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Prairie Artisan Ales takes stab at Kickstarter success

by Nick Trougakos Published: March 14, 2013
In the past few months, we’ve seen two Oklahoma beer companies try their hand at Kickstarter funding campaigns — both failed to find success.

Maybe the third time is the charm, because a Kickstarter effort by Prairie Artisan Ales appears well on its way to complete funding.

Prairie is seeking $10,000 to help set up its new brewhouse. Here’s a blurb from their project page:

We have decided to do a Kickstarter campaign to help with the costs involved in our 100% oak aged facility. We have purchased a brewhouse, but still need fermenters, conditioning tanks, hoses, fittings. All the little odds and ends that go into a brewery. Our goal is to be filling barrels with beer in our own facility by late summer.

As of Thursday morning, the project had 67 backers pledging $8,175. And that’s with 28 days to go.

It helps, of course, to have four $1,000 pledges. What do those people get in exchange for their donation? How about a beer named after them!

Other prizes range from a simple thank you on Facebook to shirts and glassware to having a tank named after you.

Stay tuned tomorrow for your next installment in “The latest awesome thing to happen to Prairie!”

Daily Pints

-Speaking of Prairie, they’ve leaked some new label art on Facebook. Say hello to Prairie Legend, a bourbon barrel aged golden strong ale.

-Pretty awesome firkin lined up for McNellie’s OKC Firkin Friday tomorrow: A one-off Marshall Brewing Co. Dunkel aged on local coffee. And fear not, Tulsa, Marshall has some love for the hometown kids as well: An El Cucuy on coffee tonight at McNellie’s Tulsa.

-How about the weekly Thursday pint night at TapWerks? Tonight they’re featuring Killians, no doubt in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

-Here’s a good list of beers with off-the-wall ingredients. Glad to say I’ve even tried a few of these!

by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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