We are Candid.
Candid Beer will be Stafford’s only craft beer bottleshop and taproom / coffee shop / co-working space / events hub rolled into one - we're crowdfunding to bring the dream to life!
We’ll have the greatest selection of beers to drink-in or takeaway. We’ll have the finest coffee you could imagine. We'll be the office space to the office-less. And we'll be the host to an ever-changing programme of events.
Community and conversation are important to us. Beer, coffee, work or play – whatever you’re into, you’ll be welcome.
Bottleshop / taproom / cafe
What’s a bottleshop? In a nutshell: the greatest possible selection of the best craft beers out there. Beers in bottles. Beers in cans. Beers to drink in. Beers to take away.
Our taproom will be a home-from-home. A relaxed vibe where you can sit back (or stand up) and enjoy a beverage of your choice. Beer, coffee, or whatever we’ve got going. Make yourself at home.
When we say coffee, we mean locally roasted, high-quality, wide selection, and properly brewed filter coffee.
Co-working Space / Can-do-er Membership
Freelancer? Self-employed? Entrepreneur? Dreamer? It’s no fun working in isolation. And be honest, how much do you spend on coffee each week cafe-surfing? Well your nomadic days could be over.
Welcome to Candid Can-do-er Membership. Flexible, great value and home to Freelancer Friday. Think gym membership but without the gym.
What will this look like? Candid Beer will be serving up unlimited coffee, tea, wi-fi, come-and-go-as-you-like access to our shared working space in the taproom or quiet breakout space upstairs. Can-do-ers will also get 25% off our creative space booking rates.
To top it off, all Can-do-ers get their first beer on the house on a Friday evening. Win.
Can-do-er Membership costs £60 per month all in.
All your hot drinks, all your wi-fi, all the co-working company. Let us do the math for you: that equates to, roughly, a caramel latte a day. No brainer, right?
Creative Space Hire
Do you run workshops or courses? Host a board game club, book club, poetry reading club? Need somewhere to hold a team away day? Your office meeting room is double booked? Need a change of scene to get creative?
We’ll have just the space.
Flexible, hourly booking slots will be available in our upstairs creative space. Fully equipped with display and audio equipment and access to tea and coffee facilities. And situated above Stafford’s home to craft beer.
We'll be offering hourly, half day and full day rates, as well as further discounts for extended bookings.
Music. Comedy. Spoken word. Pop-up gallery. You name it, we’ll host it. We've got loads of ideas for future events but we also want our local community to be part of shaping this side of things.
Where we'll be situated
Candid's home will be at Woodings Yard in the heart of Stafford. We're working hard to turn the space into our place. We've got all the necessary planning permissions and licenses sorted, and we'll soon be taking possession of the keys so we can get in and kit out the space.
Why we need your support
The Candid Beer dream has been many years in the making and we're so excited to be in touching distance of seeing it become a reality.
We want to fill the space with the best beer dispensing equipment, the best coffee making machines, and the best decor we can lay our hands on.
Your support will help us with these startup capital investments and ensure we are kitting out the space in the best possible way.
One particular bit of kit we've got our eye on - and that we're pretty excited about - is a can seaming machine. By purchasing one of these beauties we'll be able to offer draught beer in takeaway cans! How cool would that be?!
Ultimately though, your support - no matter what size - will help build a unique community hub and bring Candid Beer to life.
In return for your support we've got some amazing rewards on offer, including the chance to be the first to get your hands on Candid merchandise as well as the opportunity to guarantee your Can-do-er membership, which will be limited in number.
Do you have a beer, coffee, or co-working aficionado in your life? Wondering what to get them for Christmas this year? Why not treat them to a Candid rewards package! As reward items won't be available until the New Year, we're making eVouchers available so that you have something to give on the big day. If you'd like an eVoucher, please get in touch once you've pledged your support and we'll send one over!