Summer Sips: Hard Seltzer and Kombucha
Light, refreshing, and low in calories, these summer sippers are easy to love. Plus, hard seltzers and kombuchas come in every flavor under the sun! Whether you’re relaxing poolside or oceanside (really, anywhere outside), these cans belong in your cooler.
Unlike the “fruit” flavored drinks of your college days, craft breweries use natural ingredients to keep the sweetness subtle. These adult beverages also have an ABV to rival most light beers for a more mature buzz. Before you pop the top, come have a look at a few of our faves.
Nova Easy Kombucha
Brazilian brewmaster Tiago Carniero set out to build one of the world’s most innovative beverage companies. Mission accomplished. Based right here in California, Novo Brewery first made its mark with uniquely tropical craft beers. Then, they made a natural transition into the world of spiked seltzers. Say hello to Novo’s effervescent sister, Nova Easy Kombucha.
Nova is packed with probiotics, vegan-friendly, and fun by nature. We’re basically obsessed with every flavor, but you may want to start with the Sexy Piña Colada. Made with organic tea, coconut, pineapple, and raw kombucha, it practically tastes like summer.
Remember when the craze first started? The haters said it was just a summer fling. They were wrong. Hard seltzers are here to stay, especially with San Diego standouts like Belching Beaver on the job. Low in carbs with real fruit and no added sugar, every variety is a Dam Good Time.
When wildfires threatened to wipe out Ojai Valley, the community rallied together. The experience left Bill Moses with a profound sense of gratitude for his community. Equally exhausted and inspired, he launched Flying Embers to illuminate life’s most precious moments and support frontline heroes. These seltzers and kombuchas — both packed with beneficial probiotics — are among our favorite good-for-you go-to’s.
Born in Ocean Beach, this kombucha company does all of its brewing in nearby Chula Vista. Boochcraft is made with fresh-pressed organic fruit, real ingredients, and a whole lotta love. It’s true — they go the extra mile to make every sip extra special and distinctively fresh. Try one for yourself and you’ll agree that it’s worth the squeeze!
High-grade green tea. Sustainable honey. Fresh-brewed botanicals. Real, responsibly-sourced fruit. Born in SoCal and brewed in Colorado, Jiant wants you to know every ingredient in your hard kombucha. Meanwhile, they’re equally proud of what’s not in their cans. That means zero gluten, GMOs, preservatives, or pesticides. Pure, light, and clean, these small-batch wonders pair beautifully with any meal.
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