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Benny Boy Brewing

Help us transform our Backyard Beer Garden into your favorite outdoor drinking destination in LA.

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Campaign Ends on May 8, 2021

Project Description

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

For us, our greatest memories have always been out in the beer garden. It’s where we’ve had the loudest laughs, the best celebrations, the wildest travel experiences, the deepest heart-to-hearts, and the most deafening sagas of fifty person corn hole. So now, looking ahead to post-Covid, and under the California sun, we are putting our money where our beer is and betting on the garden.
And man, you gotta see this. 
 
Benny Boy Brewing Beer Garden

 

Founded by a husband and wife team, Chelsey Rosetter and Ben Farber, Benny Boy Brewing will have all the things you’ve come to expect from inside a great brewery -- a prime view of shining production tanks, beers by the flight, the aroma of grains steeping, knowledgeable staff, and drinking puns galore. But at Benny Boy, we do things differently, and we're ditching the indoor trend to bring the craft experience outside.  

And it’s more important in 2021 than ever before. We’ve been cooped up and caged to save the world, and now we’re all desperate for a pint with our friends again in the glorious sunshine or around a roaring fire - and that’s what you’ll find here.

We’ll be serving world-class beer from Old-World traditions and a new generation of hard ciders that we cannot wait for you to explore, and it’s all straight from the tanks so it’s as fresh as it can be. We will also have great wines and our own barrel aged brandy too. Not to mention amazing food pop-ups from local friends. There will genuinely be something for everyone. We want to belong to the neighborhood, and we’re super grateful to be joining you all.

We truly believe that the local brewery serves an essential part of society. It always has, long before there were ever TVs or cell phones to distract us from each other. And we want to push this civic responsibility forward, by taking it back to what made it wonderful in the first place: you and the people you love, coming together in an open and safe space, around a roaring fire, under baking sun or shining stars, chatting about hopes and dreams and memories, laughing over everything and nothing, unwinding after a long day, and, most importantly, drinking something f*cking delicious made by people who genuinely love it.

Here’s to making that happen. Don't miss out. Are you with us? Are we having fun yet?! 

Benny Boy Brewing Beer Garden

 

The Benny Boy Experience 

  • Really good European-inspired craft beer + cider + wine
  • Fire pits and s’mores
  • Delish pop-up food vendors
  • Fun, rowdy (often ridiculous) events
  • Freshest beer poured straight from the brite tanks behind the bar
  • Barrel aging brandy, beer, cider, and more 
  • Campfire vibes in the city
  • Best beer club around (we’re predicting…. Help us make this true)
  • Unique, non-boring venue for your next party, happy hour, corporate get together... 
  • The coolest regulars (also need your help with this one)
  • Good times
     

Our Products

Through an apprenticeship in Belgium, Ben studied Old World fermentation methods, and adapted them for modern equipment. We make beer and cider the way they used to: with quality ingredients straight from the farm, less processing, zero filtering, and only natural carbonation. The result is cleaner, classic beer and natural dry cider. Our dry cider is also gluten-free and sugar-free, and made with 100% apple juice - just as health-conscious as seltzers, but with far more flavor. Plus, through our partnerships with local producers Pali Wine Co. and The Spirit Guild, we’ll also offer wine and spirits. 

Benny Boy Brewing Flagship Beers
Benny Boy Flagship Beers

 

Our Not-So-Secret “Secret Sauce”

  • Don’t filter - it removes flavor 
  • Don’t artificially clear the beer with things like fish bladders or liquid silica - let time and gravity do it
  • Don’t artificially carbonate - let nature do it
  • Don’t process your hops - leave them whole, like the beautiful flowers they are
  • Don’t add sugar to your cider - let the natural apple sweetness shine
  • Don’t add sulfites to your cider - let the yeast do the work 
  • Don’t use culinary apples - source heirloom varieties with tannins, acidity, and complexity 
Benny Boy Brewing 1821 Daly Street Los Angeles 90031
Benny Boy Brewing 1821 Daly Street Los Angeles 90031


The Space

The Benny Boy property includes two buildings - the Brewery and the Cider House - with a beer & cider garden in between. It’s an indoor/outdoor concept with large roll up doors on both buildings. The Cider House will double as a private event space and will be home to our barrel-aging projects. We’ve woven in elements from our travels to pubs and breweries all over the world to bring you a unique, fun, urban backyard drinking atmosphere.

Images presented on this page include our actual real estate along with inspirational photos. 

