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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!

ByTodd

One Year Ago Today

Bootleg Bucha opened out of a window in the Horsefeathers Building for their Winter Market on Saturday, November 7 2015. Our 300 square foot facility was just what we needed to get out of Heather & Jeff’s house and into the public eye. Over the last year we’ve met many great people, customers, vendors, employees, collaborators and friends. We’ve expanded a wee bit since then and will continue. Our goal is to provide a tasty, enjoyable, healthy option to our community and make kombucha a common term in Buffalo. We thank every person who has welcomed us and helped to champion a healthier Buffalo.

Below is a look at our facebook posts from that first day.

Celebrate with us on Small Business Saturday, November 26 from 5-9 at our facility. We’ll have live music, kombucha cocktails, kombucha floats and more.
To good health,

Todd

ByTodd

Now Available “You’re Fired Cider”

Yes, that is correct. 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. We start with organic apple cider vinegar, infuse it with fresh ginger, horseradish, garlic, onions, turmeric, orange juice and other cleansing devices. Take it as a shot, add it to your tea, or use it as salad dressing. The choices are endless; just like the health benefits. We suggest a serving of 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon once a day and up to 3x’s a day if you are feeling under the weather.

You’re Fired Cider is our version of “Fire Cider”, an herbal remedy created in the 1970’s by Rosemary Gladstar and made popular by hundreds of herbalists. Order your 4oz bottle today for $8.99 online or use our You’re Fired Cider Finder to find a retailer near you. Contact us for wholesale orders.

Todd

Natural remedy for all things wellness.

Natural remedy for all things wellness.

ByTodd

Save the Date, One Year Anniversary Party 11/26

Wow! What a year! It seems that just last week we were at Horsefeathers picking out paint colors & filling flip top bottles. It’s been quite the ride and we’d like you to join us in a celebration of kombucha in Buffalo. Join us on 11/26 to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, grand opening of 1250 Niagara and Small Business Saturday.

Expect live music and great kombucha collaborations with local food & drink producers. We’ve confirmed that 42 North, Thin Man, Flying Bison, Resurgence Brewing, Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Black Squirrel, Buffalo Distilling, Lockhouse Distillery & Sweet Melody’s will participate in a kombucha cocktail competition with more to be announced shortly.

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 5pm – cows come home
    1250 Niagara Street
    Buffalo, NY  14213
  • Live music by Bill Smith of Ten Cent Howl (and friends)
  • Kombucha Cocktail Collaboration
  • Kombucha floats
  • Local food
  • and more…

Stay tuned as we will announce more in the near future.

Todd

Anniversary Competition:
Create a local food or drink utilizing our kombucha as a main component. Think shandy, cocktail, float and more. This is open to all local food and beverage producers, if your product works well with kombucha, we’d love you to participate. For more details, give me a call at (716) 768-8302.

Submit your entry for the Kombucha Cocktail Collaboration here.

 

ByTodd

It’s a 12 Pack Jack

Have you caught the kombucha kick? Is every flavor your favorite? Introducing 12 Pack Jack, our variety 12 pack allows you to pick the flavors right out of our cooler. How does 2 blueberry lavender, 2 tart cherry mint, 1 ginger & 7 hibiscus lime sound? Or maybe 4 apple spice, 2 pomegranate, 2 original, 1 blueberry lavender and 3 ginger? Whatever the combination you choose, you save when you buy our 12 Pack Jack — and it even comes with it’s own reusable cardboard carrying case.

Stop in, sample our flavors and create your own perfect 12 Pack Jack. Now only $39.99 (save $8.01 or 17%) and only available at 1250 Niagara Street, Buffalove, NY 14213.

Remember to drink local and drink healthy.

Todd

 

ByTodd

In the news

We’ve been in the media a bit lately so we thought we’d compile an area online that will link to and archive some of the coverage from Buffalo Rising, Buffalo Spree, Kiss 98.5, WGRZ, WBFO, NY Times & more.

ByTodd

Bootleg Bucha Finder

Wow! Thanks for the Buffalove everyone. As you may have read, we are in the midst of a major expansion. Our product is now on shelves from Dunkirk to Batavia, Niagara Falls to East Aurora and many more coming soon. To help you find our kombucha at a location most convienent, we’ve added a Bootleg Bucha finder on our website. It’s an interactive map of all of every location serving our bucha and can be found on our website under About Us in the menu.
Stay tuned, we’ve got more good news coming soon.
Todd

ByTodd

New Hours, Labels & Locations!!!

Yes, we have extended retail hours, new labels and you’ll now find our bucha in more locations (insert high five emoticon here, seriously). As you’ll see, our retail hours at 1250 Niagara Street are below and we hope to see you soon.

  • Tuesday 11-5
  • Wednesday 11-7
  • Thursday 11-7
  • Friday 11-7
  • Saturday 11-5
  • Sunday 11-3

Skipping new labels for a second, we have new locations providing our product. In addition to Farmers & Artisans & Washington Market, you’ll notice that Lexington Co-Op is carrying 5 flavors (ginger, hibiscus lime, tart cherry mint, pomegranate & blueberry lavender). Heather, Jeff & I are now happy to carry the title of member/owner, customer & vendor at the Co-Op. In addition, you’ll soon start seeing your favorite local bucha at many Tops Friendly Markets. We already stocked the shelves in East Aurora and will have samples at the Taste of East Aurora (in the Tops tent). More stores will follow shortly.

Back to labels, they are rolling out concurrently. We made it 10 months handwriting and now it’s time for pre-printed labels with barcodes, ingredients and nutrition information. Our 12oz bottles (grab & go) are first to get the face lift, the rest will follow shortly.

Time to get back to bottling, we’ll see you soon and thank you so much for your support!
Todd

 

ByTodd

New Facility, More Kombucha

How was your summer vacation? We spent ours expanding into a new facility that will make kombucha a commonplace in WNY. Our new facility at 1250 Niagara Street is 4x’s the size of our previous location and has been designed specifically for kombucha production. You’ll get the same service that you have come to expect with some new additions such as grab & go 12 & 32oz bottles, high speed wifi and expanded seating. Stop by, say hello and of course, grab some bucha.

We are looking forward to seeing you.
Todd