FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Where is your brewery? I couldn’t find it!


Our address is 28-29 Richmond Place, Yacht Werks, Brighton, BN2 9NA. We're located in the building's basement. When you arrive at the Yacht Werks building, there are steps outside behind a big lavender and rosemary bush on the right hand side, which lead to the brewery entrance. Don't hesitate to give us a ring if you get lost! There are public bike stands out front for cyclists, and there is a loading bay on the pavement out front for drivers - just look for the grey paving stones.




What areas of B&H do you ship to?


We ship to most post codes in BN1, BN2 and BN3 using Zedify e-bike courriers, or for the ones outside of their range, APC Shipping.




Where can I buy your drinks in Brighton & Hove?


We stock our kombucha in many cafes, restaurants, and speciality shops across Brighton & Hove. Find a stockist near you on our website here: https://www.oldtreebrewery.co.uk/where-to-buy-our-drinks




I’ve missed my order delivery. What do I do?


Our shipping courriers often try to redeliver to you on the same day. If you've missed this, give us a ring or an email and we'll arrange a redelivery with you. +44 7413 064 346 hello@oldtreebrewery.co.uk




Is Old Tree Kombucha alcohol free?


Old Tree Kombucha is not alcohol free. All our kombucha range sit at an ABV of 1.2%. We are working on an alcohol-free flavour so keep your eyes peeled!




Is kombucha safe for children to drink?


We do not recommend children under 18 consume any alcoholic products.




Can I drink kombucha while pregnant?


We do not recommend drinking kombucha while pregnant.




Can I drink kombucha past its best before date?


Yes! Technically, it never goes off. However, as our drinks are live, they will continue to ferment once opened. This means they will become more vinegary and more fizzy, especially if kept unrefriegerated. While they are perfectly safe to drink, the flavour will have certainly changed on Old Tree Kombucha past its best before date.




Does kombucha go bad?


Technically, no! Old Tree Kombucha is a live, fermented drink. This means that once opened and especially if kept unrefrigerated, it will continue to ferment. This means it will become more fizzy, vinegary and sour to taste, but it is perfectly safe to dirnk, and doesn't go 'bad'.




When do you release your seasonal offerings?


Depends on what the season offers us! We aim to release Spring/Summer offerings between March and May, and and our Autumn/Winter offerings in October through to December. Some seasonal products are more specific, such as Elderflower Wine which we release in May and are typically sold out by September. Get in touch if there is something you are especially interested in!




Do your drinks need to be refrigerated?


Old Tree Kombucha and Sparkling Wines are live, fermented drinks and need to be kept refrigerated at 5 Celcius or lower. This is in order to slow down the fermentation process. Old Tree Cordials do not need to be refrigerated unless otherwise stated on the bottle. Old Tree Vinegars do not need to be refrigerated unless otherwise stated on the bottle. All of our products should be kept in the fridge once opened.




How can I volunteer with Old Tree?


Head over to www.oldtree.house to get in touch with Tom about volunteering opportunities with Compost Club, Old Tree Market Garden, or the other community projects run by Old Tree Community.




Are you hiring?


Not at the moment, but we are always happy to meet anyone interested in brewing and getting involved. Drop us an email at hello@oldtreebrewery.co.uk if you'd like to introduce yourself.




How much sugar is in your kombucha?


Organic sugar is the only carb in our kombucha, and it is generally between 4-4.5 grams of sugar per 100ml, or 4% sugar. This is in our fresh kombucha; an older batch might be a bit lower as our kombucha is live and continues to ferment, meaning the yeast continues to eat the sugar inside the bottle.