Best of Indy 2015
Hey Friends - my brewpub Books & Brews has been nominated for NUVO's Best of Indy 2015 in eight categories. If you have a second to vote I'd really appreciate... Read more
Private Party Room, Distribution, Ratings, and more!
Here's a New Year's Update:
Private Party Room
We've expanded into suite 1300 next to our original suite 1400 location. This move was mostly to increase our production... Read more
Books & Brews Year One Update
It's hard to believe it's been a year since the Kickstarter campaign has been successful. We've been growing at such a feverous pace I've hardly had a chance to catch... Read more
Books & Brews Update 8/30/14
Hey everyone - I just wanted to write you a quick reminder for those of you that backed the project for more than $75 that I have a freestainless... Read more
Stainless Steel Growlers Are Here!
Thank you for your support and patience! Anyone who backed the project for more than $75 can now head over to b&b to pick up their free stainless steel growler!... Read more
First to Brew & Stainless Steel Growlers
Stainless Steel Growlers $75+
Good News! We have our stainless steel growlers on order and they should arrive in the store in the next few weeks. Since we hit our... Read more
Indy's A-List Nominated for Best Brewpub
Things have been steadily picking up at Books & Brews and I plan to make good on my stainless steel growler promise in the near future - I... Read more
Smaug Grog Red IPA & Hops Cradle
If you haven't been to b&b yet, then please stop by next Friday at 6pm when we tap our 2nd Kickstarter-named brew: Smaug Grog Red IPA. Party starts at 6pm,... Read more
Books & Brews is now up and running. We couldn't have done it without all of you. Above is a photo taken by a customer on opening night.
If you... Read more
Hey everyone - I apologize it's been so long since I've sent an update - we've had an incredible amount of progress in the past two weeks! We went from... Read more
Work Bee, Book Donations, XXL Shirts, Store Update
Happy New Year!
1/11 Work Bee 10am-12pm
I wanted to send out a quick update as a reminder that we'll have a short work bee on Saturday from 10am-noon. There... Read more
Work Bees, Rewards, Updates...
Hey backers! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I wanted to shoot out a quick update to tell you what's been going on with Books & Brews.
Rewards... Read more
Coming Soon (Thanks to You!)
Wow, what a week!
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it up to the store on Saturday. It was a special day for me - I have... Read more
Kickstarter Pick-Up Tomorrow Reminder
I wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow from 10am-noon I will be up at the store (with some help) to hand out Kickstarter rewards. Mug Club memberships will also be... Read more
Rewards Pick-up, Signage, and Mug Club
Great news! In case you don't follow our updates on Facebook, we were approved for our 112 two-way restaurant permit at a local board hearing on Monday. This will allow... Read more
Black Friday Deals
We've posted two Black Friday deals on our online store - https://squareup.com/market/books-and-brews
The first features our Mug Club, a yearly membership club that retails for $50. Everyone in the Mug Club... Read more
Our Pints Don't Lie
If you saw my post on Facebook this morning - www.facebook.com/booksnbrews - you know that we are subscribers to the "honest pint" movement here at Books & Brews. We will have... Read more
Fixtures, Black Friday, Work (for beer) Bee
The countdown to move-in day has begun! Our lease starts December 1st and it's going to be a relief to move my woodworking station out of my garage and into... Read more
Brewing up Progress
It's been a week or two since I've had a chance to send out an update and for good reason - we've made some serious progress! If you follow our... Read more
We Did It! New Stretch Goal!
We did it, we did it! We are now funded at over $15,000 raised! How amazing, exciting, humbling, and amazing (did I say AMAZING?)!
But wait, there's more!Originally we... Read more
100 backers and $9k raised!
We hit 100 backers and over $9,000 raised today!
Those are great milestones and while we still have a ways to go, we have faith! So keep sharing our project... Read more
New Rewards - Out of Print Clothing!
We've discovered this awesome company called Out of Print Clothingthat sells some really cool retro book cover t-shirts, long sleeve tees, and other accessories. While they don't follow my... Read more
We're up to 45% funded with 9 days to go, but we've reduce the prices on some of our rewards in order to help us make the final push toward... Read more
We signed the lease this morning for our space at 9402 Uptown Drive Suite 1400, which is right next to Home Depot off the 96th street exit on I-69. We're... Read more
Just 16 Days to Go!
Great news Books & Brews friends - we have agreed to terms on our lease and are in the processing of setting up a time to sign the papers next... Read more
Floor Plan First Look
We're close to signing our lease (fingers crossed), so we thought we'd give our Kickstarter backers a sneak peak of our floor plan. This is just a Google Sketchup I... Read more
Cultivating a Culture of Conversation
Ever wish we could make friends like our dogs? Every time my dog sees another dog there isn't a moment of hesitation - wagging, panting, barking, playing - they connect... Read more
Pouring Pilot Batches
I'll be pouring some pilot batches for the neighbors today to get some notes.
What do you think about this list? Which beers are you excited to try? Any literary... Read more
Backer Reward Preview - Bar Table Sponsor
While we're waiting to get our lease finalized, I've been at work getting the design for our bar tables, stools, and bookcases perfected. These are the tables that are available... Read more
New Reward - Every Dollar Counts!
I've been inspired by the generosity of our backers, so to express my gratitude and give more people a way to contribute, I've decided to add the following reward:
$1... Read more
New Rewards #1
We'd like to announce a couple new rewards as a thank you to those that have already backed our project and an incentive for new backers to jump on board.... Read more
Philosophy Behind Investing Locally
One of my frequently asked questions is about our insistence about investing locally and serving local products. My reasoning is based first in simple numbers, but also backed up by... Read more
Off And Running!
We're closing in on finishing the first week of our Kickstarter campaign and we're 12% funded! Thanks to everyone who contributed so far, we really appreciate your support. Feel free... Read more