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Whoa! Check it out! @colectivocoffee just upgraded their kombucha. Using a unique blend of Letterbox tea, NessAlla is producing Colectivo's kombucha. This is the Gala. It is bright and full of flavor, with berry explosiveness and a subtle hint of vanilla. Grab some today! Which flavor do you like the best? Gala 🌺 or Flora 🌸 ? ...

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A long, long time ago. In a galaxy far, far, away it seems...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Alla and Vanessa taught kombucha brewing classes back in 2006. Their very first class completely sold out at the @willystreetcoop. The waiting list was long enough to do a second class. So they taught two classes back to back that night, creating traffic and parking issues. At that time, the SCOBY's weren't included in the class and were to be ordered by the students. Every student wanted one. Ness and Alla had to set about growing a whole bunch of them. This is their first SCOBY farm. Now, the SCOBY's they have are HUGE. They don't teach classes anymore. Or should they?
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Laugh more! How can we laugh more? So many of us have become so serious and stressed! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Find the funny! Get out there and see live comedy, theater or improv. Madison is teeming with funny people and shows. Our very own @vanessapants hosts a monthly show called The Merge that is improv and Standup with @monkeybusinessinstitute. Check out @comedyonstate @midwest.indie.comedy @ladylaughscomedy @milwaukeecomedy. There is just so much. Nothing like laughing with a pal.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Live comedy is a great thing to do with the out of town relatives as well. There are even kids comedy shows. Laughing keeps you healthy.
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Bottle pickup, fill ups Saturday 8am-12pm at NessAlla!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We have Cantaloupe with Pineapple⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PLUS! We will have cases of our Summer Seasonal, Lavender Mint on SUPER SALE as well. 12 pk 16oz cases for just $30 and 6pk 64oz cases for $60! That's a screamin' deal! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also a good chance to sign up for our Kombucha subscription which gets you super cool seasonal flavors at a discount. Check out the link in our bio!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don't know if you've seen the original of this photo around town. Pretty sure there's a copy at @old_sugar_distillery That's the old Garver building from way back. The NessAlla Ladies just reincarnated to come back and haunt the place for some reason. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This month's Premium Bottle Release is Mango Curry! Friday December 20th! Warming, spicy, sweet and deliciously savory. Your whole body will thank you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We had a BUNCH of butternut squash, which, yes, we know, no one wants to hear about squash being in a beverage. Which, is also why we didn't call it Squash Curry. hahaha Butternut raw squash does, however, have a beautiful floral scent and delicate flavor. This blend of kombucha has to be tasted to be believed. It is just so exquisite. The flavors blend so nicely so as not to be too sweet or savory. The spice is enough to warm you from the inside and help you to feel stimulated and energized. We added CBD to help boost those anti-inflammatory effects and really get your body and mind feeling nice and balanced. Don't miss this flavor you can only find at our NessAlla Kombucha brewery at the @garverfeedmill in Madison, Wi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There are a limited amount of bottles! Reserve yours now! Link in the bio.
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Do you love our Summer Seasonal, lavender mint? We have some cases left that we'd love for you to pick up at a super discounted rate!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We have 12pk 16oz cases for $30⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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& 6pk growler cases for $60⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That's so cheap! Come and get them this Saturday during our growler fill time of 8am-12pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can now have summer in a bottle...
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This is a shot of our second brewery in Madison, Wi on Winnebago st. Circa 2013? 🤣 We brewed in 18 gallon fermentation vessels. We also used to bottle by hand 🖐 🤘 using auto siphons. It was a long and tedious process. We have come a long way from this place, but we don't forget our roots! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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NessAlla comes from very humble beginnings. We started small and were able to thrive thanks to our super supportive community. 💖✨✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What products do you enjoy that are made by small local producers? Tag ‘em up!
