Now brewing and pouring straight from the taps of their local tasting room tucked in between Mission Hills and Little Italy, James Farnworth and Susan McMillion’s Bootstrap Kombucha is the newest brewer in San Diego. Bootstrap is here to show us that not all kombucha is created equal. By sticking to authentic recipes and traditional methods of brewing, and serving on tap, they ensure the end result is not only one of the most tasty and refreshingly fizzy non-alcoholic beverages available, but it also retains its vital probiotic properties that are said to help improve and maintain overall health.
To achieve the perfect balance of flavor and effervescence, Bootstrap brews slowly and in small batches using only natural ingredients, such as organic teas and organic sugar creating various rotating flavor options such as blueberry, cherry, beet apple-ginger and pineapple passionfruit. One other key component that sets Bootstrap apart from other kombucha brands is the use of “whole water”. Whole water is filtered only to remove heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride, yet retains the minerals naturally found in all water (normally removed in traditional water filter processes such as reverse osmosis) that are needed for healthy kombucha brewing.
When asked about their reasons for brewing, McMillion said, “we’ve always thoroughly enjoyed kombucha, and after experiencing the numerous health benefits and enjoying how it makes us feel – we knew we had to find a way to brew it more often and share our enthusiasm with the rest of San Diego.” Having backgrounds in the medical device and food industries, it is no surprise that Farnworth and McMillion found their passions converging in this natural probiotic beverage.
Though kombucha has been around for at least 2,000 years, it wasn’t until recently that the tremendous health benefits were fully appreciated, which has helped to propel kombucha to its current level of popularity around the globe. Recent studies have suggested that kombucha contains detoxifying and antibiotic processes through its essential vitamins, as well as gluconic, glucuronic, lactic, and acetic acids, which may contribute to and support a healthy immune system.
About Bootstrap Kombucha
Dedicated to crafting a quality product, Bootstrap Kombucha is a homegrown kombucha brand founded by James Farnworth and Susan McMillion who both pride themselves on attention to detail that yields a beverage with both health benefits and an incredibly refreshing and delicious flavor experience. Farnworth and McMillion began their kombucha journey at their own home brewery and decided to share their passion with others by transforming it into a business. Bootstrap Kombucha contains only organic ingredients. Bootstrap Kombucha is committed to providing people with a high-quality kombucha that is always fresh, local and on tap.
Bootstrap Kombucha can now be found on tap throughout San Diego at local restaurants, as well as their own tasting room located at 4085 Pacific Highway, Suite 105B, San Diego, CA 92110.