Instagram: Inside small batch kombucha breweries

We’ve found fascinating pictures on Instagram taken inside kombucha breweries. As home brewers, it’s great to see how the commercial companies make their ‘booch. We’ll be sharing pictures from various stages of the brewing process, from Scoby’s to bottling. Also from both large and small batch breweries.

Small batch

To kick things off, here’s a selection of pictures taken inside small batch breweries. For a home brewer, these look familiar: two-gallon glass jars with temperature strips, scoby hotels, and ceramic crocks. Then there are the oak barrels and smaller stainless steel containers.

Scaling up

Small batch does not necessarily mean small scale.

The guy on the left of the second row from the bottom is GT Dave, holding what I assume is one of what must be hundreds of thousands of the small containers they use to brew their multi-million dollar volume of ‘booch down there in Southern California:

At GT’s Kombucha, we’ve stayed true to the authentic brewing process of this sacred elixir for over 20 years. Our #1 selling Kombucha is raw, organic, naturally effervescent, and handcrafted in small batches – always cultured, never compromised.

Another market leader, Daina Trout of Health-Ade, is shown carrying just one of the 100,000 2.5 gallon glass jars in their brewery:

It’s encouraging to see that millions of bottles can be made in small batches. In our next post we’ll take a look at pictures from breweries who take a different approach.

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