Kombucha on tap at our Denver Tea Bar! Come sip for yourself.
Kombucha is an ancient elixir that has been brewed for over 2000 years. A combination of tea, organic cane sugar and a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast or SCOBY, are combined and lightly fermented to create a tart, effervescent tea. While trace amounts of alcohol are created by the fermentation process, it is considered non-alcoholic and has less alcohol than non-alcoholic beer. The tea has been regarded by some as the key to a long and healthy life. The lactobacillus culture in kombucha aids in both liver detoxification and acts as a probiotic for digestion. The fermentation process produces naturally occurring healthy acids and B-Vitamins which have been shown to enhance mood.
The Kombuchas we serve use Teatulia Organic Teas as their base.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your physician about kombucha if you are pregnant or nursing.
We are a two family owned kombrewery located in Lone Tree, CO that is dedicated to producing high quality fresh kombucha.
Our founder Marc had discovered kombucha back in the mid 2000’s. Marc drank it on and off for many years. It was until the last couple of years, he drank it more consistently and started feeling better with his overall health. Marc started experimenting with it at home, making a mess in the kitchen regularly. Staying up late into the night and being too tired to finish cleaning, his wife was normally the one cleaning it up the next morning. Gradually he was mastering his kombucha brewing skills and spoiling friends and families with delicious flavors. Not only did Marc feel better in his overall health, it helped with sugar cravings. Also once he found that hops in kombucha tasted great, Marc’s cut back his alcohol intake!
One night while the mad scientist Marc was in the kitchen perfecting his kombucha,his neighbors Scott and Amanda stopped over. Being teachers, living a healthy active Colorado lifestyle, they thought, in Marc's own words, he's a little weird for always doing things they would not expect. On Scott’s question what Marc was doing, he replied “brewing kombucha.” Their thought was literally “yeah, right! That's the stuff you buy in the store, not make at home.” Marc poured two glasses of kombucha, and after the first sip of fresh and flavorful drink, they knew right away that it was something they needed to share with the world.
That’s how Trubucha was born.
HOW WE MAKE OUR TRUBUCHA
First of all, our kombucha is not pasteurized and non GMO. We start by using the freshest ingredients and buying local as much as possible. In our base kombucha it’s important to us to always use all organic ingredients. Also only organic (rarely just natural) fruits, flowers or essential oil are used to flavor Trubucha. From the time the ingredients go into the tank to being kegged, kombucha never touches any plastic. The one time that it is in contact with anything except for glass or stainless steel is when we put it in a keg, and we use food grade silicon for that. Trubucha is made the way our founder and master brewer would expect all other companies to make it.
Needless to say, our kombucha is brewed with passion and conviction to share it with the world, and every bottle is filled with loving care to give people a healthy choice.
ROWDY MERMAID KOMBUCHA IS A CRAFT BREWERY LOCATED IN BOULDER, COLORADO, AT THE FOOT OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Inspired by the pristine, wild landscape, we handcraft our living kombucha beverage from organic tea, Colorado snowmelt, wildcrafted organic herbs, and fresh fruit. At Rowdy Mermaid, we use organic cold-pressed fruit juice and ayurveda-inspired herbs to produce an authentic, living kombucha that is low in sugar and bursting with flavor.
Farm-direct organic tea Filtered Colorado snowmelt Wildcrafted organic herbs Locally-sourced, cold-pressed fruit*
Handcrafted by individual brew masters Tested daily for safety and perfection Intentional recipes Non-GMO
Happy Leaf's goal is to brew the best kombucha on the market. Our proprietary culture of bacteria and yeast gives our kombucha a flavor profile unlike any other. We hand select all our ingredients and even blend our own tea to ensure the best product possible. Our teas are raw, vegan and gluten free. We do not use any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and source organically. Our kombucha is brewed using Rocky Mountain water in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.
At Happy Leaf, we strive to always be innovating with our new flavors. Since most of the produce we use for our flavoring is seasonal, we're always experimenting with new ingredients. From traditional to unconventional, it is our mission to create kombucha that is defined by its complexity as well as its deliciousness. Our loyal patrons are always excited to see what's brewing at Happy Leaf, and we hope you are too.
The (Brief) Happy Leaf Story
Happy Leaf Kombucha was started in January of 2013 by Jenni Lyons and Mike Burns. With Jenni's background as in holistic nutrition, and Mike's background in craft beer, kombucha was a natural fit. Like all good stories, this one begins with a hand-me-down SCOBY and a kitchen. Avid kombucha fans, their plan was to brew enough kombucha so that they could have it on tap at all times in their own home.
Well, it didn't take long before they realized that what was brewing was something that needed to be shared with the world. They began selling their kombucha at local farmers markets. Soon, Happy Leaf was able to expand to retail refrigerators and draught lines throughout the front range of Colorado.
Now, Happy Leaf Kombucha can be found in bottles and on draft at many retail locations, restaurants, and breweries. Never forgetting their roots, Happy Leaf can still be found pouring fresh 'bucha at farmers markets throughout Denver, Golden, Boulder, and Longmont.
In November of 2013, Happy Leaf Kombucha opened Colorado's first Kombucha Taproom, in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District. It remains one of only a handful of such establishments in the entire United States.
The Happy Leaf team strives to push the boundaries of creativity in their field. It is their passion to brew the best kombucha around. The result is a beverage that is of the utmost quality and freshness, both good for the thirst and good for the body.