How Much Alcohol is in Kombucha?
Is kombucha considered an alcoholic drink? The answer varies from brewery to brewery.
The fermentation process causes kombucha to range from 0.5% - 2.5% ABV (alcohol by volume). Longer fermentation and lack of refrigeration can cause kombucha to be more alcoholic, acidic (and eventually explosive).
Kombucha that contains up to 0.5% alcohol is not considered alcoholic as it has about the same level of alcohol in that of ripe fruit- even lower.
Should you be worried (or excited) of getting drunk when drinking kombucha? The answer depends on your consumption. For you to feel its effects, you're gonna have to drink a lot of it in a short period of time.
Popular commercial brands usually have lower levels of alcohol since it's pasteurized, however, that very process kills all the probiotics that are great for your gut.
Luckily, at Happy Brew, we have perfected a method that maintains low levels of alcohol without sacrificing all the good stuff.
You can rest assured that every bottle is a product of thorough studies, research, practice, and love.