A delicious drink
Hello! My name is Jessie. I live in Anchorage, Alaska with my family. Few years ago, I was introduced to bottled, store-bought kombucha. My wife and I tried all the different varieties that Alaska's stores had to offer. To be honest, it wasn't love at first sight (kombucha not the wife), but like a carefully crafted microbrew, this tart tea quickly became a staple in our lives.
The budget issue
I would drink Kombucha as often as I could talk myself into paying $4 for a 14oz bottle. I longed to drink Kombucha everyday, but I had to limit my newfound passion to 2-3 times a week at the most :(
Learning to brew
Naturally, the next step was to save money by brewing my own. My wife, who is from Russia, used to drink kombucha (or what the Russians call kvas or mushroom tea) all throughout her childhood. She was my taster, with a very honest opinion that she wasn't afraid to share. Finally, I had struck the right chord with her and she started to say things like, "This is what I remember drinking as a child." While I had a lot of success, the brew was flat and didn't really have the kick of a nice bottled brew.
the kegged kombucha
Then I started getting serious. My beer equipment quickly became very handy for my new fascination. I converted sankey kegs into brewing vats. Batches of 10-15 Gallons, two batches at a time. Kegged and placed in 5 gallon corny kegs. Carbonated and chilled. The outcome was amazing!
Cold Kombucha on tap for a fraction of the price.
All I have wanted to do since then is to introduce this amazing tea to the world, at a price that doesn't break the bank. We worked hard on perfecting our Plain Jane Kombucha. It has been a hit with many of our friends. Luckily, we had lots of wild Alaskan blueberries in the freezer that we had picked during the previous summer and fall, so we quickly came out with our second flavor - Bluberry Mary (intentionally misspelled). It too resonated well with most everyone who tried it.
In 2016, we decided to start Zip Kombucha. In addition to being affordable, our goal was a locally made kombucha made with healthy ingredients. Nothing beats the taste of a great local brew - fresh and artisanal.
Zip Kombucha today
We believe that kombucha should be something that everyone can enjoy. That’s why Zip Kombucha is made locally and distributed on Tap; this makes our brews affordable! Our Kombucha is made with a high-antioxidant blend of organic black teas, organic fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to create a light and refreshing probiotic drink. A perfect balance of sweet and tart - our Kombucha is low on sugar and full of beneficial compounds. Zip Kombucha is dedicated to bringing you affordable Kombucha, made with organic ingredients, using local flavors, such as blueberry, raspberry, mint, ginger, etc. Currently brewing Zip Kombucha in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska-Zip code 99503.
Why drink soda when you can enjoy this light bodied, full of flavor fizzy alternative that contains a small fraction of sugar?We are frequently told that our kombucha tastes clean, refreshing and completely delicious. Many people are surprised by how much they enjoy it. Give it a try and it will quickly become a staple in your life and not just an alternative to sugary drinks. Not to mention other health benefits, the sugar calories alone that you will not be consuming, will be a welcomed change for your body and mind.
Check out our Google or Facebook reviews, try our Kombucha and discover this delicious probiotic iced tea as an affordable and healthy alternative to soda. Stop by our Facebook page, get to know us, drop us a line. We would be extremely happy to hear from you. If you'd like a sample, we'd be happy to pour you what we have on tap. Bring the whole family along, because as we've been finding out, kiddos love this stuff!