For a small craft beer brewery with big ideas the Covid 19 pandemic really tested our resolve. The closure of pubs and our taproom limited sales outlets for our beers so we had to rethink our sales strategy.
We invested heavily into a small canning line that enabled us to sell to directly to customers and shops. Without this it could have been the end but with hard work and commitment we made it through by the skin of teeth. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds and in order to survive, we have depleted our cash resources.
We refuse to give up and in true Donkeystone style we are still punching above our weight but need your help to see our dreams come true.
We have always felt like part of the community here and are determined to build something that everyone can be part of, that’s why we are calling our crowdfunding ‘Family Stone’.
The funds raised will pay for a larger brew kit that means we can expand our scope nationally and hopefully internationally. We will be able to expand our range of craft beers with new styles to keep up with consumer interest. We are asking for an initial amount of £50,000, and if we exceed the amount, we will put it towards a better canning line.
Our rewards for your pledges have been created to be available to everyone. We want you to feel proud of your commitment as we are. The success of this campaign will be all down to you and your help, and if we open another taproom you will be welcomed like family. We won’t forget your kindness and will make sure you are rewarded appropriately.
If you can support us by pledging on any of the funding levels, you will become a member of ‘Family Stone’. We have hopefully created enough exciting rewards for you to part with your hard earned cash. Have a read through and hopefully you see something that you like and feel is worth a punt.
After all. Family is family. Thank you.