Tagged: alcohol

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 also behind former television series, Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy…. 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 became a Kickstarter staff pick, and by Monday, five days… 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 DrinkMate team stated, “Be safe and make the right decisions…. 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 two new brewery projects that will bring their style of… Read More

Brewery Becomes First Wisconsin Company to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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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 to raise money from the public through the Internet. In… Read More

Michigan’s First Investment Crowdfunding Campaign Finds Huge Success

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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, also known as PA264 of 2013, which uses an investment… 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 based Snowball Effect.  The new platform has joined the growing global… 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 the five years following. “In a stylish and relaxed environment,… Read More

Craft Brewery Uses Equity Crowdfunding to Finance Startup

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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 week.  In a recent update that number had surpassed  €360,000…. 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 £150,000 in 36 hours, overfunding the pitch by 150%.  The… 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 a short period of time.  If the designers accomplish their… 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 their investment crowdfunding regulations. Never a dull moment. But it… 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 innovation, the Scottish Brewery decided to “think outside the box”… Read More

Crowdfunded London Distillery Company Featured on CNN (Video)

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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 making to the city of London. The craft alcohol industry… 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 £4.25 Million from £4 Million as demand for shares, along… Read More

Hear about the Experience of Kamm & Sons Crowdfunding on Crowdcube (Video)

Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirits

Kamm & Sons raised £325,000 from 64 investors for 20% equity in the company back in 2012.  Crowdfund Insider originally covered this interesting crowdfunding campaign last December.  The offer incorporated a syndicate of investors which aided in the success.  The video below shares some insight from Kamm & Sons founder Alex Kammerling and several of… Read More

Emerald City Beer Company Offers Equity via Crowdfunding Platform CrowdBrewed

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First Ever “Equity” Crowdfunding Campaign for USA Brewery CrowdBrewed has announced their first equity offering for a brewery – Emerald City Beer Company (ECB) located in Seattle, Washington.   Founded in 2010, ECB is fanatical about creating a Seattle style lager.  Founder / Brewmaster Rick Hewitt has been brewing since 2005 during his years at… Read More

PicoBrew Successfully Raises Funds for Beer Brewing Appliance

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With more than two weeks left in their crowdfunding campaign on KickstAfter, the team at PicoBrew have a solid success.  With the initial goal set at $150,000 they have more than doubled that amount.   The product has been over 3 years in development for the first automatic all-grain beer brewing appliance, called the Zymatic…. Read More

Fashionable Breathalyzer AURA Crowdfunds Successfully

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If you can make using a breathalyzer for testing your ability to drive fashionable, this crowdfunding team has done it.  From Irvine, California Ho International has created a very attractive looking device to which you can quickly and efficiently measure your blood alcohol content and they have successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo. They set out to… Read More

BrewDog Crowdfunds Equity of £3 Million out of £4 Million Target with Months Remaining

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In just over two months Scottish brewery BrewDog has raised £3 Million on Goal of £4 Million.  Crowdfunding Round Closes in January. Craft brewery BrewDog started in 2007 with just 2 employees and a dream.  The firm was driven by two young fearless entrepreneurs determined to create a different type of company.  A brewery that… Read More