Growler Returns Support Bees!

Now, for every growler returned to our facility, or to our vans, we donate $.50 toward Ontario Beekeepers Association’s bee protection and advocacy fund! Together, we are making a difference!

This growler has been around three times, raising $1.50 for Ontario’s bees, just this one bottle! All bottles are washed and sterilized, before reuse. This survivor is shown with our latest thank you — a thank you to every one who returned bottles — !!

Electrolytes in Water Kefir

When it’s hot out, you need to stay hydrated.  And to do that, you reach for some water.  But are you replenishing the electrolytes your body lost through sweat?  Not with water, you’re not!

Water kefir contains those electrolytes and can help you feel much more hydrated and cool.  It’s like a natural, fermented sports drink.

Grab some water kefir and find out for yourself!

What’s the Difference Between Water Kefir and Kombucha?

A lot of times, when describing water kefir, people ask me, “Is it like kombucha?”. While they are both fizzy, non-alcoholic, gluten-free, fermented drinks there are some major differences.

To start, water kefir does not include tea and is therefore not caffeinated.  Also, our water kefir is always unpasteurized while the bulk of kombucha is pasteurized.  Our water kefir starts with less sugar than kombucha and therefore there is less chance for the drink to ferment into alcohol.  Kombucha has a more sweet and sour taste while our water kefir has a yeastier and maltier taste.  Kombucha is reputedly from Eastern Europe and water kefir is supposedly from Mexico.  And most importantly, our water kefir is cheaper than most kombucha!

Try some of our St. Michael’s or Raw Tibicos kefir and see the difference for yourself!