Kombucha is a beverage that is becoming a preference for those who are seeking an alternative to soft-drink or alcohol. It is a naturally-fermented tea drink and is made with green tea, live cultures and cane sugar.
Owners Sharon and Damian Foo run Scullery Taproom, a kombucha brewery. Their story began with Damian being passionate about tea and with previous experience in brewing vinegar, Damian started to brew his own kombucha. His initial brews were done by using do it yourself Coopers Brewing Kits at home.
Sharon and Damian initially launched under the brand name Booch Co, before re-branding to Scull Kombucha in late 2018. Located on Collins Street, their flagship store is called Scullery Taproom. They partnered up with Renew Adelaide, a creative enterprise that helps start-up businesses to find physical spaces in the Adelaide CBD. Before they had a physical store, Skull Kombucha was found at various markets across the state.
Scullery Taproom is where all of their kombucha is brewed. The taproom is also open to the public and serves as a bar. For those who are unsure about which flavours they prefer, you can request to have a tasting board, which allows you to sample each of the flavours. The taste of kombucha is best described as slightly vinegary and sweet.
In an attempt to diversify away from the typical berry flavours that you find in most kombucha sold in supermarkets, Scull Kombucha focuses on creating tea and floral-based flavours, such as Elderflower, Blanc (white tea), Hibiscus Goji, and Ginger Turmeric.
Generally, Scullery Taproom offers a range of various flavours in high rotation, as Damian enjoys experimenting with new flavours on a constant basis. This means that each time you visit the taproom, you'll most likely be greeted to one or more new flavours on tap.
Also, what determines the flavours on offer is the availability of seasonal ingredients. They proudly choose to source the majority of their ingredients from local suppliers, and for the ingredients that are not available locally, they choose to source from domestic suppliers.
Currently, Scullery Taproom does not offer food options, but you are allowed to bring in your own meal and dine there. There is also sufficient seating and tables for you to use it as a casual work-spot too.