J. Wakefield Brewing "Kickstarter"

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Braineater2448, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. bluedevil23

    bluedevil23 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2012 Missouri
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    I signed up. I've had the pleasure of meeting JW at Hunahpu Day the last two years and I'm in Tampa now for work. He met up with me the last two nights and shot the shit and we drank beer and he tasted some of my homebrew. JW is a great dude and he makes some awesome beer. I have zero hesitation supporting that and will enjoy sipping some PFDF in St. Louis at some point.
     
  2. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (846) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    I live in Miami and previously offered in this thread to act as a trustee. Let me know.
     
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  3. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Champion (806) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    It is official...he has hit $55K in less than 1 day...
     
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  4. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (267) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    BM'd you, I'm from Canuckistan....:sunglasses:
     
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  5. mlefevre

    mlefevre Aspirant (222) Nov 3, 2012 Michigan
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    happy to say im in !! After thinking about it for the day or so its 100% worth it to support a talent like him
     
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  6. jampics2

    jampics2 Meyvn (1,458) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Quick question - did anyone get a confirmation email? I got the email saying my Pay Pal payment was preapproved but nothing from the CrowdBrewed site. I emailed them to see, but thought I'd check here too - just covering my bases before spots run out. Cheers!

    Edit - just saw you can see the names of the backers and mine is there! Sweet!!
     
  7. chardlogic

    chardlogic Aspirant (270) Feb 18, 2011 Florida
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    I live in Miami, if anyone wants a trustee, hit me up.
     
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  8. SPRichard

    SPRichard Disciple (358) Apr 26, 2008 New Jersey

    I may take you up in that offer.

    Need to run it past girlfriend first. She should say yes as she's a big fan of the JW Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit
     
  9. AColossalJerk

    AColossalJerk Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Nearly $62,000. Almost 15% over target in just over 36 hours. Unreal. Wish this guy the very best.
     
  10. wsnich

    wsnich Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    I foresee the Membership Society selling out today.
     
  11. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    I cant help but think this fundraiser is going to come to a screeching halt once the OG Society memberships sell out. I think Wakefield should add another, maybe less expensive reward, to get beer into the backer's hands just so he can keep raising money for the 43 days he has left. I mean, hell, if he put up a reward for a 750ml bottle of DFPF for a $40-50 donation, I think it would still sell like hotcakes. That way he could raise much more than 80k or so.
     
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  12. AColossalJerk

    AColossalJerk Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania


    He's already mentioned he's considering adding more rewards for "stretch" donations, which it seems will be used for the purchasing of cooperage.
     
  13. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    Wanted to, but Bruery/CCB clubs took my monies first. Look forward to trying these out at some point.
     
  14. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida


    Yea, but usually stretch goals are for everyone. Like, "If we hit $100,000, the blueprints to my brewery get released" or "If we hit $125,000, I'll hire Banksy to do my label art". I'm talking about adding individual incentives.
     
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  15. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    What the heck is cooperage? Google yielded a bunch of businesses as results.
     
  16. 1up

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

  17. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Ohhhhh....well then: fuck yeah!
     
  18. gunhaver

    gunhaver Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Florida

    cooperage just means kegs.
     
  19. 1up

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

    Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include but are not limited to casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins and breakers.

    The word is derived from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German kūper 'cooper' from kūpe 'cask', in turn from Latin cupa 'tun, barrel'.[1] Everything a cooper produces is referred to collectively as cooperage. A cask is any piece of cooperage containing a bouge, bilge, or bulge in the middle of the container. A barrel is a type of cask, so the terms "barrel-maker" and "barrel-making" only refer to one aspect of a cooper's work. The facility in which casks are made is also referred to as a cooperage.
     
  20. gunhaver

    gunhaver Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Florida

    yes, but when a brewery talks about getting cooperage they are talking about kegs
     
  21. AColossalJerk

    AColossalJerk Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania


    This is typically what's being referred to (from my experience) when individuals use the word regarding craft beer.
     
  22. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (496) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Wynwood is becoming a pretty good spot for craft beer in Miami. Wynwood Brewing is launching their beer soon (Sept 23) and should have a tap room open in the near future as well. Throw in a J.Wakefield tap room in the neighborhood eventually and I will drive down there from Lauderdale for that.
     
