About Us

Jeff, Todd & Heather founded Bootleg Bucha in 2015.

Jeff, Todd & Heather founded Bootleg Bucha in 2015.

Bootleg Bucha began in 2015 when it’s founders; Jeff Empric, Heather Lucas and Todd Salansky started sharing their home brewed kombucha with friends and family.  After positive feedback they moved the operation out of Jeff and Heather’s kitchen and began brewing and selling kombucha in the Horsefeathers building.

Currently Bootleg Bucha has made its home at 1250 Niagara St on the West Side of Buffalo and is proud to be part of the revitalization of Niagara Street.  Bootleg Bucha can be found on tap in our tasting room on Niagara Street and in over 100 locations around New York & Pennsylvania.