Cornelia Ave Beerware, for Craft Beer use and appreciation
Modern and Functional Beerware - Tasting Set and Carrier to Enhance your Home Brew and Craft Beer Enjoyment. Handcrafted in Bamboo.
Beerware – Re-Defined. To some, Brewing and Sharing Beer is a religious experience. Although I don’t take it that far, I couldn’t find any modern or functional beerware available that met my standards. So I created Cornelia Ave Beerware® and started it off with a 16-glass tasting set and an 8-pack carrier. Both pieces are created from highly sustainable 100% dark bamboo wood specifically handcrafted with attention to detail and design. There are integrated stackable coasters for easy storage and a bottle opener tucked inside, just in case you forgot yours. Beyond its architectural good looks, the Tasting Set and the Carrier Pieces work together for a flawless four person tasting experience above and beyond what you thought was possible…creating that incredible Sharing Experience. If you want to share your experience with more – go ahead – there are plenty of glasses for everyone.
Design and Functionality. Like you, I appreciate exceptional product design - so I developed the ultimate Tasting Set and reimagined the cardboard beer carrier. Months were spent on research and development (yes that meant drinking lots of craft beers) developing prototype after prototype until I was satisfied. Researching the strongest, most environmentally friendly materials; the only choice was Bamboo. In addition to looking amazing, Bamboo is beer friendly.
The Path. I came up with the concept over a year ago while hosting a Home Brew Tasting at a friend’s house. I showed up with random cardboard carriers and a bag of plastic glasses…uggh.. Although the beer was incredible, it was not the presentation I hoped for. There had to be a better way, so I embarked on a design journey to create upscale, functional Beerware. My 25 years of working with incredible craftsmen on custom product design was instrumental in helping me spin this idea into a reality.
My Vision. Siimple at first; similar to a “tool box” designs (nothing special unless you like a DIY presentation), then I researched and worked with Laser cut pieces – this looked better, and was more functional still it had a RTA (ready to assemble) IKEA look. Not giving up, I forged ahead with laser and CNC routing machines to create more sophisticated joinery and impeccable finishes. This research and development took 9 months, hundreds of sketches, paper and foam prototypes, a dozen full-size mock ups, hundreds of emails, multiple focus groups (again drinking lots of craft beers) and finally a few rounds of finished prototypes to finalize the designs you see here. Great design does not come instantly – you have to work for it – lots of thinking and no shortcuts in quality.
Production. The final designs are ready for production. We are working with an amazing factory – a manufacturing plant that specializes in Bamboo kitchenware. They created the final prototypes and are ready to fire up production. We estimate the first shipment will be delivered within 4 month of the close of our Kickstarter campaign. As with any production process there may be delays, but I promise to send out updates in a timely fashion with the progress of the orders. All orders will be shipping from our Cornelia Ave Beerware© studio located in Roscoe Village on the North Side of Chicago.
Share Cornelia Ave Beerware®. Share our Kickstarter campaign and our website with your friends, family, associates, beer clubs, brewing club and blogs. Heck – just send it to everyone on your contact list! Elevate – Pour – Share Your Craft Beer and Home Brew with our Tasting Set, Carriers and Beerware.
Why Fund Cornelia Ave Beerware®. We need your Funding to Finalize the Production. Our Stretch Goal is for the purchase of an in-house laser engraver (. VLS 2.30 Table Top Laser System with 12”X16” work area 25 watts VLS2.30-25 list price $11,470). With this machine we will keep the customization in house and our engraving turnaround time to a minimum, in addition to maintaining a high level of quality control of the personalization engraving we offer customers.
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We estimate this first shipment will be delivered within 4 months of the close of our Kickstarter campaign. As with any production process there may be delays, but I promise to send out updates in a timely fashion with the progress of the orders. All orders will be shipping from our Cornelia Ave Beerware studio located in Roscoe Village on the North Side of Chicago.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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