Ended on December 4th 2017
Our brewery adventure started with a phone call 6 years ago between two best mates living at opposite ends of Victoria. Alec had some land that needed a project, Tim was a brewer dreaming of running his own show. They both loved beer. They got to thinking and before long, Alec had lured Tim and his family to the beautiful Mitta Valley with promises of fame and fortune, and a peaceful country life.
Fast forward to 2017 and after years of hard work and plenty of country good times (though not much fame and fortune) we are finally on the home stretch to bringing our independently owned brewery to fruition.
Funded entirely by our generous families and our own savings, the four of us have hand built every stage of the project, from a paddock to a nearly completed brewery. Tim’s brew kit has also been built from scratch and beer production is already in the works.
We are so close but we need your help to get us over the line.
While the brewery side of things is now sorted, our front of house is still under construction. And so, with funds raised from excellent folks such as yourselves, we plan to fit out our kitchen and bar area and pay the plumbers and electricians to do the final fit-out, jobs we are not qualified to do ourselves.
The first $10,000 will pay for the tradespeople and anything on top of this will enable us to purchase additional kitchen and bar equipment (eg. glass washer, display fridges) and maybe even a delivery/uber van so we can get your beer to you faster.
Thank you so much for your help and we can’t wait to see you all at the brewery. Cheers, Tim, Jen, Alec and Chris.
We’ve hit 150% (that’s 30 grand!) on our crowd funding today so it seems like a good day to thank our latest supporters! We’d like to give a huge round of applause and big thanks to Carolinna, Michael Ilott, the Mitchell Teeks, Simon & Rachel, and Kath. You guys have amazed us with your willingness to jump on board and help us out.
There is still 9 days left of our campaign so keep sharing and let’s see how far we can go!
We have been bottling beer these last 2 weeks and now have all 3 of our brews in bottles. It’s carbonating and conditioning, and getting better by the day while we wait for our awesome labels to arrive. Our internal ceiling has gone up and our waste treatment system is in position. Work on the irrigation field begins next week. At this stage we are working towards an opening in late January. Stay tuned for more details here.
Massive thanks to all who have helped us get this far.
With love, Tim, Alec, Chris and Jen
Wow, our crowdfunding campaign just keeps going from strength to strength! We have almost hit 150%! These extra funds donated by our awesome supporters will go towards the irrigation field for our waste treatment system, which means we are one step closer to having toilets on site (YIPPEE)!
So a massive thanks to Brendan/B-boy/Beezer, Thomas & Bonnie, Karina, and Paul & Claire. You guys are super amazing for helping us. We appreciate each and every one of you.
Please continue to share our campaign and help us hit the 30k!
Big beery kisses
Alec, Chris, Jen & Tim
While we've been having a super busy and productive week on site at the brewery, week 2 of our crowdfunding campaign has seen the pledges keep on coming!
We've had supporters continue to sign on to get their beery rewards while helping us out and we'd like to give a big shout out and thanks to Douglas, Brian Hatch, Peter Chalmers, Deidre Fitzgerald and Terry & Donna Cardwell.
Things are really moving along at the brewery and it's funds from all our generous supporters that are driving this progress. So, again, thanks to all of you!
Please continue to share our campaign with anyone who you think might be interested and help us celebrate this week's awesome contributors!
Chris, Alec, Tim & Jen.
We finished off a great week with a fantastic weekend. Amidst our celebrations for reaching our goal, we welcomed Matt & Ness, and Leo & Marcia to our Mitta Brew Crew VIP list. You guys are amazing and always super supportive. We love you!
Also jumping on board with excellent contributions was Barry Parker, Zoe, Diana & Bevan, Sal & Doc, Nick Foot, Robyn Fox, David Deretic, Joe & Jindra Cabelka, Dave & Naomi Dower, Margie, and Damo Seal. Thank you all so much. We appreciate every one of you!
Keep sharing our page and make sure you tell everyone how awesome these people are.
