Each week this Fall we'll travel to a different region of the South East in our big white van (affectionately dubbed Chewy) bringing huge coolers packed full of kombucha and the fiery passion of our convictions. We'll do demos, open new accounts, check in with existing ones and build relationships in the communities we're sold in. To keep our costs low we'll eat nothing but peanut butter (this isn't true) and drink nothing but kombucha (this is pretty close to true.) Oh yea, and we're arranging all of our travel plans through couchsurfing.org. It's a bit less comfortable, but so much more fun!
"Buchi Water is the New Ambrosia!"
(Reposted with permission from the Tumblr of Poseidon, God of the Sea)
After eons of my brother Zeus pestering me about the health benefits of kombucha, (and me dismissing him as another homebrewing hippie) a small kombucha brewery named Buchi has come out with a brew that caught my attention...
Cool & Effortless Buchi Water Mmmm...
In Appalachia's wettest year since the last great deluge* the water elementals whispered secrets in our ears and now our newest flavor is manifest!
Update: Smiling Hara has officially relaunched and is once again available at a growing number of local restaurants like Rosetta's Kitchen. Check out their website for more information about their new and improved tempeh and make sure you come support them at their Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge where 11 local restaurants will all submit their best tempeh reuben recipe for your culinary pleas
Kombucha community, get ready to have your socks rocked!
We are thrilled to announce a living, luscious frozen treat brought to you via the collaboration of three local Asheville companies, Buchi Floats!...
Fly direct on United Airlines from Houston to Asheville, the quaint Appalachian hippie town where "The Hunger Games" cast retired after long days of filming in the woods. The characters in the movie may have adopted a nomadic warrior diet, but that doesn't mean you have to. A plethora of local breweries have garnered Asheville the moniker "Beer Town USA" in recent years. The city also is home to an evolving "slow food" movement that draws from hundreds of farms in the region.
ASHEVILLE -- All last summer, locals would spy Woody Harrelson on the streets of Asheville, eating raw manicotti at The Laughing Seed, often shoeless, blending in with the rest of the city’s hemp-wearing vegan vagabonds.
One of the stars of “The Hunger Games,” filmed entirely in North Carolina, Harrelson bunked at the Hotel Indigo on Haywood Street, enjoying views of the Blue Ridge Mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows – or, if he preferred, from the vantage point of a claw-foot tub.
Recently, we were added to the line-up of specialty beers on draft and fine wines. White Horse Black Mountain is a 4400 sq. ft. music and arts venue in beautiful, historic, downtown Black Mountain, NC, in the midst of the spectacular Western North Carolina mountains. Founders/managers Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes have renovated the old Chevrolet dealership into a great place to see and hear incredbile music from Jazz to Bluegrass, experience performance and dance arts while enjoying a glass of wine or a Buchi Saki mix.
White Horse Black Mountain seats 225 cabaret style and offers additional standing room, making it a 300 capacity hall. It boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, 30 ft. barrel ceiling (helping create wonderful acoustics), unique wood and copper bar, and retail shop.
We are proud to support such an incredible that welcomes all. If you haven't expereinced this sweet space, take an evening out and visit the WhiteHorse.
Our friends at EarthFare launched their new website yesterday. If you haven't visited their virtual location in a while, do so...there are some incentives and promotional give-aways.
On the 16th of February, they will open their 21st store in Montgomery, Alabama. A Buchi kegorator will be installed and Buchi will be on tap! There will be tons of samples so be sure to stop by during their Grand Opening events!
We have recently been added on-tap at three WholeFood Supermarkets across the Southeast. Sarah and I travelled to the WholeFoods Atlanta - Ponce Supermarket for the big install. It has been a while since we have travelled outside of western North Carolina and it was nice to see the diverse community in the Ponce District trying and loving Buchi! Sarah trained Doug on the kegorator install and operation. We needed a few missing pieces, but after 4 hours, Buchi was flowing for onlookers including the managers of the Ponce location as well as top brass for the WholeFoods Supermarket chain.
These new locations serve as a Buchi Kombucha growler fill-up point. If you don't have a growler to fill-up, no worries, WholeFoods now have their own growlers you can purchase with a deposit.