Owners of The Brewkery, Amy Goldman and Sean Galloway, share a unique interest in fermentation. Sean homebrews beer on a hand-built system and Amy bakes delicious artisan sourdough bread. The duo first explored kombucha when they were looking for a non-alcoholic fermented drink to brew for their local farmers’ market. It was a hit with customers, and demand soon went through the roof! Now, they want to share their love of Kombucha with the rest of Kansas City by introducing Lucky Elixir Kombucha and becoming a go-to source for local artisanal kombucha. All ingredients are sourced in the Kansas City area when possible.
Kombucha, an ancient drink, which has been called the “elixir of life,” starts with fresh-brewed sweet black or green tea. It is then fermented with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria & yeast.) The tea can then be blended with herbs, fruit, and spices to create unique, flavorful concoctions. The result is a naturally effervescent, earthy, and tangy tonic that is chock-full of probiotics, B vitamins, and amino acids. As kombucha provides beneficial probiotics and detoxifiers; it has been known to help the body in myriad of ways. Kombucha is alive, teeming with beneficial microorganisms and active bacteria cultures that provide the body with a great source of nutrition. Kombucha is also a fantastic, healthful alternative to sugary soda. The base tea is a combination of organic cane sugar and delicious black or green tea. Even though the tea starts out sweetened, the sugar is consumed by the SCOBY during the fermentation process, leaving a low level of sugar in the finished drink.