Interested in offering our kombucha in your cafe, market, or restaurant? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss wholesale opportunities.
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