We traveled to Artizen Kombucha in Perth this past weekend to attend the 2nd annual Intimate Summit of Kombucha Brewers from around the area. The list of kombucha breweries is expanding and it was great to meet the makers and catch up with friends from last year.
In attendance this year were Pyramid Ferments, Buchipop, Vox, Vivo, Artizen, Laurentian Brew, Alex May - Kombucha Scientist, and the founders of Boochfest, Drew and Samira. Missing were Culture and Loon, as they both had prior commitments (the busy life of a microbrewer!).
We enjoyed good food, tasty kombucha and bubbly jun, talked shop and shared equipment and brewing details. Alex discussed lab findings and shared his knowledge from his studies of kombucha in the U.S. (thanks Alex!). How cool is it that we can all meet together and unite as fellow brewers, helping build an alliance and shape the mold of the kombucha brand as a whole!?
We're excited to be part of a growing industry that understands the importance of gut health and sees the benefit to offering an unpasteurized, small-batch, healthy alternative beverage. There are some great festivals coming up this Summer specifically showcasing the talents of local kombucha brewers including BOOCHFEST in Ottawa July 22, 2018 and the 2nd annual Ontario Fermentation Festival (founded by Pyramid Ferments) in Picton on August 4, 2018. Commercial and artisan brewers will be sharing samples and selling their product, and both festivals will also have an amateur home brewer contest. We hope to see you there!
BIG THANKS once again to Dasha and Seb for opening up their home, organizing the meeting, and showing us around their brewery!
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