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ByTodd

On Tap at Erie County Fair

Get Bootleg Bucha on tap at Erie County Fair from Prima Oliva

Get Bootleg Bucha on tap at Erie County Fair from Prima Oliva

We’re happy to announce that you can get fresh, local, kombucha at Prima Oliva’s stand at the Erie County Fair. We’ve got four flavors on tap located in the Erie County Fair Cooks, Kitchen & Shoppe area. Prima Oliva brought our kegerator to the fair to help build awareness for their new cafe, Prima Cafe, opening soon in the Village of Hamburg.

Their stand is located inside the Kitchen & Shoppe area. The white building has a General Store, Security Office & Lost Children Area and is located between Kiddieland, Lower Grandstand and BW’s BBQ. In addition to kombucha, their stand also has fresh kale, oils, vinegars and more. Stop in and grab a healthy meal while at the fair.

Shop local, shop healthy.
#ItsOurFair

Home of Prima Oliva @ Erie County Fair

Todd

ByTodd

Kombucha Cocktails Are Here!

West side mule, our version of a Moscow Mule.

West side mule, our version of a Moscow Mule.

Looking for new cocktail ideas, try a kombucha cocktail and you’ll find yourself doing a real ‘cheers to health’. Kombucha adds a unique twist to familiar favorites without all of the post beverage side effects. You can make these at home or request them at a local watering hole. Some of our favorites are below:

  1. Pina Colada- This is our newest flavor release that is cocktail ready. Just add ice and the rum of your choice and you are immediately transported to a beach.
  2. West Side Mule- It’s our take on the moscow mule and is best served in a copper cup. Ice, muddled lime, Bootleg Bucha Ginger kombucha and vodka. And no, they don’t drink Moscow mules in Moscow or any part of Russia.
  3. Ginberry- Ice, Bootleg Bucha blueberry lavender kombucha, splash of lemon and gin.
  4. Shandy/Blend- Mix 50% of your favorite Bootleg Bucha kombucha flavor and 50% beer. It’s a refreshing summer favorite!
  5. Hibiscus Lime Margarita- Salt rim of glass, add a quarter scoop of ice, six ounces of Bootleg Bucha Hibiscus Lime, two shots of tequila, slice of lime and stir.
  6. Pomegranate Mimosa- Bootleg Bucha Pomegranate kombucha & champagne.

This is just a few of our favorite kombucha cocktails, experiment with your own recipes and let us know.
-Todd

ByTodd

Downward Goat Round 2. Goat Yoga Down On The Alpine Made Farm

 

Goat Yoga

Goats, Yoga & Bucha


Who is ready to zen out with some goats?!

No, seriously… Baamaste!

The dream team–Love in Motion, Bootleg Bucha and Alpine Made–are bringing yoga with goats to Western New York this summer. We’re taking our mats outside for once-a-month classes surrounded by the cutest, cuddliest, snuggliest baby goats (aka kids).
Come tour the farm, stock up on soaps, drink some the bucha and OM out with the kids (baby goats, duh – but your kids can come too).

Sunday, July 23
12:00 -1:00 pm (almost full)
3:00 -4:00 pm 

Class runs an hour but show up early to reserve a spot and explore. There will be time to shop and play after class as well! Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
$20.00 per person, per class!

Registration is open for class on 7/23 at loveinmotion.yoga/events

Address: 5445 East Creek Rd South Wales, NY 14139

*** PLEASE try and carpool to these events — save some parking space and be a lil more mama nature friendly***

We will schedule rain dates closer to the date of the class in the case that we are rained out. If you cannot attend the rain dates, we can refund you. Otherwise, do the high volume and interests of this class and the limited space, registration is non-refundable. Class dates/time are non-exchangable and non-transferrable.

Guest post written by Kath, proprietor of Love In Motion Yoga and kombucha addict.

ByTodd

Clam Jam w/ Resurgence Brewing 6/10/17

Clams. Bucha. Beer.

