Four flavours of Laurentian Brew Kombucha have made their landing in Sudbury, Ontario!
Find our brew in the new location of locally owned and operated Frubar Juicery at 1984 Regent Street. Situated in a health-oriented plaza, Frubar is making its mark as a healthy on-the-go options for Sudbury residents. With a variety of delicious smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices, made-in-house snacks, specialty drinks (hello Bulletproof coffee!), frozen yogurt, and cleansing programs, Frubar has something for everyone, anytime of day.
With a mission to keep the community healthy, vibrant, and well-nourished, it's easy to see why Frubar is gaining popularity in the Northern Ontario city. Open 7 days a week, the shop is newly renovated with a light, bright and energizing colour palette, and a small seating area to enjoy your beverage in house.
Friendly service and a passion for wellness, the enthusiasm is contagious, and I just had to try the fresh-pressed juice of the week, 1 in a melon (seriously good!), and the most beautiful blue coloured smoothie, Tropical Waves (wow!). I'll be looking forward to the next delivery day (drooling until then).
We're so fortunate to have the support of Frubar Juicery and look forward to having more Sudbury customers. If you're in the area, be sure to pop in for a treat!
April 28th, 2019 marked the 3rd Annual Intimate Summit of Local Commercial Kombucha Brewers. An event we always look forward to, this is a gathering of fellow brewers to create a sense of community, share our stories, discuss challenges, and talk shop. Graciously hosted by Dasha and Seb of Artizen Kombucha, we join together for a casual potluck lunch and informal meeting in Perth, Ontario.
This year, Dasha discussed her experience from Kombucha Brewers International Kombucha Kon event and shared information from the conference. A large focus of KKON 2019 was to collect data and create a Standard of Identity, a definition of the word Kombucha, to better differentiate and clarify the brew, while unifying the voice of brewers across the globe. We also discussed upcoming events, Boochfest 2019 and the Ontario Fermentation Festival, both of which have been created by attendees of our gathering, and are a must-see for kombucha and fermentation fans.
Present this year was Artizen, Culture, Vox, Pyramid Ferments, Buchi Pop, Vivo, Laurentian Brew, and Kombucha Scientist, Alex May. We filled and refilled our glasses with plenty of kombucha, enjoying the different brews and sampling some alcoholic kombucha as well as a sip from Kombucha Iceland.
To complete the visit, we took a sunny walk to Artizen's new brewery, in a wonderfully renovated bright space shared with Perth Pie Co. The time flew by, as it always does, and we look forward to catching up at events over the Summer. We have to say we have a pretty awesome crew of brewers in the area!
Did you know…
Our brew starts with a high quality, certified organic, kosher, whole, loose-leaf Sencha green tea. That’s a mouthful. A dreamy, deliciously mild one at that. We love the green tea flavour. Subtle and soft, it allows our flavour infusions to shine through.
Sourced from the mountains of Japan and imported to our distributer in Ontario, each batch received is tested and has a certificate of analysis showing it has passed microbiological testing. We receive our tea in bulk, never in tea bags, and steep at 75 degrees celsius in a reusable nylon bag. Being such a big part of our process, it was imperative for us to find a sustainable, non-leaching method in which to steep our tea.
Caffeinated tea is required as a nutrient for the kombucha culture, although the majority of the caffeine is consumed throughout the fermentation process. We recently had the caffeine levels in our kombucha lab-tested and much to our surprise, the caffeine content in 250 ml of kombucha was 5 mg. In comparison, the average cup of coffee contains around 95 mg of caffeine and decaf coffee contains around 3 mg, making the levels in our kombucha a pretty safe bet for those sensitive to caffeine.
We’re passionate about brewing kombucha. But not just a race to the final product. We take care to ensure you’re getting what you deserve. A premium product from start to finish, with each ingredient and method carefully selected and executed. And in our case it starts with a healthy live culture and the finest sencha green tea.
