Now serving: Real Kombucha in Brighton

Now serving: Real Kombucha in Brighton

It’s wonderful to be able to announce that Real Kombucha is now available in some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels in Brighton. We’ve been keen to find a way into the legendary seaside resort for some time, and – to be honest – we had assumed that...
Remembering Matt Campbell

Remembering Matt Campbell

A brief but heartfelt word on the tragic passing of Matt Campbell, whose loss we are feeling especially keenly today here at our brewery.  We met Matt in autumn last year when his passion and love for kombucha led him to getting in touch with us. He subsequently came...
Real Kombucha hits Cornwall

Real Kombucha hits Cornwall

Great news from out West! As of this week, Real Kombucha has a number of jaw-dropping boltholes in Cornwall. We’re really excited to be able to announce partnerships with the amazing Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac, and the incredibly picturesque Hotel...
10 London kombucha bars well worth a visit

10 London kombucha bars well worth a visit

While dedicated London kombucha bars are still far and few between, the number of regular pubs and bars selling kombucha in the capital is growing rapidly. Here at Real Kombucha, we’re seeing more and more people drinking our booch as an alcohol alternative...
Alcohol and health – the real data is out

Alcohol and health – the real data is out

We often hear in the media that a little bit of alcohol in our diet is good for heart health. That’s what the mediterranean diet is all about, right? But recent data suggests this is wrong, and that in actual fact any alcohol in our diet is bad for heart health. So...
Dry January: what to drink on a dry night?

Dry January: what to drink on a dry night?

As the resident teetotaller at Real Kombucha, I guess it should fall to me to offer tips and advice on how to abstain. However, I never really feel it’s my place to do that, so I’m not going to. Each person has their own reason for not drinking alcohol,...
Are all teas healthy?

Are all teas healthy?

We have all heard, most probably during garbled conversations with our mates, that tea is great for our health. But why do some teas get more attention than others (I’m looking at you, green tea)? The green stuff always seems to get great press – everyone seems...
Respect to our Old Mothers

Respect to our Old Mothers

As every kombucha brewer knows, behind every great brew there’s a potent old mother. But wait… isn’t it rather insulting to talk about your old mum in that way? Don’t we show respect to our elders? Well indeed we do. So much so that we name...
Where does kombucha come from?

Where does kombucha come from?

Newbies to kombucha generally arrive with a myriad of questions. First up, naturally, is “what is kombucha?“, followed swiftly by “what does kombucha taste like?“, and then usually, “what the hell is a scoby?” As the links...
Kombucha benefits: a gut-full of goodness

Kombucha benefits: a gut-full of goodness

Like most of us today, my life is pretty frenetic. To add to a rapidly growing business, my wife and I have two wonderful but extremely active children, Alistair, 12, and Emilie, 9, and a dog called Rafa, that absorb a lot of our time. We also have a few acres of...
Alex Honnold on free-soloing El Capitan

Alex Honnold on free-soloing El Capitan

It’s a warm, mid-August evening in Haringey, North London, and there’s a hint of something like Beatlemania in the air. Alex Honnold – the first man ever to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan without ropes or safety gear – is in town to spend a day with...
Soft drinks, sugar and you

Soft drinks, sugar and you

Brexit and Donald Trump aside, the physical and mental health of our population is among the most common topics focused on by the media today. Increasingly, the headlines are dominated by the debate on sugar. The problem that we find with many of these headlines,...
Celebrity kombucha drinkers, 2017

Celebrity kombucha drinkers, 2017

In the days of yore, back when kombucha was mainly associated with New Age communities, celebrity kombucha drinkers who weren’t Madonna or Gwyneth Paltrow were far and few between. Scroll forward several years and things have become a tad more...
How to serve kombucha

How to serve kombucha

How do you serve your booch? I have been seen, on the odd occasion, supping a Smoke House straight out of the bottle, and it is tough to fight the urge to draw off a warm glass of Royal Flush straight out of the fermenter, sweet and fruity with a touch of lanolin....
Why we don’t flavour our Kombucha

Why we don’t flavour our Kombucha

As you probably know by now, kombucha is a yeast and bacterial fermentation of sweet tea that produces a drink that sits somewhere along the spectrum of cider, beer and wine. That said, it has a very low alcohol content, has pretty low sugar and only a few calories,...
The trouble with not drinking

The trouble with not drinking

Here’s an admission I never expected to have to make: I’m not an alcoholic. There, I’ve said it. I’ve come clean. I’m 10 years off the booze and, just to nip this in the bud should I end up going out drinking with one of you in the near...