I’m not much of a beer drinker. I like cocktails mostly. I like some wine. But I haven’t found a beer that I really like (other than raspberry lambic!). On a whim I bought a bottle of Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer from Arbor Farms. I tried the Triple-Goddess Raspberry and I liked it! It reminded me of the shrubs we made in the farm to table cocktail class last summer. A shrub is a vinegar that has been infused with fruit or other flavors and then is used as a base for a cocktail (or with a little club soda for a non-alcoholic drink). It had a fruity flavor, but a vinegary bite.
Kombucha is a sweet and tart fermented drink that is naturally carbonated. It is made from friendly-bacteria or yeast, which gives the drink it’s fizziness as well as the tart taste. Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer is gluten-free, vegan, organic, and raw and made in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
I’ve also tried the Triple-Goddess Ginger flavor, but I prefered the raspberry and I’d like to try the Triple-Goddess Bourbon Peach sometime. I’m not sure about the KPA, I don’t like bitter flavors and the hops would definitely add some bitterness.
Kombucha Beer is not for everyone. My beer-loving husband and my beer-loving friend both did not care for it. My husband doesn’t really like the taste of vinegar, so I was expecting him not to like it. My my friend loves pickles, so I thought she’d love it, but alas not.