Fifteen long months after brewing it, my Lambic finally reached its peak time for bottling. It’s not easy to wait for a beer that sits sleepily resting in a barrel, biding its time while you chew your nails in angst. But let me tell you that when I bottled my various Lambics—Kriek (Cherry), Framboise (Raspberry), Gueuze (blend of four Lambics in this case), Aprium (Apricot/Plum hybrid), and mature Lambic—I realized, once again, that waiting the right amount of time for a beer to mature is well worth it.
It’s strange for me to stop and think that I literally brewed the Lambic on April 1st of 2010. Back then we were still musing about the idea of a brewery. About 4 months after I brewed the Lambic, we started making a concerted effort to open the brewery. About a year after I brewed the Lambic, we started working toward the Kickstarter campaign. And here we are, almost 3 weeks into the Kickstarter campaign… I guess good things do come to those who wait.
Well as I mentioned above, we are closing in on our third full week of our kickstarter campaign, and it’s going well. We’ve raised $11,380. Not too shabby, but slightly behind our goal of $615 per day. Granted that the first and last couple weeks are the busiest of the campaign, but we are trying to avoid coming to the wire by encouraging everyone to pledge. Seriously, if you pledge $10, $25, $50 we would be tickled pink. We need everyone who is able to pitch in.
If you have pledged, please spread the word about the campaign. The more people who see it, the better than chances that we will be flying high the last few weeks. In addition, this could also get our campaign up on the Kickstarter main page because they partly determine that by the number of hits you get. Also, please remember that there is also place to put in your e-mail and set a reminder in the last 48 hours of the campaign (we hope it doesn’t come down to that). Please help us make the middle portion of our campaign strong by pledging and spreading the word.