Wisco Pop! brews a healthy, local beverage that makes it safe to drink soda again. Help us get bottling equipment & enjoy at home! Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 12, 2014.
About this project
We are Wisco Pop: Austin, Hallie and Zac. We have a love for our community, small family farms, children, and wholesome food. We started brewing soda commercially in 2012 as a way to express our beverage obsession. Currently, our delicious sodas are available in 5 gallon kegs or 2.5 gallon dispensers. Many people crave our healthful refreshments to enjoy at home...and that's where you come in...
- 2 Bright Tanks
- Commercial Citrus Juicer
- Filtration system
- Self priming pump
- Cold plate chiller
- Bottles, caps, & labels
What are we doing: Our goal is take the best, most natural ingredients and transform them into amazing beverages. You will find our ingredient list prominent and bold because we are so proud of them. We are currently available by the cup in 40 restaurants and cafe's in La Crosse, Viroqua, Madison & Milwaukee. Our customers are excited to finally have a soda they feel good about drinking.
Our Ginger Brew is so versatile, use it to:
- mix a great dark and stormy
- ease a sensitive stomach
- relieve a hot summer day
- support your local farmers!
Why we need you: Let's face it: soda comes from a bottle, that's what we are used to, and that's how we love to drink it. With your support we will set up a complete bottling line and buy equipment for the anticipated growth. Even I am excited to have bottles of Wisco Pop in my fridge so let's make this happen!
A note about our rewards: We wanted to offer soda, but since our soda is made with fresh ingredients it requires refrigeration. We can ship to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois because it will arrive next day. We selected each item in the Wisconsin Foodie Pack because they're part of our community and connected to Wisco Pop. A shout out to Kickapoo Coffee, each one of us has worked there, they roast in the same building we brew in, and support us in many ways. The Amish candy is a reminder of our farming community, around here going to the bank often means parking next to a horse and buggy.
Why is it important? Your support is meaningful in so many ways
- Keep Wisconsin's economy thriving
- Provide local jobs in a rural town
- Support WI family farms, and sustainable farms elsewhere
- Benefit nutritionally from whole, natural ingredients
- Offer an alternative from corporate chemical sodas
A special THANK YOU to Deanne Horack for editing our video!
Nominated for the 2014 Local Hero Awards by Edible Madison (you can vote till Dec 20th!)
Risks and challenges
June through October we brewed 150 gallons a week, winding down with the weather. So we've grown capable with our systems of order taking, managing inventory, and distribution. Bottling will give us two main challenges to overcome: efficiently using the new equipment while simultaneously meeting demand. We've limited our offering list intentionally, not wanting to spread ourselves too thin as we've gathered feedback for each flavor. Over the past year and a half we've grown confident in a way that only experience can provide. Hearing comments and praise from customers and their patrons gives us assurance that it's been a risk worth taking and we're ever so grateful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
SNAIL MAIL! - An awesome thank you postcard featuring Wisco Pop-tail recipes!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $13 or more
INSTA-SONG! - One of the owners of Wisco Pop! will sing you a personal thank you song. (Be sure to tell us your facebook/twitter/instagram name)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
SWEET! Raw Wisconsin honey - just like we use in our Ginger Brew & Cherry Bomb 1 lb. jarEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $25 or more
SWEET! Organic Maple Syrup from Wisconsin - just like we use in our Root Brew 8 oz. glass bottleEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $38 or more
RAD ORGANIC WISCO T-SHIRT -The fabric for this shirt is made from 100% organic cotton grown and sewn in Texas. We screen print these shirts by hand, just like we make our soda pop! (please tell us your size)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $38 or more
SODA POP - This reward gets you one 32 oz. growlette of Wisco Pop! delivered to your door. We can only ship within the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, & Illinois. (Choose one: Root Beer/Cherry Bomb/Ginger Brew)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $68 or more
SODA POP TIMES TWO - This reward gets you two 32 oz. Growlettes of Wisco Pop! delivered to your door. We can only ship within the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, & Illinois. (Choose two: Root Beer/Cherry Bomb/Ginger Brew)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $128 or more
FAR AWAY GIFTS FROM WISCONSIN -
Wisconsin Foodie Pack Includes: Rad Organic Wisco T-Shirt, 8 oz. Organic Wisconsin Maple Syrup, 1 lb. Raw Wisconsin Honey, 8 oz. Award Winning Kickapoo Coffee, Local amazing Amish made Cashew butter crunch candy (Please tell us your t-shirt size)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $128 or more
LOCAL WISCO POP HEROS - Show your pride with our Rad Organic Wisco Pop T-shirt, and enjoy three 32 oz. Growlettes of Wisco Pop to drink yourself or share with friends! We can only ship within the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, & Illinois (Choose three: Root Beer/Cherry Bomb/Ginger Brew & T-shirt size)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $300 or more
THE BEST REWARD EVER -
Three 32 oz. Growlettes of Wisco Pop &
The Wisconsin Foodie Pack &
Exclusive invite for two guests to our Celebration Party on February 9th in Viroqua featuring Organic Woodfired Pizza, Wisco Pop-tails, Tour of our Brewery, live music and much more! (If shipping we can only ship soda within the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, & Illinois)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $350 or more
SODA POP PARTY! - We will cater your party (good for an event up to 50 people in Viroqua, Madison, Milwaukee only)! Whether it’s a baby-shower, wedding, corporate event or special dinner party, we will come to you and serve your guests. Our sodas are a great non-alcoholic beverage option or they can be used as mixers if you want to serve cocktails.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,000 or more
ORGANIC WOOD-FIRED PIZZA & SODA POP PARTY! - We will come to your event (within 3 hours of Viroqua) and cater up to 50 people with all the organic pizza you can eat cooked in Homegrown Pizza's custom wood-fired oven on a trailer. We'll provide all Wisco Pop you can drink and special Wisco Floats for dessert. (Dates limited to February, March or April)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)