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This month marks our 9th year in business. Celebrating these anniversaries gives us a chance to reflect, laugh, cry, and hopefully gain some perspective. In the spirit of going down memory lane, here is a highlight from each of those 9 years, accompanied by photos, of course!


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2015: Two crazy middle-aged kids started a beverage business, with very little knowledge of the beverage business. Well, we set out to start a craft beer and sourdough bread business……and that turned into a kombucha business! We explored our ideas at the Merriam Farmer’s Market.


2016: Time to get legit and look for a space to produce Lucky Elixir Kombucha. Found it at a shared commercial kitchen called Flavor Trade. More Farmer’s Market.


2017: This was a hard year…. we had to move from Flavor Trade and find our own space (which we FINALLY did on Swift Street in North Kansas City). We were hustling our growing wholesale business with self-distribution to grocery stores, TONS of demos and building out the space for our brewery. I now know how to cut concrete (but will never do it again)! More Farmer’s Market.


2018: The taproom opens! Re-branded, scaled up and a distributor took us on.


2019: We made the switch from bottles to cans. In the taproom, we introduced our own in-house food menu, including soup of the week along with paninis. I made large batches of Coconut Curry Soup every week (sometimes multiple times) for four years. Just made it last week and it still holds up!


2020: COVID. Never worked so hard in our lives to keep our business afloat. While a lot of people were staying home, we went to work every single day and hustled till it hurt. Laid off all employees. Traffic was a dream. Launched our on-line store to ship nationwide. 


2021: Introduced our hard kombucha line: Lucky Booch Hard Kombucha and got picked up by a distributor. Decided to do a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays again. Whoof, it was all a bit much.


2022: Bought a very expensive new canning line that just hit 100,000 cans and we love it dearly. Packed many, many boxes of hot chai.


2023: Rebranded again. In May closed our taproom and moved our brewery to another space (still in North Kansas City) to focus on increasing production, wholesale and on-line orders. This was a really tough decision because our customers were like our family (and definitely our social life). Miss you guys!


2024: In nine years, we have made approximately 50,000 gallons of kombucha! We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our family who did ALL the jobs (Al, Marilee, Marla, Sam, Peyton, Rachel, Charlotte, Riley, Ryan, JT, Heather, Amy, Travis, Larry, Tim & more) who all helped us get to where we are. Thank you to our employees: Paula, Rebecca, Jon, Emma, Lauren, Katie, Ellie, Candice – you guys rock! And, I have to thank my dear friend, Ashlee for giving me my first SCOBY and believing in us.

To quote Julie Andrews, “Are we lucky , or what?”


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