Benny Boy Brewing Space

 

Crowdfunding Exclusive Reward: Friends with Bennyfits

This campaign is your only chance to become a founding member of your favorite new beer & cider club, Friends with Bennyfits. We are capping membership to keep this group awesome and legit for year one, and will not open membership back up until 2022. Get in while you can or FOMO will be strong. Perks include a FWB t-shirt, taproom discounts, a free tasting flight a month, beer & cider releases, kick-ass events, and an app to keep all your deets/dates handy. Plus, the first 25 early birds to join will be invited to the Soft Opening this fall. **Shipping of products is for CA residents only. 

For more, visit: https://bennyboybrewing.com/friends
 

Founders

We are a husband and wife duo - Chelsey Rosetter & Ben Farber - on a mission to create an outdoor drinking experience with a strong sense of community, uniting craft beer, cider and wine lovers in one, fun urban backyard. We’ve poured more than six years into extensive research and development for this project, learning from the industry’s best all over the U.S., Belgium, U.K. and France. Benny Boy Brewing is the culmination of our combined passions for fermentation, intrepid travels, business, and the camaraderie that comes from a team dedicated to hard work and drinking holidays. 

Benny Boy Brewing Founders Ben Farber & Chelsey Rosetter

 

Why Crowdfunding?

It's no small thing to launch a business during a global pandemic, and your early support of Benny Boy Brewing is invaluable as we ramp up to opening. We cannot do this without you.

We firmly believe that beer unites people, and although we can't party in person until Fall 2021, we'd like to think that through the experiences offered in the campaign, we're giving you, our biggest fans, something to be a part of and to look forward to. The money raised here will be used to build out our Beer & Cider Garden -- the space we get to share together this fall. Help us make it epic. Help us make it a place where you want to be a regular. Help us make it your favorite drinking destination in LA. 

As a team that’s 50% female, we chose the iFundWomen platform specifically as they are an incredible resource for female entrepreneurs, and they directly re-invest 20% of their fees back into the pockets of their founders. We know that women face a distinct set of challenges in fundraising, and we’re stoked to be campaigning here with an organization doing something about it.

READY TO PARTY WITH US?

Scroll back up and claim those rewards! If you are on a tablet or phone, the rewards can be found in the tabs directly under the video.   

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and glasses) for your support!
Cheers from C+B
 

***Rewards are redeemable anytime after our Grand Opening, Fall 2021.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

Eric Brown
04/14/2021
Put Your Name on an Apple Brandy Barrel
$35
Matt Breaks
04/13/2021
Embroidered Hat
$40
Melanie Bates
04/13/2021
5 Drink Tickets
$25
04/13/2021
Put Your Name on an Apple Brandy Barrel
$35
Julia P
04/13/2021
Female Founders Night Ticket
$75
Caitlin Bruner
04/13/2021
Female Founders Night Ticket
$75
Janet Navarrette
04/13/2021
Female Founders Night Ticket
$75
jessicaamen
04/13/2021
Private Tasting & Tour for 4
$150
04/13/2021
5 Drink Tickets
$150
Tim Engmark
04/13/2021
Ultra Soft Sweatshirt
$65
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Beer & Cider Club (CA Only)

CROWDFUNDING EXCLUSIVE: This is your only chance to become a founding member of your favorite new beer & cider club, Friends with Bennyfits. We will not open membership back up until 2022, so get in while you can or FOMO will be strong.

Perks include a FWB t-shirt, taproom discounts, a free tasting flight a month, beer & cider releases, kick-ass events, and an app to keep all your deets/dates handy.

**PLEASE NOTE: this club is for CA residents only. Review details here: https://bennyboybrewing.com/friends

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11 Supporters
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25.00 USD
5 Drink Tickets

Plan ahead for your heroic return to drinking with friends. Your future self will thank you.  

10 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Put Your Name on an Apple Brandy Barrel

We’ve done something glorious -- we’ve taken our cider apple juice, distilled it into brandy (with help from The Spirit Guild in DTLA), and it’s aging in oak barrels right now. This exclusive spirit will be blended to 17% ABV, and has 3 more years in barrels.

This is your chance to reserve your bottle of our first vintage of Pippin Pommeau NOW, and you can actually write your name on the barrel. You’ll be kept in the loop at different stages of the spirit’s journey, and will be notified as soon as your bottle is ready.

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12 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Embroidered Hat

Make your head look like it loves beer in the sun as much as you do. Choose between our four styles, and start repping BBB all summer long. *Price includes shipping.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
BBB T-Shirt

If you make your outsides look good by buying this shirt, we can make your insides feel good with beer. Choose between our dark grey unisex or white ladies-cut t-shirt. Chelsey is in a SM, Ben is in a M. Made in LA. *Price includes shipping.

