The Federal Brewing Company is a locally owned and operated artisanal kombucha brewery and purveyor of organic teas, and traditional herbal and adaptogenic solutions. Founded in 2013 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland by a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Fermentation & Gut Health Professional, and her partner, a USMC Veteran and Mechanical Engineer. This old school duo is passionate about promoting food as medicine as they both personally experienced major health crises. Kombucha Life isn't just for 22-year-old yogis, although we highly encourage yoga and feeling young! Kombucha Life is for anyone looking for balance through simple, natural solutions to a complicated life. With our decades of experience and training, let us help you bounce back and get back right.
Our Founder, GG, a graduate of Widener University, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a lifelong learner, was born in California and raised in a multicultural East Coast home, where the food was a bit more diverse than their neighbors, and so was what they considered medicine. "My great grandfather, was an indigenous Sonoran healer; the indigenous people of Mexico were know as 'The people who refuse to die'. I followed that tradition of refusing to die when I had 38 cardiac events in one night, at home, including flatlining multiple times. This was due to a heart rhythm problem that required a pacemaker. My recovery from what could've had devastating consequences, was miraculous but hard. I was in year 3 of building a business and had my world turned upside down. Faith, family, friends and food were part of that miracle. I was determined to get better and to honor the gift of life by sharing the life enhancing food and products, that I used to recover, with my community. To that end, we are working hard to build a small business with big goals. One of those goals is to offer our community thoughtfully selected, trustworthy products, most of which are made by us and some of which are made for us, all of which promote health. Let's do this!"
Our Co-Founder, "Mr. Kombucha", is a proud Polish-American son of immigrants, USMC Veteran and PSU School of Engineering graduate. Mr. K. was raised eating fermented foods and beverages that were kind of hard to pronounce, but easy to swallow. His mom, "Babchi", always had something strange brewing in the house that was considered a cure all, and it was always delicious AND made with pride! Mr. K. is putting a new spin on some of those old world traditions and the result is DELICIOUS!
Fact Nugget: GG and Mr. K. dated in high school and 25 years later, decided that maybe old love was good love . . . that was nearly 14 years ago. Since then they birthed a baby and a business together. They discovered kombucha on a date night in 2013! They decided to try something different and attended a Mantra Fest in Philadelphia, a short distance from where they both grew up. The Festival was sponsored by Reed's Kombucha and it was bliss in a bottle! They were instantly intrigued and determined to create their own local version of kombucha, which would offer naturally occurring local probiotics. "We were delighted when we discovered that we had an affinity for brewing artisanal kombucha with a fantastic flavor. Divine intervention, again? Perhaps! ".
Kombucha Life is Good . . . Drink UP!
Kombucha is a strange sounding fermented tea with a 2,000 year history of use as a health elixir. Fed Brew Kombucha starts with custom blended organic tea, and cane sugar. Healthy bacteria and wild yeasts, which have been cultivated in The Eastern Shore of Maryland terroir, and a little love, are added to the sweet tea and the process of fermentation begins. Through the amazing transformative properties of fermentation, most of the sugar is consumed and the sweet tea is transformed into a probiotic and nutrient rich and detoxifying tangy beverage with a low glycemic index. Kombucha, a live food, also has a trace amount of alcohol, and should always be kept and served cold to keep the healthy and hard working microbes from going back to their job of increasing the levels of fermentation. Kombucha is great on its own and also makes a wonderful mocktail or addition to a smoothie. For those who choose to drink alcohol, kombucha can be used as a healthy alternative to your standard cocktail mixer. Many people even report that kombucha prevents hangovers, but nothing prevents them better than common sense - please drink smarter not harder!!