Our Story

UpDog Kombucha started with two women, a passion for kombucha and healthy living. As college students, they began brewing their kombucha as a hobby in their dorm rooms. What began as two yogis' pastimes, has turned into a flourishing business that has spread across North Carolina and its neighbors.

 

Our kombucha

Brewed in Winston Salem, NC, our small-batch kombucha is handcrafted using local and organic ingredients. Our fermentation process creates naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes that contribute to a healthy gut and body.

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea that is rich in probiotics, prebiotics, and antioxidants to promote digestive, immune, and overall health.

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How do we make UpDog?

Our kombucha is naturally fermented. We combine a blend of green and black tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The SCOBY eats the sugar in the tea, creating gut healthy bacteria and producing CO2 which gives our kombucha its sparkle. We then flavor with fruit, roots and herbs.

What's In it?

Our kombucha is simple: vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar, and low-calorie. No artificial flavors, preservatives or added sugar post-fermentation. Depending on the flavor our kombucha ranges from 5-9 grams of sugar and 20-40 calories per 12oz serving. 

IS KOMBUCHA A NEW THING?

Actually, kombucha has been around for centuries and has just recently found its way to the western world. The origins of kombucha are debated: some say fermented tea began in Asia with Korean doctors, while others claim the tea originated in Ukraine and Russia. 

WHERE'S UPDOG?

Come visit us at markets and events we're at throughout North Carolina.

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