Liquid State Brewing Company, a new brewery that’s planned for Ithaca’s west end, is reaching out to the community for a crowdfunding assist in getting open this fall. They hope to raise $30,000 on a Kickstarter page to finish their 2,800-square-foot beer hall.
“Recent state legislation has helped create a vibrant and developing Beer Trail up and down the lakes boasting more than 30 breweries and hundreds of wineries,” says Liquid State of the burgeoning Finger Lakes beer community.
“Our plans are to create new and innovative styles of beer while continuing to make our favorite classics,” they say, and they’re even growing their own hops on a nearby one-acre farm. “We will also offer other New York beers, ciders, wines and spirits.”
“Along with a basic German-inspired small plate menu, we plan to highlight local food trucks (a growing mobile food faction) to bring our customers a constantly changing menu of tasty bites,” says the group on their Kickstarter page. “Our Beer Hall will also host local events such as live music, podcasts, live radio broadcasts, not-for-profit community fundraising, art openings, talented academic faculty and student speakers, and whatever else tickles our fancy.”
Liquid State’s owners are accepting straight donations, as well as pledges that offer “perks,” or rewards, like a sticker or coaster, a glass of beer, or Liquid State logo hat, shirt, or hoodie.
In the effort’s first few hours, nine backers had pledged $1,280 of the $30,000 goal. The Kickstarter campaign must reach its $30,000 goal by October 8th in order for any of the money to go to Liquid State Brewing Company. If it doesn’t, supporters will get their pledges back.