Cloud Mountain Kombucha has won gold at the inaugural Kombucha Kup for their Autumn Mary (fruited category) and Lemon Balm Ginger (ginger/spice category) flavors.

Cloud Mountain Kombucha opened in Lincoln Square Mall about six months ago.

 

Last weekend I finally stopped by the brewery and sampled a flight (four 4oz pours; $6). I was really impressed. I didn’t sample the Lemon Balm Ginger, but I did try the Autumn Mary (autumn berries, celery juice, celery root, peppercorns, white currant). I was hesitant at first because I do not care for Bloody Marys and I really, strongly, very much dislike celery. I’m so glad I tried it because it was my favorite of the four. It was among the most interesting food/drink items I’ve had in a very long time. It was well balanced, not too sweet or acidic, and not too celery-forward.

If you like or are interested in trying kombucha, go forth to Cloud Mountain, and read our recenet review here.

Cloud Mountain Kombucha
300 S Broadway
Lincoln Square Mall
Urbana
T-Sa hours vary; check schedule online

Top image by Jessica Hammie.