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Our family wants to bring our organic brewed root beer, seasonal kombucha and living soda alternatives to you!

Our family wants to bring our organic brewed root beer, seasonal kombucha and living soda alternatives to you! Read more
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Our mission has always been to craft superior health-promoting beverages with a taste that can appeal to everyone. Our products include organic kombucha, organic brewed sodas, and "living" probiotic sodas.

ABOUT US We are truly a family-run business and we (mom – Deb, brother – Jack, and sister – Meghan) currently handle all aspects of our kombucha brewery and business. 

Jack, Deb, Baby Liam & Meghan
Jack, Deb, Baby Liam & Meghan

We sell six flavors of bottled organic kombucha as well as a seasonal flavor of kombucha on tap. Our kombucha is available at 30 locations across Iowa.  Customers find our products to be “light,” “refreshing,” “addictive,” and "better than the other brand.”

Our newest product, and the first in our line of organic brewed sodas, is Jack's Real Root Beer -- a delicious, not-too-sweet organic root beer, brewed with herbs, roots and spices. Unfortunately this root beer is only available on tap... at one location... in the middle of Iowa.

Jack's Real Root Beer - Organic, Brewed, Delicious
Jack's Real Root Beer - Organic, Brewed, Delicious

THE NEXT STEP. GETTING OUR ORGANIC BREWED ROOT BEER, NEW SEASONAL KOMBUCHA & LIVING SODA TONICS TO YOU.

It's time to scale-up and branch-out! Three years ago we started with a local kombucha co-op where members could pick up their weekly supply of kombucha in re-useable flip-top bottles. Within a few months, we had outgrown our co-op and built a commercial processing kitchen. Shaktea Kombucha is now USDA certified organic and available at 30 retail market locations across Iowa.  

We have friends, family and stores requesting our products in Chicago, Asheville, even as far as San Francisco.  We are running this kickstarter campaign to bring Jack's Real Root Beer and other new soda alternatives and special kombucha flavors to you (especially our friends and family in CHICAGO!!).

NEW FLAVORS & FORMULATIONS
We have new flavors! Grapefruit hibiscus, blood orange, and local elderberry kombucha. Plus star anise water kefir, and a brewed cola, It's all part of our next phase and this kickstarter project.

WITH YOUR HELP We'll be building a new facility with 6 fermenters, a large boil kettle, labeling machine, bottling line.  The money you donate to our kickstarter campaign will allow us to bottle up our kombucha at a much faster rate, and FOR THE FIRST TIME, allow us to bottle up our organic brewed root beer so you can purchase it wherever you purchase our Shaktea Kombucha... and beyond!

Meheen Bottle Filler
Meheen Bottle Filler

SHOW SUPPORT/GET REWARDS We've put together some tasty rewards we think you'll really enjoy. We sincerely THANK YOU for each and every donation received.  If you have any questions at all, please contact us.

Delicious Organic Float Root Beer Float Perfection!
Delicious Organic Float Root Beer Float Perfection!

Risks and challenges

Getting our new facility up and running may take longer than we hope - with construction delays or equipment delivery delays. We will work hard to stay on our timeline so we can deliver rewards and product to market as quickly as possible. We will keep you posted if we encounter any delays.

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    An electronic shout-out on our website for your generosity and support.

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    Jack's Real Root Beer - one 12 oz bottle. Be one of the first to sample Jack's Real Root Beer in bottles. (Add $10 to your pledge for shipping outside Iowa. In Iowa, pickup will be from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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    Grapefruit Hibiscus Shaktea Kombucha in a 12 oz bottle. Be one of the first to sample our newest flavor in bottles, before it hits the shelves.(Iowa Only - pickup will be from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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    Blood Orange Shaktea Kombucha in a 12 oz bottle. Be the first to sample our newest flavors in bottles, before it hits the shelves. (Iowa Only - pickup will be from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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    A special edition 12 oz Shaktea Kombucha. We'll craft a special flavor just for you - our kickstarter fans (In Iowa only- pickup from central location tbd in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield - unfortunately we cannot ship our kombucha).

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    A special edition 12 oz Shaktea Kombucha. We'll craft a special flavor just for you - our kickstarter fans (In Iowa only- pickup from central location tbd in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield - unfortunately we cannot ship our kombucha). Add $15 to your pledge to include this along with any other reward.

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    Take a tour of our new bottling facility and enjoy an all organic root beer float!! Add $25 to your pledge to include this along with any other reward.

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    6-Pack of Jack's Real Root Beer in 12 oz bottles. Be the first to sample our handcrafted organic root beer.
    (Add $14 to your pledge for shipping outside Iowa. In Iowa, pickup will be from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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    6-Pack mix of our Blood Orange & Grapefruit Hibiscus Shaktea Kombucha in 12 oz bottles. Be the first to enjoy our newest flavors in bottles(Iowa Only)

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    OUT OF STATE BUT WANT TO PARTICIPATE? We've got you covered with one of our 100% cotton ShakTea-shirt or Jack’s Real Root Beer T-Shirt -- shipped anywhere in the US. Add $35 to your pledge to include a t-shirt along with any other reward.

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    6-PACK OF CHOICE. In Iowa- pickup from central location tbd in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield. OUTSIDE IOWA? WE CAN SHIP you our root beer! Please add $25 for shipping.

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    PIZZA PARTY! A seat at our wood-fired organic pizza party with kombucha & root beer on tap in Fairfield, Iowa. Add $100 to your pledge to include this along with any other reward.

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    1 MONTH SUPPLY - 1 case (24 bottles) of choice +
    100% cotton ShakTea-shirt or Jack’s Real Root Beer T-Shirt
    (Iowa only; pickup from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield) -- For Family & Friends in Chicago -- we may be able to deliver cases of root beer, please contact @ info@shakteakombucha.com to confirm.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150 USD

    New! TWO Seats at our PIZZA PARTY! A seat for you and your friend at our wood-fired organic pizza party with kombucha & root beer on tap in Fairfield, Iowa.

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    KEG PARTY! Throw a Kombucha Keg Party for your friends! A 5 gallon keg of root beer or kombucha for your private party. (Iowa only, keg pickup from Fairfield, IA)

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    3 MONTH SUPPLY! 1 case (24 bottles) /month of your choice + 100% cotton ShakTea-shirt or Jack’s Real Root Beer T-Shirt (Iowa only; pickup from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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    BREWER FOR A DAY! You and 3 friends can craft your own special brew with the Shaktea Kombucha Team. You choose your ingredients and we'll help you make a one-time special brew. You go home with 2 full cases (48 bottles) of your brew!
    + 100 % cotton ShakTea-shirt

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    A YEAR'S SUPPLY!! Your preferred mix of Shaktea Kombucha or Jack's Real Root Beer.
    1 case/month (24 bottles/case) for 12 months
    + 100 % cotton ShakTea-shirt
    (Iowa only; pickup from central location in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames or Fairfield)

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