You’ve definitely seen the hard seltzer craze, with brands like White Claw and Truly being fan favorite picks for summer day refreshers. But have you tried hard kombucha? People are swapping out spiked seltzers for the new fruit forward drink known for its funky flavor and digestive benefits. Hard kombucha offers an alternative to beer and seltzers with its nuanced flavor profile, clean ingredients, probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins. California is the birthplace for many thriving hard kombucha companies, offering a variety of refreshing drinks. Try some of our favorite brands: All companies offer seasonal and limited-time flavors on their websites.
The company was founded by two friends in their Santa Monica apartment who were committed to producing the cleanest, crispest hard kombucha possible.
Flavors: Passion Fruit & Elderflower, Ginger & Lemongrass, Grapefruit & Hibiscus, Guava & Mint
June Shine was created with the mission of creating a transparent alcohol brand that caters to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Flavors: Hopical Citrus, Grapefruit Paloma, Midnight Painkiller, Acai Berry, Chili Mango, Iced Tea Lemonade, Blood Orange Mint, Honey Ginger Lemon
The Ojai based company features a range of products including seltzers, hard kombucha, and beer.
Flavors: Ginger, Pineapple Chili, Black Cherry, Prickly Pear Blue Agave, Grapefruit Thyme, Lemon, Berry, Lemon Cayenne