Iowa Family Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Brews Kombucha and Root Beer

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Shaktea Kombucha, a producer of hand-crafted, raw organic kombucha and Jack’s Real Root Beer, a brewed organic root beer announced the launch of their Kickstarter campaign to increase production of healthier soda and soda alternatives.

Kickstarter is an online crowd-funding platform where people can support projects by making pledges for as little as $1 in exchange for fun rewards. Shaktea Kombucha has until August 4th to reach their $30,000 funding goal for an automatic bottling line.

“Hitting this goal will allow us to bring Jack’s Real Root Beer to the market in bottles. We will be the only organic root beer, brewed from whole herbs, roots and spices on the market,” says Dowd.

Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, so projects must reach their funding goal in order to receive any money or issues any rewards.

“Kickstarter is a way for us to share our story and a way for people to support what products they will find on the shelves.”

Shaktea Kombucha, founded as a family-run microbrewery by Jack Dowd, Meghan Dowd and Deb Dowd, launched in June 2011 and is now certified USDA organic and available at over 30 retail market locations across Iowa.