Tim, Jen, Alec and Chris
We have now reached our target of $20,000!! Its been a massive week and thanks to you, our awesome supporters, we got there in record time. We are so thankful for all your support, you guys rock!
But our campaign doesn't end here. Ready Fund Go will keep the Mitta Brewing Company campaign open until it's official end date in early December. So if you want to get on board with our brewery mission and make the most of our beer lovin' rewards, you still can!
All further donations will be gratefully received and will help hugely with costs as we move from building project to fully operational brewery.
And so, our biggest thanks again to all our excellent pledgers and sharers. Your support means the world to us.
Big, beery love from,
The Mitta Brew Crew
Tim, Jen , Alec and Chris.
The first week of our crowdfunding campaign has been unbelievable! We are nearing our target already and it's all thanks to you guys!
Helping us smash our goals in the last 24 hours we've had an anonymous backer join our Mitta Brew Crew VIP list. Biggest thanks to you for you excellent donation ( be sure to wear a white carnation in your button hole when you visit us at the brewery so we know who you are !😉)
We've had other awesome contributions coming in from all over the place and we'd like to give huge thanks and love to
Charlotte, Tess, Steve Marriot, Dave, Jacque, Big P, Faberge, Gary & Jocelyn Ziebell, Robyn Scales, Sharnee, Ariel Waymouth, Selene Bateman, Howard, Nicola Pilon and Sasha Harris.
We'd also like to thank everyone who has shared our campaign so widely. It's great to see it getting so far out there.
Please continue to share and help us spread the word, especially about today's bunch of pledging legends! Let's get those brewery doors open sooner.
Jen, Tim, Alec & Chris.
Hot on the heels of our huge first two days, day 3 and day 4 of our crowdfunding campaign have seen the awesome contributions keep rolling in.
We've had 2 more pledgers join our Mitta Brew Crew VIP FOREVER list. Welcome to Wayne Pennington and the good folk over at Lord Pastoral. You made our day 3 super exciting with your excellent donations. We look forward to thanking you with beer!
We've had loads of pledges the last two days. It's really pretty damn exciting and humbling how many of you have got behind us. A massive thanks goes out to Gus & Laura, Ben & Jess, Michael & Radhika, Alan, Olivia, David & Nez, Louise & Dean, Jethro, Andie & Dan, Steven, Stella, Anna Sasha Pippa & Erin Cumming/Jellinek, and Lynne Sutherland.
Your support means so much to us. We will make sure to let everyone know what a bunch of all-stars you are!
Biggest thanks and love, Alec, Chris, Jen & Tim
WOW! What an excellent first 2 days of our crowdfunding campaign. We have been really amazed and touched by the amount of support we've received. We've had pledges coming in from near and far - from just down the road, to Western Australia and even all the way from the UK.
Now it's time to get some shout-outs happening for you generous awesome folk.
And so, to start, a massive thank-you to our first two Mitta Brew Crew VIP FOREVER members, Rob and Lou, and from Wilcon Projects, Kris and Nicole. Thank you so much for your generosity and faith.
We'd also like to thank, from the bottom of our beer lovin' hearts, Jesse, Tessa (go you good sandgropers), Bernie & Marianne, Kerry Tobin, Jo & Mark, Felicity & Lew, Uncle Sparky, Fin & Bella & Sierra, Aaron Scales, Terry, Josie, Maggie Dent, Sara, Doris & Peter, Pedro Wato, Kelly & Owen, Amanda, Neill Gretton, Sarah & Brendan, Charley, Ben, Jules & Dan, and Dame & Hels. You're all absolute legends for getting on board so fast and so whole-heartedly. We really appreciate it.
Make sure you share this post to tell the world how great these people are, and please continue to share our campaign with anyone you think might be interested. We look forward to seeing you when the beer is flowing. 🍺 🙌 🍻
With love, Chris, Alec, Tim & Jen