About Inspired Brews
Our new flagship fermentary location at 263 N 3rd Street. Hours: Monday 10AM – 6PM Tuesday 10AM – 6PM Wednesday 10AM – 6PM Thursday Closed Friday 10 – 6PM Saturday 9AM – 5PM Sunday 9AM – 5PM
7/27 – Kombucha 101 at the Fermentary – 263 N 3rd Street, Old City Philadelphia – $50 – 6:30PM to 8:30PM – INCLUDES NOURISHMENT BY GRATEFUL PLATE
The Kombucha 101 class at our Fermentary will prove that this age-old elixir is not just a modern trend and will give you all the tools and confidence needed to brew your own batches at home. Join Jessa Stevens, Philly’s Inspired Brews brewmaster, in taking the steps to prepare, flavor, and enjoy this naturally effervescent beverage. Novice and experienced kombucha drinkers alike will enjoy learning about the history of brewing, the ingredients used, the equipment needed, and will walk away with a flavored bottle of kombucha as well as a complete batch starter to continue the process at home. Hey, we’ll drink to that!
And, we’ll provide NOURISHMENT BY GRATEFUL PLATE to snack on!
Our goal at Inspired Brews is to work within our communities to develop more thoughtful, engaged approaches to growing, buying, cooking, and ultimately enjoying our food. As a lawyer (Jennifer) and designer (Jessa), we find tangible relief from the abstract and commercial—from the temptation to disconnect and disengage—in gardening, in cooking, and in nourishing those we love. Kombucha is an age-old elixir with new potential as a handcrafted gourmet beverage. An ancient fermented tea, kombucha has been shared among families, friends, and communities for thousands of years. As a probiotic, high-enzyme beverage, kombucha has been credited with everything from improving liver health and metabolism to preventing hangovers, slowing hair loss, and curing cancer. Whatever the health effects—at the least, kombucha is significantly lower in sugar than the soda alternative and is chock full of probiotics and B vitamins—many devotees find that they enjoy a lift and improved energy from regular consumption. We have both prepared kombucha in our homes for some time, since a friend first shared the culture with us and we became enamored with its refreshing taste and feel. At first, we were satisfied with small batches and simple flavoring—orange juice, pineapple puree, and the like. Over time, we began brewing and drinking more and developing unique flavors that we love to share with our friends and families. We are excited to introduce our communities.
We brew kombucha in glass barrels, using organic green and black teas and organic cane sugar. Once it is lightly carbonated and pleasantly tart, the kombucha is bottled for a second fermentation along with selected juices, herbs, and spices. The kombucha is then hand-filtered into kegs or individual bottles. We enjoy handcrafting our kombucha in small batches with unique and seasonal ingredients. Our aim is always to create distinct, high-quality, and healthful beverages that are intertwined with, and suited to, our communities.
Become an Inspired Brewliever with our subscription program
Get our locally, crafted kombucha in bulk and enjoy it all week! We’ll email you each week to let you know what flavors are on draft. Swing by our location and we’ll fill your Inspired Brews bottle to the brim. Terms: **you will be asked to sign a terms sheet upon your first pick up** $10 initiation fee charged when you pick up your first growler. PayPal will bill you monthly for your fill ups. Please notify us if you’d like to put a ‘hold’ on your subscription. You may also cancel at anytime without repercussions, we just need 15 days notice! Our subscription prices are based on pick-up at our store location:
Strawberry Rhubarb Fennel
100% raw kombucha*, PA strawberries (IPM), PA rhubarb (IPM), fennel*, peppercorn*
100% raw kombucha*, beets*, carrots*, ginger*, mint*
100% raw kombucha*, PA apples (IPM), lemon*, ginger root*, chlorophyll*
100% raw kombucha*, pineapple*, grapefruit*, beets*, dates*
100% raw kombucha*, lots of ginger root*
100% raw kombucha*, elderflower*, lemons*
100% raw kombucha*, elderberries*, hibiscus*, echinacea*
Banana Ginger Lavender
100% raw kombucha*, banana*, ginger root*, lavender*
On Draft at the Fermentary
Rooted – 100% raw kombucha, PA beets, carrots*, ginger root*, PA mint*
New Leaf – 100% raw kombucha, mint*, rosemary*, juniper*, chlorophyll*