In case you haven't noticed yet, it's already 2014. Yep. To say that "time is flying" is a rather exaggerated understatement on our end. Over the past few months, we've hosted a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise some last-minute funds for a few pieces of pretty nifty specialty equipment, finalized our construction plans and gotten started on construction, taken receipt of a whole bunch of our brewery equipment, and started working on some really cool plans for our grand opening weekend.
You may have recently noticed that we’ve launched a campaign to raise funds for adding some unique equipment to the brewery on Kickstarter. The short and skinny of it is—we’d love to make our brewery a more sustainable venture and we'd like you to play a key role in making that happen. Kickstarter.com is our chosen platform, and they’ve been great to work with. But they have rules & guidelines in place that don't exactly allow us to include a few things the way we intended, which might warrant a bit more explanation. Thought it made sense to add a little more detail on our own website. :)
In a couple of weeks, Haw River Farmhouse Ales is launching one final round of fundraising to add a few special pieces of equipment, using Kickstarter.com as our crowdsourcing platform of choice. For quite some time, we've been a bit hesitant to consider something like Kickstarter, since it's arguably used by many startup breweries these days as an afterthought, many times without much effort or respect for the folks being asked to open their wallets and jump into the mix...