Brewery Incubator, the beer pub project in the former Cafe Luz space downtown, launched its Kickstarter last night. Brewery Incubator is a collaborative business in which home brewers get access to commercial brewing equipment and a pub to sell their beer as a way to determine whether they're ready to launch their own breweries. The project seeks to raise $25,000 for a two barrel brewing system, four fermentors and other expenses.
As befits the project, the rewards offer a tempting array of options for beer lovers, which will be honored whether or not the campaign reaches its goals. Backers who pledge $50 will be invited to private tasting events. At the $150 level, there's a ticket to a beer pairing dinner. There are increased dinner and tasting options as the dollar amounts increase. For $10,000, a backer can choose to have his or her name tattooed onto the founder of his choice, Lucrece Borrego or Jesus Acosta, neither of whom have any tattoos.
To raise awareness and build excitement, they're hosting a series of events this week. The first is a bottle share that happens tonight at 7:00 p.m. There's also a farm to pint dinner on Friday and a New Year's Eve party.
· The Brewery Incubator: Co-working Brewery, Collaborative Pub [Kickstarter]
· Current Newsletter [Brewery Incubator]
· The Brewery Incubator [Facebook]