About Us

How Kombucha On Tap Began

In this short video Deanne and Jared share how they began KOT

The KOT Backstory

In August 2013 Jared had a work trip to Bend, Oregon. Deanne came with him since she used to be a news anchor there and wanted to see old friends. While in Bend, they saw kombucha on tap everywhere! At the time Jared didn’t even know what kombucha was. Deanne was a huge fan but had only seen it in bottles.

After much research they realized no one was distributing kegs of kombucha on tap in Southern California. Jared wanted to start his own company and do something that fit his healthy, active lifestyle. This seemed like a perfect match. In 2014 Jared and Deanne launched Kombucha On Tap (KOT). The company has grown to include an amazing team of hardworking, positive, healthy-minded individuals. The company’s motto is “we drink on the job.”

In 2018, the San Diego Business Journal named Kombucha On Tap the 9th Fastest Private Growing Company in San Diego!  

Meet Deanne

Deanne is a journalist with more than a decade of experience reporting and anchoring on TV and the web. Deanne and Jared have a little girl and second on the way!

Deanne’s hobbies include being in nature, exploring new restaurants, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. Deanne hosts the podcast, In Happier News and is often seen on the local news as a media spokesperson. Deanne was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, used to do 1950’s pinup modeling, loves malt shop oldies, the color lavender, and sparkly things.

Deanne is passionate about giving back and launching KOT Cares to make a difference in the community. Deanne’s motto is, “do what makes you happy. If you aren’t happy, change what you are doing.”

Meet Jared

Jared started Kombucha On Tap after working at Outdoor Channel Television. Jared enjoys spending his time outdoors as much as possible.

You’ll find him mountain biking, running, backpacking, doing triathlons, rock climbing, cayoneering, taking a yoga class, and other athletic endeavors.

Jared is an Eagle Scout, finds a way to have the best costume at any theme party, and is one of the most genuine and happy guys you’ll ever meet! His motto is, “you can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control your reaction to everything.”