Although new memberships are a significant source of capital, we will need additional funds to open the brewery. It is rare for cooperatives to obtain enough start-up funds through membership fees alone, and securing loans is both more expensive for the group and difficult to obtain without collateral. Investing in Flying Bike is a way to support your co-op through economic participation, and makes it possible to open the brewery in an accelerated time-frame.
Donate your Talents!
We are currently in the design and build process of our Brewery! (June 2014) If you have specific talents that you can donate to the design, build out or simply painting & cleanup, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Specific trades help we are looking for include:
- Professional design help
- Electrical help – wiring, circuit design, logistics
- Carpentry – finish and rough framing
- Refrigeration & HVAC
- Cement work and drainage
The co-op is growing fast, but we need your help to keep us moving towards our goals! We need all bodies, willing and able, to help out with things like events, membership growth, marketing, business strategy, brewery planning and tons more! We need your help! If you’re willing to volunteer a few hours of your time, let us know by emailing email@example.com
Though opening a brewery is still months in the future, Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery plans on continuing to hold competitions to select some of the brewery’s opening beers. When we open our doors, some fortunate members will have their beer recipes produced by our Brew Master. Anyone interested in providing beer for the competitions are encouraged to consider what favorite beer recipe (or two or three) they might want to submit.
An announcement will be made to all members when the homebrew competitions are scheduled. In the meantime, if you hope to have your beer brewed please practice documenting your recipes! We’ll need these when we want to brew your creation.