Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kickstarter project - Iowa County hops!

My friend Matt Sweeny founded and operates Simple Earth Hops. He is utilizing the exciting Kickstarter model for a new fundraising method for supporting free community events and educational opportunities at the hop yard. Please give this a good look!


From the project's Facebook page:

Simple Earth Hops of Dodgeville, WI needs your help to raise funds for sustainable farm events and innovative hopyard! Be a part as we share this hopportunity.

If we have already talked or you are already backing this project THANK YOU and... you can still help spread the word by inviting your friends to this event page!

Donate NOW at​/projects/fattymattybrewin​g/simple-earth-hops-slower​-smaller-local

It's very exciting to share this opportunity for you to become a part of the Simple Earth Hops project.

- Kickstarter gives people like you the chance to participate in our project by providing different levels of financial backing.

- This project gives us an outlet to ask for your help in funding our free community events and aid in the farming costs involved with sustaining our education based hopyard.

- We must reach our $11,000 goal by the deadline to receive this Kickstarter funding - it's all or nothing!

Watch our movie and let us know what you would like as a reward for your pledge or choose from one of our existing rewards (some examples of which include):
> Cascade hop candy
> Private hopyard tour
> Simple Earth Hops sticker
> Wall mount Simple Earth Hops bottle opener
> Simple Earth Hops pint glass
> Hop soap
> Simple Earth Hops t-shirt
> 2 invitations to a beer tasting
> 2 hop research books
> VIP tickets to our 2012 harvest beer festival
> Leatherman Skeletool, the ultimate hopyard multipurpose tool
> A draft box and so much more!


There are a plethora of expenses associated with hosting hopyard demonstration events and maintaining a profitable hopyard. Your Kickstarter project backing will go directly back into the hopyard.

Help us by backing the project at


Matt Sweeny
Simple Earth Hops
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Simple Earth Hops - Smaller. Slower. Local.

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Thanks for the heads up Matt! Best of luck with this exciting project!

Simple Earth Hops

Support the Simple Earth Hops project at Kickstarter


Iowa County Area Economic Development in beautiful Southwest Wisconsin


Unknown said...

Rick - thanks for the plug, we have set a big goal for full funding on 9/9/11 and am glad to get your help to make this possible! - locally yours, Matt

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