All 26 dogs on the front labels of past and present bottles of Kombucha Dog
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is thought to have originated two thousand years ago. When properly brewed, kombucha is a tasty, low sugar, naturally carbonated, fermented beverage that contains a potent assortment of antioxidants and detoxifying acids, such as gluconic and acetic.
A powerful probiotic, kombucha is an essential not only to digestion but to general health and well being by helping to maintain balance in the body's internal ecosystem. The general feeling of wellness is hard to describe to those who have not yet discovered kombucha but it is easily identified and enjoyed by the initiated.
All this and it tastes really, really good. Properly brewed, full strength kombucha has an utterly singular and complex taste, that has fueled the passion kombucha instills in its many devotees across the world for centuries.
How is Kombucha Dog different?
At Kombucha Dog we are committed to bringing our customers pure undiluted kombucha. We are based in Los Angeles, hand making each batch from brewing to bottling using only raw organic ingredients to deliver what we think is the best tasting, most healthful kombucha available today.
Only raw organic ginger and fruit cold-pressed by hand are used at Kombucha Dog. Forced carbonation, pasteurized fruit juice, processed sugars, plastic bottles makes the production process a lot easier, but it doesn’t make for good kombucha.
Traditional, full-strength kombucha is over 0.5% alcohol. Rather than dilute our kombucha or use any manner of processing, Kombucha Dog has chosen to sell its beverage only to people over 21 in order to bring you the finest, best tasting, most genuine kombucha we possibly can.
We think we are brewing some of the best tasting kombucha around. We invite you to agree...
What's with the dogs?
Every Kombucha Dog label features a local dog in need of a home.....right now.....today! All of us here are dog owners and believe strongly in no-kill fostering in order to humanely help innocent animals. By working with local no-kill fostering programs, each dog pictured on our label is available for adoption and can be connected with you through our website. Each brew, we will update our labels to show different dogs in need of loving homes. When considering pet ownership, please consider adoption. Save a dog today. It feels great!
What's with the alcohol?
Full strength, genuine kombucha contains more than 0.5% alcohol by volume, usually no more than around 1%. According to current law, this classifies kombucha as 'beer' and is subject to the same laws.
Can I get drunk?
Through extensive, though not government-sanctioned testing, we here at Kombucha Dog have determined that it is NOT possible to get drunk by consuming even large quantities of kombucha in a short period of time. Seriously, ask Paul, he tried. Sure, you can overdo it with anything but you can't get drunk on kombucha.
Why do I need to keep it refrigerated?
Living kombucha like Kombucha Dog will start fermenting again if kept out of the refrigerator too long. Too much fermenting will cause the creation of carbon dioxide causing the kombucha to "explode" upon opening. We don't suggest opening while the bottle is warm as heat will expand the liquid and gas in the bottle which also risks cascades of bubbles.
Why is it not pasteurized?
The benefits of kombucha derive from its abundance of probiotics and enzymes. Pasteurization would kill the probiotics and denature the enzymes so they're no longer useful to the body.
Why doesn't Kombucha Dog have any slimy SCOBY?
We don't ferment our kombucha in the bottle so as long as its kept refrigerated a SCOBY will not form. Kombucha Dog is naturally, and therefore more consistently, carbonated. You never have to worry when opening a bottle if your kombucha will overflow or be flat.
Why do you use amber colored bottles?
Dark glass protects the probiotics from damage by UV light.