If you’ve been hanging out with me lately, you’re probably downright sick of how much I’ve been gushing over kombucha. It’s my 2015 summer drink jam. I have a SCOBY in my fridge. Did you know how healthy it is for you? Stay with me people. I’m going to write a full feature on this fizzy probiotic drink in the near future, the focus of which will be SLO’s own Komplete Kombucha (stay tuned for their re-branded name). Will I work this obsession out of my system? Not likely. I just picked up a refillable growler of Komplete Kombucha’s seasonal lavender lemonade flavor, and it is the most refreshing companion to summer bike rides you will ever find. Plus, co-owner Jake Pritzlaff said it’s totally OK to mix it with white wine. Be still my beating heart. The applications … they are endless! Try a range of flavors on tap at Kreuzberg Coffee, High Street Deli, Bowl’d, Pluto’s, KravaBowl, Bliss Café, or stop by SLO’s Thursday Farmers’ Market for a sample, pint, or growler.
• Komplete Kombucha’s Lavender Lemonade—About $5 for a growler refill each Thursday at SLO Farmers’ Market.
A double rainbow (seriously) appeared across the sky as I sipped on a pint of Dunbar Brewing Co.’s brown porter last Saturday. Coincidence? I think not! Owner/Brewer/Johnny Cash aficionado Chris Chambers has found his real life pot o’ gold with his new 10-barrel brew house, which I was stoked to tour during an informal Art Before Dark grand opening bash. If you haven’t checked this gleaming beer wonderland out yet, I highly recommend doing so. I can’t promise another double rainbow, but I can promise a cold beer worth drinking.
• Dunbar Brewing Co.’s Brown Porter—About $6, 22815 El Camino Real.
Hayley Thomas wants to know where all the leprechauns are coming from at firstname.lastname@example.org.