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“It’s like ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ It takes a village to support the small businesses,” agreed Olga Sorzano of Baba’s Brew in Phoenixville.
Made in PA: 5 Local Kombucha Artisans We Love
Get to know five of our favorite local kombucha makers who are evolving the beverage beyond its vinegar-y roots by fine-tuning brewing techniques, sourcing the best ingredients and adding incredible flavors:
How do you define success? For Olga Sorzano success is a balancing act. Sorzano is an entrepreneur and business owner. Along with her husband, she runs Baba’s Brew, a Phoenixville, PA kombucha brewery which has grown rapidly over the two and a half years that they have been in...
All fired up: Jose Garces’ new Italian eatery 24 is worth the trip – however you get there
One beautiful Saturday I sat down for brunch and was pleasantly surprised by what was on offer, usually brunch is an high-calorie, boozy endeavor but if you're on a health kick or teetotaling there are some great options on deck like local kombucha on tap.
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FOOD: DIY frozen desserts from kid-friendly to gourmet“ Popsicles - not just for children anymore,” she joked.
Trendy Toast To Health
Restorative beverage options are growing in popularity, and local health food shops and restaurants are keeping pace.
When the topic of kombucha comes up, area restaurant and health food shop managers get a little giddy because of two words: Baba’s Bucha.
Best of the Best 2017 County Lines Magazine
Turns out our great grandmothers were right. At least that’s true for Olga Sorzano, whose Siberian baba always kept homemade kombucha on hand. Long treasured for its health benefits, kombucha combines sweet tea with a yeast-bacteria culture for an effervescent drink low in calories and sugar, but high in probiotics and all the stuff your bubbe said would keep the doctor away. In her Phoenixville nano-brewery, Sorzano creates seasonal flavors like Rosy Apple and Asian Pear Ginger and year-round Flower Power. Baba’s got a shout out from Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan, and it’s popping up in bottles and on tap in over 100 locations. Look for the brewery’s new tasting room and BIY (Brew-It-Yourself) classes.
Local Artisan Purveyors Take Center Stage at Steel City Coffee House
Steel City offers three seasonal types of Baba’s Brew Kombucha on tap. Baba’s Bucha is handcrafted in small batches using only fair trade organic ingredients and local seasonal produce. It is vegan, raw, gluten free and has no artificial flavorings or colors.
Best Artisan Drink: Baba's Bucha
Baba brews in small batches...
Penn Appetit Spring 2016
Food Traditions: Growth from one generation to the next.
We crave food in the same way that we crave the comfort of home: the smells and flavors that transport us to our mothers' kitchens, the familiarity of recognizable tastes, the memories that come flooding back with these sensations. Perhaps this is what Olga Sorzano, founder and owner of Baba's Brew, experienced when she first found herself craving kombucha while pregnant with her first child.
Live together, work together: The business of 'coupreneurship'
In Phoenixville, Chester County, Olga and Troy Sorzano, owners of Baba's Brew, a kombucha nano-brewery, have been merging their life and love of each other with their professional lives.
by Courtney H. Diener-Stokes
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We met over coffee
Here at Saxbys HQ, we’ve long tinkered with the idea of serving kombucha, a fermented, flavored tea that boasts a bevy of health benefits. So when we met Olga Sorzano, a brewer who grew up with the stuff (“kombucha” was actually one of her first words), we knew she was the right person to bring kombucha to our cafes.
2 Weird Hungry Girls Podcast
In this Philly Farm Fest Baba’s Brew podcast episode we spoke with Olga Sorzano of Baba’s Brew. You’ll be surprised to hear how she was introduced to kombucha.
From Russia, With Love
Baba’s Brew kombucha uses a grandmother’s recipe, and organic and fair trade ingredients.
by Emily Kovach
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Edible Philly Spring 2016 The Drinks Issue
A little cute article about Baba's Brew in Edible Philly magazine.
11 Places to Get Kombucha on Draft around Philly
Where to fill your growler up with the bubbly stuff — most of it local!
BY ADJUA FISHER
Drink to Your Health with Kombucha
So, what exactly is kombucha?
Practically speaking, it is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a nutrient-rich, low-sugar beverage – it’s alive with helpful organisms! But don’t let that scare you, kombucha is renowned for it’s wonderful health benefits. READ MORE....
Member Spotlight: Baba’s Brew
The local food movement has brought with it a renewed interest in traditional foods, like raw milk, fermented vegetables, and beverages—like kvass and kombucha—that have lots of flavor and purported health benefits. READ MORE...
Bubble and pop! Celebrate New Year’s Eve with fun, festive drinks
This New Year’s Eve, mix it up with unique cocktails that take a page out of history, celebrate Champagne, evoke Downton Abbey or even contain kombucha. READ MORE...
11 Places to Get Kombucha on Draft Around Philly
Kombucha, the fermented beverage that’s been touted as a probiotic wonder drink, is like Paris Hilton circa 2003: Whether you like it or not (and regardless of whether you think it’s totally gross), it is everywhere. And not just in bottles: We noticed that draft kombucha seemed to be popping up all over town, so we decided to track down as many Philly spots as we could find that offer the bubbly stuff on tap. Below, where you can fill up a growler with kombucha around Philly. Happy guzzling!
The Artisan Exchange: 10 Things You Must Try
I really enjoyed the fizzy sourness of the drink and the clean fruity flavors that shine through. Read More
The Kombucha Craze
"Delaware Local Food Exchange in Trolley Square has locally made kombucha on tap." Read More
BY SUZANNE LOUDERMILK
"This is the kind of booch we adore...." Read More
The Town Dish
Inquirer Names Baba's Bucha "Well-Tuned, Refreshing" Read More
Craig Laban, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Great-grandma, beverage trendsetter...." Read More
"Job title: SCOBY farmer...." Read More
"Front Street Cafe: Proof a Healthy (and Delicious!) Grab-and-Go Breakfast Is Possible..." Read More
"Baba's Bucha Flavor & Ingredient list" Read More
The Town Dish
"Meet Baba’s Brew, the Philly Suburb’s Newest Small-Batch Kombucha Purveyor...." Read More
"Couple brews up new endeavor...." Read More