We haven't had this flavour on tap since our first Farmers' Market days and it couldn't come back at a more opportune time! Known as one of the top most potent anti-viral herbs, elderberry is a major cold and flu buster. If you've had that bug that's been going around (or have been one of the lucky ones who hasn't) this is the booch for you!
Made with organic elderberry and elderflower, this kombucha is seriously delicious (if I do say so myself!), lightly fruity, and ever-so-slightly floral. Described by Hippocrates (the "Father of Medicine") as his "medicine chest", elderberry has a wide array of benefits and uses including help with sinuses, allergies, and blood sugar stabilization, but is most known for its effectiveness at mitigating cold and flu symptoms.
And if you're already healthy as a horse, well just try it for the refreshing taste. ;)
On tap now at The Olive Tree in Deep River and Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery!
We're in Symphony Spa & Yoga on Brock Street in the heart of downtown Kingston!
You'll find a fridge full of kombucha in the newly launching smoothie bar. To compliment the wide range of wellness treatments in Symphony, the spa is opening a café and smoothie bar THIS WEEK! Sip on a healthy, raw smoothie or kombucha after completing a hot yoga class or while getting pampered with one of many salon and esthetic services.
Featuring a hair salon, yoga studio, massage therapy, waxing and sugaring, lash extensions, facials, laser hair removal, manicure/pedicure, and a café lounge, Symphony is an elaborate, one-stop-shop for personal wellness and self-care.
Kingston brides-to-be, and girls-day-out - this is for you! Head to www.symphonyspa.ca for more info.
We're looking forward to sitting on that patio this Summer!
Since we were in London for the weekend, we figured it would be great to sample our kombucha in the Farm Boy Wellington Street location!
We sure are happy to be in such a great store! It was a pleasure chatting about our product with the Sunday shoppers. Sounds like we converted some hesitant newbie booch drinkers into fans of the fermented tea. ;)
What a great weekend in London, ON for the first annual London Tea and Kombucha Festival!
Such a great group of tea sommeliers, tea totalers, tea enthusiasts, kombucha brewers and fans came out for the event at the Wolf Performance Hall downtown London. We certainly enjoyed meeting new faces, making new friends, and getting to know some of the kombucha brewers in the area.
So many teas to sip on! We're grateful for the welcome invitation and thankful to Founder, Michelle Pierce Hamilton, fellow RHN, tea sommelier, and owner of The Tea Lounge and Be Teas and her wonderful team for bringing this festival to life.
You can find Laurentian Brew Kombucha in another 3 Farm Boy locations!
Pick up a bottle in the RIDEAU CENTRE,
in OAKVILLE at the Oakwoods Centre,
and in Farm Boy's newest location at Leslie and Lake Shore in TORONTO.
We're so excited to bring our brew to more areas in Ontario.
Check out our retail map to find a store near you.
Thanks for the support in our expanding outreach!
Booch Balms are available at Blendz Smoothie Shop and Healthy Eatery in Pembroke!
All natural nourishment for your lips made using healthy kombucha culture in collaboration with the balm-making expertise of Sister Moon Gems and Herbs.
Find Peppermint Lavender and Sweet Orange Spice in stock at the front counter.
❤️ VALENTINE'S DAY PROMO & GIVEAWAY ❤️
Buy 2x 1L bottles and get $4 off!!
We want to say THANK YOU and show how much we appreciate you all so we teamed up with our on tap locations to bring you some Valentine's Day love.
Starting Saturday, February 9th until February 14th, purchase any two 1L bottles at The Olive Tree in Deep River or Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery in Pembroke for $4.00 off the regular price.
PLUS head to our Facebook Page and enter to win 2 big bottles of our brew. Winner to be announced on Valentine's Day!
Share your booch with your significant other, your best buddy, or stock up your fridge for a healthy kombucha cocktail or mocktail. We paired ours with chocolate from Hummingbird Chocolate Maker and fudge from Forest Cove Farm! Roses courtesy of Forest Cove Farm's new flower shop. 🌹
1 + 1 = 4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
How very cool to meet up with this guy today! We’ve been following Dylan on his journey across Canada and it is nothing short of inspiring.
