All About The ‘Booch™ started as a fun healthy hobby that quickly escalated out of control!
Let’s back up a couple of years… We won a kombucha starter kit at our girls’ school’s PTO parent mixer. We’d heard about kombucha (or ‘booch as we like to say) and generally knew it was good for you but that was about the extent of our knowledge. The kit we won came with a simple recipe off of the internet. After sitting on the counter for a few weeks, we finally decided to give the kit a try and we made our first 1-gallon brew. Here’s a pic. Isn’t she lovely?
Shortly after making our first batch, we started a Instagram account called – All About The ‘Booch – to chronicle our ‘booch making adventures. A couple of months later, we added a second 1-gallon brew vessel and started to experiment with infusing different fruits (pictured here).
And a couple of months after that, we added a 2.5-gallon continuous brew vessel… until we got ourselves up to brewing about 10 gallons at home that we were sharing with friends and family. As you can probably imagine, ‘booch took over our kitchen and dining room. We had bottles everywhere!
As our passion for ‘booch continued to grow, we started to think about the idea of going commercial. We started talking to friends, family, and other local business owners to get their thoughts. We both work full-time jobs and we are raising tween girls so we naturally had some reservations about jumping into the ‘booch biz. And then one day, a local fermenter, who we had befriended during this journey, called and said she was moving out of the large shared kitchen she was in, opening her own kitchen, and she asked if we wanted to move in and make ‘booch. Let’s just say she made us an offer we could not refuse so we jumped in with both feet (or really all 8 of our feet!)!
Here’s a pic of Pac and Dre, our first two commercial size fermenters.
And that brings us to today. We are proud to be the first permitted kombucha microbrewery in Maricopa County! We hope you enjoy our locally made, raw, craft kombucha. We know you’ll taste the difference! #allaboutthebooch
~ Peace, Love, & Kombucha ~
Shelley and Duane