How it All Began
The Bu was founded in 2011 by Gary Hawes, a surfing, snowboarding biochemist living in Hawaii. Hawes started drinking kombucha to help him recover from his intense workouts, but was turned off by the heavy, vinegary taste that each brand offered. Realizing the potential health and wellness aspects of kombucha, Hawes retreated to his garage and applied his scientific knowledge, determined to develop a great kombucha that was both healthy and delicious. From his garage in Hawaii, The Bu Kombucha was born.