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6/23/11

Help Wilderness Brewing Co. become a reality

As a craft beer enthusiast and a supporter of local businesses, I was intrigued when I first heard about Wilderness Brewing, a project from Kansas City locals Mike Reinhardt and Nate Watson. The two run the website Thank Heaven For Beer, and have been avid homebrewers for years.

The pair has decided to transform their hobby into a legitimate, money-making endeavor, but to start a fully functional brewery, there's one thing they need (and don't have): money.

Nate and Mike took to the Internet and decided to bring awareness and raise funds for their brewery using Kickstarter, an increasingly popular method of online fundraising for new small businesses and entrepreneurs. Their ultimate goal is to raise $40,000 by August 4. They've already raised $11,830 (as of 9:30 AM on Thursday, 6/23), which is great, but there is obviously a long way to go and they can use as much help as possible.



I can't say that I've met Nate and Mike, or had any of the beers that they created. But after watching their video on Kickstarter (which is also embedded below), I saw a true passion for what they are doing, and I have a lot of respect for that. Obviously, there's a special place in my heart for craft beer, so supporting a new, local microbrewery is a no brainer for me.

I highly suggest you go check out the Wilderness Brewing Kickstarter page. Check out the video, and if you can spare some money to pledge to this cause, you definitely should. Let's help these guys make their dreams a reality, and bring some new beer to Kansas City in the process!

You can also find Wilderness Brewing Co. on Facebook.

1 comments:

Thanks for posting this. We know the beers are going to be great and have already received a great deal of positive feedback. As you point out, we need all the teaming we can get. People can pledge as little as a dollar and don't have to pay until August 4th. Again, thanks for posting this and please spread the word (there's power in numbers).

Cheers!

Mike

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