The West End Brewery is a small brewery based in the heart of Leicester’s West End. For the past five years, our regulars have been enjoying our brewed-on-the-premises craft beers in our welcoming taproom seven days a week, even on Christmas Day!
During lockdown, when drinking at home became the ‘new normal’, we decided that our next step should be creating our own collection of canned beers, so that anyone, no matter where they live, could enjoy a taste of the West End Brewery.
Of course, we’re back open now and it’s great to have people in our taproom, and the other pubs we supply locally, but we also know you want to enjoy your favourite beer at home too.
So, we rolled up our beer-brewing sleeves and sprang into action. We started working with a local design studio to create the can designs, and paid a substantial amount of money to a canning machine supplier.
Just as we were getting excited about its delivery, we heard the devastating news that they’d gone bust, taking all our hard-earned money with them. Without our canning machine, we cannot can our beer, so our exciting plans have gone down the drain, but thankfully not our beer!
We're hoping that the powers of crowdfunding can help us get our plans to can back on track!
Luckily, we've found a new canning machine supplier, and that’s where you can help us. We are hoping to raise enough money to get our cans of beautifully crafted beer rolling off the (admittedly, small) production line in time for the autumn.
To do this, we need to raise £8,000 to cover the money we lost when the supplier went bust, and if we are lucky enough to achieve that, we’ll be able to develop our online store so that customers all over the UK will be able to order quickly and easily using the rest of the funding.
We do not take your generosity for granted, and we’ve come up with a range of beer-related rewards to say a huge thank you to anyone who donates to our crowdfunding. They include cans of our craft beers, annual beer discount cards, merchandise and the chance to become ‘(Car Park) King for the day’ and get our taproom for the night for you and 29 of your closest friends, with us covering the tab.
Please note that reward discounts can't be used against WEB beer cards or on sale items in our online store.