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A Kickstarter campaign to bring Denver's first kombucha brewery to stores near you!
77 backers pledged $6,200 to help bring this project to life.
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Happy Leaf Kombucha is Denver's first local Kombucha Brewery. Owned and operated by three friends, Happy Leaf puts an emphasis on creating innovative flavor combinations with the highest quality ingredients. This rapidly expanding brewery strives to always be producing the best, most unique product available.

We at Happy Leaf Kombucha thank you for watching our Kickstarter video, and hope that you will contribute to the future of our wonderful brewery and tap room!

Why a Kickstarter?

The simple answer is: because you love our Kombucha!

In less than a year of commercial brewing, the demand for our kombucha has grown Happy Leaf from its humble beginnings in Mike and Jenni's kitchen, to a shared commissary, to our own brewery.

In just the past month, we've added another space to become our tap room, built a bar with our bare hands, and just last Friday opened it up to serve our beverages on draft all week.

We've done all this through hard work, incredibly long hours, and with our own money.

However, the community's demand exceeds what we're able to fund entirely on our own. Brewing and distributing on this scale requires some expensive new equipment. Adding these pieces would allow us to focus on the creative process that goes into making the highest quality product on the market, and making our product much more accessible to you.

Our Kombucha

Multiple Flavors Already Available at Retail Locations
Multiple Flavors Already Available at Retail Locations

We make a wide variety of flavors based on what fruits and herbs are in season.  Currently we bottle 2 flavors, Longevity (lemon, hibiscus, ginger) and Pura Vida (coconut, ginger, lime) but our draft product line is extensive and ever growing.  Over this past summer, we created upwards of 25 different flavors, with some of the favorites including Strawberry Basil, Spiced Pear, Lavender Peach, Dry Hopped Prickly Pear, and Carrot Ginger. We look forward to experimenting with flavors and aim to have something new on tap each week.   

Happy Leaf Swing-Top "Growlers"
Happy Leaf Swing-Top "Growlers"

Our Tap Room

Stages of Bar Construction
Stages of Bar Construction
360 Degrees of Kombucha Tap Room Photos, Stitched Together
360 Degrees of Kombucha Tap Room Photos, Stitched Together

Building our tap room has been a true labor of love.  We converted a former photography studio into a kombucha tap room, the first of its kind in Colorado and one of only a few in the United States.  

...So, let's get down to the nitty gritty:

What, specifically, will the Kickstarter fund?

A Compressor for the Walk-In Refrigerator $2,000

We've already built the refrigerator, now we just need to get it nice and icy cold! Getting the walk-in up and running allows us to increase our production output dramatically.  It also ensures that your glass of kombucha is the perfect temperature when you're hanging out at the tap room!

Draft Systems & Equipment $2,000

Buying more kegerators and the gear to run them means your local corner store can carry Happy Leaf Kombucha on tap. You can fill up your bottle with ice cold kombucha after a good sweat at your fitness center or yoga studio. It means you can walk down the street to the local coffee shop, and get a glass of Happy Leaf to go with your breakfast. We can put Happy Leaf right on your block!

15 Kegs $1,500

More kegs allows Happy Leaf to be on tap in more places. Simple enough, right? We want to bring you the freshest, tastiest kombucha around-- and kegs are how we do it.

Tap Room Furniture $500

We've secured some furniture for our tap room, but additional seats and tables will create a more comfortable environment for all our kombucha fans. 

What if we go over our goal?

Anything above and beyond will be put to good use! Here are some of the immediate ways in which we can utilize additional funds:

Over $10,000

If we reach this plateau, we'll be able to buy the equipment needed to get bottles of Happy Leaf into 6 new stores, as well as draft systems for 2 new locations.

Over $15,000

Along with the previous additions, reaching the $15,000 level would allow us to buy enough equipment to supply 10 new draft locations!

Over $25,000

Meeting this goal, we would further expand to 15 new stores. Moreover, we would be able to expand our tap room and furnish it with cool, locally made, couches, tables, and chairs.

Over $100,000

We hope you're as ambitious as we are! Hitting this plateau gives us the ability to open a bunch of new draft accounts, with a local focus. Additionally, we'd open a great new space— a place with a big outdoor area and a Kombucha-Meets-Beer-Garden atmosphere. That would be a pretty awesome spot to hang, let's make it happen!

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges inherent to crafting anything with fresh, seasonal ingredients. However, we are confident that our creativity and inventive palates will keep us on the forefront of flavor innovation, and this ingenuity allows us to always have something interesting and new, no matter what ingredients become available to us.

We’ve got our brewing process down, so the main hurdle now is simply procuring the equipment and expanding our facilities to match our production quantity with the demand that we’ve seen over our first year. Access to our product is our main concern; we want you to be able to buy Happy Leaf Kombucha right in your neighborhood.

