J. Wakefield Brewing "Kickstarter"

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  1. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

  2. gjoker321

    gjoker321 Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 Florida

    Ouch, $300.... If only any of the $30-50 options included beer instead of breweriana...
  3. fritts211

    fritts211 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee

    So, do they ship?

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  4. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Not sure how I feel about this. His beer is great for sure, but...I mean The Funky Buddha didn't need a crowdsourced start.
    And 300 dollars for the reserve society, for a brewery that doesn't exist yet, when you can get into El Catador for 125....seems a bit much.
    I'd go up to 150 for the reserve membership, it's 25 a bottle that way.

    Now that donation night where you pay 5 bucks for a glass of his beer, yes, I would do that all day.
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  5. 7clutch

    7clutch Zealot (520) Sep 14, 2012 Florida

    No private lap dances from wakefield himself? Terribly disappointed...

    In all seriousness I'm sad I don't have the coin for this but hope others do so JWB can get rolling.
  6. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    If $300 covered 2 years, I'd be down.
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  7. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Same here.
  8. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 California

    It's just money. The warm fuzzy feeling for helping them get started is worth way more than that !
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  9. GatorBeerNerd

    GatorBeerNerd Pundit (995) Sep 15, 2007 Georgia

    I am thinking they messed up on the goal amount. $2500 does not seem like much money for pimping out a tasting room.

    If I lived nearby to make use of all the extras and I knew that it would be 6 of his berliners, I would do the $300.
  10. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    I think they did $2,500 so it definitely gets funded. If you set a high goal and don't meet it, all the money goes back to the donors. Also, Wakefield apparently needs about $50,000 for his tasting room, bottling line, etc.
  11. greghochsprung

    greghochsprung Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Florida

    It just got changed to $55,000. So it sounds like $50,000 was about right :grinning:
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  12. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Florida

    I think this is ridiculous! Yes, his beer could be great, I've never had it cause all the events I have been to that they have had it on tap, he had his "crew" there hoarding all the pours before the public got any. Such as 2 lines at Huna Day, one for general public and one for his group of friends...which pretty much killed the keg.

    I would never pay $300 for a beer club that doesn't have a brewery...what happens when it doesn't open for 2 years? You're out your money till then? This is the biggest load of B.S.! Im so glad for CCB and the El Catador club being affordable and so much better then this!
  13. CBlake

    CBlake Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Ohio

    There is a HUGE difference between crowdsourcing funds to start a brewery and launching a reserve society from an already existing brewery...
    Think of it this way:
    6x 750s @ 25 ea = 150
    1x one off @ 25 = 175
    1x party @40 = 215
    1x Special Shirt @30 = 245
    1x Glass @ 10 = $255

    I'd pay $45 extra to help support a new brewery. I don't know about you guys
  14. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Yeah when you put it that way it doesn't seem too bad, and I have a birthday coming up :wink:
  15. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Florida

    Lets go ahead and fix this....

    6x 750s @ 15 ea = 90
    1x one off @ 25 = 115 (Ill give you that)
    1x party @40 = 155 (That too)
    1x Special Shirt @15 = 170 ($30 is way to much for a shirt)
    1x Glass @ 5 = 175 (Snifters from local FL breweries go for $5-6)

    That looks more realistic...now does it seem worth it? Don't get me wrong, I hope it is successful and works out great. But just cant back something that has been "in the works" for so long!
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  16. Jw347

    Jw347 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Florida

    I can see your reason to hesitate but I would be happy to scan and copy my deposit on the equipment and my signed lease just saying. This is still in the works and I am scheduled to take receipt of the equipment 2nd week of January. So this is not a dream anymore this is reality. To talk on the membership I shot for 6 bottles out of the box to undershoot it and hopefully over deliver. Im thinking more along the lines of 8 or more bottles the first year and anybody that signs up will get a discounted renewal the second year.
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  17. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Florida

    Well congratulations! Glad you finally got everything done and like I said, hope it works out great. Im sure I'll get down to Miami and check it out once you get opened up.
  18. Jw347

