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Kettle River Brewing Seeks Your Help In Expansion Project

Kettle River Brewing Fundrases to Allow for Expansion


Locally and independently owned, Kettle River Brewing Co, is expanding! They’re looking for community involvement to help fundraise via a crowd-funding campaign on the popular site, Indiegogo.

Located in the North End of Kelowna BC, they do very small beer runs and have proudly brewed over 200 batches since opening in July of 2016. Being a small team (only 4, including the founders!) with a strong DIY-ethos, everything in the brewery has been built by them. In fact, most of the brewery, including everything from the equipment to the barn wood bar is second-hand or recycled parts.

Currently operating on a tiny 1bbl brewing system, handmade out of used tea tree oil tins and dairy parts, it’s not sufficient for the current growth rate and public demand. To keep up,  they’ve paid for half a new 5bbl brewing system (5x the beer!) but still need to pay the remaining half, along with all installation costs to get it operational. Additionally, to prepare for the upcoming Okanagan summer, they’ve started the process of getting a licensed patio out front, including upgrading their tasting lounge license to a lounge endorsement. This means customers can enjoy more than one sample glass, outside in the sunshine!

To achieve these goals, the campaign is looking to fundraise up to $30,000  with $20,000 covering the remaining cost of buying and installing the new 5 bbl brewing system, and $10,000 to cover building upgrades, re-zoning for the licensed patio.

Beyond the typical brewery fundraiser perks, such as branded swag, bonus beer, a learn-to-brew day, they’ve included tickets to a Brewhouse Backers Banquet beer dinner; a “buy-a-brick” option where you can decorate one of the bricks in the wall of the brewery; a portrait painted by a local artist and hung in the brewery, and a custom KRBC kegerator, supplied with beer for a year. To find out more you can visit the fundraiser page:

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