Three years ago, while sitting in a local brewery, my creative mind started to run wild. Maybe it was the amazing craft beer I was drinking, maybe it was my love for photography, either way, I had to take photos of this brewery. I loved all of the stainless steel, reclaimed beetle kill wood, and train-car base boards serving as a bar top. I loved how all of this flowed so nicely together. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, yet very much a manufacturing facility. Frequenting this brewery for a time and becoming friends with the staff, I mustered up the nerve, asked to take photos and they didn't hesitate saying yes. I had a blast taking photos. The Brewtography Project was born that night.
I started visiting more and more craft breweries in this awesome state with camera in tow, but shortly after starting this project I really noticed something special about this industry. Sure, the metal is gorgeous, the taprooms are beautiful, and the beer is amazing. But, it was the people that worked the long hours and the passion they had for what they did that I fell in love with. I wanted to tell their story by documenting even a little of what they do on a day to day basis.
Help me share their stories. Together, we can create a beautiful book of photographs celebrating the craft and devotion of Colorado brewers!
First and foremost, we'd like to thank all of the amazing breweries and their staff who have unquestioningly welcomed us in and provided untethered access to their facilities to take pictures. We've learned so much through your expertise and have been unendingly inspired by the kindness and friendship you've shown us throughout this journey.
Throughout this process we've had many people working with us behind the scenes - without their help and support, this book and campaign would not be the same. Thank you so much for everything!
- Graphic Design / Book Layout: Geoff Allen (FUN is OK)
- Marketing Coordinator: Scott Davidson (Fermentologists)
- Editor: Tristan Chan (PorchDrinking.com)
- Kickstarter Flyer Design: Travis Olsen
- Book Forward: Steve Kurowski (Colorado Brewers Guild)
- Videographer: Breton Shepherd
- Video Assistant: Alex Haugom
- Video Locations: Great Divide Brewing Co. and Crooked Stave
In addition, we owe much gratitude to the very special folks at Baere Brewing Company. Before we even asked, they offered to help in too many ways to count. We cannot begin to say how much we appreciate you guys!!
We'd also like to thank The Real Dill, Tony's Market, Mockery Brewing Company, Pie Bird, Call to Arms Brewing Company, Hops & Pie, Avery Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Denver Vintage Reggae Society, Matt's Snack Shack, Two Parts, The Passport Program, Ska Brewing Company, Ska Fabricating, Ratio Beerworks, Porchdrinking.com, The Fermentologists, Dust City Designs, and the Colorado Brewers Guild for their support, promoting the campaign, working with us to provide some awesome rewards, and hosting us for events during the kickstarter.
And thank YOU for your support along the way!!
Risks and challenges
All of the pictures for the book are already taken - with the possible exception of breweries not currently photographed who may choose the brewery sponsorship package. With the large number of breweries I have already photographed in the state, I do not foresee this to be a high number. However, even if all 25 brewery sponsorship packages are backed by breweries I have not photographed yet, I have allowed myself plenty of time to visit and photograph these breweries and still make the deadline I have set for myself for printing.
The major remaining risks and challenges for this project revolve around printing and overseas shipping delays. I am working with an American-based company that specializes in overseas printing for self-publishers. Having their experience behind my project will be immensely valuable in helping to overcome any unforeseen issues or delays that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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