Walking 5000 km on foot from Montreal to Vancouver is an incredible feat but to do it alone, and in Winter!? Absolutely amazing. There’s been some ridiculously cold weather lately and we can’t even begin to imagine the willpower it takes to continue this journey from morning until night.
I saw him on my route to deliver to North Bay, looked down at my kombucha for the ride home and thought.. you know what this guy needs...? A kombucha! Lol. Of course, I really just wanted to stop and say how impressive he is. Follow his journey on instagram @dylan_trekking and on Facebook 5000 km by foot.
So nice to meet you, Dylan!! I wish I would have had more time to chat and offer you a warm meal. Happy travels!
***Note: If anyone wishes to offer up their home for a nights stay, I'm sure he would greatly appreciate it. Follow his journey and shoot him a message if you're along the way! He is in North Bay for the evening and will carry on through Ontario for the next while.
C’était absolument extraordinaire de rencontrer cet homme ci aujourd’hui! On a suivi l’aventure de Dylan d’un bout à l’autre du Canada et c’est tout à fait inspirant!
À pied pendant 5 000 km, à partir de Montreal jusqu’à Vancouver, c’est tout un exploit! En plus, le faire seul et durant l’hiver? Absolument incroyable. Il a eu des journées très froides dernièrement et on ne peut pas s’imaginer à quel point il faut avoir de la volonté pour continuer cet aventure du matin au soir.
Je l’ai vu quand j’étais sur la route afin de délivrer à North Bay. J’ai regardé mon kombucha que j’avais pour le trajet vers la maison et je me suis demandé ce qu’il aurait besoin!? Du kombucha! Lol. Bien sûr, je voulais juste m’arrêter afin de lui dire comment impressionnant il est.
Vous pouvez le suivre pendant son périple sur Instagram @dylan_trekking puis sur Facebook 5000 km by foot.
Mon plaisir de t’avoir rencontrer Dylan! J’aurais aimé avoir plus de temps afin de parler davantage et t’offrir un mets chaud. Bon voyage!
Arnprior's newest business Good Food To Go has recently opened their doors. A gluten-free, peanut-free facility, Good Food To Go features healthy grab-and-go meals with a focus on fresh, nutritious ingredients featuring soup, salads, hot food, gluten-free muffins, and daily specials.
For those with a gluten intolerance, dietary restrictions, or just looking for a healthy take-out meal, Good Food To Go makes it an easy choice for lunch and supper. Located in Unit 6 at 75 Elgin Street in the heart of Downtown Arnprior, it is easily accessible with ample free parking in front of the building.
The store is bright and cheery, with accents of their signature fresh green colour, and an impressive backsplash makes for a great feature wall in the exposed kitchen. Owner Leslie Wirth wanted to create a space where you could see the food being prepared, as well as a view to the back storage area containing their premium products and ingredients used in their recipes, bringing more transparency to the made-from-scratch meals.
Having knowledge and personal experience with celiac disease, Leslie was aware of the lack of fully gluten-free, and peanut-free options in the area. After leaving her corporate position to pursue this new venture, her enthusiasm in creating good food is evident and contagious.
We delight in stopping in to the store to stock the fridge with kombucha, always having a great chat, and leaving with a smile. We highly recommend stopping in here for a healthy, gluten-free meal.
Congratulations Good Food To Go. We wish you much success!
Dry January? Kombucha to the rescue!
If you're like us and participating in dry January (taking a wee break from alcohol), kombucha mocktails are a must.
You can still be fancy with a booze-less Moscow Mule using Hibiscus Ginger or Just Ginger Kombucha (or keep it traditional and add the vodka if you'd prefer). The best part is our booch is low in sugar, has beneficial live bacteria and organic acids, uses real ginger (go away Winter cold & flu!), and adding fresh lime juice gives you extra Vitamin C!
Get crazy and experiment with different recipes, flavours, and add some fresh fruit to your glass.
