I want to bring to your attention a brewery incubator project on Kickstarter. Here is the link.
The project aims to create a collaborative working environment for aspiring brewers. I think this is a great gap to fill for accomplished homebrewers that may want to test their recipes at a larger production capacity without committing to buying a larger homebrew setup. Or, perhaps you are an accomplished homebrewer who is just a bit apprehensive about going pro, you just need a larger capacity system to borrow to pilot your recipe at a larger volume before making that huge commitment.
I think it would also help to bring homebrewing more into the conscious of the general public. Homebrewing is pretty much an isolated hobby, with a person and possibly a few close friends or club members helping out on brew day at someone’s private residence. You probably would not want a bunch of strangers showing up and hot-scotching with your homebrew gang but people could go to a dedicated public space to learn about and experience homebrewing.
It’s the first brewery incubator project I am aware of so it would be great to get it fully funded so the craft beer community can study it and possibly expand the concept to more areas of the country.
Various keyword phrases about homebrewing are searched for monthly. “How to homebrew” is searched for over a million times globally in a month! Obviously there is an opportunity to bring homebrewing more into the consciousness of the general public with local “incubators.”
But let’s get this first one funded so we have a model to study. It should not matter that it is not in your local area. If you are a homebrewer and would love to have such a venue at your disposal at some point, click here and fund what you can. Every innovation need that first catalyst for others to build upon.
This is not a paid, or even asked for endorsement. I simply love the idea of providing a pilot environment for homebrewers that may be hesitant, for whatever reason, about going pro. As Craft Beer Coach, a major mission is to empower others to pursue a dream. An incubator allows them to test out larger production of recipes while seeking encouragement in a positive, collaborative environment.
And yes, I have contributed to this project.