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We're bringing a fizzy, funky, and refreshing probiotic drink to you from the brew-crazed city of Cincinnati!
We're bringing a fizzy, funky, and refreshing probiotic drink to you from the brew-crazed city of Cincinnati!
139 backers pledged $10,800 to help bring this project to life.

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Check out our feature in the Cincinnati Business Courier by Andy Brownfield!

 And here's Andy's take on our kombucha:

THE STORY

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.

Selling kombucha on draft at our stand!
Selling kombucha on draft at our stand!
Our old home in the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen!
Our old home in the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen!

THE NEED

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.

Some of the equipment we'll need!
Some of the equipment we'll need!

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.

Urban Artifact - our new home!
Urban Artifact - our new home!

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!

What's this cool flavor? We wish we could share it!
What's this cool flavor? We wish we could share it!

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!

Old bottle design to the left, and new one on the right!
Old bottle design to the left, and new one on the right!

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!

REWARDS

$25 - backer glass + Pig Pen growler
$25 - backer glass + Pig Pen growler
$35 - Backer t-shirt + Pig Pen growler
$35 - Backer t-shirt + Pig Pen growler
$100 - fan boy or fan girl starter kit + Sky Pen growler
$100 - fan boy or fan girl starter kit + Sky Pen growler
$250 - You and a friend go on a brew tour with lots of kombucha + Pig Pen growler
$250 - You and a friend go on a brew tour with lots of kombucha + Pig Pen growler

Thanks to all these partners who helped us create custom kombucha packages!

Craft Connection - giving you the best Cincinnati brewing experience!
Craft Connection - giving you the best Cincinnati brewing experience!
Why taxi when you can Tesla?
Why taxi when you can Tesla?
Even tiles brings the cool tunes!
Even tiles brings the cool tunes!
                      
Urban Artifact - making some great beers!
Urban Artifact - making some great beers!
Great local treats from the northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen!
Great local treats from the northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen!

 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!

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    A heartfelt thanks! We'll write a nice letter and send it to you in PDF form so you can cherish it for eternity!

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    SHOUT OUT! We'll give a social media shoutout to you! We'll even tell everybody something interesting and cool about you!

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    A Skinny Piggy FAMILY PORTRAIT! SIGNED! We'll take a very fancy picture, then send it to you signed from us with a special note. Hang it on the fridge for years to come!

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    The Skinny Piggy Kombucha STICKER is fashionable on the following: car bumper, laptop, trapper keeper, and especially an unsuspecting loved one.

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    $13???? You sure you want to do this? It's the UNLUCKIEST REWARD for the UNLUCKIEST NUMBER! You might as well walk under a ladder and open an umbrella indoors! We'll put your name and quote on a decorative plaque in our brewery operation. Whenever we look at your name, we'll worry about your general misfortune.

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    SPECIAL BACKER GLASS! Now that you're in our Pig Pen, you'll get a special kombucha glass to remind you of the cool ways you can be part of our company when you drink kombucha!

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    Get a special edition Skinny Piggy Kombucha T-SHIRT! It'll show everybody how cool you are that you're in our Pig Pen!

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    Get a special edition Skinny Piggy Kombucha T-SHIRT! It'll show everybody how cool you are that you're in our Pig Pen! This option is for local pickup only.

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    Learn to brew kombucha at home with a KOMBUCHA BREWING STARTER KIT! Comes with everyting you need to start brewing - just add water and love. Includes jar, live culture, cloth, tea, fermentable sugar, and instructions. For good measure, we'll also include a sticker!

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    KOMBUCHA FOOD PAIRING! We'll give you some treats from other businesses in the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen to go with your kombucha. Then we'll throw it all in a basket to make it fancy!

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    Skinny Piggy Kombucha FANBOY OR FANGIRL STARTER KIT is just what you need to finally be cool! Get a sticker+comfy t-shirt+glass+4-pack of Skinny Piggy Kombucha to remind you that you're part of our Sky Pen! Since we would prefer you have fresh kombucha, this can only be picked up in the Cincinnati area.

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    Want a FANBOY OR FANGIRL STATER KIT, but don't live in Cincinnati? Don't worry! You'll get a sticker, t-shirt, glass, and a special Skinny Piggy Kombucha tap handle, all indicating that you're part of our Sky Pen!

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    KOMBUCHA GRILL OUT! All backers at this level, plus one friend each, are invited to a private event where we'll serve kombucha, and cook food. We'll feature veggie and omnivorous grillers and treats, fun activities, giveaways, and live music featuring Cincinnati's own EVEN TILES! Also, we love playing cornhole, so BRING IT ON!

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    KOMBUCHA KEGGER! If you have a birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, college party, or random event, we want to party with you! We'll bring a keg and draft system, and drink kombucha together.

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    CUSTOM KOMBUCHA BATCH. What kind of kombucha are you? Take a personality test, and we'll create a custom flavor based on who you are and what you like. Then we'll give you enough to fill your fridge!

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    TOUR CINCINNATI'S BREWERIES! Get a glimpse of some of Cincinnati's best breweries by taking a tour with Craft Connection! Learn about the city's history, and current developments. Then end the tour with a nice refreshing glass of kombucha at Skinny Piggy Kombucha's brewery! Buit wait! There's more! You'll get picked up and dropped off by a Tesla thanks to DRIVR!

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    BOTTOMLESS GLASS! We have a special magical glass! It is always refilled with kombucha when you ask for it! Any time we're pouring kombucha on draft, the glass will give you unlimited access to all the kombucha you can drink!

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    COME VISIT CINCINNATI! If you haven't been to Cincinnati in the past 3 years, you don't know what you're missing out on! There is so much development! We'll fly you and a friend in, pick you up from the airport in a Tesla (thanks to DRIVR!), and put you up for one night at a fancy hotel! One evening you'll get a brewery tour, and finish the tour with Craft Connection with a nice refreshing glass of kombucha at Skinny Piggy Kombucha's brewery!

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    HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU. Because you're so generous, we'll write you a well-thought-out handwritten thank you card.

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