Home brewing - A kettle for “5 e meio”

Home brewing - A kettle for “5 e meio”

“5 e meio” is a brand of beer, not yet on the market, founded by 4 friends with a common interest in brewing using only natural ingredients (without preservatives or colouring).

  • 2572

    raised

    103% of 2 500€

    72 backers

  • 27/06/2014

    Expired on

  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

“5 e meio” is a brand of beer, not yet on the market, founded by 4 friends with a common interest in brewing using only natural ingredients (without preservatives or colouring).

5 e meio” is a brand of beer, not yet on the market, founded by 4 friends with a common interest in brewing using only natural ingredients (without preservatives or colouring).

As lovers and beer drinkers it is our perception that is possible to produce a distinct beer and become more than a simple act of drinking beer, an experience for the palate.

The idea

This project was born on a hot summer day, we decided to purchase a starter kit and get our "hands on". The curiosity was too much, but the passion quickly became larger. The first productions and opinion of friends gave us the motivation we needed to decide to move forward with this project. We have named this project “5 e meio” because it was the alcohol volume of the first production. It becomes our mission to produce the best beer available in the market, of high quality and different from other ones.

Our beer

Our current production has the main goal of improving the production process, as well as, investigating and developing new beer types/flavours. We are producing just for ourselves, friends and family. The beer type that we are producing is wheat beer, but we are testing other kinds of beer, hoping that they can be ready for consumption as soon as possible, like:

- Vienna Lager (a tasty and clean pilsner)

- Stout (dark beer with a dense foam and lots of protein)

- BarleyWine (a premium beer, with high alcohol content, exclusive taste and aged to be served)

Distribution and commercialization

Since we are not yet a formally company, our products had been advertised with friends, on the facebook and on our website. We are having some orders outside of our friendship circle, however, we are limited by our production capacity.

Concerning distribution, we are making some contacts with retailers of our geographical area that are showing some interest to start a commercial partnership. It is our goal to explore this opportunities on the short term, and the crowdfunding would, certainly, push up and stabilize our production methods.

 

About the author

This project consists of 4 friends: Ana Dias, Andreia Silva, Nelson Oliveira Miranda and Teófilo Oliveira.

Nelson Miranda graduated in business administration and has been developing projects in management consulting, regarding different sectors and several brewer companies, both in Portugal and International. The knowledge gained from process took him, along with Teófilo Oliveira, start brewing to put the best practices of the industry in a fully handmade line. Nelson's role in the project is essential for the component of business and financial management processes.

Teófilo Oliveira graduated in business management and has also developed his activity in the consultancy, but in the information systems and technologies area. The sense of entrepreneurship and the taste for beer are his motivation to grow this project. It has been mainly occupied with some production stages and procurement.

Later, Ana Dias has join the project. Graduated in Chemical Engineering with experience in quality control in the transesterification of oils, gained over her career at the Institute Française du Petrole. Ana's contribution has been central to the development and investigation of flavours and new beers.

Finally, Andreia Silva joins the project. Graduated in architecture and with experience in marketing and graphic design, she has developed many projects in this area. Andreia is responsible for Marketing and Communication of "5 e meio", and by the development of complementary beer products (e.g. handmade soap).

The quality, research and development are, by experience, skills and competencies mentioned, the fundamental pillars of this project that the 4 promoters aim to become a sustainable business.

Budget and due dates

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  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    2 beer bottles + public thanks on our facebook page (delivery by courier included to Continental Portugal)

    27 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Free entry to the event (BBQ) of 5 e meio + 2 beer bottles + public thanks on our facebook page (delivery by courier included to Continental Portugal)

    27 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    1 day with 5 e meio (watching the manufacturing process + lunch + 12 beer bottles) + public thanks on our facebook page (delivery by hand during the manufacturing process)

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    75€ or more

    1 day with 5 e meio (watching the manufacturing process + lunch + 18 beer bottles) + free entry to the event (BBQ) of 5 e meio + public thanks on our facebook page (delivery by hand during the manufacturing process or BBQ event)

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    A 5 e meio experience (make your own wheat beer with us and take home 40 beer bottles made by you, with lunch included) + free entry to the event (BBQ) of 5 e meio + public thanks on the facebook page

    12 backers

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:41

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

27/06/2014

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

14/05/2014

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