In August of 2020, we opened a KeMBY’S branch in Iwakuni amidst the global pandemic. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the local and American community, we’ve experienced some success. However, we are now eager to take our business to the next level. We are thrilled to offer you the chance to be a part of our dream to open a full-on brewhouse in Iwakuni, and we very likely cannot do it without your help. Join us in bringing a unique, locally-owned business to the community! With your support, we will be able to:
・increase our production capacity and variety
・distribute our beer in cans, bottles, and kegs
・offer our customers a one-of-a-kind experience
By contributing to our campaign, you will not only help us turn our dream into a reality, but you will also receive personalized rewards as a token of our appreciation. So why wait? Let’s raise a glass to the future and bring the taste of craft beer to the American community in Iwakuni and beyond!
We have a seasoned brewing team with four years of experience brewing six types of beer in a tiny room at our store in Hiroshima. Our new brewhouse will enable us to increase our capacity and distribute our beer in cans, bottles, and kegs.
Our brewhouse will be located in Iwakuni City, adjacent to our diner, making it easily accessible to everyone. After months of planning, hurdles and delays (OMG… the delays and all those permits), construction is finally underway, and we anticipate the completion of the brewhouse in June 2023 with beer production starting in August and fresh beers being available from September.
Starting a brewhouse requires a significant amount of money, and we have already invested a ton of our own funds, but those delays (yes, those again) drove the prices higher than we can handle on our own. We also need additional funding to hire staff, cover start-up costs, and accommodate delays in construction. (We know that no matter how much we prepare ahead of time, there will be more annoying and costly delays…) By supporting our campaign, you will be helping to bring a unique, locally-owned business to the community, and a lot of fun!
We appreciate any amount of support, and we have created several reward tiers to thank our backers for their contributions.
Thank you in advance for your interest in our campaign. We’re excited about the opportunity to bring our passion for craft beer to the American community in Iwakuni and throughout Japan. We hope that you will join us in making our dream a reality. No matter how small, any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Thanks from the heart for donations under $50.
A personalized thank-you email from our team for donations of $50 – $99.
A plaque with your name and a limited-edition t-shirt for donations of $200 or more.