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About this project
We are living the dream.
We opened the first micro brewery in El Salvador. And it's ROCKING!
Join the Brew Revolution as a “Brew Accionista” and let's rock and roll!
We sold everything and moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to El Salvador to start a Craft Beer Revolution. We formed our team of Salvadoran rebels, dreamers and foodies, and launched our first offensive in the surf village of Playa El Tunco.
El Salvador ama a nuestro gran cerveza artesanal! We are the first and only craft brewery in the country, and demand is exploding so fast we can barely keep up. Our little brew system, handmade here in El Salvador, was just the first round in our bootstrap, DIY, push to bring great Craft Beer, new skills, and good jobs to El Salvador! Que Chivo!
Forbes Magazine chose Brew Revolution's kickstarter project as the #1 best gift for a foodie!
Sprudge.com also featured our project.
Imbibe Magazine named Brew Revolution on of the Top 75 places to watch in 2013!
Today we got this sweet writeup on the awesome FoodGPS!
We also lowered the cost of the top level rewards to encourage a bit more love! Some are as much as 40% lower but with the same rewards!!
- And from now until the end of the project we will give EVERYONE who pledges at the $25 and up level a Brew Accionista Tshirt!
- And for the $50 and up levels we will give you TWO Brew Accionista tshirts, one for you and one for your lucky friend!
- And for the $101 level we will DOUBLE the bottles to 12 for all backers!
- AND many of our Brew Revolution wholesale partners are going to be offering special descuentas and privileges for anyone wearing a Brew Accionista tshirt! (more info coming!)
Every Revolution needs solid support to make lasting change.That's where you come in. Brew Accionistas are the power behind the vision! We have rewards for those of you lucky enough to live here with us in El Salvador, or who will be visiting us in the next year or so. And we have great rewards for those cool cats who just want to be part of this cool project. And for some of the rewards you can even give it as a gift to a local Salvadoreno that you know. (HOW COOL OF A GIFT IS THAT!!!!>>???)
For this project you, our “Brew Accionistas” are going to empower us -by pledging money- so that we can:
- Triple fermentation capacity (from 350 liters a week to 1050 liters a week)
- Triple conditioning and carbonating space
- Double the size of our micro brewery building and add a walk in cooler
- Health Benefits and technical training for our team (all local Salvadorenos)
Since opening on June 1st, 2012, El Salvador is enjoying our mix of punk rock, California and Belgian style ales, and Salvadoran ingredients and attitude. Our team-driven brewery is a modern company, committed to training and developing staff to lead our vision of Salvadoran Craft Beer as a Culinary Art forward. The team does such a good job, we cannot keep up! We are selling nearly every drop of beer we produce each week and demand is still increasing!
We have a strong list of wholesale clientes already serving our beer. Already some of the best restaurants and bars in El Salvador serve our Craft Beer. And new wholesale clients are ready by the dozens and impatiently waiting to serve our Cerveza Artesanal.
We have the demand, we have the market and we have the beers.
- What our system needs is a few more fermenters and more building space to condition and package our beers into bottles and kegs.
- What our team needs is improved health insurance, English classes and further technical training to keep rocking the revolution forward.
Kickstart the Brew Revolution right now! Click a Revolution level to the right and lets go! Brew Accionistas are the army of support enabling us to bring the Brew Revolution to El Salvador. (Te amo El Salvador!)
Brew Revolution is brewing Craft Beer in El Salvador. Our mission is to brew to terroir reflecting the unique and flavorful land, water, fruits, flowers and spirit of where we brew our ales. We combine the California and Belgian styles of brew, emphasizing seasonal and local ingredients, and flavors. All of our ales are made with malted barley (malta), American Hops (lupulo) and brewers yeast (levadura) and never with adjuncts like corn or rice. Each of our beers has uniquely Salvadoran character, via local honey, rosa de jamaica, panela, manzanas pedorras, nispero, pineapple, marracuya, loroco or other tropical ingredients which bring the full flavor of our beloved El Salvador through our beers to your glass.
