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Pickett's Ginger BeerBy Pickett's Ginger Beer
First created
Pickett's Ginger BeerBy Pickett's Ginger Beer
First created
$2,389
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
46
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 8 2018 3:17 AM UTC +00:00

About

Six years ago, the three Pickett brothers – Jim, Bob and I – started a venture called Pickett Brothers Beverage at the recommendation of Jim, a long time beverage entrepreneur. Our first product, Pickett’s Ginger Beer, introduced in syrup form in Medium Spicy and Hot & Spicy, was a fast hit at cocktail bars across NYC. Given the growing popularity of old school cocktails like Dark & Stormy and Moscow Mule, having a high-quality, all-natural, American-made ginger beer syrup made for restaurant soda guns was a huge opportunity. The syrup thrived, and my brother Jim, who was the salesman, the marketer, the storyteller, sold it into marquee accounts across New York City: Employees Only, Whole Foods, Wine Library, Tavern on the Green, Daddy-O, to name a few.  We also have distribution in Chicago, Denver, Cleveland, California, DC/Maryland, and parts of Canada.

Syrups are great for bars/restaurants but cumbersome for the at-home consumer. The next step for the brand was to launch a ready-to-drink product. Jim and I were racing the clock to announce it at The Fancy Food Show in New York this past June. The day Jim and I were preparing for the show, he had a massive stroke. He died two days later, on July 1. Pickett’s Ginger Beer has been lauded by outlets like GQ, Forbes, Time Out NY, Epicurious, Bevnet, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Magazine, Westword Denver.  

Today, I am carrying the company forward, but I need help: to fund the canning project, hire people to sell it, and expand our small production capabilities. I’m reaching out to you our friends, family, and product supporters to do just that. Today would be Jim’s 54th birthday, I can not think of a better gift than to help his legacy live on.  Jim put his heart and soul into this brand and ultimately his life.  Thank you so much for your time and continued support. We plan to have all rewards out early December in case you would like to use them as Christmas gifts.  

-Matt Pickett & The Pickett Family

Some notes:

1 - 16oz bottle of ginger beer syrup yields 96oz of ginger beer soda when mixed with bubbly water.

Syrup can be used to make cocktails, marinades, dressings, or add a splash of ginger spice to just about anything.

** We will be providing every backer with Pickett's RTD Ginger Beer, at least a 4pack.  This, of course, is dependant on us actually being able to produce it.  This money does not guarantee we will succeed.  Earliest this will be sent out is June 1, otherwise, 2 months after it's produced.

Risks and challenges

There may be production delays, but if so, it wouldn't be detrimental. The process is fairly simple, it just takes money to get it started. We have quotes from several co-packers in the event that our first choice has issues, we have a backup plan in place. Our goal is to have this ready by April 2019.

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    Pickett's T-shirt and Sticker

    Your choice of size: S-XXL and color: Green, Red, or Black

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    1 Bottle of Ginger Beer syrup

    Your choice of Medium or Spicy. 16oz bottle of syrup yields 96oz of ginger beer or use as a cocktail modifier.

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    • 1 Bottle Ginger Syrup
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    two-pack syrup

    Two pack of all natural ginger beer syrup. Your choice of 2 Medium, 2 Hot or 1 of each; 16oz bottles of syrup.

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    • 2-pack syrup; 16oz bottles
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    2 Pickett's Copper Mugs

    2 16oz copper mugs with Pickett's logo.

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    2 pack syrup, 2 copper mugs

    - Two pack of all natural ginger beer syrup. Your choice of 2 Medium, 2 Hot or 1 of each; 16oz bottles of syrup.
    - 2 Pickett's 16oz copper mugs

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    2-pack, 2 mugs, t-shirt, sticker

    2 pack of syrup, 2 copper mugs, 1 Pickett's tee, 1 sticker. 16oz bottle of syrup yields 96oz of ginger beer or use as a cocktail modifier.

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    Case of 12 bottles ginger beer syrup

    Case(12 bottles) of all natural ginger beer syrup. Choice of Medium Spicy or Hot 'n Spicy.

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    Full Monty

    1 case(12) ginger beer syrup, 2 copper mugs, 1 Pickett's tee, 1 sticker. 16oz bottle of syrup yields 96oz of ginger beer or use as a cocktail modifier.

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Funding period

- (30 days)