We are Wyrd Leather and Mead in Milwaukie, Oregon and we are reaching out on Kickstarter to request assistance from the amazing community of friends and followers to help us build our meadery!
This Kickstarter is to help us build out the meadery side of our shop. We will need to make plumbing modifications to our space, including the addition of two sinks and some changes to the drain system, in order to gain approval from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. They are the last gatekeeper standing between us and our ability to provide our customers with the best, locally brewed mead.
Earlier in 2018, we launched a Kickstarter to help us get our shop space and perform any necessary build-out. However, we set our initial campaign goal too high. So despite an amazing amount of support, we did not hit the goal and so all of the pledges were canceled.
But we would not accept defeat; we pushed on and got our space. The leatherworking side of the business has been a resounding success now that we have a storefront. Meanwhile, we submitted the applications to obtain licensing to brew alcohol at every level (federal, state, and county), and have finally gotten the green light. We are officially licensed to brew!
There is no other shop quite like ours. We supply handcrafted leather goods ranging from your everyday belt or bracelet to specialty fantasy-themed pieces and leather armor, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our home-brew testing proves that once our mead is flowing, people will be singing it's praises all across the land.
We need your help to take it to the next level! Will you heed the call?
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges we may encounter are any requirements that the OLCC requires us to do for the meadery. We might have to add things such as a better floor drain, plumbing, etc. If there are any other challenges along the way in regards to backers we will let them know and keep everyone in the loop as we progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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