HoneyMoon Brewery

produces the first Kombucha

"Beer" in the Southwest

HoneyMoon Brewery has developed the first Hard Kombucha/Kombucha Beer to be produced in the Southwest, not to mention the first to be developed with the assistance of a top-level U.S. research facility (Los Alamos National Laboratories). Our innovative and alcoholic Kombucha caters to the palate of both craft beer drinkers as well as to the active and conscientious individuals living in New Mexico and the greater Southwest (and eventually the world!). We have created an extremely refreshing take on the complex and effervescent nature of Kombucha by marrying beer and Kombucha brewing techniques. The result is a sessionable gluten-free beverage that's tart, delicious and which delivers a satisfying ABV (Alcohol By Volume) of 5.5%. We want to offer something special to all of the under-served markets: gluten sensitive drinkers, low ABV drinkers, kombucha fans, sour beer aficionados, and anyone just looking for a refreshing twist on their night out.

If you'd like to read more about us, please visit our What's New section. You can follow up on our opening, our relationship with the labs, our business plan competitions, our accelerator award, our grants, crowd funding campaigns, hopes, dreams, friends and more.  


HoneyMoon Brewery Ayla Bystrom-Williams

Ayla Bystrom-Williams

Founder and CEO of Honeymoon Brewery

I brew. I brew Kombucha, I brew beer, I brew Jun and I brew happiness. My passion for hops, health, and happiness have lead me to a career in the Craft Movement. After crafting recipes for the past seven years I have finally been able to pursue it as a professional dream through HoneyMoon Brewery. HoneyMoon is my female founded, Santa Fe based, bad-ass brewery which utilizes both traditional styles of beer brewing and the kombucha style of brewing.

HoneyMoon Brewery James Hill


Founder and Brewer of Honeymoon Brewery

I'm passionate about chemistry, horticulture, microbiology, coding, and brewing.  After getting my degree from St. John's University and participating in app development and deep dive coding bootcamps across NM, I decided to apply my skill set to innovative brewing.  I have worked side by side world class scientist at Los Alamos for the last 5 years to pioneer and patent our innovative brewing process.


John Seabrooks

Chief Brewing Officer

With over 25 years of experience in the brewing industry, I work with Honeymoon to improve their bottom line by helping them bring their new and innovative hard kombucha brew to market as well as oversee the development of process improvements.  I helped Honeymoon set up its state-of-the-art hard kombucha brewing systems and currently participate in the collaboration process with Los Alamos National Labs as we patent our unique process. 


William Rolland

Production & Taproom Manager

I have been working with Honeymoon since the day they opened and have become the lead production manager and taproom manager for our delicious hard kombucha.  I have drawn on my experiences at Wa Wa and Fedex to lead the development and logistics of our production operations at Honeymoon Brewery so that we can successfully distribute to Whole Foods and local bars and restaurants.