Black Shirt Brewing – the small new Red ale brewery family affair – just launched their Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter is a social funding site that has helped launch many, many companies. Recently, breweries looking to get going have started using the service.
I first learned about breweries using Kickstarter when Wilderness Brewing in Kansas tried it out. It seems that with their success – and they might not have been the first – other breweries are trying out this method of fundraising. Crafted Social Media has a list of a bunch of breweries that have gone this route, but Black Shirt Brewing appears to be the first in Colorado. Drop them a 5 spot and own a piece of the action!
Below is their blogpost on the action, and you can check out the fundraising campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1538541949/black-shirt-brewing-co-the-red-ale-project
Today is a monumental day for Black Shirt Brewing Co. Over the past several years, we have spoken about our little brewery with anyone and everyone who would listen. We have talked about how our approach to beer is completely different from anything currently in the market. We have spoken with great pride and joy about our ideas, our passion for beer, and our need to be creative and to share our creations. And along the way, we have lit the fire in other people. Whether we have convinced them to chase their dream, or we have made them a believer in Black Shirt Brewing Co, the network of inspired people that we are proud to call our friends has multiplied many times over. We couldn’t feel more blessed and thankful to have each and every one of these people in our lives.
On this day, we are doing something that we rarely do, but we need to now more than ever – we are asking for help. We have just launched our Kickstarter campaign. If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, here is the link for more information. Basically, it’s an online funding platform for creative projects. For us, it is a huge opportunity to gather our friends, family, and our community, in the hope of inspiring them to get behind us. We need more cash than we have to realize our dream, and to follow through with these ideas that we have spoken about for years. If you would like to help us out, here is the link to our kickstarter project. We can’t do it without you! If you can donate $1 or $1000, every single bit helps. Please pass this link along to your friends and family, and together we can get Black Shirt Brewing Co off the ground!
A very warm and sincere Thank You,
Chad, Branden, and Carissa