1. Why do you say "Earthen" beverages?

Answer: All of our ingredients are native to the Earth and represent Earth's most vital mushrooms, herbs, and roots. May we never be unconscious of where our foods and precious natural resources come from.

2. What does ecocentric healing mean?

Answer: "Ecocentric" refers to a perspective that places intrinsic value on all living organisms and their natural environment, regardless of their perceived usefulness or importance to human beings.

For TRAIL BREW, ecocentric healing means:

  • sourcing ingredients that are responsibly and sustainably cultivated.
  • offering the public beverages that promote natural well-being and longevity.
  • participating in social efforts to honor, regenerate, and protect the Earth.

3. How can TRAIL BREW be gluten free if it contains barley and rye?

Answer: The simple answer is that TRAIL BREW actually contains the hot water extracts of barley and rye, not barley and rye themselves, which makes all the difference.

The long answer is that the proteins gluten and gliadin are not water soluble, meaning that both are left behind in the extraction vessel. The barley and rye extracts used have both been tested using the ELIZA tests required by the FDA and Health Canada, which show no more than 5 ppm of both remain after extraction. Standards in both countries are that 20 ppm or less is gluten-free.

4. Where can I buy TRAIL BREW?

Answer: If you happen to live in the Portland, OR area you can buy our bags at the wonderful Wildish Botanicals on SE Hawthorne. You can also buy cups of the BREW at Kiosko and at the NE Alberta location of Carioca Bowls. Stay tuned as we are looking to expand our vendors soon!

5. Your product contains Cordyceps Militaris, so is it really Vegan?

Answer: While the original fungus strain will parasitize insects in the wild, our Cordyceps Militaris fruiting bodies are grown on organic cultured rice. There are no animal products used in the growth of our Cordyceps, so the final product is 100% Vegan.