Bison Organic Beer Wagon

A refreshment truck that donates 100% of it's profits to local charities. Brought to you by Bison Brewing, Berkeley, CA
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Dan Del Grande
Food
Berkeley, California
United States
3 Team Members

Short Summary

The Beer Wagon is the brainchild of Bison Organic Beer—a 100% certified organic brewing company headquartered in Berkeley, CA. We are also a certified B Corp, which means we take extra steps to preserve the environment and maintain transparency with our business. Bison was founded in 1989, making us one of the oldest craft beer brands in the Bay Area. We still strive to inspire positive change and make a significant impact in the local community where we live and work. And this is where The Beer Wagon comes in.

The Beer Wagon is a community-focused, sustainable mobile beer garden that donates 100% of its profits to local charities.  The Beer Wagon will raise money by selling draft beer (and other organic beverages) at food truck gatherings, festivals, farmer's markets, and various charity functions.  Our mission is to educate the public about organic and sustainable issues while our customers are having fun and socializing with delicious organic beverages in hand.

In order to obtain the alcohol permits that are required in order to legally serve alcohol to the public, we have formed a California nonprofit and have applied for a federal 501(c)3 status.  Your contribution may be tax deductible once we get our approved 501c(3)!

What We Need & What You Get

We already own this big red 1986 Winnebago. We have installed a solar array on the roof, which currently powers its bumping sound system and lights. Several interior modifications have been welded. And we have purchased a 1996 Turbo Cummings Diesel engine, which means we can convert The Beer Wagon to biodiesel and make it even more sustainable.

Our timeline has The Beer Wagon up and running by next “beer season”, tentatively March 2014. But before we can take this shiny red charity chariot on the road, she needs a lot more work. The Beer Wagon still needs to be pimped out with all the essentials. In order to do this, we need outside support—and this is where YOU come in.

We need at least $15,000 to get off the ground. The breakdown is as follows:

  • $6,000 to outfit the rig for keg handling, cooling, and the exterior and interior tap systems

  • $5,000 for an exterior truck wrap

  • $2,000 for brakes

  • $2,000 for startup party supplies, crowd control, office stuff and first year insurance

But that’s not all…. If we can raise even more money, we can do even more cool things with The Beer Wagon (such as converting the engine!)

Aside from feeling like a superhero by saving the world one carbon offset at a time, we will be offering an array of awesome perks, like:

  • 2 for 1 drink coupons redeemable at any Beer Wagon Event
  • A limited edition Beer Wagon t-shirt sold only on Indiegogo
  • Exclusive mug club membership (stainless steel mug included)
  • The opportunity to create and keep a 10 gallon batch of our finest organic beer with the brewmaster himself
  • The Beer Wagon can even host an epic happy hour at your office!

The Impact

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of the profits made by The Beer Wagon will go towards charities with missions and values that align with our own.  These charities dedicate themselves to the preservation of a green economy through  various sustainable projects.

By donating to The Beer Wagon, you are essentially giving us your stamp of approval. You believe that people should be educated on issues like sustainability or at least exposed to the concept of a greener economy. You are backing this project 110%! You will be the first of many to be part of this mobile movement for years to come.

The power is yours!

Other Ways You Can Help!

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$10,450USD
raised by 67 people in 1 month
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$15,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 21, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $15USD
    Student Beer Money

    This perk requires a student ID to pick up your tokens.....5 drink tokens for $15 instead of $25! Study hard!

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Model Citizen

    *Insider emails about the Beer Wagon’s location and early invites to ticketed events *One custom uber-green Beer Wagon t-shirt *Three 2-for-1 drink coupons redeemable at Beer Wagon events

    10 out of 100 claimed
  • $40USD
    Beer Money

    Pre-buy 8 drink tokens for beer, wine, or non-alcoholic refreshments. You know you and your friends can drink 8 drinks the first time you visit us!!!

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Out of State Supporter

    Your name on the vehicle wrap, plus: *1 custom uber-green Beer Wagon t-shirts *1 custom-made 16 oz. Stainless Steel Kleen Canteen pint glass

    13 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $75USD
    Assistant Brewer

    *Insider emails about the Beer Wagon’s location and early invites to ticketed events * One limited edition Beer Wagon Brewer’s Workshirt *First drink at the Beer Wagon is free

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • $100USD
    Mug Club

    *Insider emails about the Beer Wagon’s location and early invites to ticketed events *One custom-made 16 oz. Stainless Steel Kleen Canteen pint “glass” *Five free-drink coupons redeemable at Beer Wagon events *$1 off each pint of beer at Beer Wagon events for life (with mug)

    12 out of 50 claimed
  • $350USD
    The Homebrew Club

    You and up to four friends will get the opportunity brew a 10 gallon batch of beer of your choice with Bison’s owner and brewmaster. Learn all about the art and science of brewing and the ingredients used to make organic beer. You and your friends will then receive 3 cases of custom brew to show off and enjoy with friends & family. * You supply the bottles, so start saving your recycling!

    1 out of 3 claimed
  • $500USD
    Small Office Happy Hour

    2-hour mobile beer bash on your private property for a group of up 50 people (or 100 drink coupons).

    4 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    Bachelor(ette) Party

    Become the coolest Best Man or Maid of Honor in the history of weddings. Big Red will take the bride or groom and 11 of their closest friends on a four-hour SF/Oakland bar crawl that they will remember forever. Package includes 4 taps of beer on Big Red, party music of your choice, snacks and stops at four no-host bars of your choice.

    1 out of 2 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Epic Employee Party

    Become the SUPER bestest boss on the planet with this mobile happy hour package for 100 employees that includes sausages provided by Rosemunde’s Sausage Grill.

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