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Virginia’s first Hard Kombucha, Williamsburg based, and way ahead of the pack.

Joker Brewing’s Hard Kombucha is a light, refreshing alcoholic drink made with tea, sweeteners, and some magic from nature. Vegan and organic, with only the best whole ingredients. It’s simply a better way to drink. Lightly effervescent and perfect with everything, Joker is the refreshing alternative.

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VA’s first Hard Kombucha

Joker Brewing

Delicious, healthy kombucha has been on the local Earth Fare shelves for years, but Joker Brewing is the first in Virginia to make hard kombucha. We’ve been making kombucha for King of Clubs for over two years; raising the alcohol content to an adult level of 6 -10% ABV is a simple idea, but it was tricky to get it just right. Now, it’s perfect and ready for prime time. We have some delicious flavor profiles that we can’t wait to share with you.

We focus on small-batch brews that are continually evolving as we try different ingredient pairings. We use the best organic ingredients from local growers who care as much as we do about quality.

All current brews are available for pickup or local delivery in growlers or at our welcoming taproom in Downtown Williamsburg, which is also available for hire for your next function, private event, or party.

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We have a range of frequently rotating brews, often using seasonal produce from the Williamsburg Farmers Market. We are continually experimenting; see what is bubbling in our Williamsburg Taproom or on Facebook.


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Our Story

Our Story

Joker Brewing is the first brewer of hard kombucha in Virginia. However, we are not new to brewing, as well as making kombucha for King of Clubs Coffee for over two years, we have a family connection to brewing through our founder’s 3rd great grandfather. Thomas Helliwell Snr. opened a brewery and distillery in Don Mills, about halfway up Toronto’s beautiful Don Valley, almost 200 years ago. When he started in 1821, he was probably having some of the same experimental fun we are having in 2020.

Maybe brewing is a genetic thing, but we have always been curious about what new flavor might be just around the corner. We’ll never stop exploring, and we hope you will join us on our journey.

Come down to our taproom in Williamsburg, try what we have on the pumps, and then get yourself a growler of something delicious and unique in Virginia.

Why Hard Kombucha?

We love the extra goodness you get with kombucha. The naturally fermented bottles on the shelves in markets have a tiny amount of alcohol in them already, around 0.5%. Hard kombucha just amplifies that and keeps a lot of the goodness that we know and love. After many experiments, we have found our new favorite drink, and it might just be yours too. Hard kombucha has only been widely available since 2015 in the USA, but we think its time has come.

Our hard kombucha is clean, organic, and with a distinctive taste that goes with everything and makes good times taste better, even the morning after. We’ve talked to many people who mention it feels like it lessens the impact of a hangover. This might be due to its high content of glucaric acid and vitamins, which are beneficial to the liver and aid in detoxification.

Joker Brewing’s Hard Kombucha is naturally vegan and gluten-free. It’s also at the low end of calories and sugar for alcoholic drinks. But most importantly, it's delicious.

If you are gluten sensitive, react badly to high sugar, or are just careful about what you put in your body, then our hard kombucha is a safe bet. As with all things, though, we recommend moderation.

How It Is Made

Joker’s hard kombucha starts with finished kombucha. We then add a mixture of filtered water, natural sweeteners, and special alcohol-producing yeast, first cousins to the SCOBY in all Kombuchas. It open ferments for a few weeks. As the yeast eats the sugar, it produces alcohol, but the kombucha goodness remains, and the taste works really well with all kinds of additional ingredients.

Hard kombucha is lower in calories and sugar than a lot of alcoholic drinks, it’s gluten-free, and has vitamins and probiotics you love from hard kombucha’s non-alcoholic sibling. All in all, it’s just a better way to drink.

All our brews contain organic, whole ingredients with no powders or concentrates. Buy or Try now at our Williamsburg brew HQ.

Rent the Joker's Lair



3 Hour

Standard Rental

7 Days A Week

During/Outside Business Hours

40 Min Tour/Tasting


$250 Minimum

Mon - Thur

$350 Minimum

Fri - Sun

Catering & Outside Food Welcome

food cannot be prepared onsite
Rent The Joker's Lair

Joker Brewing offers its industrial space for rent to host your next event, private party, opening, screening, or gala. The space accommodates around 30 - 40 people in open circulation.

Standard rental is for three hours of use during or outside our regular operating hours. We can also tailor your event to your needs and add brewery tours, kombucha flights, and tastings to add a fun interactive element to your event!

There is free parking right in front of the fully accessible building. See how to find us below.

Get in touch to make a booking, check availability, or with any other questions you might have. We look forward to hosting you.

How To Find Us

Find Joker Brewing right next to our friends King of Clubs, the best coffee roasters in town.
They are right next door, and we are both in the Palace Plaza.

Our address is Unit D, 113 Palace Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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If you have any questions at all about Joker Brewing’s Hard Kombucha or renting our unique space, we’ll reply as quickly as we can.

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