Kombucha Dog is Not a Crime

 

As reported on FOX, VICE, CBS, DAILY MAIL, NEW YORK, LAist, RAW STORY, and others, Kombucha Dog was mentioned in the ABC’s busting up of a religious ceremony for illegally selling alcohol without a license in Venice, California. Kombucha Dog is flattered that Full Circle selected it as their kombucha of choice. Still, we believe that Kombucha Dog will give you a blissful feeling regardless of your spiritual beliefs. Our only devotion is to brewing kombucha the traditional, non-diluted way, which produces about 1% alcohol. Unfortunately, under current law this classifies Kombucha Dog as an alcoholic beverage since the limit is 0.5%.  

“We’d like to use this opportunity to open a common sense discussion about the alcohol laws in California and the rest of the country," said Michael Faye, founder/COO of Kombucha Dog. "Many common foods like teriyaki sauce, tiramisu or a ripe orange contain about 0.5% or even more alcohol, the level which defines whether a beverage is alcoholic or non in the U.S. Because of kombucha's unfamiliarity in the American marketplace, we end up classified as  beer in terms of stickers, warnings, etc. Yet, in many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom and the EU, Kombucha Dog wouldn’t be considered an alcoholic beverage, because the limit there is higher!  It just doesn’t seem to make sense that our kombucha is legally considered an alcoholic beverage, since you’d drown before you got drunk drinking Kombucha Dog.” 

Brewed in Los Angeles, Kombucha Dog is dedicated to making the purest and best-tasting kombucha while raising awareness of rescue dogs needing homes. Our practice of partnering with local no-kill animal shelters, putting homeless, adoptable dogs on the labels of our bottles so that may find forever homes is, to us, as important and relevant as the sensational aspects of the Full Circle story. We follow all state and federal laws, which means one must be 21 or over to purchase and drink it.
 

Links to Original Stories

VICE

http://www.vice.com/read/law-enforcement-raided-andrew-keegans-temple-in-los-angeles-for-kombucha

CBS

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/11499118-leaders-of-venice-temple-upset-about-recent-raid-over-kombucha-tea/

FOX

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/05/15/andrew-keegan-busted-for-selling-kombucha-at-his-new-age-temple/

NEW YORK

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/05/andrew-keegans-cult-served-illegal-kombucha.html

DAILY MAIL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3082657/Andrew-Keegan-busted-undercover-agents-members-New-Age-religion-founded-caught-selling-kombucha-without-permit.html

LAist

http://laist.com/2015/05/14/andrew_keegan_kombucha_bust.php

RAW STORY

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/teen-heartthrob-turned-new-age-guru-busted-for-selling-unlicensed-kombucha-in-the-most-la-crime-ever/
 

About Kombucha Dog

Handcrafted and bottled in Los Angeles, Kombucha Dog aims to showcase local rescue dogs in need of a home on each bottle while delivering high-quality, undiluted, kombucha. Since 2010, Photographer, Founder and CEO, Michael Faye, has fused his passion for photography, commitment to animal rights and emphasis on the importance of a healthy lifestyle to create Kombucha Dog, available in four flavors that can be purchased at over 100 retail locations in the Southern California market.
 

For media Inquiries, please email: info@kombuchadog.com

 
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