Two Breweries Launch Hard Kombucha and Australian XPA

Mate Maker and Hardland Brewing limited releases.

Two San Diego breweries, Mate Maker and Harland Brewing, have paired up for a limited release of a Hard Kombucha and Australian XPA. These two beverages were inspired by locally sourced fruit from Old Grove Farms, according to a news release.

Mate Maker’s new Secret Citrus Hard Kombucha flavor showcases the flavors of Old Grove’s Redlands Navel Oranges accentuated with Vic Secret Hops, the release states. Meanwhile, Harland Brewing’s Australian XPA features strong citrus characteristics with a finish of candied mango.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with our mates over at Harland Brewing Co. to create two incredible recipes. Their commitment to world-class brewing and innovation has inspired us for quite a while and we are excited to work directly with Old Grove Orange in Redlands to learn more about their commitment to passing on their practices of regenerative and sustainable fruit farming to the next generation,” said Justin Medcraft – Founder, Mate Maker, in the release.

“The Mate Maker team presented us with a rad opportunity to meet local farmers and use their ingredients to brew a product more unique than most. Working on this project has been an incredible experience for Harland because both teams have a shared passion of supporting local businesses and making amazing drinks,” said Cody Morris – Director of Brewing Operations, Harland Brewery. “We couldn’t be more stoked for everyone to try both versions of the collaboration.”

Harland’s Channel Orange-Mango serves four, one pint cans per pack with a 5.5% ABV while Mate Maker’s Secret Citrus delivers a crushable 6% ABV in 16 oz single cans, the release states. Both are also available on tap in select accounts throughout SoCal.



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