Bierkeller passes fundraising goal; next release planned for July 9

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The excitement around Columbia-based Bierkeller continues to build as the German beer project has reached and surpassed the crowdfunding goal for its Ausschankwagen, which will be used at its upcoming beer gardens across town. And in beer news, Bierkeller has lined up its third release event for July.

With eight days left to go in its crowdfunding campaign, the goal of $3,000 has long since been reached – within about a week of the campaign’s launch – and the total raised currently stands at $4,311, or 144% of the goal. Stretch goals, including crowlers of the brewer’s beer and swag, have been introduced to add a little more incentive. To recap: The funds raised will go toward the purchase of an Ausschankwagen, a German beer-serving wagon traditionally used at beer gardens. Bierkeller plans to use its wagon for similar events, the first of which will be held later this summer.

On the beer front, Bierkeller held its second release event last Saturday, June 11, at Craft and Draft in Columbia for its Braunbier, a 5.8% bready lager brewed with German hops. Despite the oppressive heat, the event drew more than 500 attendees, according to Bierkeller’s Scott Burgess. If you missed out on the event, Bierkeller has begun distribution in Columbia at many local bars.

The next release for Bierkeller will be on Saturday, July 9 at The Whig for their Kellerbier, an unfiltered Franconian farmhouse lager brewed with Perle hops. The event will also be the introduction of Bierkeller’s BierTokens, wooden tokens that don’t expire and which can be exchanged for beer at any Bierkeller event. More details on the next release will be online soon.

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