Well folks, it’s 6 weeks in and time for an update!
Initially when I started this process I had no idea how things would work out. Yet no matter what way things go it’s important to keep supporters updated and informed.
And that’s why I’m honestly proud to say our batch is now at 20% funded, or 1,026 euro in old Irish money! This figure is based on an estimate of needing 5,000 euro to successfully brew a batch of beer, regardless of the style or ingredients involved.
So where does this put us? Firstly, a mahoosive thanks to all those who have contributed to the venture thus far. The feedback has been fantastic. There are regular donations coming, but unfortunately the rate has slowed considerably. Ideally, I had intended to push more in recent weeks but juggling so much has delayed me in spreading the word. And this is key to it. With such an unusual concept and approach, getting word out alone is a battle and a difficult process. So in the coming weeks I’ll be looking to push harder and see can we get more interest and support. My feeling is, at 20% funded it’s definitely worth continuing as I’ve seen genuine interest and support from people. So to aid in this goal I’m devising a “Double Up Deal” to help spread the word!
It’s basically a referral scheme whereby anyone donating who tags or refers an existing supporter will result in both their Votes being doubled! And I’ll increase awareness of this through the facebook page, so all shares and so on are truly welcomed!
I’m also putting forward a sample for every 7euro donated thus far from each supporter, redeemable on the first batch, or any subsequent batch you decide (previously all Support Packs gave a single sample plus multiplied votes).
By December 31st I’ll see what our balance is and decide if it’s enough to brew with. If it is, then that batch will forever be in the hands of it’s supporters. If it’s not, I’ll ask those contributors if they wish to have (1) a refund, or (2) have their donations returned to them in actual beer at retail value at a later date, all be it a beer which will not have been voted for and their votes will unfortunately be null and void thereafter. There is of course (3) the option to continue the effort if the amount raised increases considerably, but it will be something I’ll ask each and every contributor. Rest assured, as Ted would say, that money is only resting in my account!
Many thanks, or as they say in New Ireland, Katanga!