Ah, Kickstarter, a wonderful place where creativity becomes actualized through the generosity of others. When it comes to the world of booze, the problem isn’t the lack of innovation, but the sky-high price tag of entering the business. Making alcohol requires tons of legal and manufacturing costs, so a successful Kickstarter campaign seems like a good place to start.
When we originally went to compile this list, we were searching for upstart wineries, breweries, and distilleries. However, once you delve into the K-hole, it’s not easy to pull yourself out. We discovered dozens of booze-related projects – some involving alcohol production, some involving wine accessories, and some others defying categorization. We narrowed this list down to seven tipsy projects – all still in progress – that we’d like to fund. We’re hoping you’ll want to fund them, too…
We’ve already established that San Diego is a great city for beer. Now, the California Spirits Company wants to make it a great city for spirits, specifically fruit-infused rum. We can get behind that.
This beautifully designed kit helps you infuse vodka to make your own gin. It would make a great gift.
3. Hip Hops
This is a beautifully designed card game that’s craft-beer themed. The objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards. Each player gets two cards to start with. The rest of the pile is placed face down. The person who has the card with the lowest listed ABV starts, putting that card face up in a separate pile called the “session pile”, then drawing another card from the first pile. The next player has to place a card that has a higher ABV than the last card played. If they don’t have a card with a higher ABV, they have to pick up the whole session pile. To see the rest of the rules, check out the Hip Hops Kickstarter page.
This is a new commercial bourbon infused with bacon. We’re assuming they’re using a fat-washing technique, although maybe they’re just leaving the bacon to bob around in the whiskey. Regardless, we want to try it.
These packs allow you to carry up to 6 bottles on your bike. Party, anyone?
In this case, BYO stands for build your own. You can assemble these colorful wine racks in lots of different variations. It’s like IKEA got creative.
While we’re not sure how pulling out a can of body spray would ever be preferable to just pulling out a flask, we do find the concept of this pretty funny. There’s also a hairbrush flask.
All images courtesy of respective Kickstarter projects