Kick off the summer season with a Clam Jam blowout bash on Saturday, June 10. The party will feature our collaboration kombucha cocktail, “Cuke Duke”, kombucha slushies, live music, clams in the Resurgence biergarten, food trucks, commemorative glassware and more.

We’re roping off the parking lot, pitching tents and serving up summer in a glass.

  • Clams. Bucha. Beer.
  • Hosted by Bootleg Bucha & Resurgence Brewing
    1250 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY  14213
    11am – 10pm
    OG Wood Fired Pizza 12-2pm
    Raw & Steamed Clams start at 1pm
    Frank’s Gourmet Dogs 4-8pm
  • Featuring:
    Cuke Duke, Kombucha Cocktails, Lime Berliner Weisse release, Food Trucks, Kombucha Slushies, Music by Chris Maloney, Clams, Clams and more Clams.
  • No cost to attend, food & beverage will be available for purchase. A commemorative glass will be available for purchase for $8 (filled) and you’ll save $0.50 for each additional drink.

Cuke Duke Signature Cocktail
It’s one part Resurgence Brewing Company Cucumber Saison, one part Bootleg Bucha Hibiscus Lime. Cold, crisp, refreshing and only available on June 10. Follow our event on facebook for more details.

Todd

Clam Jam with Bootleg Bucha & Resurgence Brewing

Clam Jam with Bootleg Bucha & Resurgence Brewing

ByTodd

We’re Open Early & Often At 1250 Niagara

Since we started in November of 2015, we’ve been pushing to make kombucha more accessible to everyone. From a little 400 sq ft shop in the basement of Horsefeathers, we’ve grown to a 3,000 sq ft production facility at 1250 Niagara Street and are expanding again. As a result, our kombucha and You’re Fired Cider is distributed from Erie, PA to Brooklyn, NY.

With the expansion, we’ve added retail hours at 1250 Niagara. Our hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 11am – 3pm
  • Closed Holidays (Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Mother’s Day.

For those regulars, we are now “officially” open Monday.

Stay tuned for more.
Todd

ByTodd

3/18 Prep Kitchen Pop Up & Blueberry Lavender Goat Milk Soap Launch

All right stop, pop, collaborate and listen. Join us this Saturday 3/18/17 from 11a-2p as we release blueberry lavender goat milk soap in collaboration with Alpine Made. In addition to this exciting news, we’ll be hosting Alpine Made, Butter Block (blueberry lavender donuts), Public Espresso, Farmers & Artisans and the new kid in town, Jerk It (beef jerky) in our prep kitchen pop up. You can expect fresh, local, kombucha on tap, and also be able to get the finest skincare products from Alpine Made, fresh treats & eats from Butter Block, pour overs and more from Public Espresso, locally sourced items from Farmers & Artisans and Jerk It (beef jerky).

Most importantly, we challenge you to help us fill up the Reddy Bike truck with donations. We are collecting donations for the families that were displaced due to the apartment fire on Lafayette. Bring in a donation and we’ll give you 15% off your kombucha order. The families are in need of toiletries, blankets, clothing for individuals of all ages and sizes. Drop off your items and we’ll get them to Doreen with Glendale Development. Reddy Bike has graciously offered their box truck to transport the items, lets fill it up!

Here’s the skinny.

Saturday 3/18/2017 11a-2p (Bootleg is open 11-5)
1250 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
Secret Release (Blueberry Lavender Goat Milk Soap)
Alpine Made, Butter Block, Public Espresso, Farmers & Artisans & Jerk It

Stay tuned and we’ll see you soon!
Todd

About Blueberry Lavender Goat Milk Soap:
When Alpine Made & Bootleg Bucha collaborate, you’ll get the same great soap in your favorite kombucha flavor. We use the same teas & lavender flower as used by Bootleg and maintain the high standards you’ve come to expect with Alpine Made. So, let us tempt you to another level by combining your favorite kombucha flavor with your most luxurious soap into one.
Coming soon! Hibiscus lime & ginger goat milk soap with more to follow.

