Project image
)}
$15,322
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
170
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 31 2016 5:08 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 3, 2017

State of Craft Beer – Coffee Table Book

Roll up your sleeves, grab a beer and sit down to meet the breweries, farms, factories & faces behind Wisconsin's craft beer industry.

State of Craft Beer – Coffee Table Book

Roll up your sleeves, grab a beer and sit down to meet the breweries, farms, factories & faces behind Wisconsin's craft beer industry.

$15,322
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
170
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 31 2016 5:08 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 3, 2017

About

NOT FUNDED, AT LEAST THROUGH KICKSTARTER...

The kickstarter is over but the project is not. Go to http://stateofcraft.beer/ to pre-order the book if you're interested in seeing the people and places that make up this wonderful State of Craft Beer.

--

NEXT STEPS 

I'll be switching my URL back to my website very soon; where I'll be able to facilitate pre-orders without being charged any kickstarter fees, and you'll have the option to order the book sans shipping (if you're in Wisconsin).

I'll wait until I have raised $35,000 in pre-orders to process any credit card transactions. However, there's a slight chance this won't happen until after Christmas. If I still haven't raised the money by April 16th, 2017, I'll cancel all pending credit card transactions and send you a PDF of the would-be book.

Thank you! 

Matt

--

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Just over a year ago I left my steady-paying job to follow a hop-driven passion. And yes, while it may be easy to fall in love with craft beer, I wanted to get a first-hand account of this industry in which so many others have also quit their jobs to pursue. So with that in mind, and camera in hand, I started traveling from brewery to brewery, to farms and factories, and every corner of the state to understand what this industry is truly made of.

--

A year later, I've compiled a 256-page journey through Wisconsin; documenting the hard work and passion fueling the craft beer industry, and shining some light on the people who make our lives a bit more refreshing. Now, I’m raising money to get it printed (by a Wisconsin printer) and to pay my friend/designer (also located in Wisconsin) who, up until this point, I’ve somehow convinced to design the book for free.

THE BOOK

Hot-pressed and foil-stamped hardcover, hand-lettered typography
Hot-pressed and foil-stamped hardcover, hand-lettered typography

The craftsmanship of this book speaks to the quality and hard work of the people represented inside it.

Smyth sewn binding means this thing will outlast your coffee table
Smyth sewn binding means this thing will outlast your coffee table

The book is formatted to keep your average Uncle Joe engaged and entertained — maybe even learning a thing or two along the way. It's also a great gift for those craft beer enthusiasts in your life because it's a side of the industry they've never seen before — all sides.

256 pages of high-resolution, full-bleed images
256 pages of high-resolution, full-bleed images

TIMELINE

The photos are taken, the book is designed, and the printer is ready to go. Then, it'll be about a month before the pages are sewn together, attached to the cover and shipped to your coffee table.

FUNDING OPTIONS

Level 1: Two State of Craft Beer glasses and a pair of matching coasters

Level 2: The book

Level 3: The book, a State of Craft Beer t-shirt, two glasses and their matching coasters

Risks and challenges

1. Converting Kickstarter pledges into pre-sales on my website.

2. Self-publishing this book gives me complete control over every aspect of it, including being able to choose a printer located in Wisconsin, not China. It also means I'll be handling the marketing and distribution, which is a welcome challenge I have been preparing for.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Safety Gear

    Make sure your coffee table has the proper PPE before you put it to work and set down a beer. Get (2) coasters and some peace of mind.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    A thank you very much

    A personal thank you note and a randomly selected Wisconsin craft beer sticker just for showing some love.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    2 glasses & a pair of coasters

    You can work up a sweat, too. Start by pouring a cold beer in one of these beautiful glasses. Then, soak up the sweat with a thick, letterpress coaster designed specifically to protect that empty coffee table of yours.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    The book

    Get the book, or give the book as a gift. Either way, your copy will be hot off the press.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    106 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    The book, a t-shirt, glasses & coasters

    In addition to the book, you get a screen printed t-shirt, two glasses and a pair of matching coasters.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    34 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Two of everything

    Get two signed copies of the book, two t-shirts, two glasses & two coasters, because you're just two kind.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    15 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $525 or more About $525

    Brewery-Level Book Purchase

    I will personally distribute books to your taproom.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (15 days)