Leeds brewery, Nomadic Beers, has launched a vital crowdfunder appeal to help fund a new brewery van. The previous van – named ‘GeeGee’ broke down recently and became irreparable. This has left the brewery unable to trade properly at a time when rebuilding some stability is key for such a small beer business.
Owner Katie says the crowdfunder is absolutely key to the continued operation of the business: “GeeGee was an essential part of our brewery kit like any other. We’re stuck without her. Over the last 15 months we’ve had no choice but to dip into the small reserves we had to try and keep the business going and make sure our team’s jobs were safe. Now the brewery van has given up the ghost it probably couldn’t be worse timing, but these things happen. We’ve got wonderful friends in the industry and loyal customers and we’re just hoping that we can get enough ‘few quids’ here and there to help us fund a new one.”
Katie and the team have put together a range of exclusive rewards in return for donations to the fund, from a special crowdfunder t-shirt to a brewery tour, an opportunity to pre-pay for super-cheap pints, and a VIP brew day.
The initial target set is £12,000 and should this be reached, a stretch target will help go towards Katie’s dream of a buying a canning machine for the business.
Katie adds “We love being part of the fabulous beer scene in Leeds, and honestly after such an awful and challenging year we’re ready to push on and spring back to life. Securing the money we need for a new van is just that start and once our beer is back on the road we can really start to pick up where we left off before the pandemic hit.”
See the full appeal at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/get-our-beer-back-on-the-road
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About Nomadic Beers
Established in 2016, Nomadic Beers is a small brewery based just outside of Leeds City Centre. It is Gaffa Katie, Head Brewer Ross, Harriet and Mike who do everything between them! From brewing, packaging & delivering the beer, to all the office work needed to keep the business running smoothly.
The brewery has a 13 hectolitre (8BBL) brew plant & they are passionate about making hand-crafted, quality beers, with a focus on cask ale. Whilst other breweries can make beer simply at the push of a button, the Nomadic team are involved hands-on throughout the entire process. It means their beers are made with a lot of love & hard work. As a result, they receive great feedback from consumers & trade alike.
Why are they called Nomadic? Brewery founders Katie and Ross have both lived in various places across the UK and, although both have settled in Leeds now, the name reflects the brewery’s wandering beer styles!
Press release from Nomadic Beers
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