Building a Brewery: Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co.

by Beatnikz Republic in London, England, United Kingdom

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We need your help so we can buy our own stainless steel brewing system to make the beer we love!!

by Beatnikz Republic in London, England, United Kingdom

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SETTING THE SCENE

My name's Paul and I set up Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. in 2015 with the aim of making interesting beer that's packed full of flavour. We make very hoppy IPAs; fruity pale ales; funky saisons; imperial coffee porters; English old ales, as well as anything else that takes our fancy. Being a small brewery gives us the chance to be creative, flexible and innovative within the incredibly exciting UK craft beer scene. 

Generation IPA (Chinook, Citra & Vic Secret hops) poured into our branded 2/3 pint stemmed beer glass

However, being a small 100% independent brewing company has its drawbacks. We do not own our own brewing system or have our own premises, and have so far been cuckoo/gypsy brewing on other breweries kits. Whilst we are thankful that we are able to do this, brewing this way means we are at the whims of other people's available capacity - which can be very unpredictable and infrequent. This means we are unable to supply our trade and wholesale customers with a regular supply of our beer.

WHAT DO WE NEED THE MONEY FOR?

We plan to use your pledges to buy our own brewing system that will allow us to make 1,000 litres of beer per brew. This UK manufactured stainless steel & varnished wood cladding brewery installation means we can brew up to 3 times per week - which would meet current demand as well as giving us capacity to increase our distribution. We will no longer need to keep customers waiting and we can get our kegged and bottled beer into pubs, bottle shops and restaurants near you much quicker!!

Dibble House (our American hopped kölsch lager) being poured at the Old Nun's Head Pub, Nunhead, London

If we reach our target, we will be able to acquire the following services and equipment, essential for a new brewery: hot liquor (water) tank with controllable digital temperature display/infusion mash tun/copper (boiling kettle), all insulated and clad in decorative varnished timber; full specification stainless steel plate heat exchanger with wall bracket; three stainless steel fermenting vessels with three identical stainless steel hygienic transfer pumps; hop filter and automatic underback; Clean in Place (CIP) system for fermenting vessels and copper; full installation; all brewery equipment in stainless steel; digital display and fully automated temperature controlled fermenting vessels, as well as all heaters, valves and pipework.

The 1,000 litre brewing system we plan to buy with your pledges

WHY SHOULD I PLEDGE TO YOUR PROJECT?

1) You will be supporting UK based manufacturers: as well as the brewery manufacturer and installation firm being UK based, we source the vast majority of our ingredients and packaging from local and UK wide companies where possible.

2) Contributing to the growth and success of a burgeoning craft beer scene: there has very rarely been a more exciting time in the history of UK and global beer. Your support will directly contribute to the continued innovation of beer.

3) The rewards we're offering are either of greater financial value than your pledge, or are exclusive to this crowdfunding project: not only do we include cool branded items (such as bottle openers, tote bags, beer mats and glassware) and mixed cases of our beer as rewards, but some of the items are exclusive to this specific crowdfunding project, and almost all of the rewards are of a greater retail value than the pledge... Nice!! 

SO, WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

The pledge value, rewards, and what's included can be seen on the right of this text, but we've described some of the items within the rewards in more detail below: 

  • YOUR NAME ON THE 'WALL OF FAME': We will immortalise your contribution to the brewery by including your name on our dedicated 'Wall of Fame' within the new brewery.

  • 1 YEAR'S SUPPLY OF BEER: We will send you an 11x 330ml mixed case of beer every two months for 12 months, which includes courier delivery. These cases will include our core range, as well as new beers and one-off limited releases. Each case will contain 1x branded beer glass.

  • MIXED CASE OF BEER:  Either an 11x 330ml bottle mixed case (Generation IPA, Beach Bum Pale Ale & Dibble House Lager) + courier delivery, or a 12x 330ml bottle mixed case (Generation IPA, Beach Bum Pale Ale & Dibble House lager). The individual rewards stipulate which one you will receive.

  • CASE OF AMERICAN KOLSCH LAGER: This case will contain twelve 330ml bottles of our American Kolsch Larger, Dibble House, which includes courier delivery in time for Christmas. 

  • SAMPLE PACK: 4x 330ml bottles sample pack (Generation IPA, Beach Bum Pale Ale & Dibble House Lager) + courier delivery.

  • BRANDED GLASSWARE: A stemmed 2/3 pint Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. branded beer glass.

  • BRANDED BOTTLE OPENER: A stainless steel 6 inch Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. branded bottle opener with 'brushed finish'.

  • BRANDED TOTE BAG: A 42cm x 37cm 100% natural cotton Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. branded tote bag. Both Fair Trade certified and using eco-friendly standard ISO 14001 inks.

  • BRANDED BEER MATS: Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. branded 90mm square heavy duty beer mats.

