Red Elephant - Time to grow

by Red Elephant Beer Cellar in Truro, England, United Kingdom

£13,470

raised so far

275

supporters

Red Elephant has out grown its small space and aims to move venue so we can offer much more (Beer) to our customers.

by Red Elephant Beer Cellar in Truro, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th August 2020 we'd raised £12,630 with 267 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The Next Step;

A FALMOUTH BRANCH OF RED ELEPHANT BEER CELLAR.

When I took over at Red Elephant, James and I had a big conversation about the location of the shop, we knew that the lease was up in September and we also knew that for us to achieve what we wanted we would have to move. We both agreed that we couldn’t leave Truro, the business was established there and we had such a great collection of regulars and people travelling from all over the county to buy from us.

The other conclusion we came to was that a Falmouth store would be a really great thing, a town that loves craft beer with very little in the way of satisfying that thirst.

So, we have been looking for the right property in Falmouth and there are a couple of possibilities that we like, we are aiming to get a shop open in Falmouth before December to start with a Xmas busy period!

We are aiming at £15,000 for our ‘stretch target’, any money over £10k will help us open that second shop.

(All pledges will still be redeemable at the Truro store as we can't give a firm date on when the Falmouth shop will open, this way you can guarantee getting your moneys worth)


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WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL OF YOU WHO PLEDGED!!

The Next Step;

A FALMOUTH BRANCH OF RED ELEPHANT BEER CELLAR.

When I took over at Red Elephant, James and I had a big conversation about the location of the shop, we knew that the lease was up in September and we also knew that for us to achieve what we wanted we would have to move. We both agreed that we couldn’t leave Truro, the business was established there and we had such a great collection of regulars and people travelling from all over the county to buy from us.

The other conclusion we came to was that a Falmouth store would be a really great thing, a town that loves craft beer with very little in the way of satisfying that thirst.

So, we have been looking for the right property in Falmouth and there are a couple of possibilities that we like, we are aiming to get a shop open in Falmouth before December to start with a Xmas busy period!

We are aiming at £15,000 for our ‘stretch target’, any money over £10k will help us open that second shop.

(All pledges will still be redeemable at the Truro store as we can't give a firm date on when the Falmouth shop will open, this way you can guarantee getting your moneys worth)

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(please note; all prices for pledges include p&p should it be required)

TIME TO GROW - RED ELEPHANT BEER CELLAR NEW SHOP & WEBSITE

Hi, I’m Dom and I run Red Elephant Beer Cellar in Truro, the go-to place for craft beer in Cornwall.

The business has been going since 2013 and I took over back in February this year after being a customer and a supplier for many years.

At Red Elephant we believe that we have the greatest beers in the world, we just wanna help you find them!

Craft beer is huge with so many great breweries putting out amazing beers on a weekly basis, we installed an extra 2 fridges to try keep on top of it, but we could do with about a dozen!

We also have some great local breweries to choose from down here and we have great links with breweries such as Verdant, Pipeline, Woodmans, Black Flag, Firebrand, Treens.

I feel our biggest aim is to champion those breweries and we will always be there supporting them.

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Before the pandemic I had big plans for what to do next for Red Elephant, these got put on hold a little in the current crisis but due to the massive support we got from our customers, getting us driving all over Cornwall delivering beer, it was clear that these plans don’t need to take a back seat.

So we are on to bigger and better things…

NEW SHOP;

We have a bigger better shop and we hope to open it in early August, its location is brilliant, right next door to the Cathedral and really close to one off the busiest streets in the City. You could quite easily feel like you are in Prague or Bruges!

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The unit itself is about 3 times the size of the current shop so we plan to have a huge amount of refrigeration to keep as much beer in as we possibly can, we will also be installing a bar and seating area (pending approval from the council)

WHAT INVESTMENT MONEY WILL DO;

Investment money will go directly into the fridges and more stock than we can shake a stick at to go in them. We also have a very shiny website being built that will be operational around the same time that we open the new shop. We will also use investment to make a start on the bar side of the business, refurbishing the existing toilet, installing keg lines and building seating etc;

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We have negotiated doing exclusive brews with local breweries such as Verdant, Pipeline, and Woodmans. These 3 breweries are killing it at the moment so we are super excited to be making beer with them that you can only get through us.

Verdant Brewery; Quite simply the most sought after beer in the UK right now, they happen to be just down the road from us and we stock everything they do. We've brewed a 6% IPA with them using lots and lots of Ekuanot and Idaho 7 hops.

