The Obnoxious Beer Bus & Microbrewery Project

by Michael, The Obnoxious Brewer in Brentwood

The Obnoxious Beer Bus & Microbrewery Project
We did it
On 7th November 2017 we successfully raised £1,535 with 21 supporters in 56 days

No longer shall beer be confined to the pub... It shall go forth and be enjoyed! The Obnoxious Beer Bus will live!

by Michael, The Obnoxious Brewer in Brentwood

The Plan

Nobody likes paying over the odds at a festival for a plastic bottle full of flavoured water posing as lager... Let's face it, craft beer is better, right?

I am an amateur brewer who has been working for the past 7 years on honing my skills in a garage come brewspace. I love beer, both the drinking and the making of it. In the past I've also dabbled in pressing cider from foraged apples and made a plethora of wild wines from foraged fruit and flower blossoms. I know brewing!

What better way to showcase The Obnoxious Brewery, than to take it on the road and provide a viable alternative to the mainstream ales at events?

Now the idea isn't a new one, convert a van to sell beer, rock up to an event and serve happy people... but this time there's a spin on that formula. The beer seved from The Obnoxious Beer Bus will be lovingly crafted by the people selling said beer... the only exception to this formula will be in the serving of chilled wine, which is sourced from local and national craft brewers.

It's all about the craft!

Where will the money go?

I am looking for a total of £6000. This should give enough capital to:

  • Purchase everything required to upgrade the current microbrewery to produce roughly 100 litres of beer for each mash in.
  • Purchase and 'kit out' a small van, something like a Hijet, which will be blessed with all the fixtures required to create The Obnoxious Beer Bus.
  • Finalise all licensing, bureaucracy and legal elements, to ensure that it's all above board and paying the right taxes.
  • Buy enough ingredients to produce the first 500 litres of craft ale (as a fully functioning microbrewery).
  • Merchandising! The purchase of trading licenses for upcoming music festivals around the country... So if you'd like to see me somewhere, let me know!

The Rewards:

Be sure to check out the 'Rewards' page if you're checking us out on mobile...  At no surprise to anybody, the majority of the rewards for offering have something to do with beer. The beer is an important aspect of both the microbrewery and The Obnoxious Beer Bus, so it makes sense to put focus on what I do best.

You'll notice that the higher rewards offer some pretty good deals, particularly if you're planning a wedding or hosting some kind of corporate even in the future... Perhaps you know someone that wants a unique spin to their wedding or engagement party; let me (and my help) provide a unique and quirky solution, with a variety of chilled beers and wine on tap!

Anybody opting for the alcoholic alternatives to the merchandising, will be greeted by a lovely courier, sometime in early February 2018, with the associated quantity of hand crafted bottled beer. I'll ship a nice variety which should suit the adventurous palate so you can have a little taste of the wonders you have helped to create.

Keep an eye on the Twitter feed for updates on new art and design news; these designs will be the unique art used for merchandising in the future! So if you're ordering the shirts or Beer mats, it'll likely be one of these designs that you're getting! 

Finally, anyone and everyone who decides to get involved will recieve recognition on the Obnoxious 'Wall of Infamy'! You'll be forever remembered as the people who started something special.

 What Happens in the Future

Future plans essentially revolve around making things work better, smoother and easier. The intitial plan is to work with the bare essentials of equipment needed to deliver a functioning business. Once the business is working and turning a profit, I'll be looking to scale up operations to brew more, transport more and to serve more beer, more often!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Have a beer on me! I'll post you a selection of 3 taster bottles of the brews available from the microbrewery, with a limited edition beermat to rest is all on! I'll strive to get this shipped out within a fortnight, making it the perfect sampler for those of you looking at the Wedding options!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Delivered 5 Pack of our Obnoxious Craft Ales. A mixed selection so you can taste more than one! Plus recognition on the Obnoxious 'Wall of Infamy'!

£10 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

Beer mats! There's a team of rad artists that are designing all manner of neat labels and Beer mats... I'll send you a selection of 15! (Non-Alcohol option)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Delivered 15 Pack of our Obnoxious Craft Ales. A mixed selection so you can taste more than one! Plus recognition on the Obnoxious 'Wall of Infamy'!

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

I'll get a printed tee sent out to you, with one of our unique designs splashed across the front of it, so you can look dapper while donating to crowdfunds in the future. You'll also get some of them beer mats! There's a team of rad artists that are designing all manner of neat labels and Beer mats... I'll send you a selection of 15! (Non-Alcohol option)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Delivered 32 Pack of our Obnoxious Craft Ales. A mixed selection so you can taste more than one! Plus recognition on the Obnoxious 'Wall of Infamy'!

£900 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£900 Reward

Allow The Obnoxious Beer Bus to provide the refreshment for your event or wedding (up to 50 guests). I'll provide the drinks service and refreshment on a date that you can arrange, providing a selection of our own craft ales and chilled wine on tap and a unique experience to help you remember your day! Let's build the perfect day!

£1,500 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1,500 Reward

Allow The Obnoxious Beer Bus to provide the refreshment for your event or wedding (up to 100 guests). I'll provide the drinks service and refreshment on a date that you can arrange, providing a selection of our own craft ales and chilled wine on tap and a unique experience to help you remember your day! Let's build the perfect day!

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