Tagged: alcohol

BrewDog Moves Over to Crowdcube with Combo Debt / Equity Crowdfunding Offer

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BrewDog and its “Equity for Punks” crowdfunding offer is now listed on Crowdcube in a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise.  The offer is marketed as the “Worlds Biggest [funding] Round”. According to Crowdcube, investors may purchase 2 shares of BrewDog stock for £95… Read More

Sydney’s Poor Toms Gin Makes An Appearance on New Series “The Cult of New” Following Pozible Project (Video)

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Last week, Sydney brand Poor Toms Gin made its appearance on the new series The Cult of New.  The new craft gin distillery has opened in Sydney earlier this year and its first batch was snapped up on Australia’s crowdfunding platform, Pozible.  The young business raised $25,000 in one day. It… Read More

Angels Den Raises Capital for WhiskyInvestDirect, Whisky Crowdfunding Platform

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Angels Den is raising capital for a new niche crowdfunding site, WhiskyInvestDirect. The live investment offer for the new funding portal wants to capitalize on a consumable that has seen an average annual return of 5% since 1980. WhiskyInvestDirect was founded by Paul Tustain and Rupert… Read More

North Drinkware’s Mt. Hood Pint Glass Scores Nearly $350,000 First Week on Kickstarter

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Setting out to create a drinking glass that stands out from the rest, Portland-based North Drinkware has launched a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter for The Oregon Pint. The North Drinkware team stated, “We made The Oregon Pint because we wanted a glass with a connection to… Read More

EeBria, UK’s Leading Craft Alcohol Marketplace, Nears Goal on Seedrs: Cheers!

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EeBria, the UK craft alcohol marketplace, enables customers to buy alcohol directly from small independent craft breweries, distilleries and vineyards around the UK.  The platform was established in 2013 and has grown consistently since its launch.  Currently crowdfunding on Seedrs, EeBria has secured over £128K of its… Read More

National Geographic Channel Adds Kickstarter-Success “Chug” to Its Monday Night Roster

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Ready to bring a whole new series to its channel, National Geographic announced on Tuesday (October 21st) it has added Kickstarter-success Chug to its Monday evening schedule. The project, which hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform last year, is created by rum company owner, Zane Lamprey, who is… Read More

Beer Lovers Hit Kickstarter To Raise Funds For GrowlerWerks’ uKeg; Reaches Over $230,000 in Five Days

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America’s beer palate is changing, making people want GrowlerWerks’ uKeg. FourPortland beer-loving engineers invented a growler that keeps craft beer fresh, cold and carbonated. They also met their crowdfunding campaign goal of $75,000 within 34 hours on Kickstarter. A stretch goal of $120,000 was met within three days, the uKeg… Read More

D.C. Based Company Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Small Breathalyzer; Raise $22,000 First Week

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Helping to stop drunk drivers in their tracks, Washington D.C.-based company Edge Tech Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $40,000 for its DrinkMate. The device is a breathalyzer that fits in everyone’s up-and-going lifestyles. Pitching the product to future backers, the… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Scores Over $1M on Indiegogo For Cross-Planetary Brewing

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With a little over a week and a half until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end on Indiegogo, California-based Stone Brewing Company has reached its initial $1M goal, thanks to 7,168 backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the adult beverage company embarked on… Read More

Brewery Becomes First Wisconsin Company to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform


Madison-based brewer is ready to make history! MobCraft Inc, known for polling and producing popular beer recipes, is now working through CraftFund for an equity crowdfunding campaign. CraftFund LLC was certified as Wisconsin’s very first equity crowdfunding platform under the new exemption that allows businesses… Read More

Michigan’s First Investment Crowdfunding Campaign Finds Huge Success


Michigan’s first investment crowdfunding campaign under the new Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE) has successfully reached its maximum goal. The Tecumseh Brewing Company this week reached $175,000 in local investments from Michigan residents. The company is the first in Michigan to raise funds under MILE,… Read More

Renaissance Brewing Preps for Equity Crowdfunding in New Zealand

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Equity crowdfunding has just been announced in the land of the Kiwi’s, but already companies are gearing up to use the innovative methodology of capital formation. Malborough based Renaissance Brewing has recently announced they are prepping to launch a campaign to raise capital with Auckland… Read More

Cheers: Humble Grape Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

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The successful UK-based wine and events company Humble Grape surpassed its goal raising £250,500 in its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Continued overfunding aims to raise the £450,000-£500,000 needed for piloting a wine bar in the Shoreditch area of London, then opening four additional sites in… Read More

Craft Brewery Uses Equity Crowdfunding to Finance Startup

Serious Beer Not for Serious People

Sori Brewing, a Finish – Estonian startup craft brewery, is going the equity crowdfunding path to finance their small company.  Following the lead of pioneer trailblazer BrewDogs – who famously could not find money to expand their business,  the young company raised over €100,000 their first… Read More

BeerBods: Fastest Pitch Ever on Crowdcube

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Crowdfunding in 36 Hours, BeerBods Raises £150,000 Mostly From Customers. BeerBods is an online beer club and subscription service, based in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. They have now claimed the title of the fastest pitch to fund on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. 101 investors put in… Read More

The Miracle Machine Wants to Change the Winemaking Industry Forever

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The Miracle Machine is not even crowdfunding yet and already it is generating a buzz.  Expected to launch a crowdfunding campaign soon on Kickstarter, the device is a new process to create high quality of wine, at a fraction of the current cost, in just… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: TravelCard Charger, LS Cream Liquor, PostyBell & Charity Trip to Malawi

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After a rather irritating hardware failure this morning, Crowdfund Insider is back up and running with our weekly feature the Crowdfunding Mailbox. The past few days saw big news in the world of crowdfunding, from Kickstarter surpassing $1 billion in pledges to the FCA announcing… Read More

BrewDog; “We Couldn’t Find Money to Expand Our Company”

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Equity crowdfunding innovator BrewDog was recently interviewed on BBC about their “Equity for Punks” campaign.  The brief recording is interesting in the fact that co-founder James Watt adroitly explains the challenge.  They could not find money to grow their business. Necessity being the mother of… Read More

Crowdfunded London Distillery Company Featured on CNN (Video)


The London Distillery Company (TLDC), a boutique artisanal spirits manufacturer, offered up 45% equity in their company for £250,000 on Crowdcube in March 2012.   Recently the company, founded by CEO Darren Rook, was featured on CNN Money as TLDC brings back the art of whisky… Read More

Last Call for Equity for Punks in BrewDog Brewery

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BrewDog’s investment crowdfunding campaign “Equity for Punks” is nearing a close. BrewDog has issues a last call for investors as they are down to the last 2% of shares available for this funding round. The Scottish craft brewery raised their funding amount in November to… Read More