En Brew revolución elaboramos cerveza artesanal al estilo de Estados Unidos en El Salvador. Nuestra misión es reflejar los elementos unicos de nuestra tierra salvadoreña como es el agua, las frutas, las flores y el espíritu de donde preparamos nuestras cervezas. En la elaboración de nuestra cerveza, conbinamos los estilos de California y Belgas, con énfasis en ingredientes locales y de temporada. Todas las cervezas se elabrona con agua pura, malta de cebada (malta), lúpulo americano y Levadura de cerveza. No utilizamos maiz ni arroz. Cada una de nuestras cervezas tiene una forma, sabor único y origen Salvadoreño. Aveces utilizamos elementos de las zona como miel, rosa de jamaica, manzanas pedorras, nispero, piña, maracuya, loroco u otros ingredientes tropicales para traer todo el sabor y el sentimiento de nuestro querido El Salvador.
The Expansion Project:
First we are going to buy and install eight 5 Hecaliter conical fermenters (and their hoses,pumps etc) This way we can triple our production capacity to meet demand and still have room to grow. (from our current 350 liters a week to 1050 liters a week)
Second we need to expand our small building! We are extending the building and creating a walk in cooler for crashing beer, cold conditioning and carbonating. This doubles our building and triples our conditioning space.
Third we are committed to our employees. Our vision is to pay higher wages to our team and provide continuous training and advancement. We are located in an area where workers are often paid $1 an hour. We think that is no way to run an economy. Our commitment is to support developing marketable linguistic and technical skills, and to provide benefits associated with their increased professional skills. Each person on our team is a Revolution of their own.
- Brew Revolution is open and brewing really great American style Ales in El Salvador (the first EVER!)
- We have all of our branding, logo, website, bottles, labels etc complete
- We already have all of the equipment and ingredients we need to make great beer
- We are selling a lot of good beer already to some of the best bars and restaurants
- We have dozens more really great bars and restaurants ready to sell our cerveza.
- We just need to expand and continue training our team to meet the high demand!
You can make a huge impact and be one of the founding members of the first Craft Brewery in El Salvador, just follow these easy steps:
- 1. CREATE a Kickstarter account. It's simple; all it takes is an email and a password.
- 2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, no worries, it is easy to set-up as well.
- 3. PLEDGE at whatever level you like! Your card will only be charged when we reach our full goal.
- 4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a rock and roller and are backing Brew Revolution's expansion project. And REMEMBER that Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" deal so we need to reach our goal to raise any money or we get zero. So share and tell all your friends a few times!
Muchisimas gracias Brew Accionistas!
a HUGE thanks to the amazing video magic of Imagen Photography and Video for the killer video works! These guys rock!
And a huge shout-out to one of our favorite Salvadoran bands El Atico who generously let us totally rock out to their music and use it in our video! these guys put on a hell of a rocking live metal show.
Risks and challenges
Since we are already open and brewing our challenges have been making our little micro brewery meet the demand that we already have. We have all of our import permits, licenses etc and just need to increase capacity to meet demand.
Our challenges are to successfully take this project and add a major sprinkling of punk rock DIY dust and make this meet our needs and grow with us while still keeping the cost low.
Another challenge is to continue to develop our team as we grow. We can not hire the skills we need but must train them. This is long hard work but truly rewarding.
How the heck can we do this much with so little money? Well we already have the majority of what we need besides the items listed above. We have already invested a great deal of money and this kickstarter project will give us the last capital we need to put us into the rock and roll category.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Just like in the US and elsewhere we do NOT complete with the mega breweries in an way. not on price, flavor, brand, sales or volume. We are a completely different subject. Our competition is high end wine and liqour not beer.
Craft Beer and commercial beer are not direct competitors as much as co-opetitors working together to grow the market. it is the same here as anywhere else where Craft Beer is flourishing.