All rewards will be delivered in November if the funding campaign is successful* - perfect for festive drinks or Christmas presents!! 

*No money shall leave your account until the end of the fundraising period. If a project for which you have made a pledge is not funded by the end of the fundraising period, your pledge will be cancelled automatically.

You can find out more about us and our beer in an article by one of the UK's leading beer writers here

You can also keep track of updates through Twitter @BeatnikzRep 

Thanks for reading and we hope to get one of our beers in your hand soon - cheers!!

Paul Greetham

Founder & Brewer | Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

***THE EARLYBIRD PLEDGE #1*** (ONLY 10 AVAILABLE): Be an early backer and receive THE BEGINNER'S PLEDGE for just £20!! You will receive the following rewards: 1x 4 Bottle Sample Pack (incl. UK delivery); 1x Branded Bottle Opener; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£25 or more

3 of 200 claimed

£25 Reward

THE KOLSCH CHRISTMAS PLEDGE: Back us for £25 and receive the following reward of: 1x 12 Bottle Case of our American Kolsch Lager, Dibble House, (incl. UK Delivery in time for Christmas); Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£30 or more

£30 Reward

THE BEGINNER'S PLEDGE: Back us for £30 and receive: 1x 4 Bottle Sample Pack (incl. UK delivery); 1x Branded Bottle Opener; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£35 or more

11 of 200 claimed

£35 Reward

***THE EARLY BIRD PLEDGE #3 (LIMITED)*** Back us for £35 and receive the THE STRAIGHT-UP PLEDGE v1 which includes the following rewards: 1x 11 Bottle Mixed Case of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 1x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glass; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£35 or more

3 of 200 claimed

£35 Reward

***THE EARLY BIRD PLEDGE #4*** (LIMITED): Back us for £35 and receive the THE STRAIGHT-UP PLEDGE v2 which includes the following rewards: 1x 12 Bottle Mixed Case of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£40 or more

£40 Reward

THE STRAIGHT-UP PLEDGE v1: Back us for £40 and receive the following rewards: 1x 11 Bottle Mixed Case of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 1x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glass; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£40 or more

£40 Reward

THE STRAIGHT-UP PLEDGE v2: Back us for £40 and receive the following rewards: 1x 12 Bottle Mixed Case of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£55 or more

£55 Reward

THE PRO'S PLEDGE: Back us for £55 and receive the following rewards: 1x 11 Bottle Mixed Case of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 1x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glass; 1x Branded Bottle Opener; 1x Branded Tote Bag; 4x Branded Beer Mats; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£100 or more

4 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward

***EARLY BIRD PLEDGE #5*** (LIMITED): THE EXPERT'S PLEDGE: Back us for £100 and get THE EXPERT'S PLEDGE which includes the following rewards: Your name on the new brewery's 'Wall of Fame'; 2x 11 Bottle Mixed Cases of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 2x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glasses; 1x Branded Bottle Opener; 1x Branded Tote Bag; 8x Branded Beer Mats; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£125 or more

£125 Reward

THE EXPERT'S PLEDGE: Back us for £125 and get the following rewards: Your name on the new brewery's 'Wall of Fame'; 2x 11 Bottle Mixed Cases of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 2x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glasses; 1x Branded Bottle Opener; 1x Branded Tote Bag; 8x Branded Beer Mats; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£250 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

***THE EARLYBIRD PLEDGE #2*** (ONLY 10 AVAILABLE): Be an early backer and receive THE CONNOISSEUR'S PLEDGE for just £250!! You will receive the following rewards: Your name on the new brewery's 'Wall of Fame'; 1 Year Supply of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 6x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glasses; 1x Branded Bottle Opener; 1x Branded Tote Bag; 12x Branded Beer Mats; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£275 or more

£275 Reward

THE CONNOISSEUR'S PLEDGE: Back us for £275 and get the following rewards: Your name on the new brewery's 'Wall of Fame'; 1 Year Supply of Beer (incl. UK Delivery); 6x 2/3 Pint Branded Beer Glasses; 1x Branded Bottle Opener; 1x Branded Tote Bag; 12x Branded Beer Mats; Find further details of these rewards in the main text

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

THE RETAILER'S PLEDGE: If you are a pub, bar, restaurant, bottle shop or wholesaler, back us for £1000 (VAT inclusive) and recive: £1200 (VAT inclusive) WORTH OF BEER AT TRADE PRICE: All beers available in 30 litre key keg and 24x 330ml bottle cases; Perfect for the Christmas trade!

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

THE BIG PLEDGE: If you are a pub, bar, restaurant, bottle shop or wholesaler, back us for £2500 (VAT inclusive) and recive: £3000 (VAT inclusive) WORTH OF BEER AT TRADE PRICE: All beers available in 30 litre key keg and 24x 330ml bottle cases; Perfect for the Christmas trade!


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