FoodGPS Teaser – Kickstart the L.A. River

From the amount of Kickstarter posts that I do you would think that I have a stock option in the company or something. But no, I truly believe that this crowdsourcing is a way to gauge the interest in a brewery and also the dedication of the brewers behind the offering.

So, yes, I will continue to pitch any Kickstarter projects to you, dear reader. If they revolve around the world of beer.

So check out the video for L.A. River Brewery and check FoodGPS tomorrow for my beer of the week and my homework assignment. Oddly enough, it involves Kickstarter too!

L.A. River Brewing

Followers of this blog will know that I have helped back many a Kickstarter project. For beer in far away (to me) Missouri and beer documentaries set in Oregon. Now I (and you) can help out some locals!

So now head over to their Kickstarter page, HERE and donate a little. We need more craft beer in Los Angeles.

Hop in the Saddle


You only have to follow this blog for a short time to know that I am a huge fan of the combo of craft beer projects and Kickstarter.

And now I have another one that could use a shot of adrenaline (and cash) to get over the finish line. Hop in the Saddle mixes Portland’s beer scene with it’s bike scene to create a unique guide to peddling to your next pint. So head HERE to see the video and donate. They only have 2 weeks to go!

American Beer Blogger

When I saw this come through the beer blogosphere, my first thought was about damn time. Blogging in general is somewhat sneered upon and beer bloggers get a share of that disdain too. But this might actually get people to see at least one of us in all three dimensions and humanize the lot of us a little. So if the video moves you, then head to Kickstarter and donate a dead president or two.

“AMERICAN BEER BLOGGER is a half hour television series dedicated to all facets of the ever growing craft beer market. From home brewing, to micro beer; viewers will experience the very best of the craft beer culture. In each episode, Lew will visit a different brewer, each of which has their own sets of quirks and ways of doing things. Lew will talk to these brewers, get to know them, will show us first hand the various methods and techniques used in creating a craft beer. From the tiniest bottler to the largest manufacturer, Lew
will get his hands dirty. Topics such as bottling, food pairing, manufacturing, distribution, history, technique (and so much more) will all be touched upon

AMERICAN BEER BLOGGER sets out to entertain the viewer as well as educate on this rapidly growing industry. Through humor and a charming, hands-on host, our show will not only be entertaining for the microbeer enthusiast, but also enjoyable for the average viewer as well.”

Help out Short Snout

All right beer lovers. Time to pony up some cash so we can bring another craft brewery into the world. Mystery Brewing and Wilderness Brewing got funded and now it is time to help out Short Snout. With the other two being in the midwest, my chances of sampling their beers is small but Short Snout will be based in Milwaukie (my hometown!) I hope to sample their beers in the future!

Head over to Kickstarter and make a pledge!

Thank Heaven for Beer – The Brewery

You read that right. From blog to brewery. And you can help make the dream a reality….

…by clicking HERE to see their presentation on Kickstarter.

And after you have done that, tell your friends, write about it, tweet it, get this video under the nose of anyone who loves craft beer and can pony up even just $5.00.

Last minute beer gift

Thanks to the ever alert Jay Brooks, I heard about another brewery going the Kickstarter route.

Pipeworks Brewing of Chicago is trying to get the funding to brew such offerings as
PipeDream and Hopverdomme. Belgian inspired American breweries are a great idea and catch on well with the public. Check out The Bruery or Upright if you don’t believe me.

Check out the video and decide. But I think this would make a great Christmas gift! Plus no shipping fees!

Mystery Brewing

Some days the mailman brings fun stuff. Today I got a package from >Mystery Brewing, the new brew start-up that I helped via Kickstarter.

That opener is a heavy duty wonder. And who doesn’t love getting a certificate? Especially one that says that I am a “patron” of craft beer!

I just can’t wait to try the beers!

Mystery Brewing UPDATE!

Here is the latest news (VERY GOOD) from Mystery Brewing

“We hit our goal – and with 10 days to go! A huge, hearty, and hefty thanks to everyone who donated – in the past two days, including the matching funds, we’ve raised over $17,000. That is just phenomenal. I cannot describe how difficult it will be to sit through the rest of my work day.

…We go on raising money for the next 10 days. Anything above goal means we’re that much closer to our first batch of beer and that much more of it. Kegs get ordered, ingredients are lined up, we look at warehouse space and refrigerated storage. We’re already on the path through licensing and getting ready to make beer.”

Just because they reached their goal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t become a backer. Think of the great beer you could help make a reality.

untitled