Bucha Blog

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!

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.