MAMA’S BREW SHOP
Friends and mothers Liv Mcgregor and Rene Schliebs of Mama’s Brew Shop are “taking kombucha from the hippie fringe to the bright lights”. The pair have been brewing organic kombucha for around seven years and launched Mama’s in
June 2016 from Rene’s garage. “We grew out of it pretty quickly,” laughs Liv. They then transformed a former butchery in Helensville, Auckland, into The Kombuchery, a brewery, taproom and cafe.
Rene is a nutritionist and medical herbalist. “Because of her knowledge of herbs and spices we have been able to create really grown-up flavours,” says Liv. These include Love (a blend of lavender, rosehip, hibiscus and vanilla) and Warrior (made with lemongrass, ginger, thyme and turmeric). MAMASBREWSHOP.COM Tap work Liv Mcgregor serves Mama’s Brew Shop kombucha in The Kombuchery, the Helensville taproom she opened with fellow mother Rene Schliebs.