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Why We Can Our Kombucha

By Julie Fish, Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability

One of the major reasons we chose to package our kombucha with aluminum cans is because cans have the highest consumer recycling rate. In addition, aluminum can production is a closed loop system, meaning they are are infinitely recyclable so cans are recycled back into cans rather than down-cycled into a product that is of lesser value, which is the case when glass and plastic are recycled. In fact, aluminum cans are produced with three times the amount of recycled material than that of glass or plastic products. Due to aluminum’s light weight, more cans can be transported per freight load than plastic or glass, which allows for increased efficiency for our supply chain and the environment. Because aluminum cans are an American innovation, the revenue generated from the industry stays in the country, making cans the most economically viable packaging option.

Quality

Producing the highest quality kombucha is at the core of why we are in business. Our cans have a BPA-free lining, which means the kombucha never comes into contact with metal, therefore the healthy bacteria and acids do not diminish or erode. Cans cannot be infiltrated by light, which allows us to control the fermentation of our kombucha after it is packaged. Our kombucha contains high quantities of the active bacteria, Lactobacillus, and because cans cannot be infiltrated by light, we can control the fermentation and ABV of our kombucha better with the can packaging.

Active Lifestyles

We believe kombucha is the perfect pairing for all adventures. Cans are the best option because they are easy to pack and pack out when finished, plus they will never break like glass which can cause harm to yourself or the environment.

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                                                                         Courtesy of Gary Bird Photography

Don't Miss the 4th Annual Boulderham Climbing Competition!

The 4th Annual Boulderham Climbing Competition at VITAL Climbing Gym in Bellingham is coming up soon and we can't wait for the fun to begin! This years Boulderham will be on Saturday, September 30th stretching from about 9:00am to 8:00pm with the FINALS beginning at 6:30pm.

If you have never been to a VITAL competition before, you really owe it to yourself to come check it out! Their events are a ton of fun for participants and spectators.

All skill levels are welcome! Even if you just started climbing, you might take first place in your category and head home with some sweet prizes! Everyone is encouraged to come by, drink some booch, cheer on your friends, and have a great time.

Pre-Registration is open now:
     Members: $40 - Click here
     Nonmembers: $45 - Click here

Day of Registration: $50
Opens 8am in the gym on September 30th

Kombucha Town is proud to be a major sponsor of the event this year alongside some of the other local Bellingham breweries including Kulshan Brewing Co., Aslan Brewing Co., and Stones Throw Brewing Co. Tons of other great companies and brands are sponsoring the event as well and you can see the full sponsor list in the image below. 

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