Kombuchas are in the house, folks! Revel’s “house.” Well, that sounds wonderful, but what exactly is a kombucha? Kombuchas are drinks made with fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea. Yum. And it’s good for you.
But, Revel doesn’t just serve your ordinary kombuchas, but jun kombuchas, thought to have originated thousands of years ago. OK, what’s jun? Jun is an effervescent living health tonic known as the champagne of kombuchas and Revel makes their Jun with the finest raw local honey, organic green tea and our exclusive jun culture and has a more delicate taste than kombucha, but equally as powerful.
Revel’s owners, Adam and Sonia Gallegos, former real estate brokers living in Arlington Virginia, sold their business when Adam decided to go to school for brewing beer, after which he took a full time job as assistant brewer with Port City Brewery. But their dream was to live on the West Coast and while exploring their top choices, they stopped in Ojai for a brief visit. By the time they left that day, Sonia knew that this was where she wanted them to live and raise their young son. So, in 2015, they packed their bags and moved to town with the intention of opening a craft beer brewery.
While looking for a space to host a brewery, they discovered the jun style of kombucha. They both loved the smooth, easy drinking flavor of jun. When drinking jun became a regular practice in their home, Adam began to see improvements in his health. It was then that they decided that brewing a beverage that could help lots of people while also creating a fun environment that encourages a gathering of their new community members was what they wanted to do. Because jun could be made as a non-alcoholic beverage, it would also allow people of all ages to enjoy it.
Revel is proud to offer ultra fresh jun kombuchas, flavored by a seasonal variety of local ingredients that are always fresh on tap. Try a tasting flight of the drink’s different flavors or sip their freshly probiotic coffee, brewed cold.
Also on their menu are Acai bowls (basically a smoothie topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter) well known for their antioxidant superpowers and great taste. Think of it as a delicious, healthful sundae.
Revel’s table is a must when you’re strolling through Taste of Ojai, because “When you Revel, you are overwhelmed with joy.”
By: Ilona Saari
REVEL – Jun Kombucha Brewery & Tasting Room
307 E. Matilija Street, Ste. C
(Backside of the Arcade)
Ojai, Calif. 93023