We are looking to building a fun and relaxing tasting room in Boyle Heights, near Downtown Los Angeles.
About this project
Who We Are
Indie Brewing Company is four guys looking to make it in the world of beer and they want to take you along for the ride. Indie, short for independent, not Indiana (nothing against Indiana, we hear it is a wonderful place), is how we came to our brewery. We all left stable jobs, sticking it to “the man” and going out to create something awesome. We have been producing and selling beer since November 2015 (maybe you’ve had a pint already) and have really enjoyed being able to focus on our beers and customers. Now, we are aching to build a community that surrounds Indie beer.
This is why we need you.
Our next step is creating an awesome place where you can come hang out with us. Yes, that means a tasting room. To help ease this transition, we are looking to Kickstarter to fund some of our build-out.
This is not just any tasting room…this is your tasting room. WTF does that mean? Well, that means that you get a say in what goes on. We want to hear from you, so any pledge adds you to the group of advisors that will craft the Indie tasting room experience.
Enough about us. Kickstarter isn’t a one-way street, so you get something awesome for joining the ride.
Every reward level comes with one invite to the Kickstarter backer-only party. Only people who back this project will be invited and it will be an awesome time!
$8 – STICKER + HIGH FIVE
At the Kickstarter backer-only party, you will get a sweet die-cut sticker so you to rep Indie on your vehicle/laptop/forehead of choice. We always throw in high fives because everyone loves them.
$20 – 16OZ. CAN KOOZIE
What better way to hold one of our 16oz cans than in an insulated koozie!
$30 [early bird: $25] – T-SHIRT
A super-stylish t-shirt to show all your friends you drink delicious beer.
$40 HOMEBREW RECIPE
Our head brewer James will come up with a homebrew recipe just for you! Pick your favorite style and James will use his extensive brewing knowledge to craft something that will knock your socks off.
$45 [early bird: $40] – HAT
Protect your head from that star we spin around every day.
$70 [early bird: $60] – L.A. WINTER COAT (HOODIE)
Grab yourself the Los Angeles version of the winter coat – a hoodie! Get on this one fast – there are only 20 available at this early bird price.
$150 – GROWLER
Pick up one of these Kickstarter-exclusive growlers to show your friends that you care about your beer.
$200 [early bird: $125] – INDIE BREW CREW
Become one of the founding members of our Indie Brew Crew and enjoy all the perks that come with that. You will have a sweet membership card, a personalized glass available at our bar (with $5 fills of core beers), 10% discount on merchandise, early access to limited edition beers and exclusive invites to Indie Brew Crew only events.
$500 – PRIVATE TOUR AND TASTING
You and 7 of your closest friends can come to the brewery to enjoy a private tour of the facility and tasting of some of our delicious beers. Everyone gets some swag to take home, too!
$1000 – BARSTOOL PACKAGE
If you are sitting at your stool, you get super powers -TV remote and playlist selection.
$2500 – FULL INDIE EXPERIENCE
Brew beer on our commercial system with 5 of your friends. Come up with a recipe and name, assist in the process and enjoy a delicious lunch and tasting session. Then, a few short weeks later, enjoy your beer on draft at the tasting room and bask in your glory.
While we would be super-stoked to reach this funding goal, it is always fun to reach for the stars. So, if we reach some additional milestones, we will buy something awesome for the tap room and unlock new Kickstarter rewards:
- $16,000 – Shuffleboard Table + Aluminum Pint Glasses
- $17,000 – Board Games + Polo Shirts
- $20,000 – Crowler Can Filler + Pocket T
- $25,000 – Free Play Arcade Cabinet + Long Sleeve T
Risks and challenges
We are reliant on other companies to produce your rewards. While we have done a significant amount of research, there is the possibility that an item will be unavailable or not arrive in a timely fashion. Know that we will do whatever it takes to get it right and exceed your expectations. If anything is delayed or changing, we will let you know right away.
Construction, especially in a city as large as Los Angeles, can be a long and difficult process. We already did this once with the initial brewery build so are prepared when it comes to the tasting room build. We are already in the plan submission phase with the city and expect construction to be finished by the end of the year. We will update you on the progress, so as soon as we know something, you will be the second to know (because if you knew before us that would be weird).