❤️ Heather, Jeff, Todd & Kerry
ByTodd

Fresh Local Kombucha On Tap

It has never been easier to get kombucha on tap. From Feel Rite to Flying Bison, Washington Market, Merge, 42 North and R Space Studios, we’re bringing fresh bucha to your glass (or growler). Four Feel Rite locations (Hamburg, Delaware Ave, Maple & Transit) now have 3 tap kegerators with rotating flavors of fresh local kombucha on tap in addition to bottles.

Looking to add bucha on tap to your location, let us know. Ask us about kegerator financing.

Todd

ByTodd

Drink Healthy in 2017

Start 2017 off healthy with Bootleg Bucha. The health benefits of kombucha are many, including digestion, joint care, detoxification and natural energy. It’s the perfect drink before or after your workout. Our kombucha is raw, unpasteurized and fresh, using locally sourced produce whenever possible. Our small batch process ensures that each bottle is packed with probiotics, antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins to give your body a healthy boost. We’ve designed the following options to help you get in a healthy kombucha habit.

  1. Kombucha Share ($106+tax)
    This is the best way to drink healthy cost effectively and often. Prepay for 14 kombucha fills and save over $29 off our retail price. We’ll give you a brand new 32 ounce bottle to fill as often as you’d like.
  2. Six Pack Attack ($54+tax)
    Grab a six pack of healthy 32oz kombucha. This comes with a black reusable bag to carry home. Perfect for an individual or couple to share.
  3. 12 Pack Jack ($39.99+tax)
    Mix and match your favorite flavors of our 12 ounce bottles to make your very own 12 Pack Jack. Save over $8 and have a bottle in your fridge at all times. Only available at 1250 Niagara or by gift certificate.
  4. You’re Fired Cider ($8.99 or $14.99+tax)
    Not from the kombucha family, You’re Fired Cider is our natural remedy, mostly known for its ability to prevent and short-cut cold and flu symptoms. This immune boosting remedy can also stimulate digestion.

You can purchase our kombucha at over 60+ locations (and growing) or in our tasting room at 1250 Niagara Street. Our Kombucha Share, Six Pack Attack and 12 Pack Jack are only available in our tasting room. Sometimes you need to indulge, try one of these kombucha cocktail recipes.

ByTodd

Healthy Gift Giving

Give the gift of healthy this holiday season with these special items from Bootleg Bucha. Order online or at 1250 Niagara Street. Please note that our retail store will be closed on 12/24 & 12/25 so we can do our own last minute shopping spend time with our family.

  1. Kombucha Share ($106+tax)
    This is the best way to drink healthy cost effectively and often. Prepay for 14 kombucha fills and save over $29 off our retail price. We’ll give you a brand new 32 ounce bottle to fill as often as you’d like.
  2. Bag of Bucha ($41+tax)
    Purchase two 32 ounce bottles of bucha, a t-shirt and we’ll throw in a branded Bootleg Bucha reusable canvas bag.
  3. Gift Certificates (any denomination)
    Order a gift certificate in any denomination, we’ll even calculate a specific purchase for you in advance (12 Pack Jack is $43.49 after tax).
  4. Six Pack of 32’s ($54+tax)
    Grab a six pack of healthy. Prefill each bottle or let that lucky someone choose the flavor themselves. This comes with a black reusable bag to carry your gifts. Perfect for an individual or couple.
  5. You’re Fired Cider ($8.99 or $14.99+tax)
    You’re Fired Cider is our natural remedy, mostly known for its ability to prevent and short-cut cold and flu symptoms. This immune boosting remedy can also stimulate digestion. The 4 & 8 ounce bottles make for a great stocking stuffer and can be left at room temperature until opened.
  6. 12 Pack Jack ($39.99+tax)
    Mix and match your favorite flavors of our 12 ounce bottles to make your very own 12 Pack Jack. Give as a gift or simply bring to the party to share with friends and family. It great for digesting fruit cake, chip dip, ginger bread men and more. Only available at 1250 Niagara or by gift certificate.