  23. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Yeah I'm up in Pompano so...I'll be at the Funky Buddha most days.
    As long as I get bottles though, that's enough for me! And it's another destination for my FL beer roadtrips.
     
  24. Denver_Beer_Guy

    Denver_Beer_Guy Initiate (46) Jun 4, 2013 Colorado
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    Is 40 minutes really a long way to travel for beer as a "destination"?? I got to Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs like every other week for great beer. Anything under 2 hours is in the range of local...
     
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  25. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (496) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    You're right, 40 minutes probably isn't far enough to call it a "destination". You are lucky being in Colorado. For us in South FL the closest "beer destination" would be the Tampa Bay area (Cigar City, Pegs/Cycle, 7th Sun, etc) but that's about 4 hours away. If I go there, I'm spending the weekend. At least we have Funky Buddha and with other tap rooms/breweries popping up (J.Wakefield, Wynwood, and others) things are getting better.
     
  26. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Yes it is.
    Have you ever driven on 95 in downtown Miami? We don't have vast mountain ranges in FL, we have vast lines of old people driving next to young people who all like to rubberneck.
    Forget about merging properly too...
    But like I said, it's worth it for the bottles. I doubt I'll be there much to hang out when the Funky Buddha is right down the road.
     
  27. Denver_Beer_Guy

    Denver_Beer_Guy Initiate (46) Jun 4, 2013 Colorado
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    Driven 95/75/41 MANY times (Family in Naples) - Just meant that if something like JWB was 40 mins away from me I would have zero issues traveling there once a week or more.

    Side note: FL has some bad drivers but nothing compares to the Phoenix area... Young people doing 90, old people doing 45, 8 lanes, all on the same freeway. It's insane!
     
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  28. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Just wondering- with what seems to be a large number of out-of-state backers, if there is a 'Members Only Party' for "OG's" how many people would actually be able to attend the party? On the other hand, if these parties revolve around the same weekend of other major events (i.e., Hunahpu's Day), that would be awesome...
     
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  29. TBCHopscotch032

    TBCHopscotch032 Initiate (97) Feb 6, 2012 Florida
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    Im in Jupiter so any party they have I would be able to attend.

    I disagree with the notion that it would be a good thing if the party was the same weekend as Hunahpu's Day. I spend the entire Hunahpu's weekend in Tampa, where there is already a ton of parties. Last year there was a massive bottle share at Peg's the day before Hunahpu and 7venth Sun did Hunahpu's Hangover Day. Having to drive from Jupiter to Tampa, then Tampa to Miami, then back home after would be a lot of driving.
     
  30. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    I agree with your comment with regard to the amount of driving required being a burden. I wasn't suggesting the event necessarily take place in Miami - I was thinking more along the lines of an event taking place somewhere in the Tampa area to coincide with Tampa Beer Week, but then that forces those in the area of the brewery to make the trip, which seems unfair.
     
  31. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Yeah, having it in Tampa when the place is advertised as being in Miami would be a bad idea.
    They already have Huna day up there, no reason to piss off the S Florida locals by making them travel yet again.
    I wouldn't have backed the project if it was in Tampa.
     
  32. bluedevil23

    bluedevil23 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2012 Missouri
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    Any party should be during spring training since Jupiter isn't too far away.
     
  33. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    How is this any different from the Bruery RS/HS?
     
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  34. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    250 vs. 1,000-2,000
     
  35. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Sounds like more reason to offer beer/swag as additional incentives for members instead of parties.

    TEKUS PLZ
     
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  36. djd07

    djd07 Aspirant (201) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Iso trustee. Bm me if interested. I live in houston
     
  37. TBCHopscotch032

    TBCHopscotch032 Initiate (97) Feb 6, 2012 Florida
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    Cardinals fan? Lol!
     
  38. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    If some of the OG events aren't during peak vacation time in Florida (Spring Break, Christmas), I won't hesitate to fly down, stay with the grandparents, and take a mini vacation that coincides with an event.
     
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  39. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,190) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    smart.
     
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