Try our Virgin Kombucha Moscow Mule recipe! 👇
KOMBUCHA MOSCOW MULE
4 oz Hibiscus Ginger or Just Ginger Kombucha
2 oz Ginger Beer (option to omit and add more booch)
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Garnish with fresh lime and mint sprig
And that's a wrap, folks!
As we enjoy the last day of 2018, we‘re taking a moment to reflect on everything the past year has brought us.
Hard work, growth, expansion, fun events, new products, business, friendships, all made possible by YOU, our supporters.
We can't thank you enough for seeing us through this journey. Cheers to an amazing year and wonderful things to come in 2019!
Happy New Year!
We wish you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy time with family and friends over the holidays.
Cheers from our family to yours.
You may notice a new bottle alongside the Great Eight!
That's because we've officially launched our Nude Jun!! Landing on the shelves today, our Jun is now available in 500 ml bottles, making it one of the only commercial, fully-labeled and lab-tested Juns in Canada!
But just what is JUN? (pronounced like gin but replace the "i" with an "uh" sound)
Jun is a fermented tea similar to kombucha only it uses a raw honey as its nutrient rather than cane sugar. Kombucha culture cannot use raw honey as the antibacterial properties of the honey compete with the bacteria in the kombucha, destroying the culture. Jun culture has been adapted over time to use the raw honey without issue, making it even more valuable with the known benefits of raw honey.
We've kept our first flavour of Jun as simple as can be, using only organic sencha green tea, unpasteurized kosher Canadian honey, and naturally-occurring live cultures of bacteria and yeast. In essence it is "nude", unflavoured, with no frills, leaving the subtle taste of honey and green tea shine through a natural fermentation process. Honey lovers, this one's for you!
Aside from the numerous health benefits of both honey and fermentation, our Jun is also low in overall sugar with only 6 grams of sugar per 250 ml serving. Raw honey is only used at the beginning of the process in order for the fermentation to occur. No sugar or honey is added afterwards, giving you and your belly another reason to sip, smile, and enjoy.
Since the Spring our Jun has only been available on tap at events and in one refill location.
We're happy to announce that our Nude Jun is now available in five stores including:
The Olive Tree in Deep River
Hyska's Your Independent Grocer
Little Things Canning Company
Pura Vida Nutrition Store
As we increase production, you will see Nude Jun popping up at more retail locations. Let us know where you'd like to see it!
We are pleased to be among the first to bring this rare, delicious beverage to the area and look forward to having you try our Nude Jun.
NEW Seasonal Flavour!
We've made a batch of Mulled Cranberry Citrus for the holidays!
We began this festive booch by mulling pure cranberry juice with sliced orange, mandarine, fresh Ontario cranberries, cinnamon bark, clove, and dried orange peel. Once cooled, we added more cranberry juice AND freshly juiced clementine and orange. The perfect Christmas blend.
Jazz it up by pouring over ice, cranberries and an orange slice. Also makes a great sangria addition or a delicious cocktail mix.
Find it on tap at Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery in Pembroke and The Olive Tree in Deep River.
Hurry in! Limited supply!
Opening Day has arrived for Forest Cove Farm & Country Market!
Starting December 8th, Laurentian Hills newest business, Forest Cove Farm will be open Monday to Saturday: 7am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm.
A great spot to stop and visit for floral arrangements, coffee, treats, old-fashioned fudge, gifts and much more! We won't spoil all the surprises, but we can tell you that our kombucha will also be in the cooler. You'll have to stop in to see the rest for yourself. ;)
Congratulations to the Forest Cove Farm team! It's been amazing to watch your dream come to life.
Visit www.forestcovefarm.ca for more info!
The Ottawa Valley has more access to fresh, raw, local kombucha on tap!
Blendz Smoothie Shop in Pembroke now pours two flavours of kombucha in addition to carrying our line of 500 ml bottles. The more eco-friendly, cost-efficient way to fill up on fresh booch, Blendz is the latest business to jump on board with our refill program.
Purchase a 1L glass bottle and fill it full of kombucha for $12.50, drink, (smile), return the bottle for an exchange and a fill up at the refill price of $9.50! A full litre of booch for $9.50, keeping Mama Earth AND your belly happy!? Triple Win!
