This trend has been happening for awhile, people donating money to help a new local craft brewery open. Braxton Brewing in Kentucky has set a Kickstarter record for crowdfunding a brewery with raising $71,885 through 654 people.
“We’re beyond excited and humbled at the support from both the Greater Cincinnati and Kickstarter communities,” said Jake Rouse, Co-founder and CEO. “We never imagined the campaign to go so well, and can’t wait to share the space with everyone.”
Does kickstarting a brewery help or weaken craft beer? This question can’t truly be answered until maybe twenty years from now. There are dozens of breweries that were opened this way but their impact will only be obvious year and years from now. What do you think?