    Jw347 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Florida

    Thanks man I hope everybody will get a chance to come down to Miami and drink some of our beers.
  19. Andreias21

    Andreias21 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    My only question is will it be a similar pick up system as Catador Club, i.e. will I be able to pick them all up at the end of the first membership period? Helluva long drive multiple times otherwise.
  20. carolinabeerguy

    carolinabeerguy Pooh-Bah (1,919) Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I could only do $20 as a teacher. Glad to help even if it isn't much. I haven't even tried their beers. I just want them to be successful and eventually send some beer to Fort Myers!
  21. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    What he said.
  22. Jw347

    Jw347 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Florida

    Adam I appreciate the help man, yes all bottles will be held till the end of the first membership period if need be.
  23. Denver_Beer_Guy

    Denver_Beer_Guy Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Colorado

    A note on the $300 membership as well - I've paid $300 for Crooked Stave/Bruery and still ended up paying extra for their special release bottles that weren't included. No shirts or parties or events or things of the like which I think would've made me feel more a part of something special.
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  24. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Is the location for the taproom picked yet?
  25. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Trustees: yes or no?
    1 Crowd-sourced beer?
    # of bottles of each release available for purchase?
    What will you do with "extra" bottles?
  26. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    ....insta trigger pull for me would be a switch to work shirts instead of tshirts.

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  27. chardlogic

    chardlogic Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Oregon

    Welp, allow me to be first to offer this, but if anyone from parts unknown needs a trustee, holler at me. I have references.
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  28. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    And an awesome AV.
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  29. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Is the hat included in $300?
  30. Kevinhcraig

    Kevinhcraig Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Florida

    Very excited for JW to get up and running, but probably going to sit this one out. Hats/glasses/parties/shirts don't really do it for me - would rather have more beer. Just a personal preference! Curious if this will be the only way to get into the membership society.
  31. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I'd really like to know where in Miami this place is going to be. Deep Miami?
    There's very few things in life I abhor more than driving in downtown Miami.
  32. Denver_Beer_Guy

    Denver_Beer_Guy Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Colorado

    I would imagine that if funding is unsuccessful, then there is no membership society...
  33. Skrypt

    Skrypt Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2010 Florida

    This precisely. I really want to support JWB though, so I'm torn. I would feel so much better about dropping $300 for the promise of 12 bottles, but I get that this is a fundraiser and we're not buying bottles.
  34. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    pretty much this. As an out-of-towner (hell, out-of-stater), I can get more excited about the beer than anything else.
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  35. 1up

    1up Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia

    I decided to buy the $300 option. I was on the fence but here are the things that convinced me.

    -His reputation is great (mutiple awards).
    -The above quote makes me feel that he is serious about starting the brewery, working hard, and doing a good job.
    -I am near Miami every once in awhile (but not often) and his being reasonable about holding bottles seems genuine.
    -His humility seems to contradict what people are saying about some questionable character concerns over his 'head getting too big' for the common fan (never forget your fans)!
    -I was struggling at 6 bottles but the high likelihood for more put me over.

    Anyway, starting a brewery is incredibly hard so a huge amount of good luck to JW Brewing and godspeed!
  36. goveia75

    goveia75 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    If anyone could help a couple of CA boys out with this, it'd be greatly appreciated. We just posted this to the ISO/FT forum:

    My buddy and I are looking for someone in or near So. FL who would be willing to proxy for us and pick up our society membership bottles. In return we will send regular boxes of nice west coast beers. I travel to SARA fairly often, so I could certainly return the favor with beers from there, or other areas out here in the west coast.
  37. kpanter

    kpanter Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 Florida

    Done. Congrats on getting this going Wakefield! I look forward to some phenomenal beers and another great brewery in the sunshine state. FL is really coming along!
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  38. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan

    Do you guys plan on having stuff ready for Hunahpu Day?
  39. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 New York

    i'm in...seeking out a trustee
  40. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    I don't have the funds to put down $300 right now, but I'm willing to be a trustee for anyone in other parts of the country. Let me know.
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