Woodmans Wild Ale; Stuart Woodman is a forager and amazing brewer, he uses lots of foraged ingredients in his beers, in this instance we will be adding Blackthorne leaf, Cherry Blossom and Rowan buds in to a 9% Belgian triple.

Pipeline Brewery; Recently named a Top 10 brewery in the UK this tiny brewery in St Agnes does some of the best IPAs in the UK, we decided to brew a single hop, session, Mosaic beer at around 4%.

Pic below: Adding hops at Verdants brand new Brewery (look how shiny it is!!!)

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Whilst on 'furlough' James researched extensively to find even more great beers to stock so you can look forward to many more breweries and styles in the future.

I hope you will join us on our journey, we will try our best to make sure our space is safe whilst the 'Covid crisis' is still on-going and we aim to come out of the other side as a bigger and stronger business with more wonderful beer than you will know what to do with!

Cheers!

(please note; all prices for pledges include p&p should it be required)

To keep up with the beers as they come along and all the other parts of the campaign, please check our social media;

https://www.facebook.com/redelephantbeercellar/

https://www.instagram.com/red_elephant_beer/

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business grow. Massive thanks you ABSOLUTE LEGEND!!

£15 or more

RED ELEPHANT T-SHIRT

An awesome Red Elephant Beer Cellar T-shirt, in black. Help rep' our shop and look cool doing so.

£20 or more

MINI BEER FESTIVAL

Pledge £20 today and we'll reward you with one of each of the three 'collaboration' beers we did with Verdant, Woodmans and Pipeline (only available through Red Elephant). Please keep an eye on our social media for more info on beers from each brewery as they are currently still in tanks fermenting!

£25 or more

£30 BAR/SHOP TAB

BAR TAB. Usable in the shop or bar (when it's operational) on any products at advertised prices. (No change will be given, please spend it all!)

£30 or more

6 PACK VERDANT

6 Pack of delicious Verdant Beer. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£30 or more

6 PACK PIPELINE

6 Pack of delicious Pipeline Beer. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£40 or more

£40 Wonderful Woodmans

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with four 750ml bottles of Woodmans Wild Ale (only available through Red Elephant). Please keep an eye on our social media for more info on beers from each brewery as they are currently still in tanks fermenting! 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£50 or more

£60 BAR/SHOP TAB

£60 BAR/SHOP TAB. Usable in the shop or bar (when it's operational) on any products at advertised prices. (No change will be given, please Spend it all!) 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£75 or more

DOMS CURATED BOX

12 Beers selected by Dom, expect Belgian triples, West Coast IPAs, Stouts and Saisons. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£75 or more

JAMES'S CURATED BOX

12 Beers selected by James, expect 'Joose', IPAs and NEIPAs. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£100 or more

VERDANT FANBOY CASE

24 X 440ml cans of Verdant beer! 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£100 or more

PIPELINE FANBOY CASE

24 X 440ml Cans of Pipeline beer. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£100 or more

£120 BAR/SHOP TAB

£120 BAR/SHOP TAB. Usable in the shop or bar (when it's operational) on any products at advertised prices. (No change will be given, please spend it all!) 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£110 or more

£110 MIXED CASE OF AWESOMENESS

Pledge £110 today and we'll reward you with a glut of the three 'collaboration' beers we did with Verdant (8 x 440ml cans), Woodmans (4 x 750ml Bottles) and Pipeline (8 x 440ml cans) (only available through Red Elephant). Please keep an eye on our social media for more info on beers from each brewery as they are currently still in tanks fermenting! 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£110 or more

WOODMANS FANBOY CASE

12 X 750ml Bottles of Woodmans beer. 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£150 or more

£180 BAR/SHOP TAB

£180 BAR/SHOP TAB. Usable in the shop or bar (when it's operational) on any products at advertised prices. (No change will be given, please spend it all!) 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£200 or more

£240 BAR/SHOP TAB

£240 BAR/SHOP TAB. Usable in the shop or bar (when it's operational) on any products at advertised prices. (No change will be given, please spend it all!) 1 x AWESOME RED ELEPHANT BRANDED GLASS

£250 or more

YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARTY VENUE

Have the bar/shop to yourselves after shop closing time for the evening to celebrate a birthday or whatever you like. You will already have £250 credit behind the bar to get the party started. Please inquire for details before taking this option.

£250 or more

YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARTY VENUE #BONUS# £325 TAB

Have the bar/shop to yourselves after shop closing time for the evening to celebrate a birthday or whatever you like. You will already have £325 credit behind the bar to get the party started. If that tase is not used behind bar it can be used on takeout on the night or credit for another day. You will be contacted after purchase to arrange details.

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