Originally Posted by HopsJunkie
I think, really, that Kickstarter is a good thing, but it can't be your only source of startup capital. I think planning is the biggest part of trying to put together a brewery. So yeah, it's great resource to use, but a lot fail because they don't have realistic expectations as well.
Definitely, if it only took 35 to 45 thousand dollars to start a commercial brewery or brewpub, a lot of us would be doing it. But for getting some startup capital without sacrificing equity or cash flow, while getting the word out and building a sort of brand loyalty very early kickstarter can't be beat.