Have you ever seen a Whalebird? Mike and Jake, avid Kombucha brewers and the minds behind Whalebird Kombucha hadn’t either until the summer of 2014 when their lives were changed forever. It was a foggy morning on the Central Coast when the duo jumped into the ocean after their morning pint of Kombucha for an ordinary spearfishing excursion.
While diving amidst a thick cluster of kelp, Mike saw what appeared to be a huge whale move quickly through the water, breach the surface, then disappear from view as if it sprouted wings and flew away, the only reasonable explanation.
After that fateful day, they decided to dedicated their budding Kombucha brewery to the tale of the Whalebird and their mission became clear:
Make the best Kombucha the world has ever seen and spread its fizzy goodness across the coast in the hope that one day the wonderful and mysterious Whalebird will be found.
Today, with the help of a small but passionate team, they handcraft an uncompromising Kombucha from the heart of San Luis Obispo. Thanks in part to native strains of bacteria and yeast, Whalebird Kombucha is sessionalbe and refreshing while maintaining the low sugar, strong culture, and beneficial acid that makes Kombucha so good.
Beyond the brew, sustainability is key, which is why the team loves their kegs, taps, and growlers. They hope that the next growler you buy will be reused many times and become your best friend on life’s daily adventure.