£40,618

£50,000 target 15 days left
81% 697 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th March 2021 at 11:59pm

Help us save Dawkins Ales, financially crippled by the impact of Covid, so we can continue making award-winning beers and create new ones!

by Glen Dawkins in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

ABOUT US

Hi I'm Glen Dawkins and I set up Dawkins Brewery back in 2009 at our base in Timsbury near Bath. Since then we've opened our Bristol brewery, in Easton - at the heart of the city's brewery sector.

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Right from the start we set out to be an honest, local and dedicated brewery, making the best Bristol beer we possibly could - sharing them with the community across the city and in particular through the five Dawkins traditional pubs dotted around the city. We make fresh challenging brews to keep you engaged and the drinking experience exciting!

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One of these special brews includes our now widely celebrated Easton Promise. This is proper 'grass roots' brewing, where we've taken your locally grown hops and used them to make an authentic local brew. And for this reason, it's one of our most popular beers!

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But now the future of our little local brewery is at risk of grinding to a halt. We've lost about 90% of our business because Covid-19 has forced all pubs to close - and that means we are really struggling to pay our fixed costs including rent and salaries. We're a small, independent microbrewery - all very hands on with only five staff in our brilliant team, who we've kept fully employed throughout the pandemic.

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We bottle, cap and label our own bottle conditioned ales by hand, with artwork designed by yours truly! All three Directors have bottled, labelled, packed and delivered our beers over the years, are unpaid and receive no dividends.

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THE CHALLENGE

It's been so tough since the Covid-19 pandemic began. We're hanging in there, and we've done our very best to make the most of what cash is coming in, but the truth is we're struggling and we need your help. We need you to get involved right now and we want to sell directly to you - our friends, customers and supporters. So that's why we've launched this crowdfunder, to ask you to help give us the cash flow that will keep us afloat!

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We've put together a load of offers and rewards for you if you join our club. You'll get 10% off with some of our memberships, exclusive behind the scenes access at our brewery where you'll get to meet our Head Brewer  - and at the end you'll get the chance to taste some of the finished beers! But it's not just memberships that are up for grabs - there's a whole bunch of ways you can get involved and start to feel part of the company!

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REWARDS

Our offers start from as little as £10 (or you can just donate if you want to support us), and you are in effect ‘paying ahead’ for a future benefit which will improve our cash flow and enable us to continue to run the company with full employment, and continue our progress in making new innovative brews such as our new Whiplash 5.3% and Azacca Swift 4%. 

All you need to do is check out our Rewards and make a pledge - they are appropriately named after our beers!

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For such a small brewery we are proud of our numerous awards over the years, including Bristol Blonde, Ultra, Foresters Black and most recently our East Bristol Session Porter. We have many, many loyal customers who say we make the best beer in Bristol. We think so too, although of course we are biased!

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THE FUTURE

Your kind investment will help us cover our running costs and help 'Save Dawkins'. We can't wait to welcome you back to our brewery when the Covid-19 restrictions have eased, and for what will no doubt be an epic Summer Beer Fest! 

With your help and support we'll be able to survive and get through this crisis. If we do manage to keep going, then once we're 'back on our feet', we can start looking at creating an even better brewery and bar, with a restaurant serving food supplied by our old friend Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer.

If you can't support us by buying a Reward then please feel free to order some of our beer via Dawkins website - available for local and national delivery.

So there's so much to look forward to and we want you to be there with us every step of the way....but only if we can survive this pandemic.

Thank you in advance,

Glen Dawkins

Founder, Dawkins Ales

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

38 of 40 claimed

"Bristol Gold" Reward Dawkins Beer Club Membership

Dawkins Beer Club Membership giving a personal 10% off Tap and Home Delivery for 1 Year. (20% off at Summer Beer Fest) plus 1 Ticket to Summer Beer Fest.

£5 or more

"Freebird" Donation

Thank you for your support in helping us continue to make great Beer!