From the owners, Mike, Jenni, and Trot, we cannot express enough gratitude for the support and encouragement you have shown us over such a short amount of time brewing commercially. We always knew how much we enjoyed our kombucha, and it’s been amazing to see how many people feel the same.

We take huge pride in hand crafting the best product we can, so we thank you for taking a look at our Kickstarter— and we hope you are as enthusiastic about this next phase for Happy Leaf as we are!

CHEERS!

The Happy Leaf Team
Jenni, Mike and Trot

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    A pledge of $10 comes with a Happy Leaf Kombucha "Leaf Logo" sticker, and a personal Thank You from the Happy Leaf team.

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    OUT-OF-STATE REWARD: Those who can't fill up their bottles at our local locations will receive an Eco-Friendly Happy Leaf Kombucha tote bag. If you love farmers markets as much as we do, you'll never want to leave home without this bag to tote home your haul! You'll also receive all of the above Out-of-State rewards.

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    For $25, you'll earn yourself 1 Free Growler Fill, redeemable at our tap room or any of our farmers market locations. You'll also receive all of the above rewards.

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    A donation of $50 gets you an invitation to the Private Kickstarter Grand Opening Party at our tap room. The party will feature free kombucha, other local beverages, food, and live music. It's going to be a great time, and we'd love to see you there! Your donation also comes with all of the above rewards.

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    OUT-OF-STATER REWARD: For those too far away to make the party, we'll be sending you a Happy Leaf Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Save the environment in style with this easy-to-clean vessel bearing our handsome logo! You will also receive all the above Out-of-State rewards.

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    If you've ever wanted to brew kombucha at home, this reward is for YOU. For $75, we'll hook you up with a SCOBY kit— everything you need to get started, including a Mother from Happy Leaf's own culture, starter liquid, tea, sugar, a jar to brew in, and a video showing you exactly how to make your own kombucha! We'll also include all the above rewards, based on your location.

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    This reward level gets you a brand new Happy Leaf Kombucha t-shirt, locally designed and printed right here in Denver. You will also receive all the above rewards.

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    Now, you're really getting the good stuff! This reward package includes a private Kombucha Class, taught by co-owner and Culture Queen, Jenni Lyons! And, at the end of the class, we'll send you home with all of the above rewards. For those of you out of state who can't hang with Jenni in person, we'll arrange a private, live video class for you, and then send you all of the other Out-of-State rewards.

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    Show off your support for Happy Leaf Kombucha! For $300, we'll put your name on one of our bar stools so everyone will know that you helped us to be so awesome. In addition to the above rewards, we'll also throw in 5 more stickers and 5 Free Growler Fills for the locals.

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    OUT-OF-STATE REWARD: We'll put your name on one of our bar stools so everyone will know that you helped us to be so awesome. You'll also get a Happy Leaf Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 5 additional stickers, an additional tote bag, and an extra t-shirt.

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    This reward is sure to appeal to your creative side. For $500, we'll invite you to come brew your own flavor with us! We'll provide all the ingredients and work with you to come up with a brand new flavor that will blow people's minds... and their taste buds— a flavor that you can call your own. Then we'll put it on draft at our tap room, so you can show it off to all your friends. And if it's REALLY great, we may even bottle it! PLUS— if that's not enough, we'll throw in a pair of tickets to the 2014 Fermentation Festival!

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    OUT-OF-STATE REWARD: We're happy to get flavor-creative with folks from afar, too, but if your location is restrictive for making the festival, we'll throw in your choice from the above rewards totaling $500 in Happy Leaf merchandise pack.

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    OUT-OF-STATE REWARD: Choose from any of the above rewards totaling $1000

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    We love all things local here at Happy Leaf. We know you do too, so for your generous contribution, we'll be throwing a locally sourced dinner for you and 5 of your friends. No need for your sixth, seventh, and eighth friends to feel left out, though— because you'll also receive 4 tickets to the 2014 Fermentation Festival!

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    The best part of waking up... is Happy Leaf Kombucha in your cup! Now you don't even have to make it down to your local store for kombucha, because we'll provide you with a kegerator in your own home and a six month supply of Happy Leaf kombucha (Available within 50 mile radius of Denver). In case you're still craving more fermented goods, we'll be throwing in 4 tickets to the 2014 Fermentation Festival. Thank you for your incredible generosity!

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    OUT-OF-STATE REWARD: We want the whole world to see just how generous you've been. That's why, for $2,500, we'll print a personal Thank-You on our next run of labels. 3,000 of our bottles will carry your name on them, letting the world know just how much we appreciate your help in taking Happy Leaf to the next level.

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