San Diego's Juneshine Hard Kombucha Company To Launch New Canned Cocktails Distillery

May 15, 2022

San Diego-based hard kombucha company Juneshine is taking over a nearly 10,000 square-foot, former distillery space in North County to expand the company's new canned cocktails division. 

Founded by University of San Diego graduates Gregory Serrao & Forrest Dein, Juneshine opened in spring 2018 in the former San Diego Brewing Company space within North Park's CRAFT by Brewery Igniter at 3052 El Cajon Boulevard. Marketed as "California's first organic hard kombucha brewery", Juneshine promotes itself as a "transparent alcohol brand that caters to a healthy and active lifestyle."

Like now-defunct Saint Archer Brewing, which was purchased by MillerCoors in 2015 for nearly $100 million, Juneshine has used a team of professional surfers, skiers, adventurers, artists, and creatives to be "brand ambassadors" of the company in order to boost social media growth. Backed by funding from Bird Rock Capital LLC, in 2019, Juneshine expanded with the takeover of the 24,000 square-foot former Ballast Point Brewing Old Grove facility in Scripps Ranch. The much-expanded footprint allowed Juneshine to substantially increase production of its hard jun, a version of kombucha made with honey rather than sugar. Juneshine is also in the process of relocating from its flagship tasting room into a 2,000 square-foot unit on the base floor of the new The Jackson mixed-use building on 30th Street in North Park, but there is no timeline on when this will be completed.

Juneshine will soon expand once again with the take over of the 9,384 square-foot industrial building in San Diego's Poway neighborhood previously occupied by The California Spirits Company. Juneshine recently unveiled Juneshine Spirits, a new line of canned cocktails made from spirits, juice, and sparkling water. The new Poway space will be used as the headquarters of the company's first non-hard kombucha offerings. There is no word on if there will be a tasting room component as part of the new space. 

Juneshine Spirits new space is located at 12195 Paine Place in San Diego's Poway community. For more information, visit