Uncle Traveling John Nestles Up with NessAlla Kombucha Who’s that jolly fellow with the microphone heading this way? Why it’s no other than Uncle Traveling John! With his cheerful disposition, sensible footwear, and a suitcase packed with adventuring essentials, it can only mean one thing: Madison Craft Beer Week is almost here! Watch Vanessa and Uncle Traveling John discuss hangover cures, kombucha radlers, and more! We can’t wait for our favorite Madison-based weeklong craft beer event. Be sure to visit madbeerweek.com for details, including where you can find our tasty, refreshing NessAlla Kombucha.
Shake Off Those Winter Blahs With Rose, Mint, Tulsi NessAlla Kombucha’s new spring seasonal flavor – Rose, Mint, Tulsi – will be rolling out to locations near you starting March, 21st. Watch the video below to learn more about this crisp, tantalizing flavor combo, as well as Vanessa & Alla’s personal serving suggestions. Check it out: Nazdarovya!
It’s the NessAlla Way One benefit to starting your own business is the opportunity to run things in whatever manner you see fit. [The flipside to that coin is that the days of stewing over your stupid boss and their stupid policies are over because, well, you’re the boss and those are your stupid rules.] Before NessAlla Kombucha was even a thing, we saw the value in respecting the environment and the imperative need for proactively protecting our natural resources. You know, Captain Planet stuff, but for real. So when NessAlla Kombucha was in its planning stages, there was an intrinsic understanding that sustainability would be at the center of our operating philosophy. And with no higher-ups to object to that, we set out to make that happen. Our commitment to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources hasn’t waned over the years; if anything it may be stronger – and more necessary – than ever. To learn about the ways in which we put our values into action, check out the infographic and video below. One last thing: A long time ago, we made a choice to make business decisions that align with our values. When you
It is harvest season and there are so many things to choose from that it is hard to keep up. We often try to do new flavors, but we also like to use flavors that we know are amazing! Keep hitting those farmers markets, not only for your fresh produce but to get those rare flavors of NessAlla that are gone in a blink of an eye. Some flavors are direct from Vanessa and Alla’s yard. No kidding guys. You think we plan this stuff? We just look to see what’s over abundant in the garden ( this weeks Sumac, chili, lime. Lots of sumac and chilis) and BLAM! that’s what you get. Also, many of our summer specialties come from our wonderful partnership with Harmony Valley who has amazing organic produce (Watermelon). Then, often times, it’s a mix of what we get from the farm and what’s in the garden. Watermelon, Tulsi anyone? I seriously have so much Tulsi in my yard this year that I’m going to dry it and I’ll have a whole two cups of it to use in a future brew. That’s a joke because when you dry a large amount of herbs, you end
Is it really winter outside? Seems a bit warm. Come to the Market and stock up on some awesome Holiday flavors from NessAlla. We have Pomegranate Cardamom and Blueberry Shizandra. Yep, still have some of those flavors because we don’t think people are heading to the indoor market! Why? “Because it’s cold and I don’t wanna!!!” I get it. I barely want to leave the house for anything. I like to just hiss at the cold from the warm inside. I’m like a cat in winter. I just want a warm lap to curl up in and sleep all day. Like these two…..awwwww. They are friends…. You should still go to the market though, because you can pick up these flavors that very few others have. Then your other NessAlla drinking friends will be like, “hey! where did you get THAT?!” and you can be like, “I got myself to the East Side Madison Market at the Wil-Mar and got some. I also picked up some super awesome pickled stuff, some tea, local cheese, and baked stuff!” Then you guys can like, eat and drink and hang out. Then you plan for that person to pick up stuff next week
It’s already December guys. For real. Eeesh! Well, to hop on the ‘ol buy local train, NessAlla encourages you to BUY LOCAL this Holiday season. Which means, yes! Buy some NessAlla to bring to your next gathering or give to your Kombucha addicted friend. We have some very special flavors that can only be found at the East Side Farmers Market, Tuesdays at the Wil-Mar center in Madison, wi from 4pm-7pm. This week we have Blueberry Shisandra and Pomegranate Cardamom. Sooooooo good! BOTH of them. Seriously. These flavors are great to mix into cocktails and to have with holiday meals or just by themselves! Here are some recipes to play with! Schizandra Collins by Patrick Langley at A-OK Sunshine & Spirits In a cocktail tin add: .75 oz of Deaths Door Gin .75 oz of Luxardo Maraschino .75 oz Green Chartreuse .75 oz Lime Juice shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a 10oz Collins glass. Finish with NessAlla Schizandra Blue Kombucha Next, we have a delightful cocktail by Jeanette Dainty Dies Natalis Invicti Solis In a cocktail tin: 1.5 oz of Korbel Brandy .25oz Cointreau .25 oz lemon juice 1 Egg White shake in a circular motion
Halloween Kombucha special at the West Side Community Market! We have a delicious Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric infused kombucha. All of these lovely ingredients are fresh from Harmony Valley Farm and deeply infused into a rich Oolong Kombucha. Warming, stimulating and tantalizing, this brew is not to be forgotten quickly. Step out and grab something great for your body before you start stealing your kids candy. Happy Halloween!!
