A book about beer all through Ireland with dueling reviews of food, place, adventure, and travel, too.
Sláinte! That’s not just the Gaelic way of saying “Cheers!”--it’s also a his-and-her beer book plus a versatile and entertaining travel guide. Simply put:
We love beer.
We are moving to Dublin.
And we are writers who want to talk about this beautiful combination.
We (Zach and Jenny) will compile our dueling reviews of every Irish beer we can find (and the places we find them) in one year. We’ll focus on discovering and chronicling the range of Irish beer, and proving that both sides of a couple can appreciate beer equally.
On top of our beer-venture, we want to do the guide-style legwork for you. Which bartenders are good for an evening of yarns? What out-of-the-way restaurant has stew worth selling your distant relatives to obtain? Where on your beer journey of the Emerald Isle must you absolutely visit -- and where is worth a pass?
We already have support for travel to Ireland, living expenses, and school expenses; all we hope to raise is funding for research, travel costs around Ireland to wherever beer can be found, and publication.
Our funding goal will allow us to self-publish* this book, so the more beyond our goal we raise, the better quality you will see in the publication. Think color pictures, think hardback binding... think more beers and locales reviewed!
*Unless, of course, a traditional publishing house wishes to publish our book. Then ALL your patronage could go straight to the travel and the writing!
We've written a bit about our local beer at Al"brew"querque before now. But there, we're just talking about beer for our own pleasure. Sláinte! will be much more comprehensive, because we'll be writing for YOU -- our backers!
Thank you for your support as we embark on our international co-writing quest!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,400 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 21, 2011.
Jul 11, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Keg Starters: Get exclusive access to our Project Update/Irish Beer blog, where we will document where we are traveling and what we are drinking and eating. This blog will include various multimedia components, notes, outtakes, and photographs not likely to be included in the book.
Pledge $11 or more
Pint Patrons: We’ll advertise your benevolence to the world by printing your name on the Acknowledgments page in the final book. Remember, you too will have access to our project site.
Pledge $19 or more
0 backers Limited (15 of 15 left)
Snifter Gifters: You will get access to the exclusive project site, a thank-you in the book... and, even before we leave for Ireland, a surprise directly from us that relates to our opening chapter.
Pledge $25 or more
Fluted Funders: All of the above -- plus the real prize: you are securing your very own copy of Sláinte!, which we’ll sign and personalize. We'll ship directly to you as soon as the book is released.
Pledge $39 or more
4 backers Limited (21 of 25 left)
Stout Supporters: All the other goodies, and to top them off, periodic personalized postcards or coasters from us as we travel around Ireland.
Pledge $57 or more
Stein Saints: Everything above, plus 2 additional signed copies of Sláinte! (a total of 3) for you to do with as you please. Give them to friends! Donate to libraries! Have backup copies after you read the first one to pieces!