FOLK is an acronym for “Flower of Life Kombucha.” FOLK also means ‘people in general’ and ‘of or relating to the traditional art or culture of a community’. Both of these definitions pretty much summarize who we are and who our customers might be, so we thought it was the perfect name for our company. Even the culture or SCOBY used to create the kombucha tea is a symbiotic ‘community’ of bacteria and yeast and also the literal culture of our community at the FOLK brewery.
Our brewery is located at Lake Tahoe, a majestic setting for a company guided and surrounded by Nature’s essential wisdom. Our water is sourced from Lake Tahoe, the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada and one of the three clearest alpine lakes in the world. Lake Tahoe is nearly 2 million years old, which makes it an ancient lake with ancient knowledge to impart.
What sets us apart from others is that FOLK Kombucha is 100% authentic kombucha – in other words, we make kombucha the way it was made centuries ago – NO added vinegar, NO artificial flavors or extracts, NO pre-pressed juices, NO forced carbonation. Our kombucha is hand-crafted in small batches and brewed in single barrels.
Each recipe starts with a blend of pure Lake Tahoe water, certified organic teas and certified organic cane sugar. To this we add some Mother-powered Love in the form of a SCOBY, a touch of brewer mojo, and carefully selected flowers, fruits, culinary herbs and roots to impart an ancient, energetic DNA unique to each flavor. The probiotic magic happens in the fermentation process that takes place in variable capacity stainless steel fermentation barrels in our fermentation room, slowly conjuring the alchemical flavor profiles that are absolutely unique to FOLK Kombucha.
FOLK Kombucha is a fresh, naturally effervescent, living elixir like no other we’ve met! We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy making it.