And because we ARE Americans we get even more support as there is a strong love of all things American here. But we are also focused on making beer with El Salvador ingredients. We are already planning on exporting to the neighboring countries in Central America to continue growing although the market here is growing fast an we can not even come close to keeping up with current demand!
cause we are crazy! but seriously Andy, our head brewer, has spent over 20 years as a chef, Barista, coffee roaster, cupper and catador. Flavor is definitely a strong suit. we focus on mainly local fruits, flowers and spices. Although we are working on a Camote beer like a pumpkin beer but better among other things.
beer can be anything you make it as long as it tastes great!
YES!!! we opened on June 1st, 2012. We are brewing several times a week to keep up with demand! people love our beers.
Hey some kind people brought it to our attention that the $25 reward says "shipping to the US only" and that they thought that meant that it cold ONLY be received in the US! BUT what it means is that either those in the US OR here in EL Salvador can get this reward.
Here in El Salvador there is no shipping it can be picked up at no charge. So back it up amigos de cerveza!! Hombres de Malta!
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BEER PUSHER: Every little bit helps! Help us brew one of our beers and get it into the hands of a beer lover. Muchas gracias siempre!Estimated delivery:
HIGH FIVE: A great big virtual High-five from us AND A personal tweet to say thanks for joining the revolution! Plus some wonderful warm fuzzies.Estimated delivery:
SOCIALIZER: A great big virtual High-five from us AND A personal tweet to say thanks for joining the revolution! AND a post thanking you on Facebook.Estimated delivery:
ROCKER: The full length EP from El Atico download! (the El Salvador band in our video) Rock it hard! AND A personalized certificate showing you as a Brew Accionista. * AND A great big virtual High-five from us AND A personal tweet to say thanks for joining the revolution! AND a post thanking you on Facebook.Estimated delivery:
STICKER ROCKER: A great big virtual High-five from us AND A personal tweet and facebook post to say thanks for joining the revolution!
AND a shiny, sexy cool Brew Revolution sticker. * AND one of our ultra-hip keychain bottle openers *
AND your name forever etched in history on our Brew Accionistas wall of power on our website. *
--- The full length EP from El Atico download! (the El Salvador band in our video) AND some fo their stickers.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
THE BREW ACCIONISTA SHIRT:
A great big virtual High-five from us AND A personal tweet and facebok post to say thanks for joining the revolution! * (sticker, key-chain bottle opener, and all the warm thanks)
*A “Brew Accionistas” t-shirt showing the world that you helped spread the Brew Revolution in El Salvador by supporting our project*Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
THE TASTER: The Brew Accionsta tshirt, stickers, keychain, thanks PLUS
* Exclusive Brew Revolution hand made Tasting Tray and 3 customized brew tasting glasses *
Make all your friends jealous.*
(for hermano(a)s lejanos this can be given to a local Salvadoran instead. Just put their full name and contact in an email to us) ( shipping to the US add $10)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
BREW BOTTLER: All of the $50 benefits including A “Brew Accionistas” custom made t-shirt showing the world you helped spread the Brew Revolution in El Salvador. * and the stickers... PLUS get 6 of our products free at our Brew Bar. (local IN EL SALVADOR only- visitors or locals) * plus get a collection of the BREW bottle labelsEstimated delivery:
4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)
LUCHA LIBRE: Your very own BREW Lucha Libre mask! custom made real lucha libre mask exactly the same as the BREW Lucha Libre team wears in the ring!
PLUS The Tshirt, stickers, keychain and profuse public thanks plus * Your name painted on our Brew Accionistas wall in the brewery *
* A “Brew Accionistas” tshirt showing the world you helped spread the Brew Revolution in El Salvador. *Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
7 backers Limited (23 left of 30)
BREW VIP: The whole package of Brew stuff. The "Brew Accionistas" t-shirt, a Brew sticker collection, your name painted on our wall of power in the brewery, the facebook and twitter postings and a whole lot more! * PLUS you will become a Brew VIP and get special VIP treatment at our Brew Bars. Including invitations to special releases and parties, and a whole lot more!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
TASTING PARTY: Exclusive tasting party at the Brew Bar for you and up to 10 of your closest friends
WITH an exclusive cerveza that YOU helped create!