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We did a fun thing today! We made this dual colored healthy drink! We used Blue Majik from @E3live to soak our chia seeds and make them this vibrant color. We then plopped them on top of our Butterfly Effect CBD kombucha and Voila! You got a beautiful, super healthy, chill - you - out and make your body feel great drink in hand! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The benefits of this quick and easy bevvy are off the charts! Make one today and tell us how you feel! Post a pic and we will share in our story.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nazdarovya! To your health!
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We love this quote by Georgia O'Keeffe. It can be found at the @hotelindigomadison as well as our kombucha in their store of local products. We are so grateful that Madison embraces it's local culture and producers. When you come to visit Madison, be sure to check out all of the locally produced food and beverages. Not to mention all of the amazing small businesses and kick ass local music and arts scene! Madison is good at local stuff! ...

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This is some deep mama love right here. How do you share love with your kiddos? Or your parents?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is a Sunday shout out to parents. You got this! It's challenging, hard and heartbreaking at times. We aren't perfect. We aren't supposed to be. We are in this world as parents to teach AND to learn. We have great wisdom to share with one another.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hats off to all of you who are doing your best. Every day is different. We're not going to sit here and say, tomorrow is a new day a new start. Because yes, it's a new day, but all the stuff from yesterday doesn't just disappear. The bills are still there, the stain on the couch, the stress, and the mess are all still there. But so is the love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We are all so busy and working so hard. The average working family only spends about a total of 3 hours per week together. IF THAT. We often decompress with a screen in front of us. We're tired and worn out. There is still laundry to do, meals to be made, homework to be done, catching up on all the things. The internet has been a boon and a bane. We can get information so quickly. We can work from anywhere, which means we often spend more time on work even when we could be resting and being present. Most of our communication is done on it. Most of our entertainment is there. It feels like, sometimes, that we are getting worse at actual in person communication. There's more anxiety about it. We're more insecure about it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How can we practice better communication? Stress is ever present, but time isn't. Try to squeeze some time out for yourself and those you love. We all benefit from a bit more endorphin release. What fun things do you do with your family, chosen or otherwise?
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We can thank the invention of textbooks and their mass purchase by public schools for embedding the "Thanksgiving" image in our modern minds. The image of Native Americans sharing food with the innocent Pilgrims. It was, of course, a complete invention, a cleverly created slice of cultural propaganda, just another in a long line of inspired nationalistic myths.
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The first Thanksgiving Day did occur in the year 1637, but it was nothing like our Thanksgiving today. On that day the Massachusetts Colony Governor, John Winthrop, proclaimed such a "Thanksgiving" to celebrate the safe return of a band of heavily armed hunters, all colonial volunteers. They had just returned from their journey to what is now Mystic, Connecticut where they massacred 700 Pequot Indigenous People. Seven hundred People- men, women and children - all murdered.
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Soooooo, yeah. There are a lot of stories out there that have been perpetuated throughout the years. Stories that were made up to protect the people in power. These things are still happening today. Every day we have a choice. We have more information now than ever. Use that information to make positive choices.
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Tomorrow, we hope you make choices that benefit the people in our world. This vast consumerism is a great big reason we are where we are with the planet, our economy, and our culture. If we keep feeding the beasts, they will only grow more hungry, and eventually devour it all.
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We hope that you are with people who love you for who you are, that your belly is full, and that you are warm and safe. The holidays can be very hard for many of us. Thanksgiving has become a beautiful holiday of sharing, grace, communion, and celebration. A beautiful tradition based on a false premise.
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Make stuff. Love each other. Eat tasty food. Be kind. ( all when and if you are able )
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Kombucha is great to bring to that holiday gathering! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's a conversation piece for sure! A great way to bring up local culture. Talk about your latest health kick. Geek out about fermented stuff. Get the CBD flavors and you can go on and on about all the wonderful benefits of Kombucha AND CBD, mannnnn. Ya know, someone has to be insufferable at the gatherings....hahaha we kid, we kid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But it is totally one of those things to bring for pot luck that is easy and interesting and non-alcoholic. PLUS, it's lovely as a digestif after all of that amazing food. It makes for a great cocktail mixer, if you please, AND it can be super helpful for the morning after when the tryptophan wears off and you have to clean up the post holiday mess. If ya got some of the CBD stuff, even better....check out the link in the bio to find out where you can fill up your growler or get a fresh one!
