Real, raw, live Kombucha is a surprisingly delicate beverage. Although it’s fermented, kombucha must be refrigerated as soon as it’s bottled. The healthy, live probiotics will break down, leaving you with an unappealing vinegar-tasting or super acidic drink— not the funky, tangy carbonated drink that many love.
Kombucha will also continue to ferment and increase carbon dioxide levels if left unrefrigerated, causing the bottle to explode upon opening. And unless you are popping champagne, no one wants this.
One sure thing that we love and hate about the American south? The relentless heat. Drink Walker Brothers needed to ship their Kombucha product from Nashville, TN, during a fall heatwave to Charlotte, NC. Due to carrier capacity issues, the carrier routed the freight first to Atlanta, GA, and then to Charlotte. This detour turned the regular 24-hour trip into an unplanned 48-hours plus.
What could have easily been a shipping disaster was rerouted entirely (in the best way) due to the Pallet Parka and Drink Walker Brothers’ partnership with Brew Movers, our dynamic on-ground logistics team. Pallet Parka delivered 100% of Drink Walker Brothers’ Kombucha with zero loss while maintaining a consistent temperature below 45.5 degrees Fahrenheit despite outside temperatures reaching 80 degrees. There were 2+ days where the product sat outside temperature-controlled storage or transportation.
“We are thrilled with the quality of temperature control that Pallet Parkas provide. Freight is so uncertain these days and it is hard to rely on ETAs that are provided to us because of this. It is a comfort to know that the quality of our product is being maintained when route times are so sporadic,” Sam Walker, Co-Founder, Drink Walker Brothers, said.
Charlotte-area craft Kombucha drinkers received their perfectly drinkable, probiotic-laced, potent kombucha, and the Pallet Parka logged another success story.
We love a good win-win case study.