You can get beer from anywhere. But what about a beer crafted in your town refined with your feedback, from a brewery you helped build?
Every pledge counts! It takes ~3min. to pledge, and your credit card is not charged until we meet our goal.
Nowadays you can get good beer just about anywhere, from just about any brewery. But what about a beer crafted in your town, refined with your feedback, from a brewery you helped build?
Hi there, Sarah + Regan here...founders of Local Brewing Co., a brewery in development in San Francisco, CA. We’ve been brewing beer for more than seven years. A year ago, we took our beer-making hobby out of the garage and into the hands of local San Franciscans. The premise behind Local Brewing Co. is to encourage local involvement and feedback to create approachable, sessionable beer. A true brewery + tap room built by locals, for locals.
This is your chance to join the Local Coalition. Local Brewing Co. beers have been tested and refined by local San Franciscans, and now our brewery will have the same input from supporters. Our goal is to open a brewery + tap room in San Francisco that supports the local community. With your support, we will.
Try our beer!
Interested in trying our beer before you pledge? You’re in luck. We partnered with a SF brewery to brew ~500 gallons of Glen Park Pale Ale to coincide with this one-time Kickstarter fund-raising effort (we don't get proceeds from beer sales, only from Kickstarter). Our beer will be on tap throughout SF at 12+ bars and restaurants during our Kickstarter pledge drive. Look for our tap handle (see pic), and check our website to find out where you can snag a taste of Local. www.localbrewingco.com
Or, come enjoy a pint with us at our events:
- Thurs., June 16: Kickstarter launch celebration at Kilowatt in SF @ 6:30 - 9pm
- Thurs., July 7: Kickstarter mid-way point celebration at Rosamunde (Mission) in SF @ 6:30 - 9pm
- Thurs., July 21: 'Meet the Brewers' at Petaluma Taps in Petaluma @ 6 - 8pm
- Sun., July 24: Kickstarter project end party at Pi Bar, 4 - 7pm
Your support will determine the size of Local Brewing Co.’s initial brewhouse. A brewhouse -- the actual equipment used to brew beer -- is the most critical part of a brewery; it’s also one of the most expensive purchases, and it dictates the volume of production for a brewery.
The minimum we need to raise to open our brewery is $69,000 to purchase a nano-brewhouse (3.5-barrels = 112 gallons), which would enable us to serve brews out of a small tap room during limited hours. If we raise double of the minimum amount, we’ll be able to purchase a 7-barrel brewhouse (similar to Magnolia brewery), which means we would serve our beers at our tap room during regular hours and distribute to a select few SF bars and restaurants. If we raise triple the minimum, we could purchase a 10-barrel (320 gallons) brewhouse to expand our distribution to more SF locations, and enable Local Brewing Co. to grow with local demand.
We've received a ton of support via our free beer tastings in Dolores Park and SF Underground Market, and used feedback gleaned from these events to refine our recipes. (More local involvement!) Our broad-scale debut was our 1776 IBA (brewed at Thirsty Bear Brewing Co.), which was on tap at several bars and restaurants around San Francisco for SF Beer Week 2011. With local feedback from -- and involvement in -- these grassroots efforts, we've built demand for a full-size, 7-barrel brewery + tap room.
We need your help in making Local Brewing Co. a bona-fide brewery. Check out the rewards, and become a member of the Local Coalition. Every pledge counts, and all pledgers will have the option to have their name on the Founding Member board on our website + in the brewery.
Thank you for your support. We're looking forward to sharing a pint with you!
Regan + Sarah
[Special thanks: The video + music were done by local artists here in the bay area. Music by Atlas + Video by Yashad Kulkarni]
No. The amount of money we need to raise is the minimum we need to purchase brewing equipment. We can't purchase a FULL brew system with anything less. Additionally, doing kickstarter was a huge undertaking -- we brewed a beer to coincide with the project, and aligned several press releases to help us get visibility. We wouldn't be able to replicate this effort again.
No. The funds were raising here on Kickstarter are simply for the brewing equipment in our brewery.
Yes. We have a small, select group of folks that are helping with the remaining capital needed to bring Local to life (in addition to Kickstarter). If you are interested in investment beyond amounts listed on Kickstarter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, we have scouted several locations in SF, particularly in the Dogpatch, Potrero + the Mission. Depending on the size of brewery (equipment) determined by pledges on Kickstarter, we'll lock on our final location. If we do not raise our goal on kickstarter, we will not have all the capital we need to open our brewery, and therefore will NOT lock on a location.
pledged of $69,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 26, 2011.
Jun 15, 2011 - Jul 26, 2011
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Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" sticker. And, all pledgers will have the option to have their name on the Founding Member list on our website + in the brewery.
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Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" sticker and pint glass. Your first pint at the brewery is on us.
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Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" T-shirt or beanie • pint glass • sticker
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Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" hoodie sweatshirt (pullover, zip, or sleeveless zip) • pint glass • sticker
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Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" hoodie sweatshirt • refillable Local Brewing Co. 1L stainless steel growler (5 free refills at Local Brewing Co.) • pint glass • sticker
Pledge $500 or more
Local Brewing Co. "Founding Member Local Coalition" hoodie sweatshirt • 5-gallon keg of Local Brewing Co. beer with Local founders serving it at your next event (within 10mi radius of SF) • pint glass • sticker [For those outside of SF, we can send ingredients for a 5gal homebrew batch of one of our brews]