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SCOBY! Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. This is the magical colony of yeasts and bacteria that work together to create kombucha from the tea and sugar solution. A SCOBY will grow to be the size and shape of the container that kombucha brews in. It is fleshy and strong. It is magnificence in action. This is one of our smaller SCOBY's in our 2nd location back when we were brewing in 18 gallon fermentation vats.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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when you drink kombucha, you are consuming symbiosis and making it a part of your body. We believe that it helps to teach your body to work with all aspects of your health. You invite this symbiosis into your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mother nature has so much to teach us. What do you think the SCOBY can teach us to help us grow and create a better planet?
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Sound on for the cute little ditty by Meghan Rose! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Look at that old growler! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know you can get refills of our kombucha in all kinds of places?! Check out the link in the bio for a list of places where you can get fills. We have locations in Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. It's a great way to buy in bulk, save some packaging, and say hi to your local purveyor.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don't forget we also have fills on Saturday at the NessAlla refill Den at @garverfeedmill from 8am-12pm. Stop by and get yer booch on.
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Ness and Alla have been at this Kombucha thing for over 11 years. We are still a relatively small company considering. We are still owned and operated just by us and our tight team of ass kickers. We are so proud of the product we make. We still maintain our high integrity. Still make small batches. Still hand craft a lot of fun flavors you can only find in Madison. *
We have learned so much over the years. We have also learned that corporations are taking over just about everything. You see it everywhere you go. Small companies struggling to stay afloat because the big guys make it cheaper and easier to get products. They may not be the best, but they deliver, ammarite? Just remember to do your best when making purchases. Your dollars vote for what comes out. If we tell companies, with our dollars, that we won't buy unethical products, they will eventually stop making them. If we tell companies that we won't buy products because their packaging is damaging to the planet, they will come up with new packaging. Whole industries change based on shopping choices and habits. You can make a difference every day with your buying. *
We support 1% for the Planet. We donate to women's organizations, we contribute to athletes and buy local personally as much as possible helping to support our local small farmers and business people. Support the people around you. Give value to small producers. BUT beware! Corporations KNOW that's how things are changing. There are many HUGE companies that now want to try and come across as small start-ups. Pretending that they, too, are mom and pop shops. That they are a small business creating artisanal products. Know your makers.
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We are grateful for our loyal customers. We are grateful to our new customers who try us and find unbeatable flavors and a premium product with high integrity. Keep kicking ass!
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We hope you enjoyed coming to NessAlla to pick up specialty brews! See you next week and every Saturday from here on out from 8-12. Sign up for our kombucha subscription and get a discount! Cheers!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#bottlepickups #kombuchaontap #specialties #garverfeedmill #Kombucha #localkombucha #exclusive #premiumkombucha #getcultured
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Sat the 23rd from 8am-12pm we will be doing specialty bottle pick ups! This week we will have 🍃Jasmine Green 🍃and Cucumber 🥒 mint. 🌱These flavors have been aging nicely and are incredible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Stop by the NessAlla brewery at the new @garverfeedmill and get you some! Look for the chalkboard sign outside our doors! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This will also be an opportunity to talk to someone about our kombucha subscription. It’s like a CSA but for Booch! Details on our website.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don't forget to stop into all the lovely other businesses! @ledgercoffee, @suryacafe, @kosaretreat, @ianspizza, @perrenial_yoga, @briarloft, @sitkasalmonshares, @Undergroundfoodcollective, @twigandolive⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#growlerfills #kombuchaontap #madisonwi #Kombuchatea #garverfeedmill #saturday #nessallakombucha #whosyourbooch pic by @vanessapants
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