Special blends and seasonal flavours will be featured on tap, giving you access to even more delicious varieties.
Currently Blendz hours are:
8am - 7pm Tuesday to Saturday
8am - 3pm Sunday
Stop in for a drink, stay for the healthy food and atmosphere.
This is the BIGGEST Giveaway Ever!!!
WANT TO WIN??!!
One lucky winner is going to take the whole basket valued at over a whopping $600!!!
Read on to learn more and get the details on how to enter!
We've teamed up with our retailers and supporters to bring you this amazing prize basket full of LOCAL gifts! From gift certificates, to Christmas goods, lotions, locally made treats, big-time swag, and so much more... almost everything has been generously donated by our retailers!! We wanted to highlight the local shops that carry our kombucha!
Find out what's all in this amazing gift basket below!!
The following items have been so generously donated by retailers:
*Big Box of Chocolates - Jan's Valu-mart
*2x Hummingbird Chocolate Bars - The Olive Tree in Deep River
*4x Thursday Lunches - Maven Catering
*$15 Gift Certificate - Freddie's Trading Post
*50 Portion Beau-Tea-Ful Morning Tea - Katie Wolk, RMT & Clinical Herbalist
*Vitamins, Lotion, Bag, Tea - Beyond Nutrition Petawawa
*Homemade Sauerkraut - Burnt Bridge Quality Meats
*Wooden Serving Board & Gift Card - Hyska's Your Independent Grocer
*Christmas Cookie Tray - Klaesis European Bakery and Cafe
*Pickled Carrots - Little Things Canning Company
*Mug & Portioned Pot of Coffee - Janna & Kerry's Over Easy Bar & Grill
*Reusable Straw & Free Smoothie - Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery
*Detox Bath Salt Blend - Sage and Stone Wellness
*One-Month Gym Membership & Reusable Bag - Integrated Health Centre
*Blueberry Jam, Jelly & Chocolate-Covered Blueberries - Hugli's Blueberry Ranch
*Yoga Class Pass - Ottawa Valley Yoga
*Golden Lake Tee - The Cottage Cup
*Blueberry/Chamomile Lotion & Cocoa Butter - Pharmasave Golden Lake
*Lotion, Vitamins & Broccoli Chocolate Bar - Pura Vida Nutrition Store
*$30 Gift Certificate - Bonnechere Bakery and Bistro
*$25 Gift Certificate - Neat Coffee Shop
*Dark Roast Coffee Beans & $10 Gift Certificate - Bonnie Jane's Coffee House
*5 Group Class Card - EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle
*Super Slouch Beanie - Anupaya Quality Goods
*Lunch Entree for 2 - The White Owl Bistro
*Made-in-house Pasta Sauce - Orchards Fresh Food Market
In addition, we toured around to pick up a few more and added the following to the basket:
*Natural Mint'ea Kombucha Soap - Forest Cove Farm
*$20 Ultramar Gas Card from Raby's Ultramar
*Gluten-free Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix from Ullrich's
*Prana Trail Mix from Dandelion Foods
*Grass-fed Butter from Thornloe Cheese
*Dried Apples & Corn Nuts from Bruham Food Mart
*Rosemary, Raisin & Garlic Artisan Crackers from Farm Boy
*Chef Bill's Farmers Daughter Beer Jelly from Lennartz Auto Service & Corner Gas - Your Happy Place
*Plus 2x Bottles of Kombucha
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BEST OF LUCK!! One Winner will be selected at random on DECEMBER 1st!!
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made this gift basket possible!
We’re up North in Thornloe, Ontario in the Thornloe Cheese store!
We took a road trip this weekend to deliver kombucha, meet the friendly folks at Thornloe Cheese, and fill our bin full of delicious goods.
Located in the New Liskeard area on Highway 11 North, Thornloe Cheese has a long history of making tasty products. For over 70 years, the factory has brought Northern Ontario and Quebec the best in high-quality artisan cheese using sustainable local milk from farms in the area. The business has seen a few change of hands over the years but is now proudly 100% farmer-owned and 100% Canadian.
