What is Hard Kombucha? Understanding the Basics

What is Hard Kombucha? Understanding the Basics

If you’ve been looking for a refreshing, health-conscious alcoholic beverage, you’ve come to the right place. But what exactly is it? Let’s break down the basics of hard kombucha and why it might just be your new favorite drink.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been enjoyed for centuries for its potential health benefits. It's made by fermenting sweetened tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). This process produces a slightly fizzy, tangy drink that's rich in probiotics, which can be beneficial for gut health.

What Makes It Hard?

Hard kombucha takes this traditional beverage a step further by adding an additional fermentation stage to increase the alcohol content. While regular kombucha typically has a very low alcohol content (usually less than 0.5%), hard kombucha contains between 4% and 9%+ alcohol by volume (ABV), similar to a beer or cider.

The Brewing Process

Here at Hooch Booch we do things a little differently. We aren’t going to let you in on alllll of our secret recipes but here’s a glimpse into our process. First, we start the non-alcoholic tea brewing process where we brew black and green tea then add cane sugar to feed the SCOBY. Then the SCOBY or “Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast” is added which gives all the better-for-you benefits to our products! Simultaneously, we brew a hard tea which creates the alcohol of our boozy booch. Then, we blend the two together to create our base which we add the flavors to to create Hooch Booch!

The Benefits

  • Live Cultures: Even though it's an alcoholic beverage, our boozy booch retains the live cultures that can support digestive health since real booch is kept cold ;)
  • Real Ingredients: Most hard kombuchas, including Hooch Booch, are made with organic and natural ingredients, making them a cleaner choice compared to many other alcoholic drinks.
  • Gluten-Free: It’s naturally gluten-free, making it a great alternative for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

How to Enjoy Hard Kombucha

You can enjoy it straight from the can or pour it over ice and jazz it up to create a timeless libation. Hooch Booch begs the question, Dare to Go Harder? For those who love to experiment, hard kombucha can also be used as a base for creative cocktails. Read the back of our can to see which spirit pairs with your favorite Hooch Booch flavor. It pairs well with a variety of foods, from light salads to grilled meats.

Why Choose Hooch Booch?

At Hooch Booch, we’re passionate about crafting the best hard kombucha possible… but we don’t stop there. What makes us different is our classic cocktail approach to hard kombucha. You can simply sip it out of the can or make an easy 1-2 step cocktail by adding the suggested spirit on the back of the can. Oh, and did we mention we are diligent about keeping our product live and raw? You can expect a robust flavor profile that also offers a better-for-you buzz! Cheers!

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