£10 or more

"Bristol Cider" A sweeter Reward Donation

Donation ( Gives a one-off 10% purchase discount if redeemed, to a Max of £10)

£10 or more

194 of 200 claimed

"Bristol Best" Reward Summer Beer Fest Ticket

Summer Beer Fest Ticket (Date to be agreed once restrictions lifted.) A voucher for 2 free pints, a pint glass, 10% drinks discount all day (Dawkins Beer Club Members 20% discount) and Live Music. (Can be redeemed for £10 in TAP or for home delivery in the event of cancellation of event, or if unable to attend on day.)

£20 or more

103 of 150 claimed

"Tremendous Delicious" Reward Voucher

A Voucher to the value of £25 to spend in the Tap or for home delivery.

£20 or more

38 of 50 claimed

"Bristol Blonde" Reward Gift Pack

3 Bottle Gift Pack plus 1 Ticket to the Summer Beer Fest

£35 or more

70 of 75 claimed

"Easton Promise" Reward Super Brewery Tour

Pay now for a very special ‘Brewery Tour’ ( Usually held every other month. Dates to be decided when restrictions are lifted.) Learn the whole process of brewing our different ales followed by a run through of all the Dawkins beers on Tap, the different styles and how they are made, and of course a generous tasting session. Includes a 6 bottle takeaway, a Dawkins Glass, a T shirt and 20% off any purchases on the day. (Also see Group Offer)

£50 or more

157 of 200 claimed

"Lockdown Love" Reward

12 bottle mixed case a ' Dawkins’ T shirt plus 2 tickets to Summer Beer Fest

£140 or more

12 of 20 claimed

"Olicana" Reward A year of deliveries

6 minikegs or 54 pts delivered in the year plus 1 ticket to Summer Beer Fest (value£10). Dawkins Beer Club Membership giving 10% off other purchases for home delivery or in Tap FOR ONE YEAR.

£160 or more

7 of 10 claimed

"Easton" Reward Group Super Brewery Tour 5 People

Pay now for a very special ‘Brewery Tour’ for 5 people ( Usually held every other month. Dates to be decided when restrictions are lifted.)Learn the whole process of brewing our different ales followed by a run through of all the Dawkins beers on Tap, the different styles and how they are made and of course a generous tasting session. Includes a 6 bottle takeaway, a Dawkins Glass, a T shirt and 20% off any purchases on the day.

£180 or more

19 of 30 claimed

"Resolution" Reward Case Delivery

Mixed case of 12 beers delivered locally 6 times in the year plus 1 ticket to Summer Beer Fest (value£10). Dawkins Beer Club Membership giving 10% off other purchases for home delivery or in Tap FOR ONE YEAR.

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

"Swift Az" Reward Draft Craft

It's nearly 'Party Time' again! Get a total of 60 litres (105pts) of fresh Cask Ale (or Cider) delivered over the year in Firkin or 10 or 20 litre BIBs (Bag in Boxes). Includes 1 ticket for the Summer Beer Fest and a Dawkins Beer Club Membership, giving 10% off other beery purchases for one year. (and 20% discount at the Summer Beer Fest).

£300 or more

9 of 10 claimed

"Whiplash" Reward Tap takeover for 30

Bring up to 30 friends to a Saturday or Sunday afternoon party with £150 bar tab and 2 x Summer Beer Fest tickets. (Subject to Covid restrictions. Can be converted to £300 of products)

£500 or more

11 of 15 claimed

"Holy Mole" Reward Hold your own private party

Hold your own private party in our brewery for up to 50 people. Includes a £250 bar tab and 2 x Summer Beer Fest tickets.

£1,000 or more

3 of 3 claimed

"Ultra" Reward Ultimate 'Design a Beer' Package

Max of 4 to work with the Dawkins Ales Brew team to design your own Dawkins beer. Have your say in all aspects of the recipe design as well as the naming and artwork. Take part in the brewing and packaging days. Tap will host a release party for your beer to include a free cask of beer for you and your invitees. Also 1 Cask equivalent to take away in your choice of packaging. Any repeat Brews will give same benefits. Dawkins Pubs launch too.

Let's make 'Save Dawkins!' happen

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