Vitality on Tap: Lenny Boy Brews Up Kombucha in the Queen City

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Craft beer has all but taken over Charlotte; there are microbreweries on every corner and a healthy competition flourishes amongst the Queen City brewers who are trying to pin down the very best flavor combinations.

Lenny Boy Brewery found their place in the scene by doing craft beer right, with organic ingredients, a cutting-edge facility, and a passionate, health-focused founder. But Lenny Boy brews up another fermented beverage that the team is perhaps even more well-known for: freshly-bottled kombucha.

Founder Townes Mozer, a Charlotte native, decided to open Lenny Boy – named for his dog, Lennox – in Charlotte’s South End several years ago. Today, he is the only brewer in Charlotte who offers kombucha in addition to his beers.

All of these locally-brewed and bottled flagship flavors from Townes Mozier of Lenny Boy can be found in local retailers like Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Harris Teeter and Charlotte independents.
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The Strawberry is the gateway kombucha for those new to the beverage and to Lenny Boy. It’s a sweet, refreshing blend that tastes like the first bite of that finally fresh berry come spring.
Elite Beet
With its rich, mineral-packed color, the Elite Beet has the earthiness of the root vegetable balanced with a zing of crisp ginger.
Lost Rose
The Lost Rose was Mozier’s answer to the heat of the Southern summer, the natural cooling property of rose petals makes for a refreshing beverage any time of year. It’s a light flavor balanced by the crispness of the fermentation.
Sweet Potato Pie
If the Lost Rose is bottled-up summer, the Sweet Potato Pie is autumn in a bottle. It’s a southern seasonal flavor Lenny Boy serves up through the holidays and into the new year.
Good Ol’ Ginger
Ginger is a powerful immune booster and a gentle digestive aid. The Good Ol’ Ginger is brightly-flavored, crisp, and warming. Ginger lovers rejoice.