Yeah. You heard me. Watermelon! You need to thank Alla for it even being sold this year. We’ve been making it every summer for years and hoarding it all for ourselves and close friends. I said, “noooooooooooooo! It’s all for us! If they don’t even know about it, they won’t want it!’ Alla says, “we have to share the love, Vanessa.” and I said “Why?” while sobbing and clutching the vat of delicious watermelon infused nectar of the Gods. “Because we are good people and should share with our community.” she replied “FINE! But I’m taking my own case of it!” as I stomped away. So You guys get to have some Watermelon Kombucha. ONLY if you make it to the next couple of markets though, because it will be sold at the West Side Community Market from 7am-1pm this Saturday in the DMV parking lot on the West Side. ( I know it sounds shady….”uuugggh, I got some booch for ye in the back of this spray painted Subaru”) It’s a totally legit market. Look! There’s even a website… Also, if we don’t sell out over there we will have it at the East Side one next week Tuesday.
Summer time is my favorite time for Shandies. NessAlla was fortunate enough to be featured in the Cap Times article non-traditional shandies. For about 3 years or more, I can’t remember when I started, I have been drinking kombucha with beer. 1/2 & 1/2. They are pretty much my two favorite beverages and so putting them together was a fun experiment that I have never ended. I have a tendency to enjoy the flavors of beers with a high alcohol content. MAN! WHY do they have the best taste? I can only drink like 2 or maybe 3 before I’m too toasted to form coherent intelligent sentences. That is, I think I can normally form coherent-ish sentences….hmmm Any who, I decided to add kombucha to these robust delicious brews and….oh man. That was it! For me, I found that when I did kombucha 1/2 & 1/2 with my beers I could drink more and still remain pretty cognizant. Plus it was delicious. I’m a hop head…yeah, yeah, I know some of you are over it, but I’m not. I do IPA’s, APA’s, and just about anything with a hop dominant with my booch. They go with just about any flavor.
Hi! How was your Monday? Mine was filled with managing willful children, sitting on hold for roughly 2 hours tossed around from operator to operator, errands and the dentist! So I’m f*^&ing great! You know what’s great about Mondays though? Tomorrow is Tuesday, and that is East Side market day. Which means a new fresh, kick-ass, in-season NessAlla flavor that you can only find at two markets. This week, you can ONLY find it at the EAST Side Farmers Market on Jenny St. from 4pm-7 in the Wil-Mar parking lot…..not gonna be at the West Side community market, sorry… I know what your thinking…..”Why do they only sell these super special flavors at these tiny markets?” You know what I have to say to that? Stop your whining and go support some local farmers! Tiny markets are the BEST! Wanna know why? You can get all of the things you need from a big market in 1/4 of the time and have to deal with about 1/10 the amount of people. If you have kids, they can play on the jungle gym or shoot some hoops while you shop instead of whining at you to hurry up when you want
As we approach the longest day of the year, it is my pleasure to reveal our summer seasonal, Lavender Mint. Refreshing and cooling, this flavor depicts the plants it comes from. Subtle soft florals with bursting mint emerging With vibrant energy from the warm earth. This summer seasonal is a popular and long awaited favorite among NessAlla drinkers. Lavender and Mint have awesome properties that are great for your body in the summer season. As I sit sipping it in the cool shade after a long hot stint in the garden I feel it cooling me from the inside out. It seems to relieve the tiredness from the heat and sink comfortably in my bones revitalizing my senses. We hope that you find such enjoyment from our summer seasonal. You should be seeing it on the shelves next week. Pick some up and celebrate the summer! Nazdarovya! To your health! the NessAlla team
We are super stoked to be a part of the movement that is #goodfood Join us Mar 19-21 in Chicago, IL to celebrate everything that is Good Food! … Good Food Festival website is LIVE!!! full of great programming, news & updates! http://bit.ly/GFFChi2015 #GFFChi
Join us tonight (and every second Thursday of the month) at the Nessalla HQ for a behind the scenes look at our production facility and cocktail hour. We’ll be opening our doors to the first 25 Nessalla Kombucha fans to sign up for our brewery tour! Come see what we’re all about!!!
The beautiful color of this Winter seasonal cheers the soul and is perfectly warming for a cold day!
So there I was minding my own business, tugging along a freshly brewed vat of Peach Blush Kombucha over to her warm resting place among her sisters, when one of her wheels catches on a small chink in the great armor of the cement floor. My momentum immediately halted but the force of about 400 pounds of liquid inertia kept going. Realizing, trying to brace this with the back of my arm was futile, I watched horrified as my freshly sparkling vat of precious nectar fell with a thunder and a splash like an ocean wave hitting the shore. “F*#!k”! I yelled to the rafters, hopelessly standing in the spreading pool of stickiness. The SCOBy’s that fell looked like sad toddlers crumpled to the ground after finding out they can’t have candy. Alla and Greg came running only to discover the horror on the floor. I turned to Alla, who was just about to head out for the day and said “You CAN’T leave!” vehemently. We all just sort of stood there dumbfounded as the pool stretched along the far wall, under the tables and racks. We have no floor drain in this room. Why? It was a very large