Zane Lamprey (of Three Sheets fame) has launched a new Kickstarter campaign. The goal is to launch “Chug!” a new international drinking show. The idea to visit breweries, distilleries, wineries, and local watering holes around the world. A deep look into the globe’s drinking culture.
Ever wondered about drinking in Zimbabwe? I have…
At one point Brooklyn, yes Brooklyn, was the beer capital of the world. But, in the 1970’s Brooklyn’s once thriving beer industry came to a crashing halt from 90 breweries to none citing rising crime and decay as responsible for the decline. Now, the borough is making a slow but steady comeback in regards to more than just beer.
In order to tell the story of a beer history at risk of being forgotten, 3 people have started filming a 50 minute documentary entitled Brewed in Brooklyn, and have begun a Kickstarter campaign to accompany it. Those behind the project have reassured that with or without the backing the show will go on, but with the funding the undertaking will become quite easier. To make a contribution or to learn more about the project, please visit their Kickstarter page here.
A new beer kickstarter project – The Craft Beerds Book. A book of beer label art with beards, sideburns and moustaches. Well-groomed & well-photographed from 175+ breweries.
Brewhouse LLC is seeking backers for a short story book. A Six Pack Of Stories will be a collection of short stories (fiction and non fiction) submitted by writers around the world. Money raised will go to paying writers, illustrators, promotions & more. [Kickstarter]
More on Lucky Town:
Lucky Town’s ultimate goal is to stay true to our home-brewing roots by producing unique, artisanal, handcrafted ales and lagers. We intend to offer at least four year round beers that will roll out in pairs, but we also will be releasing small batch brews throughout the year that will be available in smaller quantities. Small batching will allow us more freedom to experiment with ingredients not normally found in beer that you find in Mississippi, providing for an ever-evolving product range rather than a fixed seasonal schedule. Examples include the southern pit barbecue inspired stout called “Stout of the Rising Sun” which uses smoked grains combined with roasted jalapenos and Lucky Town’s unique take on a winter warmer called “What the Elf?” that has cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, figs and vanilla in it to give it a wonderful holiday flavor. Along with these will be the small batch Kaizen Saison, an ever evolving beer used to explore new flavor profiles and push the limits of what beer can be. We will never shy away from using non-traditional ingredients. Expect plenty of things aged in unique barrels, including sour beers that will spend as much as 3 years in the barrel getting funky. [Kickstarter]
UPDATE 11/23: They made it! Congrats!
Rogness Brewing Company is looking to expand the craft beer selection in Texas. (They need more beer!) Using Kickstarter, the future brewery has raised over $10,000 of $12,000 goal. 31 hours left. Here’s their story:
Rogness Brewing Company will specialize in creating small, handcrafted batches of beer. As decade long owners of a successful homebrew supply shop in Austin, TX, Forrest & Diane Rogness have experimented with many special hops and exotic ingredients. They are ready to share some of their more unique recipes with the world. So how far along are they?
Sexy logo? Check.
A spacious location in north Austin? Check.
A team of brewers, experts and handymen? Check.
Brewhouse and fermenting tanks on the way? Check.
There is still much to be done, however, such as procuring the very expensive cold storage room, a steam generator, more kegs, and a bottling line. And that’s why we’re here asking for help and offering fun incentives! – – – – – – – >
There is a craft beer revolution going on in central TX and the timing has never been better to open a brewery. Several breweries here have needed to double their capacity within 9 months of opening!!! Bars are featuring more and more TX beers as well as beer pairing dinners due to high demand and overall curiosity in this growing hotbed of epicurean enthusiasm. Rogness Brewing Company is perfectly positioned to capitalize on this expanding trend.
While there will be a regular rotation of kegs, we will feature very limited runs of really unique beers every 3 to 6 months. If there is a rare spice or a new hop that comes out, we may feature it in one of these beers and possibly never again. It is that kind of freedom that will help Rogness Brewing Company stand out in a growing market of craft beer. In addition, we plan to offer food pairing suggestions on each bottle. It has taken so long for craft beer to “catch up” to wine’s status as an enjoyable yet sophisticated adult beverage that can be paired with a number of foods to enhance and complement each other. More education remains, however, and we accept this challenge.
The Brewers –
Mark Tovar, Daron White, David Heath and Dan Wheeler make up the team of brewers, experts and general handymen. Including Forrest, they have a combined 61 years of brewing experience.