With a wide range of products ranging from traditional mild cheddar, to fresh flavourful curds, and specialty cheeses, Thornloe Cheese has some mighty fine award-winning products to enjoy.
A cheese-lovers heaven, Thornloe Cheese is known from far and wide (side note, we were 4 hours away from home but while we were there, a Deep River local walked in to stock up on his favourite curds - small world!) for their exceptional cheeses, and have been making even bigger headlines as the first Canadian company to offer a new line of grass-fed butter and cheeses.
With Matt always on the lookout for local grass-fed butter, this is actually how we connected! Through social media, we expressed how we enjoyed each others products and just had to get together! We just love how these things happen organically; local businesses supporting other local businesses. Aside from kombucha, Thornloe Cheese also has a variety of other local products in store, adding to the authenticity and true sense of community of the business.
Thornloe Cheese continues to grow and expand but never looses sight of the original pride and vision of using high-quality ingredients and the same old-fashioned techniques from their early days to bring us the finest (most delicious) Canadian cheese. Visit www.thornloecheese.ca to learn more!
Blendz Smoothie Shop and Healthy Eatery has a new home!
Now located on Pembroke Street, Blendz has been busy moving into their newly renovated space in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. Exposed brick and high ceilings gave this space a massive facelift and we can't help but admire the new look at the latest restaurant in Pembroke.
*Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 20th from 11am until 5pm*
Whoever said vegan food was lacking in taste never tried anything at Blendz. This vegan eatery takes you all the way to Flavour Town (ya.. that's right.. Guy Fieri needs to eat here!) with a great selection of dairy-free, gluten-free, taste-FULL options including their signature smoothies, soup of the day, and fan-faves like rice wraps, and banana bread waffles.
Although we'll miss having Blendz as our neighbour in the plaza, we wish Dale and her team all the best in her new location (you can't keep us away, we've been there twice already!). We look forward to what's on the menu next and will see you on delivery day! Yesssssss, of course Blendz carries our booch!
A chilly start to the day didn't deter locals in attending the the 3rd annual Renfrew Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival on Saturday. The beer was flowing, food trucks were sizzling, and by noon the square was a buzz with folks looking to taste the latest in regional craft brews.
This year saw the biggest turnout with around 2000 attendees, not bad for a small town festival set to showcase the finest in locally produced beverages while creating a fun atmosphere for all ages. With live music throughout the day, free glowsticks passed around for the dance in the square at night, the festival drew in new crowds for the extended hours with an evening band, The Paperboys.
Full list of businesses there to quench your thirst and fill your belly included Perth Brewery, Orléans Brewing Co., Cartwright Springs Brewery, Laurentian Brew Kombucha, Whitewater Brewing Company, Square Timber Brewing Company, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., Bancroft Brewing Co., Broadhead Brewing Company Ltd., Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc., Needham's Market Garden, Kin Vineyards, Hot Shots Coffee Canada, Big D's Dog House & Poutine Emporium, Bonita's Cantina, Backyard Gourmet BBQ and Mr.Churritos.
Thanks to a wonderful team committed to bringing a celebration of locally crafted food and drink to the Valley, the Town of Renfrew hosted another successful event of beer sipping, kombucha tasting, food-filled, festival fun.
Looking forward to next year!
Find us in Renfrew this Saturday, October 13th for the 3rd annual Frewtober Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival. We'll be there from 11:00am until 8:30pm serving up fresh kombucha on tap for your healthy, non-alcoholic alternative beverage needs.
We'll have four flavours on tap plus bottled booch for sale, and samples are always available to all who want to taste, quench their thirst, cleanse their palette, and sip on a different type of ferment.
Check out the lineup of local craft beer and food trucks! New this year - even more live entertainment and a "dance in the square" with an evening roof-top concert.
Meet you in the square!
We have so much to be thankful for.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, wherever you may be.
Cheers from our family to yours!
We are grateful that you are on this journey with us.
We are thankful for YOU!
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