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News, recipes, tips, and stories about kombucha, beer, and other beverages from our craft brewery

Can you drink kombucha while pregnant?

Can you drink kombucha while pregnant?

Pregnant women are always looking for a tasty non-alcoholic alternative to drink and kombucha seems to be a strong alternative to the cheeky glass (or three) of red enjoyed every night. However, many people often wonder whether kombucha is safe to drink whilst pregnant or not. There’s no one correct...

How do we make our blood orange kombucha?

How do we make our blood orange kombucha?

Blood Orange kombucha is an overall crowd pleaser. It’s one-part tart, one-part sweet, and all parts delicious. Whilst the descriptive name for these beautiful tart spheres sounds very ominous, there’s nothing shady going on in the fruits themselves.
Why is kombucha fermented twice?

Why is kombucha fermented twice?

Let’s talk double fermentation, shall we? We’ll be the first to admit, the whole process of fermentation—and frankly perhaps even the word itself—is not so pretty. However, there is so much to love about all things fermented. We’re here to try kickstart the passion we feel for fermentation in everyone...

Kombucha Tales and Legends 👻  🎭

Kombucha Tales and Legends 👻 🎭

In an earlier article, we looked at the origins of Kombucha both historically and home in Australia. But could such a fascinating drink really have such humble origins, or is there something left untold in the “true” story? Are SCOBYs actually an alien life form sent from space to invade...

What’s so special about our Pear Kombucha?

What’s so special about our Pear Kombucha?

Oh, pears. Those bulbous little pyriforms.* Monceau Pet Nat Pear Kombucha is the third arrival in our current trilogy of non-alc craft kombuchas that we offer (alongside our orange and apple kombuchas). It’s crisp, a little sweet, with a mellow and delicate flavour, along with a refreshing natural carbonation that...

What is the Origin of Kombucha?

What is the Origin of Kombucha?

We first encountered kombucha in a neighbourhood Melbourne cafe. It was a small little gingery bottle, one of the forerunners of commercial kombucha making in Australia. We had already dabbled in beer and winemaking and soon became fascinated...
What is Raw Kombucha?

What is Raw Kombucha?

Why do we keep Monceau Pet-Nat Kombucha raw? Monceau Pet-Nat is a ‘raw kombucha’ or ‘live kombucha’—meaning that it hasn’t had any of its living kombucha cultures killed off in production by high heat pasteurisation. Many commercial and supermarket kombuchas in Australia are subject to these treatments for a few...

What is Organic Kombucha?

What is Organic Kombucha?

Monceau’s organic kombucha ferment is brewed with only pure organic teas. Utilising organic ingredients is a key part of our mission to create natural fermentations without the need for chemical interventions like sulphites, preservatives or sweeteners like erythritol and steviol glycosides (stevia). What does organic mean? As a starting point,...