About this project
Our goal is simple, for Doomsday Brewing Company to become the premiere Nanobrewery in the Ridgefield, WA area. All we desire is to have a career doing what we love. We want to bring the beer we love to everyone. Quality beer with an emphasis on local ingredients. Malt from the oldest malting company in the western United States, Great Western Malting Co, in Vancouver, WA. Hops locally grown in Yakima, WA from Hopunion and yeast from Wyeast Laboratories Inc in Odell, OR.
We already have our business license and a location picked out. We are raising money for a bigger brew system so we can install it in that location, apply for our Brewers Notice, and then start selling our beer.
We have found a used 3BBL system ( That's 90 gallons of beer at a time!) in Wisconsin for sale for a decent price and will be driving out there to pick it up. The system includes a 3BBl brew kettle, hot liquor tank, mash/lauter tun, two 3BBL fermenters, and two 3BBL bright tanks. We are also planing on purchasing two additional 3BBL fermenters. A 3BBL brewing system is still small but with four 3BBL fermenters we can brew our beers and will be able to brew enough beer to keep our taps flowing, growlers filled, and kegs topped off.
Awesome Doomsday Brewing Company merchandise is your reward! From stickers and beer koozies to t-shirts and growlers. Are you a big backer? If so we have extra special rewards for you, starting at $500 you will become a lifetime member of the mug club and at a $2000 donation you can name one of the four fermenters!
Kickstarter is a "crowdfunding" website that allows creative people to reach out to their friends, family, neighbors, and prospective customers to help get their ideas off the ground. Whether it's a musician pressing a new album, an inventor looking to fund a first production run, or a brewery looking to build a tasting room, each creator sets a goal to reach. If the total pledges don't reach the goal, then the project is not funded at all. The pledges aren't an investment in the business in that you don't get a share of the company- this fundraiser is just for the construction of the brewery. Kickstarter has a great FAQ here: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics. Note: If we don't get 100% funded, we get nothing! None of the pledges come out of your accounts until we reach 100%, so please help us spread the word about our nano brewery! 1. CREATE a Kickstarter account: all it takes is an email address. 2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not it only takes a moment. 3. PLEDGE what you are comfortable giving. We appreciate every dollar. If you find yourself wanting to help but unable to donate you can skip to the next step to help us spread the word. Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal. 4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path!
Risks and challenges
There are lots of risks and challenges when starting any business. There is a lot of paper work involved, getting all the licensing is going to be a challenge. Finding a suitable location for our Nanobrewery and tap already was a challenge. The two biggest risks we have is this kickstarter campaign failing and not having start up money.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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