At REAL Kombucha, we see kombucha as the perfect alcohol replacement. Spreading the good word is an ongoing journey, however. On this blog, you’ll see how our story started, where it has been, and where it is headed, as we attempt to help people change the way they drink.

 | Sober Curious, The Modern Drinker

The government’s obesity strategy was published this morning – a series of proposals I’ve been eagerly awaiting. As some of you will have learnt from the podcast I recorded earlier this year, I have spent much of my career trying to help people make better food choices. I love the flavours and possibilities that come… Read more »

This month, I celebrated my 13th sober year. People occasionally scoff at the idea of a sober celebration, as if the two concepts can’t co-exist. It’s not hard to see why. In the UK especially, we have a cultural tendency to associate alcohol with good times, so much so that we think a party without… Read more »

Ever wondered how a business starts, how an entrepreneur spots an idea and builds the right team to knock it into reality? In the 20th episode of The REAL Podcast, David Begg – founder of REAL – talks to co-founder, Jon Wilks, about the journey that has brought us to the new branding and the… Read more »

You asked, we listened. On Wednesday, May 13th, we launched REAL Royal Flush and Dry Dragon in gorgeous 750ml cork-and-cage bottles, offering our customers and our sober curious friends a genuine alternative to sparkling wine, presented in a way that feels both familiar and natural. Here’s a word from David Begg, REAL founder, on the… Read more »

It may seem strange to be launching new branding in the depths of such turmoil. Our intended launch date was March 31st, but between planning and launch, the world changed dramatically. Still, after a lot of consideration, we have decided that this is something we really want to share with you. Hopefully it’ll offer something… Read more »

Sadly we have to say goodbye, at least for now, to an old friend. We have recently brewed the last batch of Smoke House, one of the first ever kombuchas that I created almost five years ago. As our friends and fans will know, the quality of our drinks is at the core of what… Read more »

There’s no denying these are uncertain days. But in such times, we invariably see the good in one another. We know that many of the restaurants, bars and hotels we work with are seeing a dip in footfall, and we know that many of the live venues we work with (and the artists they support… Read more »

Valentine’s Day – a time of romance, celebration and being there in the moment with someone you feel kinda special about. An ideal “sober curious” moment, too: keeping a clear head to enjoy the date… and whatever might follow. Not that we’re here to preach, of course. You do you, as they say. Celebrate in… Read more »

Non-drinkers, rejoice! ‘Tis the time to be merry! We bring you glad tidings from across the nation. These stockists are now serving great non-alc drinks!

Meet Anna Walsh, manager of Ireland’s first ever alcohol-free pub. In this week’s podcast, we ask, “Can we lose the booze but keep the craic?”

With Christmas party season coming up, the question is: Is yours a supportive work environment, or are you offering the same old Christmas blow-out, one size fits all?

In the company of Club Soda Guide’s Laura Willoughby, we put 12 non-alcoholic drinks through a quick taste test. Which one have you got your eye on?