The Prodigal Brewery at Misty Mountain Farm in New Hampshire has come up with a unique idea to raise money toward a new brewhouse – they are asking for donations.
The brewery, run by Paul Davis, has started a Kickstarter Project seeking the money to buy the brewhouse from a hop farm on Vancouver Island.
Calling it 6,324 Pints of Beer on the Wall, those who donate will receive a paper “pints” of beer.
If they do not raise $6,324 by May 5, the campaign is over.
“Prodigal is not trying to raise all of the money to buy the new brewhouse through Kickstarter. We have applied to the usual lenders for equipment financing, but the finance system is rather broken right now, and lenders are very cautious,” according to the campaign’s Web site.
“We want to show the lenders that enough beer lovers want more Prodigal beer, and that if our beer lovers are willing to buy a ‘Pint of Lager,’ for our ‘Wall of Beer,’ our beer lovers will buy the actual pints when more beer from the larger brewhouse is available for sale in June 2012.
Rewards for donations include Prodigal EuroStickers and posters, Prodigal T-shirts and a private group tour of the farm.
I’ve had some of the Prodigal beers, all German-inspired lagers, and I really enjoyed them. This seems like a really well-thought out effort, and hopefully they are successful.
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