In case you didn’t know (or forgot, in which case consider this a friendly reminder), NessAlla Kombucha celebrates its tenth trip around the Sun this year. Since setting out on that voyage, we’ve undergone tremendous growth and change. Vanessa and Alla wanted to communicate this transformation with a new identity. Whole Lotta Love The updated logotype is a nod to poster design and lettering from the 1920s and 1970s with a dash of inspiration from soft-drink and beer logos. It’s a Living Thing Boochie – aka the NessAlla “mascot” – received a makeover. She’s still ecstatic, bold and welcoming, but updated with a more realistic human figure. After all, kombucha is a living thing, and Boochie is too. She’s a Rainbow NessAlla Kombucha has always been loud and proud. Our new labels feature bold design elements and vibrant colorways. When lined up on store shelves in rainbow formation, the NessAlla Kombucha bottles jump out and catch one’s eye. Look for the new bottles at a grocery store or co-op near you!
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
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
Hey folks! This week at the East Side Farmers Market we will have delicious Cardamom Ginger and Blueberry Schisandra. UGH!!! it’s times like these that I want to blabber about all the known health benefits of cardamom and schisandra. I want to tell you how people in China have been using these herbs for CENTURIES to treat common ailments! Of course we don’t want to say that this is what a certain herb will do for your body FOR SURE. We haven’t done the research, and oh yeah, guess what, they don’t like to fund those studies necessarily because there is not much money in it. All I can do is tell you how delicious these brews are and how they are perfect for your holiday gatherings. They are a great beverage all on their own as well as mixed up into a delightful cocktail! Cardamom has a sweet flavor similar to those of grapefruit and ginger. This spice also includes floral and soapy flavors, along with green notes and a cool menthol undertone. Mixed with ginger, this flavor is boosted and spiced up for a warming concoction. Schisandra is very interesting. Its Chinese name comes from the fact that
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!!
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