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Melanie WadeBy Melanie Wade
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Melanie WadeBy Melanie Wade
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$518
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 2 2015 4:01 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Need

For a year now, Golda Kombucha has been in production and bringing our tasty kombucha to folks all over Atlanta. However, the demand is not being met and we have swiftly outgrown the capacity of shared commercial kitchens. We are selling out at farmers markets and on shelves alike and would love the chance to fulfill purchase orders and be a consistent source of refreshing, local and healthy kombucha for all Atlantans. 

The Solution

Golda kombucha needs to expand to create Atlanta's first kombuchery (that's slang for kombucha brewery). We have been looking at several commercial spaces and meeting with professionals like contractors, space planners and fellow small business owners to get educated on what it takes to open a space of our own. Mostly, ample space is needed to produce, ferment, bottle and keg Golda Kombucha. We would also love to incorporate a tasting room where folks can gather and taste our many flavors of fresh kombucha. This space would resemble a coffee shop or lounge and would serve komucha on tap, similar to a bar but without the alcohol.

Will you help us open Atlanta's first kombucha brewery? We would love your support and we can't do it without you!

With your help we can reach our goals and expand to new heights!
With your help we can reach our goals and expand to new heights!
If we can meet our $10,000 goal, here's what we'll do!
If we can meet our $10,000 goal, here's what we'll do!
Our delicious strawberry-mint flavor is a fan favorite!
Our delicious strawberry-mint flavor is a fan favorite!
      
Ice Cold Lavender Lemonade at a local farmers market
Ice Cold Lavender Lemonade at a local farmers market
Read about brewmaster Melanie Wade on the "Full Bio Page"
Read about brewmaster Melanie Wade on the "Full Bio Page"
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Risks and challenges

Like any pioneer, there are risks in being the first.

It can be somewhat difficult in gaining the necessary building permits and ensuring that everything is up to city and county ordinances. That's why we've reached out to "expeditors" and other professionals to help push the paperwork through in a timely manner. We plan to budget for an expeditor to get us results and get them to us fast so we can minimize the permitting stage and decrease rent lost while not producing product.

The building we pick will need to be outfitted to meet our needs. The build-out will need to meet local ordinances and department of agriculture standards. We've got a slew of contractors that have come well recommended to help with the construction.

Outfitting a brewery can be tedious work, from fermentation vessels to bottling machinery, but we've got a brewery expert on our staff to help plan the brewery build-out from the beginning.

We are working with a commercial real estate agent who is helping with the search for a building and will help negotiate the best rate possible.

We have also budgeted for unforeseen costs that may arise while working on the project.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
-Steve Jobs

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    You'll get a handwritten THANK YOU card via snail mail, complete with the autograph of Atlanta's First and Only Kombucha brewmaster and a sticker!

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    HEY HEY! We'll give you a shout out on our social media channels! A big "THANK YOU" heard to by over 1,000 people!

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    Your very own Golda Kombucha T-shirt to wear proudly around town! Three choices of designs!

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    1 free case of kombucha. That's 24 bottles of our delicious oak-aged kombucha tea!

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    Get inducted into our "Culture Club" where you'll receive a 64 oz growler of kombucha delivered to your door step bi-weekly. Limit 2 months.

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    You'll get your own kombucha starter kit, complete with a SCOBY( colony of yeast and bacteria needed to make kombucha), tea, fermentable sugar and directions to make your own brew!

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    Want to try a kombucha keg-stand at your party? Well now you can! We will deliver a 5 gallon keg of kombucha for a special event of your choosing! Fizzy fun!

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    Unlimited 12 oz cups at festivals, farmers markets and events for 3 months! Hooray! Limit 6 cups per week.

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    Unlimited 32 oz growler fill-ups for 3 months! Hooray you're going to be the new neighborhood favorite! Limit 1 fill per week.

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    Unlimited 64oz growler fill-ups for 3 months!
    Geez, that's a ton of kombucha! Limit 1 fill per week.

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    Get special recognition at our kombuchery launch party. We will confess to all of our guests how much you've helped get the brewery up and running! Take home a case of kombucha, t-shirt and kombucha brewing starter kit!

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    Invite Mel to teach a kombucha class at your location to a group of people. Learn the ins and outs of brewing a perfect batch of kombucha! Get a starter kits for each member of the audience to take home. Limit 5 seats. Outside of GA travel not included.

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    Get special VIP rights to the brewery. Drop by to check out what we are doing, taste upcoming flavors and access the space to hold 2 special events of your choosing. Outside of GA travel not included.

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    Kombucha party!
    All the kombucha your party guests can drink at a special event. Wedding, Baby Shower, Grad party, Birthday party, Holiday party etc. Hint: kombucha makes a great mixer for cocktails!
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    Bottomless growler fill ups for a full year! Anytime we are out and about with our kombucha on tap you can fill up a growler for FREE.

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    Get 10 cases of kombucha tea delivered to you for your home, restaurant, bar, retail location for FREE for one year. This is a great plan if you want to carry our 12 oz bottles in your cooler and never have to worry about cutting us a check when we deliver! Metro Atlanta areas only!

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    Get 12 cases of kombucha tea delivered to you for your restaurant, home, bar, retail location for FREE for one year. This is a great plan if you want to carry our 12 oz bottles in your cooler and never have to worry about cutting us a check when we deliver! Metro Atlanta Only

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    KEGERATOR installed at your location.
    Kombucha on tap can be a reality for you! Get a Golda Kombucha kegerator set-up and installed at your home, retail, office or restaurant! It comes ready for our delicious ice-cold kombucha to flow! Metro Atlanta Only

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    Get a flavor named after you!
    Kombucha is unique just like us, so we'll name one of our delicious flavors after you! Flavor will run for 3 months.

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    KEGERATOR installed at your location with 2 taps for different flavors!
    Kombucha on tap can be a reality for you! Get a Golda Kombucha kegerator set-up and installed at your home, retail, office or restaurant. This kegerator unit will have 2 taps so you can pour 2 different flavors at the same time! (Delivery includes 2 kegs) Metro Atlanta Only

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    KEGERATOR installed at your location with 2 taps for different flavors! Plus FIVE free kegs of kombucha!
    Kombucha on tap can be a reality for you! Get a Golda Kombucha kegerator set-up and installed at your home, retail, office or restaurant. This kegerator unit will have 2 taps so you can pour 2 different flavors at the same time! (Delivery includes 5 kegs delivered as needed) Metro Atlanta Only.

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