-*- AND the Brew Accionistas tshirt and your name immortalized on our wall of Brew Accionistas in the Brew Bar! -*- (for hermano(a)s lejanos this can be given to a local Salvadoran. But all events are ONLY for here in El Salvador)Estimated delivery:
BREW DAY: All of the Brew t-shirts and stickers from above + *
-- * Exclusive invitation to a Brew day at the Brew Bar where you will brew a beer with us, followed by a customized tasting and being treated like a true Accionista *
-- * Exclusive invitation to reserve bottles of our special release Los Titanes beers before they are released to the public *
AND the Ultra custom Brew Accionistas tshirt with YOUR NAME on it as a supporter AND your name on our wall of power in the brewery. PLUS a special section devoted to you on our website.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)
EL PRESIDENTE VIP: * An exclusive Brew Accionistas VIP card that gives you all the rights of a founder:
One FREE bottle per week at our Brew Bars for 1 year – for you AND up to 2 friends.
-*- A Brew fliptop custom growler -*- ALL of the benefits fo the $100 reward also! *
-- * exclusive invitation to reserve bottles of our special release beers before they are released
* A special limited edition Brew Accionistas custom t-shirt with your name on it. *Estimated delivery:
2 backers Limited (6 left of 8)
FERMENTER ROCKSTAR: All the benefits of the $500 level + *
You are the proud "owner" of one of our new 5Hl conical fermenters! *
* Your first name (or nickname) and face will be painted on the fermenter you "bought" and we will forever call that fermenter by your name. A local artist named Niebla will paint your likeness as a punk rock beer/surf god. -*- * A special limited edition Brew Accionistas custom t-shirt with your name on it. *Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
BUSINESS ROCKSTAR: Business sponsorship level. This reward is designed to let other great companies show their proud support of the Brew Revolution. You support us, we support you!
We will put your logo on all of the "Brew Accionistas" tshirts as a title supporter. And a special section on our webpage with your logo, a web link and a short bio about your company.
Your name and logo will also be featured in all of the thank you emails and updates.
And for the main event your company will join Brew Revolution in sponsoring our own LUCHA LIBRE wrestling team here in El Salvador! We already have the professional luche libre team and are working on the new costumes. Your logo will be on them as well as a silver sponsor.
AND you will get your very own BREW team Lucha Libre Gladiator costume with mask and cape! the same one that the team wears in the ring.
plus a SERIOUS case of the warm and fuzzies.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
BREW GOD: The ultimate Brew Accionista! Be immortalized forever as a true Rebel with a cause.
* We will create A 3D bust of your head for our founders club wall. The whole world will look upon it with awe. *
* Exclusive Brew Revolution tasting party at your house for you and up to 10 of your closest friends *
A exclusive Brew Accionista Executive VIP card that gives you all the rights of a Cerveza General- Be treated like the Beer God that you are with your own custom seat at the bar and more.
--- *exclusive invitation to reserve bottles of our special release brews before they are released.
* And the Brew Accionistas tshirt, stickers and more.* (for hermano(a)s lejos this can be given to a local Salvadoran. But all events are ONLY for here in El Salvador)Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
SURFISTA / ACCIONISTA: A BREW tasting and brewing party and surf lessons in world famous Playa El Tunco. This is for all of our United States and European fans. * You and a friend or significant other will be shuttled from the airport in El Salvador to Playa El Tunco. Where you will enjoy the comfort of your own private cabana at Hotel Mopelia (with AC). You will have 4 nights and 5 days of fun. Our favorite surf instructor 'Burro' will provide you with twice daily surf lessons and board rental. And each day you will receive a massage from our resident massage therapist. Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is included. And you will get to spend the day brewing a special beer that you help create. Each day we will do special beer tastings and events. And of course there is no charge for any of our products those 5 days. You are the king of BREW. And during all of this we will make a special video about your Beer and Surf adventure that you can enjoy and share with friends.(airfare not included, limit to two people per pledge)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)