Interested in kombucha cocktails, try these recipes with your family & friends. Happy holidays from all of us at Bootleg Bucha!

ByTodd

Kombucha Cocktail Menu

At our Grand Opening/One Year Anniversary Party we introduced several kombucha cocktails to your palate. As requested by many of our guests we’ve posted the cocktail recipes here. Make them at home or stop by our partners to try (limited availability). Enjoy responsibly!

  1. Apple of My Eye
    Five ounces Bootleg Bucha Apple Spice Kombucha, five ounces of Bootleg Bucha Pomegranate Kombucha, six ounces Big Ditch Cinnamon Apple Amber Ale. Stir & serve.
  2. Gonna Spruce Up the HERC-Cane
    Two parts Bootleg Bucha Hurricane Kombucha, one part Flying Bison Buffalo Lager, 1 part Flying Bison HERC Barleywine, Mango Puree, Bitters. Stir & add fruit garnish then serve.
  3. Hopped Up Hibiscus
    Mix 2oz Lockhouse Single Hop Spirit,  1oz Lockhouse Ibisco Bitter,  1oz Hydrated Tonka Bean Paste,  2.5oz Bootleg Bucha Hibiscus Lime Kombucha. Stir in ice filled mixing glass. Pour over large ice cube. Garnished with dehydrated lime wheel.
  4. House of The Rising Sun- (Collaboration Contest Winner)
    Beet Infused Gin, Bootleg Bucha Ginger Kombucha, Thin Man Elmwood Beach, Apple Cider Vinegar Reduction, Simple and Dehydrated Beet Garnish.
  5. Kettle Sour Apple Pie Holy Moly Me Oh My
    Two and a half gallons of Bootleg Bucha Apple Spice Kombucha, two and a half gallons Community Beer Works Three Heads Collaboration Joint Venture Hoppy Sour, Cinnamon Lemon Simple Syrup. Fill keg & shake gently as you carry it down the street. If you don’t have kegging capabilities, use 1 part kombucha, 1 part beer.
  6. The Perfect Storm
    Pour one part Bootleg Bucha Hurricane Kombucha, one part 42 North Enforcer Fall Galaxy Double IPA into glass & serve.
  7. Blackman’s Bootlegger
    Add a quarter scoop of ice, three ounces Blackman Farm Apple Cider, three ounces of Bootleg Bucha Apple Spice Kombucha, one ounce fresh squeezed orange juice, one shot of bourbon & stir.
  8. Breezer Colada
    Add a quarter scoop of ice, six ounces of Bootleg Bucha Pina Colada, a shot of dark rum, a shot of coconut rum & stir.
  9. GinBerry
    Add a quarter scoop of ice, six ounces of Bootleg Bucha Blueberry Lavender, one shot of Lockhouse Gin, a splash of lemon juice & stir.
  10. West Side Mule
    Add a quarter scoop of ice, six ounces of Bootleg Bucha Ginger Kombucha, one shot of Lockhouse Vodka, a splash of lime & stir.
  11. Hibiscus Margarita (featured on Buffalo Spree cover, July 2016)
    Salt rim of glass, add a quarter scoop of ice, six ounces of Bootleg Bucha Hibiscus Lime, two shots of tequila, slice of lime and stir.

Non-Alcoholic Kombucha Floats

  1. Music to My Mouth- Berry Good
    One scoop of Sweet Melody’s Raspberry Sorbet with Bootleg Bucha Tart Cherry Mint Kombucha poured over.
  2. Music to My Mouth- Sweet Blueberry
    One scoop of Sweet Melody’s Sweet Cream Gelato with Bootleg Bucha Blueberry Lavender Kombucha poured over.

The combinations are endless.

Have your own recipe that you love, feel free to send it to us here!