Welcome to raw, artisanal, small-batch kombucha

handcrafted with love in Spearfish, SoDak

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Our Vision

Making a wholesome product from locally and ethically sourced ingredients, while building stronger and healthier communities across the nation and inspiring others to achieve their true potential.


Our Core Values

  • Ingredients of the highest quality - we source our flavoring ingredients locally and choose only fair trade tea and organic sugar for our kombucha tea base.

  • Integrity and honesty in all areas - staying open and respectful to everyone we meet, and treating every encounter as an opportunity to share our story.

  • Inspire health and wellness in our team, community, and the environment - by staying healthy and motivated as a team, we are capable of pursuing opportunities that improve our community and, through the community, the world.


Our Current Missions

  • Building relationships within our community - our local farmers for their wholesome ingredients, our local businesses for their direct interaction with the community, and our consumers to create a product they believe in and share with others.

  • To build up our community by supporting and supplying a product which brings health and happiness to the communities and people we share with.

  • Setting up a recycling system for our leftover tea leaves and scobies to be re-purposed as nurturing ingredients used by our local farmers.


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Our Story

We are a team of dreamers and doers with the vision to make our world a healthier and happier place by crafting a wholesome kombucha with a flavor that makes your tastebuds jump for joy.

How the power of friendship and a broken knee led to starting the first kombucha business in Spearfish below.

Meet the team

 
“Any minute spent in the saddle, outdoors or surrounded with good people is never wasted.”

“Any minute spent in the saddle, outdoors or surrounded with good people is never wasted.”

Bianca Hutzler

Co-Founder and The Idea Gal

Born and raised in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the American dream of starting something from the ground up had taken hold, and she knew that the Black Hills was where her dreams could become reality.

A spirited entrepreneur, passionate about a healthy and active lifestyle, she partnered with friend and college roommate Carissa to chase the dream of entrepreneurship together. If she’s not envisioning new ideas for Scobi, you can find her outside, riding horses, training dogs or traveling the world or doing Yoga.

Happy when the “booch” is happy!

Happy when the “booch” is happy!

Carissa Hauck

Co-Founder and “Mother of all Mothers”

Carissa, born and raised in Spearfish, started brewing kombucha in her college apartment during her senior year at Black Hills State University. While applying for jobs internationally her plans of starting her career and moving abroad were abruptly shattered by a sports accident.

This meant more time for experimenting with kombucha brewing. Soon family and friends were raving about the flavors.

After many long days and nights of experimenting with flavors, perfecting the brewing process, finding the best ingredients, and surrounded with a motivated team she decided to start Spearfish’s first “kombuchary.” If you can’t find her in the brewing facility she’s probably training new moves for Jiu Jitsu.

 
 
A cup of good coffee or good kombucha in her hand and a smile on her face.

A cup of good coffee or good kombucha in her hand and a smile on her face.

Savannah Franklin

Marketing Unicorn

Savannah stormed on the scene when Scobi was first founded.

This Unicorn helps us with our social media posts and makes sure that our customers have the best kombucha experience of their lives while attending one of our events.

If not busy coming up with new ideas for Scobi, Savannah can be found traveling and exploring the beauty of the Black Hills.


 
 
Kombucha keeps the world traveler in me going.

Kombucha keeps the world traveler in me going.

Ben Bitterman

Operations Wizard

Ben joined Scobi during an idea pitch competition in one of his entrepreneurship classes and felt called to be part of the bigger mission of making the community a healthier place.

With his background and experience in Business, and restaurant management, Ben makes the perfect Production Wizard.

He not only enjoys exploring the Black Hills but also other hidden gems in the world. When he’s not brewing kombucha, he can be found planning another trip or practicing Jiu Jitsu, his favorite hobby.


 
 
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Becca Shelbourn

Photographer

Becca Shelbourn is an accomplished marketing and lifestyle photographer from Spearfish, South Dakota. She puts an adventure into every photoshoot and loves expressing herself through each capture.

She’s loves her horses, dogs and our S.C.O.B.Y.s :) Follow her www.rockinrimages.com