The time is ripe
for kombucha on tap ― heck, they even have it at Whole Foods now ― and S.F.'s Rana Chang is advancing the conversation with the idea of kombucha happy hours for her indie company House Kombucha
. They'll take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Live Sushi Bistro
(1 Gilbert at Brannan) starting next week. The kombucha will cost a quarter an ounce for those who bring their own clean, marked containers, less for those who purchase half-gallon growlers, or customers can simply enjoy a glass (and a snack/meal, if so inclined) at the restaurant. Live Sushi is located upstairs from the commercial kitchen where Chang does her brewing.
This weekend, though, Chang will host a bar launch party (and unofficial Green Festival afterparty) around the corner from Live Sushi in a private warehouse location. Rose black, vanilla orchid root, smoked pear, jasmine green, and lavender green kombucha will be available for tasting and sale alongside a selection of food carts including Good Foods Catering, Lumpia Cart, and new cookie vendor Mad4Madeleines, who recently delighted us with a strawberry-guava variation on the French classic.
House Kombucha Launch Party
Date: Sat., April 10, 3-9 p.m.
Location: 787 Brannan (at Seventh St.)