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About

What is JohnnieBongos Brewery?!

JohnnieBongos Brewery is Ireland’s first membership access brewery, located in Dublin's North Strand just minutes from the city centre.

It's a place where craft beer enthusiasts can come to learn and brew their very own, high quality beer using our industry-standard equipment in a fun, open, community-driven space.

Why we're doing it.

We want to open up home brewing to the masses. Home brewing can be expensive, messy and take up a lot of space in the average house or apartment. This can often discourage many people from even trying to brew their own masterpiece.

JohnnieBongos addresses all of these problems. Our members can book a brew session and simply turn up and brew. Everything they will need will be waiting for them in our spacious premises including top of the range, stainless-steel equipment (usually out of the financial reach of your average home-brewer), all the ingredients they’ll require and the ability to ask for help and tips from our team of experienced brewers.

The idea came about the way most good ideas do... over a nice, cold beer. Johnnie and CJ (aka Bongos) have known each other for over 20 years and have spent many of those years brewing delicious craft beer together. They now want to share their passion for brewing.

How we're doing it.

Our first JohnnieBongos Brewery premises is located in Dublin's North Strand area, just a short walk from The Liffey, O'Connell Street and multiple transport options at Connolly Station.

It will be kitted out with 6 brew stations, each equipped with its own electronic control panel, dedicated conical fermenters, mash tun, boiling pot, paddles, pump, quick release tubing and all the other cool stuff you'll need to brew your very own masterpiece with friends and with ease. Remember, each JohnnieBongos membership covers up to 5 people!

Brewing can be hard work so we'll also be providing an area for taking a break, kicking back, chatting with other members and maybe even playing some table tennis!

What we need.

We need your help in making JohnnieBongos a reality. We have the plan, the location, the knowledge and the brand. We need some additional funds to kit out our space and acquire the rest of the equipment that our lovely members will use to make delicious Ales, Stouts, Sours and a whole lot more.

What's in it for our backers.

In a word... loads! Everyone that backs us will either end up with a super stylish t-shirt or toastie hoodie or be lucky enough to secure one of our limited number of memberships. In addition, our backers will have their name emblazoned, for now and forever, on our wall of legends in JohnnieBongos Brewery and on our supporters page on johnniebongos.com.

Help us create a brand new brewing community and be part of something amazing.

Risks and challenges

Our main challenge is realising our goal of having one designated and beautifully designed stainless steel conical fermenter per membership. This will mean our members can name it, love it, cherish it and use their very own fermenter to create better brews each and every time. The fermenters we're using are the very best and as a result are not cheap. Our Kickstarter project will go a long way to helping us realise this goal.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    JohnnieBongos T-Shirt

    A beautiful, limited edition JohnnieBongos T-Shirt and your name featured loud and proud on both the supporters page on our website and our wall of legends in the JohnnieBongos Brewery premises.

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    JohnnieBongos Limited Edition Hoodie

    A swanky, limited edition JohnnieBongos Hoodie (perfect for brewing in!), your name featured loud and proud on both the supporters page on our website and our wall of legends in the JohnnieBongos Brewery premises.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $88

    1-Month Membership - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Why not try out brewing in JohnnieBongos for a month and see if it’s for you. Whether you’re a budding, novice or expert home brewer, you’ll have access to experienced brewers who will show you the ropes and let you loose on one of our brew kits.

    A one month membership covers up to 5 friends so get a gang together and go brew your very own IPA, Stout, Red Ale or whatever takes your fancy. That’s just €15 per person for up to 210 bottles of beer, all in a great location just minutes from Dublin City centre!

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    JohnnieBongos Brewing Workshop

    Learn how to brew beer from scratch with our experienced JohnnieBongos brewers in a 5 hour workshop. You’ll learn all about the process of making beer, the ingredients and equipment required and then get involved and hands-on with making a batch of delicious beer. Mmmmm… beer.

    The best bit?... We’ll not only give you some different beers to sample over the course of the day, we’ll also give you a six-pack from the batch that you helped create. (once it’s taken a couple of weeks to ferment of course!)

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    Brewing Workshop - Saturday Jan 6th 2018

    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Learn how to brew craft beer from scratch with our experienced JohnnieBongos brewers in this 5 hour all-grain brewing workshop. You’ll learn all about the history of beer, the brewing process, the ingredients and equipment required and then get involved and hands-on with making a batch of delicious beer. It's the perfect Christmas present for a friend or just yourself! Mmmmm… beer.

    The best bit?... We’ll not only give you some different beers to sample over the course of the day, we’ll also give you more than a dozen bottles of beer from the batch that you helped create (once it’s taken a couple of weeks to ferment of course!).

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    Pledge €210 or more About $248

    3-Month Membership - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Join up for 3 months and see how much more amazing your life could be!

    We believe that brewing is better with friends so each JohnnieBongos membership covers up to 5 people. This means that, based on 5 people, your shiny new membership would cost less than €15 per person per month!

    You’ll get access to the JohnnieBongos brew space and all the help and assistance you’ll need to make up to 200 x 330ml bottles of beautiful beer every month!! That’s 630 bottles in 3 months or around 90 cent each!!

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    Pledge €360 or more About $424

    6-Month Membership - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Sign up for a 6 month membership and you’ll be well on the way to becoming brewing Gods!

    We believe that brewing is better with friends so each JohnnieBongos membership covers up to 5 people.

    You’ll get access to the JohnnieBongos brew space and all the help and assistance you’ll need to make up to 210 x 330ml bottles of beautiful beer every month. That’s over 1000 bottles in 6 months or less than 90 cent each!!

    Show off and give some to your friends and family or just keep it all yourselves!!

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    6 Month Membership

    Sign up for a 6 month membership and you’ll be well on the way to becoming brewing Gods!

    We believe that brewing is better with friends so each JohnnieBongos membership covers up to 5 people.

    You’ll get access to the JohnnieBongos brew space and all the help and assistance you’ll need to make up to 210 x 330ml bottles of beautiful beer every month. That’s over 1000 bottles in 6 months or 70 cent each!! Show off and give some to your friends and family or just keep it all yourselves!!

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    12-month membership - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Sign up for a 12 month membership and perfect your ninja brew skills. You’ll have the privilege of seeing your beer getting better and better every time. We’ll also give each member of your motley brewing crew a super-stylish JohnnieBongos t-shirt, perfect for when you’re boasting to friends about how good your beer is!

    We believe that brewing is better with friends so each JohnnieBongos membership covers up to 5 people. That's less than a tenner a month each!!

    You’ll get access to the JohnnieBongos brew space and all the help and assistance you’ll need to make up to 210 bottles of beautiful beer every month. That’s over 2000 bottles in 12 months or around 80 cent each!! Just make sure to keep some for yourselves!!

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    Corporate Brewing Workshop

    Looking for something different to do for your company day out or team-building exercise?! Why not learn how to brew your very own beer!

    In this 5 hour workshop your team of up to 10 people will learn how to make their very own batch from scratch with our experienced JohnnieBongos brewers. Team members will learn about the history and process of making beer, the ingredients and equipment required and then get involved and hands-on with making their own batch of IPA, Red Ale, Stout or whatever they decide.

    There will also be a sample tasting during which team members can sample a variety of different styles including Pilsners, Ales, Sours and Stouts. We can hardly let them go hungry either so the tasting will be complimented by some delicious pizza our local Italian Pizzeria!

    We haven’t even gotten to the best bit yet!! As soon as it’s ready after 2-3 weeks of fermentation, we’ll bottle your masterpiece and deliver 4 cases of it straight to your office, complete with labels customised with your company logo!

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