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news, recipes, tips, and stories about kombucha cultures, beer, and other beverages from our craft brewery

All about Negroamaro

All about Negroamaro

So hopefully by now you understand a little bit more about Monte Stella, and one of our two debut styles, Vermentino. We love Vermentino for it’s light-bodied, citrusy, crispiness, however we knew we needed a bright, fruity and acidic counterpart to the Verm to kick start the Monte Stella line....

All about Vermentino

All about Vermentino

Monte Stella Sparkling Non-alcoholic is Team Monceau’s latest experiment in expanding the options for a health-conscious drop. We wanted to see what we could do with wine grapes that didn’t end up like your standard de-alcoholised wine. We found the de-alcoholised wines tasted very artificial and, of course, this totally...

Why we love Fuji Apples

Why we love Fuji Apples

Fuji Apple Pét Nat Kombucha marked the inception of Monceau and, with it, the beginning of team Monceau’s quest into the unknown world of fermentation. This blog is dedicated to the pretty pink spheres that were our inspiration for our Pét Nat Kombucha. Why Fuji Apples? Well, when it comes...

Say ‘hello’ to Monte Stella; our new hybrid ferment!

Say ‘hello’ to Monte Stella; our new hybrid ferment!

Team Monceau figured we’d finish 2021 off with a bang by introducing our newest experiment in the non-alc drink sphere. Monte Stella is here and she is our newest sparkling non-alcoholic love. If you know Monceau, you know that we love to push the envelope for what people can expect...

6 Mandarin Ducks share their favourite mandarin facts and recipes

6 Mandarin Ducks share their favourite mandarin facts and recipes

We here at team Monceau are so excited about the launch of the newest addition to the Pét Nat Kombucha family; Mandarin Monceau! Leading up to the release of mandarin, we wanted to learn more about the fruits themselves. So we reached out to some experts on the matter, and...

Is non-alcoholic beer good for you?

Is non-alcoholic beer good for you?

Beer belly. We all know about it: some of us embrace it, some of us do everything we can to get rid of it; including quitting drinking beer. Now that non-alcoholic beers are popping up left, right, and centre, the question on everybody’s lips seems to be: “is non-alcoholic beer...

History of the Pilsner

History of the Pilsner

About 5 years ago, if anyone had uttered the words “non-alcoholic” and “beer” in the same sentence, they would have gotten some very strange (and potentially angry) looks. But look where we are now! You’re reading a blog post all about it! You might be sober, thinking about becoming sober,...

Can you drink kombucha while pregnant?

Can you drink kombucha while pregnant?

Pregnant women are always looking for a tasty non-alcoholic alternative to drink and kombucha seems to be a strong alternative to the cheeky glass (or three) of red enjoyed every night. However, many people often wonder whether kombucha is safe to drink whilst pregnant or not. There’s no one correct...

How do we make our blood orange kombucha?

How do we make our blood orange kombucha?

Blood Orange kombucha is an overall crowd pleaser. It’s one-part tart, one-part sweet, and all parts delicious. Whilst the descriptive name for these beautiful tart spheres sounds very ominous, there’s nothing shady going on in the fruits themselves.