What Is Hard Kombucha? Everything You Need to Know

Different colored glasses of kombucha on table with fruit and ginger

If you want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with some health benefits, hard kombucha might be just what you’re looking for. This tangy fermented tea has become a popular beverage of choice thanks to being low in sugar and carbs. While some kombucha fans brew their own, the results aren’t always as tasty and healthy. When it comes to alcoholic beverages in Oregon or Washington, buying from professional manufacturers and distributors like Columbia Distributing may be a smarter choice. Here, we explore the ins and outs of hard kombucha and what makes it so popular.

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Is Hard Kombucha Good for You? Exploring Possible Health Benefits

Woman pouring hard kombucha into glass garnished with raspberry

Healthier alcoholic beverages with low calories and potentially no hangovers are popular these days. One such drink having its moment in the spotlight is hard kombucha, which has become the preferred alcoholic beverage among health-conscious individuals. The fermented drink is often considered to be a gut-friendly alternative to standard alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and hard seltzer because it’s touted as natural and rich in probiotics. But does it provide actual health benefits? Learn more about its health benefits from Columbia Distributing, serving Washington and Oregon.

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Drinks to Toast to 2023

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New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, and at the end of the night, you toast to health and goodwill for the coming year. As you prepare to wish 2022 farewell and ring in the coming new year, consider changing up your drink of choice and substitute it for a vibrant, delicious cocktail.

Columbia Distributing provides various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages found in most cocktails, and we work tirelessly to ensure businesses have access to the ingredients their bartenders or customers need. Here, we explore a few drink recipes to try this New Year’s Eve.

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Employee Profile: Business Development Director Brian Kampmann

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Columbia Distributing, a premier alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distributor with hubs in Kent, Washington, and Wilsonville, Oregon, is known for supplying retailers with a variety of name brands. Our success is attributed to our dedicated and hard-working employees who have a passion for what they do.

One of those employees is business development director Brian Kampmann. With over 28 years of experience working in the industry, Kampmann shares his knowledge and provides insight into what it’s like working for Columbia Distributing.

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How to Make the Perfect Manhattan

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The Manhattan is one of the heavyweights in the cocktail world with a twist on the old-fashioned, impelled by sweet vermouth’s arrival. Earning popularity in the United States in the late 19th century, this drink was invented at the Manhattan Club, with a unique recipe that stands out from other popular beverages. At Columbia Distributing, we provide a range of fine beverages from across different brands to your favorite retailer, restaurant, or bar across Oregon and Washington. Here, we explore the Manhattan and how to make the perfect one.

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Tips for Storing Your Wine So That It Lasts Longer

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Whether you are a budding wine aficionado or have been tasting and collecting wines for some time, it is important to understand how long different varieties may last and how to store wines for their maximum longevity. Columbia Distributing in Oregon and Washington has some tips to store wines correctly. With some varieties getting better with age and lasting decades or longer, improper storage may ruin exceptional wines in a short amount of time.

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Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Hole-In-One

The vision and values of Columbia Distributing go well beyond the services we provide. While we are known for supplying a variety of well-known beverage brands throughout Washington, and Oregon, we also take great pride in giving back to the local communities.

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More Than Just Juice: Other Uses for Citrus When Making Cocktails

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Anyone who has mixed or enjoyed cocktails is undoubtedly aware of how many drinks use citrus juice. Examples include Tom Collins, Whiskey Sour, and Orange Creamsicle. Why is citrus used in so many alcoholic beverages? Its acids playfully mingle with the alcohol and sugar, thus avoiding any extreme distaste for either. But beyond the juice, citrus fruit has many other roles to play in cocktails so instead of wasting any of the fruit, you can get creative with your drinks. Explore other uses for citrus when mixing drinks with Columbia Distributing in Oregon and Washington.
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Employee Profile: Project Manager Emily Schmierer

Project managers play a key role in company growth and expansion. They are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects for an organization, ensuring they’re completed on time, on budget, and to the standards set.

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Citrus Cocktails You Should Try at Home

Margaritas with salted rims and lime slices

The type of cocktail you choose can help set your mood. A warm drink on a cold day in Washington or Oregon, for example, can boost your spirits and have you feeling warm and cozy no matter the weather outside. On the flip side, you can try citrus-inspired cocktails when you want a refreshing flavor that uplifts your mood and leaves you feeling energized. Columbia Distributing has some delicious citrus-inspired alcoholic beverages to explore.

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