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Annual beery meander through December, reviewing a bottle of beer a day and chronicling what's usually an interesting month.
Annual beery meander through December, reviewing a bottle of beer a day and chronicling what's usually an interesting month.
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Righto, this is quite possibly the cheekiest kickstarter ever, but due to having to settle a hefty corporation tax bill at the end of last month, the annual festive freakshow that is the Beer Advent Calendar is in jeopardy. To retain its impartiality, I've always insisted on buying each bottle so I don't feel beholden to the brewers to give their beer the thumbs up. But this year, I really don't have the moolah, so my only option (without compromising the calendar's undoubted integrity) is to have a fallow year.

Having flagged this up, a few regular readers suggested crowdfunding it. I'm obviously a little uneasy about this, but it does seem a shame to cancel what's become a regular festive fixture. Anyway, I'll give it a whirl. If I don't reach the target, I might just drink 24 cans of cheap lager and update the calendar while sitting on a park bench (some would posit this a preferable outcome).  

Update: well that is quite an overwhelming response. Thank you. I can't increase the target, but if I reach £500, the first 20 backers will get something extra. A surprise. A nice one at that. 

Risks and challenges

The only risk is that I'll need to book myself into rehab. Should I exceed my target (I realise this is unlikely), I'll plough the excess into milk thistle, healthy spa water and an extremely potent Bloody Mary.

If I raise way more than I was expecting at the outset, it'll go in a bank account and fund next year's project as well. If it gets silly, I'll embark on a separate project and make this something you an actually buy for yourselves next year. I promise not to drink away the proceeds. Err.

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    A mention in the text on one of the 24 days, plus a vague promise from me to get a round in next time I see you.

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    Actual sponsorship of one of the days. For example: "When a mild is borne, brought to you by (your name here)." Plus the same vague promise as above.

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    Actual sponsorship of one of the days, an invite to come round and share that day's calendar treat (or another suitable and relevant bottle-shaped reward posted out if you're not in London or can't make it), plus the usual vague promise as above.

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    Sponsorship of the entire calendar. I'll plaster your name all over the shop, basically, in both crass and inventive ways. You'll also get your very own, personalised commemorative bottle-shaped reward, plus that very same vague promise of a round. But this time, I'll double up for last orders.

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