San Diego Owner Looks to Kickstarter After Devastating Brewery Fire

Last month, a devastating fire destroyed San Diego-based brewery Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing. Now the owner, Dave Hyndman, is seeking to raise $47,000 through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

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According to UT San Diego, Hyndman recorded an emotional plea about his brewery, asking for the funding goal so he may purchase new brewing equipment, refrigeration, furniture for the tasting room, and other set up costs. This will help replace a venue that was a huge part of San Diego’s booming craft beer scene.

Hyndman stated, “For the last three year I poured everything, my heart, my soul, my money into this brewery, and it was awesome. I developed a loyal following and it became truly a dream come true. There is no better feeling than to stand in your business and see people having a good time, drinking beer, enjoying themselves, making friends. And I would stand there and I would bask in it, realizing that I gave them that. And then it was destroyed by fire, and it was devastating. It was the worst moment of my life. But people were encouraging, and they told me that I couldn’t give up. I had to bring it back. I had to rebuild.”

Dave HyndmanExplaining details about the fire on the brewery’s website, Hyndman shared, “This brewery was my life. And a big part of lots of other people’s lives, too. Things were always getting better with more business, better brewing equipment and even more[interesting] beers, with plans to move to other locations, Then, on the evening of Sunday, July 27th, the brewery caught fire and almost everything [was] destroy. While I dig myself out of the ashes, we are working on some plans to rebuild, recreate, reinvent, rebirth this beloved little brewery [to become] bigger, better and more fun than ever.”

Since its debut on the crowdfunding giant three days ago, the campaign has raised nearly $5,000 from 59 backers. It will close on September 25th.

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