Buchi Earth is by far our most complex brew. It's a blend of 20 different ingredients and includes multiple stages of production, including hand-roasting the burdock and dandelion one skillet at a time in a cast iron. It's a process which takes hours. Despite the fact that all those roasted roots make the brewery smell delicious for days, it's our brew crew's most labor intensive flavor -- and to be frank, the biggest pain in the ass to produce.
If you read our blog, hopefully you have a sense Buchi is committed to evolving into a more responsible and sustainable company. Sometimes this means simple decisions, like choosing compostable cups over styrofoam. No brainer. Or using GMO-free ingredients -- that's a given. But the more you look into sustainability the more nuances and shades of gray (or in this case blue) start to appear. You are faced with decisions which aren't win-win, and then it comes down to your values and how and when to express them when the ideal option doesn't exist yet.
The success of Buchi has been built on hard work, inspiring people and a series of synchronistic occurances which have allowed us to grow like we have without having any money for marketing or sales. From the land where we live and the earth bermed brewery we brew in, to 2 low interest loans we've gotten from Whole Foods incredible tribe we have pulled together -- we have learned to look for and expect miracles.
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