Some words freak me out. The ones off the topic of my head are smoothie, massage, yoga, methinks and yogurt. (If you see a lot of words with G, you are correct. I can only presume that in a past life I was walking down Sesame Street and was killed with a giant G, much as Mary Capwell was killed by a giant C in Santa Barbara). At some point in my life, I thought that kombucha was yogurt. I don’t know why but I thought it was. Then when I saw it in bottles, I just presumed that it was some sort of odd liquidy yogurt and so it freaked me out and I avoided it. Because the word yogurt (and the actual thing) freaks me out. And because I am an idiot.
BUT THEN I actually tried some and realized, oh hey, this isn’t bad. And this past Friday, we went with our friends to the Unity Vibration tasting room and YES, KOMBUCHA IS REALLY GOOD! And it’s not yogurt. Or massages. Or smoothies. And I’m getting freaked out just typing those words.
I had the Triple-Goddess Bourbon Peach beer. One of the things that I liked about it was that you had to drink it slowly. I’m not sure what it was about the beverage that forced me to do that but I had to sip instead of swallow and that made it even more enjoyable. The peach flavor was just the right amount and had a nice sweetness that was very pleasing. Ken had the Triple Goddess Raspberry which was a bit more tart and subtle…I could imagine that it would go nicely with this flourless chocolate cake that I make.
The tasting space was cool and it was fun to hang out there. My friend Angie chatted about local beer and brewing and I got to chat about “gateway” beers and how we got my dad tipsy on Kolsch beers down in Florida. Kombucha might make a nice “gateway” for our ERMEGHAD I ONLY DRINK WINE!!1!11! friends. I mean, with the fruit goodness and sipability and all.
If you get a chance, check it out! Meantime, methinks (shudder) I am going to avoid doing some yoga (ick) tonight!!!