Help us build our Kombucha brewery in Newcastle

by Life Kombucha in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Help us build our Kombucha brewery in Newcastle

£381

£10,000 target 42 days left
3% 8 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st December 2020 at 3:56pm

We're expanding and we need your help to build our microbrewery in Ouseburn!

by Life Kombucha in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We are Life Kombucha - Born and Brewed in Newcastle. 

We started brewing kombucha based on our brewer’s family recipe last summer. Bringing this traditional, small-batch brewing method to Newcastle, Life Kombucha tastes original and is authentic. 

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In January 2020, we started gaining more stockists in the local area of Newcastle, such as Honey Tree, Pink Lane Coffee, Kimchi Planet, Free Trade Inn, Cumberland Arms and so many other local bars, restaurants, pubs and retail stores. 

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For 2020, We planned to attend summer music/food festivals, as well as moving to a bigger brewery in Ouseburn, the heart of Newcastle. 

In March 2020, COVID-19 Pandemic happened…

Since Life Kombucha was launched and operated fully from last year, we were not qualified for the government's Small Business Grant Fund Scheme (SBGF) when the lockdown was imposed. 

A lot of local businesses were forced to shut their doors due to government measures. The national lockdown has also stopped many of us from going out and socialising like the good old days.

There were many festivals and markets lined up in 2020 for Life Kombucha to make an appearance, those including the Lindisfarne Festival, Yorkshire Dale Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, all of which were cancelled this year. We’ve missed out on these great opportunities to promote Life Kombucha at a national level, whilst also being unable to set aside enough funds to move to a new brewery in Ouseburn. 

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The local economy is slowly recovering. We are growing consistently in demand and we have had a great many positive responses from our customers. 

Support our move to the new Kombucha brewery in Ouseburn, Newcastle!

The plan of moving into a bigger space is proceeding, but this is a very challenging time for a small independent business like us. 

We’re growing out of our current capacity. To become more accessible to everyone, we need a bigger space with better equipment. 

We managed to secure the property thanks to ongoing sales, despite the effect of this global pandemic, but we’re seeing a gap in funds to build our microbrewery in the heart of Ouseburn. 

Therefore we need your help!  

Help us build Life Kombucha! 

Our mission is to bring authentic kombucha to the world, starting from Newcastle. We’ll always be proud to be born and brewed in Newcastle. 

With the fund we raise here, what does it cover?

Due to COVID-19, the procedures have taken longer to process, but we have finally secured the site. Our microbrewery in Ouseburn is a small but adequate space for Life Kombucha. We saw a lot of potential during our first viewing and we couldn’t stop thinking about it when we left. 

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Yes! There are a lot of things we need to do to renovate and upgrade this place! 

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Your support will allow us to cover the expenses to purchase essential brewing equipment and to build the perfect environment for our kombucha to thrive, which will improve the quality of our Kombucha: 

  • Unitank (US: Brite Tank)

  • Temperature control system

  • Renovation and furnishing 

As well as all the necessary materials to ensure will be fully operating as soon as the renovation is completed. 

We are all going through hard times but we always want to be positive, see the potential and bright side of the industry. Now we want you to join us on our journey. 

This is only the start and we will keep growing! 

Rewards

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This is a crowdfunding campaign, which means we will not get the funding until the campaign ends. We will ship out all rewards starting from December 2020! Before we send them out, we will ask for your address and details! Stay tuned! 

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- 6 Bottles of Life Kombucha

- 12 Bottles of Life Kombucha

- 24 Bottles of Life Kombucha

- Life Kombucha Bottle Opener 

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 - Kombucha Making Workshop

- Homebrew Kombucha Kit

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Facebook: @lifekombuchauk

Instagram: @lifekombucha_uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£6 or more

Life Kombucha Bottle Opener (Merch!)

A special fridge magnet shapes like our signature Apple Lemon Ginger bottle. Looks cute on your fridge, and inside your purse!

£16 or more

6 Bottles of Life Kombucha

6 bottles of 330ml Life Kombucha with the flavours of your choice and a hand-written thank you card just for you!

£30 or more

12 Bottles of Life Kombucha

12 bottles of 330ml Life Kombucha with the flavours of your choice and a hand-written thank you card just for you!

£30 or more

Kombucha Making Workshop

Get a chance to brew Kombucha with us when the microbrewery is set up! Let’s talk about our love for traditional fermented produce and build a small community.

£40 or more

Homebrew Kombucha Kit

We will teach you how to brew kombucha at home with a step-by-step guide! Join the brewing party! The kit contains: - Thank you card and instruction note - Scoby and starter liquid - Teabags - Cane sugar pack - Glass Jar - Muslin cloth and string

£55 or more

24 Bottles of Life Kombucha

24 bottles of 330ml Life Kombucha with the flavours of your choice and a hand-written thank you card just for you!

Let's make 'Help us build our Kombucha brewery in Newcastle' happen

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