Rapidly Expanding Local Roots Kombucha To Open Solana Beach Tasting Room & East Village Taphouse

February 15, 2020

Following last year's takeover of Latitude 33 Brewing Company’s 16,000 square foot brewing facility in the North County area of Vista, Local Roots Kombucha is showing no signs of slowing down. The hard kombucha brand is in the process of opening a tasting room in Solana Beach, as well as a tap house with an onsite plant-based restaurant from Spoiled Vegans Cafe heading into San Diego's East Village.

Local Roots was founded in 2017 by Ryan White and Joe Carmichael, two cousins with shared a passion for wellness who started home brewing traditional kombucha for the natural health benefits it provided an ailing family member at the time. What began as a love for clean eating and creating cold-pressed juice products for loved ones evolved into the creation of the Local Roots brand. Originally Local Roots only brewed traditional kombucha beverages, but experimentation and exploration into craft beer alternatives packaged with the benefits that come with kombucha led to the eventual introduction of Local Roots’ hard kombucha line early last year. The company currently produces hard kombucha flavors like Strawberry Mojito (6% ABV, 150 calories, 3 grams sugar), Cali Mule (6% ABV, 140 calories, 2 grams sugar), and Booch Mosa (6% ABV, 150 calories, 3 grams sugar). All of Local Roots Kombucha’s products are organic, probiotic, and gluten-free, providing an alternative to the hard seltzer category, hard liquor, wine and craft beer.

Last December, Local Roots aquired the Latitude 33 facility in Vista, which helped the company expand its sales force and distribution network. Local Roots original tasting room, dubbed the Boochyard, remains operational at its current location of 1495 Poinsettia Avenue, one block away from the brand’s new brewing facility. Local Roots is now in the process of taking over the space currently occupied by Red Hat Coffee at 440 16th Street in the East Village and will open a taproom by this spring with an onsite plant-based eatery from Spoiled Vegans Cafe. Local Roots is also opening a tasting room within the unit currently occupied by Hair Lounge at Cedros at 112 South Cedros Drive in Solana Beach, which is not anticipated to open until at least this summer. Both locations will offer Local Roots products for onsite consumption or takeaway.

For more information about Local Roots Kombucha, visit localrootskombucha.com.