Never underestimate the art of alliteration. And boy does it apply here.
For our friends in the Baltimore area, you might have heard of Wild Kombucha from the fine folks at Mobtown Fermentation.
First here is some information on what Kombucha exactly is, or you can scroll up and down their website for a primer.
The festivals, parties, and other excuses to hang out accelerates as we’re deep into fall, and we’re approaching the happy holidays. Leave it to a Pumpkin Party (there goes that alliteration again) to get the ball rolling this season. And this party took place at Rooftop Hot in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, which is one of one my favorites and most down-to-earth parts of the city.
There was food, live music, outdoor chilling, and all the other stuff that goes along with a festival. You know, the usual. And that’s more than enough but when you add free samples of their kombucha, now you know it’s a party. But if you hadn’t look closely, you would think they were handing out free samples of beer. The bottles would make you think so. Never judge a bottle by it’s cover (make sure to look first) and make sure you know what’s being served. That didn’t mean to come off as dopey as it sounded.
So yes they had samples of all four of their delightful beverages. Yes I’ve already given away my thoughts on this. The pumpkin display with their drinks on ice was a great presentation. It really made it seem like this is a beer tasting. My peers thought so. I initially thought so. I don’t care for beer so this was a relief.
Let’s talk about the drinks. They had all four of their creations available for sampling. Yes I loved them all.
The website doesn’t list it, but their Apple Spice was my favorite. It tasted great and tastes like fall. So a full appreciation of this was taking place. Joey, who was doing the tasting, was kind enough to give us multiple pours of all the flavors. But this was one I’d want to drink on a regular basis for sure. That tint is gorgeous too.
The Elderberry was rocking too. You’re going to see a theme here. This may have been my second favorite. This just fits what they’re doing. I’m not sure if that makes sense, but Elderberry is the perfect flavor for their fermented tea. And that color just luminates and radiates. And it tastes good too. That’s the most important aspect of all of these.
Next, the Mango Peach. It was energizing but I would fully appreciate this more in the warmer months. But this is another winner. These guys know what they’re doing.
Finally, the Ginger-Grapefruit tastes the most like tea. Ginger has always been one of my favorite components of a tea. The pairing with Green Tea, lemon, and honey and other flavors has always been a go-to for me. This’ll now be another go-to as well. I just love Ginger. And I loved this one too.
It’s hard to compare these four. They all are special and blessed in their own way. I may alternate which of these drinks will be my favorites based on the day and the season.
This was a stellar experience. Once again, a huge thanks to Joey for being so accommodating, and giving me more pours than I had any business having. I hope I don’t get you in trouble.
Hopefully, more awesome fall posts to come. Actually, that’s a yes.