Montag, 15. April 2013

Crowdfunding Touches Food: Beer, Lawless Jerky and Peanut Butter

Modern Times Beer

This crowdfunder has been working like a crazed lemur to get this place up and running.  A veteran of Stone Brewing Company, Jacob McKeen walked away from the security to start up his own brewery gig in San Diego and he is nearly there.   Jacob wants this to be a special place … a magical little kingdom.  And if you want to know – all the cool kids are backing Modern Times Beer.  I have proof below.  What’s not to like?
23 days left to go on this Kickstarter campaign. There is a stretch goal of $65,000.00 for a solar water heating system.  Effectively a environmental / green project that happens to brew beer. 

Lawless Jerky

Here is someone putting a law degree from a top University to good use. Constitutional attorney?  First Amendment aficianado? Nope.  Artisanal Beef Jerky?  Bingo!  Ok  just knowing that should make you want to support this guy even if you are a hard core Vegan.  As the saying goes, do something you love and you will never work a day in your life.  Practice law and .. well .. decide to do something else more fun with your life.

31 days left on this campaign.  Matt Tolnick fired this campaign up on Kickstarter.  I will be looking for this one at my local Grocer soon.

Nutshot Peanut Butter

Ok Peanut Butter?  Now I like Peanut Butter well enough but what’s so special?  And since when do the Brits know anything about Peanut Butter?  Isn’t the USA the land of Jiffy, Smuckers and Goobers?   Well you had to ask:  Fact – Peanut Butter is the UK’s Fastest Growing Spread!  Peanut Butter sales have tripled since the recession in the land of Pubs and Big Ben.  Did you know that Peanut Butter (at least the good stuff) is full of Anti- Oxidants?  And if you support this campaign you can put a dent into the two largest producers of Peanut Butter in the UK which hauls the stuff in made from Palm Oil.  This is the type of Palm Oil which causes forest deforestation and “is having a devastating effect on our planet.”

35 days left to go on this Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.  Marcus O’Donovan is crowdfunding this in London.  He is also sourcing only the finest quality peanuts one can find.