Augusta County, Virginia
Founded by husband-and-wife team Kate and Ethan Zuckerman, Blue Ridge Bucha has
been a staple of the local food and beverage scene since 2010. The kombucha brewery will now open its
doors (and taps) to the public starting this Saturday, June 30th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Says Ethan, “We are excited to be able to interact directly with customers in our own space. It will be a unique, family-friendly place to hang out that will showcase the high quality products and sustainable local ethos that our company is all about.” The taproom will offer growler fills and compostable cups full of the company’s delicious Certified Organic kombucha flavors, including limited release flavors that will be available at the taproom only. A curated selection of snack and non-bucha beverage options will be available, too–all from local purveyorswithin a 100 mile radius of the taproom, such as Farmstead Ferments Krauts, Trager Brothers Coffee, Gearharts Chocolates, Good Phyte Food bars, Snowing In Space Nitro Cold Brew, and more.
Located on the east side of Waynesboro near Rockfish Gap Outfitters and Basic City Beer, the kombucha
taproom is just two miles from I-64, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. Its convenient
location, kids play area, free wifi, and indoor/outdoor layout make it a hangout spot for just about any
occasion this summer. The rustic, eco-salvaged décor of the new spot is a perfect complement to the
company’s tagline: big flavor. small footprint. Says Kate, “I am so proud of the work Ethan has done in
making this old building come to life again. He’s built most of our brewery equipment from scratch, so
renovating this space on a tight budget using reclaimed materials is a challenge he was up for. We up-cycled our glass pallets and created a homemade wood stain using the tea from our kombucha, which is a fun and unique process that highlights our commitment to reusing resources. We look forward to curating a great experience for visitors, and we have plans to evolve the concept further in the coming months.” According to the Zuckermans, Blue Ridge Bucha has plans to host events, tours, and food trucks in the near future, but has not yet decided on the date for its Grand Opening Party.
For now, the kombucha taproom will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. For more information, visit their website blueridgebucha.com and follow their social channels @blueridgebucha.
About Blue Ridge Bucha:
Founded in 2010 by Kate and Ethan Zuckerman, Blue Ridge Bucha is a Certified Organic kombucha that is sustainably handcrafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and is renowned for its delicious taste. Blue Ridge Bucha’s mission is big flavor. small footprint. as it strives to be the best-tasting and most earth-friendly kombucha around. It can be found both bottled and on draft in locations throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Through Blue Ridge Bucha’s refillable bottle program, its fans have saved over 800,000 bottles to date.
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