The Little Taproom on Aigburth Road

by The Little Taproom Co. in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

The Little Taproom on Aigburth Road
We did it
On 8th March 2020 we successfully raised £2,185 with 64 supporters in 27 days

We're opening a new micro pub and distillery. Stocking exclusively beers and spirits from small, indy producers with an emphasis on local.

by The Little Taproom Co. in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

It's been a long time coming....

The Little Taproom on Aigburth Road has been a seed of an idea for years now, our vision of exactly what the ideal little pub would be. It's now time for us (with over 25 years in the licensed trade, Si has manned every kind of bar imaginable) to make it into a reality.

We'll be a modern incarnation of the micro pub.  We didn't want ours to hark back to some idyllic vision of the 'classic pub' with horse-brass on the walls and vintage misogynistic advertising posters in the loos.  Instead, it will be fresh, vibrant with awesome artwork on the walls and a zero tolerance for nonsense.

Our Core Principles

  • Independent, supporting independents - We will only stock beers and spirits from small to medium sized independent breweries and distilleries.  Every penny over the bar supports us and in turn other small businesses trying to do their best in a difficult industry. No 'big beer' here.
  • Supporting our community - Any pub in the suburbs is an integral part of the community and we wanted to go further. All our self-produced spirits (and later, beers) will have a portion of the profits donated to local causes.
  • Everyone's welcome - We're cool with everyone who wants to enjoy what we're doing in the pub, unless you're an idiot.  We won't tolerate bigotry, neither will we stock products that have sexist or similarly awful branding.

The Pub Itself

We're renovating an old shop which needs a bit of work to make it into the vision of awesomeness we have planned.  We've already had one major setback having to change venues which cost us both in time and money as well as emotionally (you can read all about that little adventure on our site's blog).

The main features are

  • Six cask pumps (including a 'real cider')
  • Eight keg taps
  • A small selection of vodka, whisky etc.
  • A slightly bigger selection of rum
  • A huge selection of gin
  • Lots of nice comfy seating, including a sofa in the snug (yes, a snug!)
  • The most epic playlist ever

We've got a lot of work to do, a bit of a miracle makeover really and we're planning on doing most of the work ourselves other than the really scary stuff like plumbing and electrics.

The Rewards

We've got a range of rewards on offer in return for your support.

Recognition on our website and in our pub

Everyone funding £10 or more will get a thank you and listed as a supporter on our website. Funding £100 or more will get your name on the 'Founders Wall' in the pub itself, immortalised forever.

'Resist Global Beer' T-Shirt

It's something we all know... independent breweries are cool, local breweries are cool. With this awesome screen printed t-shirt you can show off your support for your local brewers no matter where you are or who they are.

Discounted Bar Tabs

Already waiting to join us for a drink? Get in first with a bar tab at a 20% discount. Various amounts on offer, all can be used across multiple visits within the first six months of us being open.

Laika Vodka and Sefton Park Gin

As well as awesome spirits from indy distilleries, we'll be producing a lot of our own right in the Tap. Our 'core' vodka and gin are Laika Vodka (commemorating the Moscow street dog launched into space, will support Freshfields Animal Rescue) and Sefton Park Gin (supporting Friends of Sefton Park).  You can grab one, or a case of 6, before anyone else here.

Crowdfunder Exclusive Gin - Private Stock

This is a dry gin, big on botanicals and flavour and we'll be distilling only enough to supply the crowdfunder pledges. It won't be available ever again. Available singly or by the case of 6.

Name a spirit and choose it's charity

With all our spirits supporting a charity, this reward allows you to name one of our spirits and select the cause each bottle will support. At the end of the campaign, we'll get in touch so we can chat about the cause that matters to you and how we can weave that story into a drink. You'll also be part of the artwork creation process. The first 6 bottles of the first batch are yours too.

Private Party

One thing we won't be doing is holding private events in the Tap, except for one person and up to 30 of their friends. This reward will allow you have the whole pub to yourself for one night within the year (excluding a Friday or Saturday) and we'll throw in two casks or kegs (or one of each).

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

'Resist Global Beer' T-Shirt

Show your support for your favourite local micro (wherever you are, whoever they are) with this exclusive t-shirt design, printed only for our crowdfunder - they will be available nowhere else. Ever.

£10 or more

Cheers

Thanks for your support. Your name will go on our supporters' page on our website.

£20 or more

£25 Bar Tap

Get a tab running when we open at a nice 20% discount. Valid for multiple visits for the first 6 months of opening.

£35 or more

Bottle of Gin/Vodka

We'll be running a micro distillery in the pub, producing our own ranges of vodka and gin. This will get you a bottle of Laika Vodka or Sefton Park Gin.

£40 or more

£50 Bar Tab

Get a tab running when we open at a nice 20% discount. Valid for multiple visits for the first 6 months of opening.

£45 or more

'Resist Global Beer' Hoodie

Show your support for your favourite local micro (wherever you are, whoever they are) with this exclusive hoodie, printed only for our crowdfunder - they will be available nowhere else. Ever.

£65 or more

Crowdfunder Exclusive Gin

We're distilling a one off gin exclusively for this crowdfunder, a big flavour botanical dry gin . We won't be distilling it again so is a true limited edition.

£80 or more

£100 Bar Tab

Get a tab running when we open at a nice 20% discount. Valid for multiple visits for the first 6 months of opening.

£180 or more

Case of Gin or Vodka

We'll be running a micro distillery in the pub, producing our own ranges of vodka and gin. This will get you case (6) of Laika Vodka or Sefton Park Gin.

£350 or more

Case of Crowdfunder Exclusive Gin

We're distilling a one off gin exclusively for this crowdfunder, a big flavour botanical dry gin . We won't be distilling it again so is a true limited edition.

£750 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Create and name a gin, and choose the charity

All our own spirits will be supporting charities and with this reward, we'll work with you to create a gin to be sold in the pub supporting your choice of charity. You can dedicate it to someone, or a place, or pretty much anything (within reason). You'll also receive a case of the very fist batch.

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Private Party, with beer on us

You and up to 30 friends can take over the pub for a private party, closed to the general public. We'll also give you two casks or kegs of beer on the house. The take-over can be on any date within 2020 aside from Friday and Saturdays.

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