Project Brewhouse ! Securing the QSB's future!

by Queen Street Brewhouse in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Project Brewhouse ! Securing the QSB's future!

£1,297

raised so far

42

supporters

The COVID-19 virus means the QSB needs to evolve to survive - supporting Project Brewhouse will help us save this community touchstone.

by Queen Street Brewhouse in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st July 2021 we'd raised £1,297 with 42 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

  • The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we all do things, and has particularly hit the hospitality industry hard. Many venues are struggling to survive in this constantly changing world, and so need to look forward to planning as far as we can how things are going to be in the 'new normal'.

The Queen 1605719349_qsb_logo.jpgStreet Brewhouse in Colchester is launching a campaign to ensure this valuable community touchstone and to remain one of the five major vendors of diverse, authentic, quality European beers in the South-East of England.

Queen Street Brewhouse is amongst the town's oldest continually occupied commercial premises, dating back to the 14th Century. In its time it has been a merchant's house, a brothel, a stonemason's workshop, a wedding shop, and an estate agents, but for the last forty years it has been a bar or club of various descriptions, becoming the Queen Street Brewhouse in 2015 when current landlord, and master brewer, Andy Skene took over.1605719388_andy2.jpg

Since then, Andy has worked hard to cement the QSB's reputation as a touchstone, as well as becoming a treasure trove of authentic, diverse European beers that Andy has curated using his brewing knowledge and genuine love of bringing rare and interesting ales to both connoisseurs and curious casual drinkers alike.

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Project Brewhouse, with your help and support this will allow it to evolve into a business that can not only weather the extreme challenges that current restrictions bring with them, but also plan for the future, to ensure the longevity of this important and vital local business. 

To do so doesn't come without a cost, however, and so we are looking to raise £40,000 to enable the QSB to put this plan into motion, and to make this evolution a reality. The money will be used for a variety of things, chief among them the following:

> Improving the QSB’s outside space to allow for increased capacity while maintaining appropriate social distancing measures. 

> Building on the QSB's global reputation, and the need to develop new methods of income in light of social distancing restrictions which are likely to remain in place in various forms for the foreseeable future, there are plans for taking the QSB experience into people's homes for those who can't be there in person, which will involve investment in video and broadcasting equipment.

> General, non-specific, and ad hoc costs that always arise on projects

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As you can see, Project Brewhouse is ambitious, but with your help financially or just by sharing this campaign among your circles of influence, it is absolutely achievable.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner and get a limited edition Brewhouse Bottle Opener featuring the new Brewhouse Coat of Arms. You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Alternatively, a £20 pledge can get you an original sketch by the fabulously talented Aaron McDermott. You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

Pledge £25 today and get a limited edition Brewhouse Coffee Mug sporting the new Brewhouse Coat of Arms. You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£25 or more

£25 Pledge Alternative Reward

Pledge £25 and get a stunning Brewhouse Tea Towel! This lovely kitchen accessory features our new Brewhouse Coat of Arms. . You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£25 or more

£25 Reward Adopt A Pet Block

People can adopt one block or more per person-Adopt 4 for £80. Friends can adopt adjacent blocks. Families can have a ‘Family Blockerie’. People can imbue their blocks with ‘Personalities’. They can choose blocks that like to be out of the limelight, blocks that like to be walked over, near the stage, bottom of the stairs, in one of the booths etc etc. You can decorate your block with paints, enamels or other materials.

£30 or more

£30 or more

Pledge £30 and you'll get one of the first ever Brewhouse Bobble Hats. Styled in a fetching black with our new Brewhouse Coat of Arms! You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pledge £50 and you will be the proud owner of a Brewhouse Crowdfunding Campaign T-shirt. The Shirt is black with a special QSB Crowdfunding design done by Tony Smith. . You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£80 or more

£80 Reward Adopt 4 Pet Blocks

Adopt a group of 4 blocks that make up the floor of The Brewhouse Friends can adopt adjacent blocks Families can have a ‘Family Blockerie’. Bands can too! People can imbue their blocks with ‘Personalities’. They can choose blocks that like to be out of the limelight, blocks that like to be walked over, near the stage, bottom of the stairs, in one of the booths etc etc. You can decorate your block with paints, enamels or other materials

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A £100 pledge gets you one of the first ever Brewhouse Fleece Jackets. The jacket is black with our new coat of Arms embroidered on the breast. You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A £150 pledge gets you one of the first ever Brewhouse Luxury Bath Robes. Colour and design to be confirmed. You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£150 or more

£150 Pledge Alternative Reward

Or alternatively, for a pledge of £150, you can get one of our first ever Brewhouse Cardigans! Navy blue with the Brewhouse Coat of Arms embroidered on the breast. . You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A £500 pledge will get you a day's tasting exploration of beer styles for 10 people hosted by Brewhouse owner Andy Skene. . You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

A £1000 pledge will be rewarded by a day's beer tasting exploration of beer styles for 20 people, hosted by Brewhouse owner Andy Skene. . You also get your name on our Matrons and Patrons Board for all to see in The Brewhouse.

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