Check out our feature in the Cincinnati Business Courier by Andy Brownfield!
And here's Andy's take on our kombucha:
We've been making kombucha for the past year in the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen, and have found that we can't quite produce enough kombucha to meet demand. We need your support to help us purchase equipment for larger batches. Please choose one of our awesome rewards to help us grow! At the $25 level, you'll join our Pig Pen, and at $100 you can be part of our exclusive Sky Pen. Both clubs give you special access to top secret flavors! What are you waiting for? Contribute!
WHAT IS KOMBUCHA?
It's a fermented, probiotic, live culture tea. Some say it reminds them of cider. Others compare it to some beer or champagne. Even though it tastes like an adult beverage, kombucha is refreshing in a non-alcoholic way.
WHAT'S SKINNY PIGGY?
Skinny Piggy Kombucha is a small kombucha brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio. People have fallen in love with our Original Tea Blend, which is a unique blend of premium teas ethically sourced from IntegriTEA. We started making kombucha in the northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen in 2014, and last summer had a blast selling kombucha on draft at the Covington Farmers Market. Since then, it's flown off store shelves in Cincinnati, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Growing demand for Skinny Piggy is exceeding our ability to brew it with our current equipment. This Kickstarter campaign will allow us to buy fermentation tanks, which will scale our production significantly. Then we can sell our product to some larger customers, including a regional distributor and Whole Foods.
OUR NEW HOME
When we finally get our new equipment, we'll move into the Urban Artifact Brewery in Northside. They've got some extra space and will be happy to guide us in our expansion.
HOW WE'RE REFRESHING OURSELVES
Currently all of our bottled kombucha is our delicious Original Tea Blend. However, we've been brewing a bunch of different flavors for ourselves, and would love to share them with everybody. Once we're big enough we'll be able to bottle it the wildest, most exciting flavors!
We'll also be rolling out cool new bottle designs in the near future! See below for our current bottle design and what's coming next!
REWARD LEVELS - PIG PEN
For any pledge above $25, you'll be part of the Pig Pen. That means when we'll hold a cool event, you'll get an invite. When we want to do some community service, you'll help us decide what to do. When we don't know what type of flavor to make, you'll vote. Best of all, you'll receive a one liter grolsh top bottle. Bring it to any Pig Pen event, and we'll fill it up with a special brew for $5!
REWARD LEVEL - SKY PEN
With a pledge of just $100 or more, you'll join the Sky Pen and enjoy all the benefits of the Pig Pen, plus you'll get invited to do some extra taste-testing to help us determine which new kombucha flavors are the best!
Thanks to all these partners who helped us create custom kombucha packages!
Video by Elevant Productions - www.elevantproductions.com
Risks and challenges
Once we have the money for our new equipment, it may take a couple months to install the equipment and make sure it can make our delicious kombucha. Not a lot of people have scaled up kombucha production the way we're doing it, so luckily we have some great help from the craft brew community!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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