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Schubros Brewery Launches Community-Centric Fundraising Effort

Amid Big Bank Woes and Market Jittery Investors, Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY! Grass Roots Campaign Aims to Help Bring the San Ramon Valley Its First Widely Available Craft Beer

Schubros Brewery
Schubros Brewery
Nov. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- Faced with financing hurdles in a tough investment climate, Schubros Brewery (http://www.schubrosbrewery.com) is turning to the community for help to bring the San Ramon Valley its first locally owned and operated craft beer company by Memorial Day 2012. Today the brewery officially launched its grass roots, community fundraising campaign, Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY!).

The brewery upstart is undertaking this non-traditional financing method as banks tow an increasingly conservative line and institutional investors balk at the extensive rights Schubros will give its common shareholders.

The company hopes to tap local pride and community spirit to achieve its fundraising goals. At its crux, the YIMBY! Campaign (http://www.schubrosbrewery.com/yimby.html) seeks to raise the final $90,000.00 that the brewery needs for its seed capital.  Centered on the Schubros Brewery website, the YIMBY! page invites contributions from neighbors who are interested in purchasing merchandise while, at the same time, supporting the fundraising effort.

Consumers can participate at contribution levels, which are as low as $5.00 (featuring stickers and coupons) and as high as $2,000.00, whereby Brewmaster Mike Johannsen will personally bartend and present at a private event (bringing 20 liters of custom-brewed beer with him, along with other items). At prices in-between, there are also t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts for sale.

“While our YIMBY! Campaign is unique, it is not completely original -- there are a couple of web-based organizations across the country, which exist solely to support contribution-driven funding campaigns like ours,” said Ian Schuster, president of Schubros Brewery. “But we’re about here – the 580/680 corridor between Walnut Creek and Livermore. Our sales and staffing are going to come from here and one percent of our revenues are going back to the local community.  So, we thought the best approach to our fundraising campaign would be to back away from a big blast across the whole Internet and bring it home.”  

Brewmaster Mike Johannsen said, “We’re bringing an innovative concept to our area. Living in wine country, we are all familiar with wine and food pairing.  But there is another dimension of food and beverage coupling that beer opens up. In fact, every beer we brew is specifically crafted to bring forth each style’s natural flavor hooks.  We’re committed to teaching others how to maximize that experience.”

From eco-friendly cans to all natural ingredients, Schubros Brewery is dedicated to creating brands that illustrate its three core values -- community, responsibility and quality.  

“Community bonds are just as pivotal to us as the quality product we will be delivering,” added Schuster.  “But today’s economic reality dictates that we need to ask for a little help first. The support though will be well rewarded.”

More About the YIMBY! Campaign

The YIMBY! Campaign is a San-Ramon based community fundraising effort that allows everyday people to participate in bringing the community an upstart brewery without many of the restrictions that are required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There are other opportunities available for people interested in buying shares. Interested investors can find more details on Schubros Brewery’s website (http://www.schubrosbrewery.com/investors.html).

About Schubros Brewery

Schubros Brewery was founded in 2011 by four beer and food industry veterans who, together, possess nearly 50 years of industry experience. Striving to elevate beer enjoyment to the highest level, Schubros believes in creating the ultimate epicurean experience through its purposefully reciped beers. The brewery is guided by three core values – community, responsibility and quality. Schubros Brewery plans to participate in community events, hire locally and give one percent of its core-brand sales to worthy organizations in the San Ramon Valley and Tri-Valley regions including area schools and parks as well as wildlife and environment preservation groups.  The company is committed to preserving the purity of its brands, investing in green technology and using all-natural and organic ingredients. For more information about Schubros Brewery, it’s management and values or the YIMBY! campaign, please visit http://www.schubrosbrewery.com or call (925) 786-2232.

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Schubros brings beer back to its roots -
the perfect complement for that great meal
and for just that moment when you kick back
and savor the stress-disintegrating presence
of a full bodied, impeccably smooth brew.


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Source:Andrea Corry
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Location:San Ramon - California - United States
Industry:Food, Lifestyle, Finance
Tags:Craft Beer, Food And Wine Matching, Food And Beer Pairing, Brewery, San Ramon Valley, Epicurean, Culinary
Last Updated:Nov 23, 2011
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