12 Supporters
Select this reward
65.00 USD
Ultra Soft Sweatshirt

A cuddle for your guts, just like our cider. And it also makes you a legend. Choose between our unisex hoodie or ladies cropped pullover. These are so effing snuggly. Chelsey is in a SM, Ben is in a M. Made in LA. *Price includes shipping.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Female Founders Night Ticket

Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with me, Co-Founder Chelsey Rosetter, for our first Female Founders night. Get a tour of our facilities, sample our beer/cider/wine, and enjoy a fun evening of networking with fellow LA entrepreneurs. This is a private event in the cider house to keep it intimate and safe. The goal is to turn this into a recurring event to find ways to collab and support each other - help us launch it right! 

  • Friday, November 19, 2021 
  • Includes two drink tickets
  • Panel Discussion
  • Bites from female-founded food vendors (food not included)
  • Shop LA female-founded brands
42 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Private Tasting & Tour for 4

Grab your 3 beer besties and let’s get wrapped around some taps. We will take you behind-the-scenes with one of Benny Boy’s Founders for a private tour of our brand new facilities in the brewery AND cider house. Get nerdy as hell, ask all the questions, see all the tanks, smell all the barrel-aging, hear all the bad jokes -- all while sipping on a guided flight of tasty beers and ciders.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
30-Person Private Party or Happy Hour

A $250 discount off our regular price!

You know that really great friend or co-worker that everyone loves who plans the really great stuff that everyone talks about all year? Stop wishing you were that person, Sam, and BE that person. It's time to plan that party you’ve been wanting to have all year long. You’ll have your choice of beer/cider on tap, a dedicated bar, and a unique, fun setting among the barrels and tanks of our Cider House.  

  • Available October 2021 onward
  • Includes 2 drinks per person
  • Includes 1 dedicated bartender
  • 3 hour party (+ 1 hour setup/strike)
  • *No food included -- we can arrange delish food vendors
  • *20% gratuity & tax not included
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Customize A Beer with Benny

For your Wedding, Private Event or Home Bar!

Oh we are in the baller territory now! That’s right, are you planning something epic, and you’d like YOUR OWN BEER for it? Then team up with Benny himself and design a recipe of your choice, and then you can join for the brew day on the pilot system to see how it all goes down. You’ll get (2) full-sized kegs of your own beer (15.5 gal each) to wow your friends and family with - or save for yourself - no judgement here.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Slip N Suds for Your Backyard

Have you ever dreamed of upping your Slip N Slide game by swapping that water sprinkler with a beer sprinkler? Yeah, a BEER SPRINKLER. You will be the talk of the town with this insane hot weather party. We will bring this setup straight to your backyard:

  • Slip N Suds and beer sprinkler set up
  • Max 2 hour party with 4 kegs
  • Pure foamy, beery sliding fun 
  • Slide with your mouth open for the full experience
  • No underage sliders 
  • Backyard not provided
1 Left
0 Supporters
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50,000.00 USD
World’s First HopStatue in Your Honor

That’s right, we will commission a statue of you, made from the same things that make our damn fine beer (hops and malt), glaze it in resin, and put on display in our beer garden for all to see. The only fitting tribute to the beer saint that you are.

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0 Supporters
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100,000.00 USD
The Free Beer Forever Card

Yes you read that right. Free beer - forever. If you give $100k to help our brewery come into existence, then we will give you a golden card plated with real gold, and you will never pay for anything from our taps again. Not just in the first Benny Boy Brewery, but any of our subsequent establishments too. You are a life-time protected deity of the golden ale.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
EARLY BIRD - Beer & Cider Club (CA Only)

The first 25 Early Birds will be invited (+1) to the Soft Opening Party where you will be among the very first to experience Benny Boy before the public!

CROWDFUNDING EXCLUSIVE: Become a Founding Member of your favorite new beer & cider club, Friends with Bennyfits, for our entire first year. We will not open membership back up until 2022, so get in while you can, or FOMO will be strong.

Perks include a FWB t-shirt, taproom discounts, one free tasting flight a month, beer & cider releases, kick-ass events, and an app to keep all your deets/dates handy.

**PLEASE NOTE: This club is for CA residents only. Review details here: https://bennyboybrewing.com/friends

25 Supporters
None available
400.00 USD
2-night Cozy Mountain Cabin Getaway

And you thought we just did damn fine beer - oh no, we also make vacations that you wish you could drink. Plan your fall escape from the city, and stay with our friends at Constellation Creek. They are the best hosts we know, and have restored a magical mountain ranch just outside Truckee, CA.

This is a mid-week, 2-night stay at $100 off regular price. 

What to expect: splendid fall colors, peaceful sounds of nature, babbling creek, beers by the bonfire, spectacular star gazing, and a tasteful, cozy cabin with all the comforts of home. Available in Oct/Nov only. We will contact you with booking instructions upon purchase.

1 Supporter
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Beer & Cider Club (CA Only)

CROWDFUNDING EXCLUSIVE: This is your only chance to become a founding member of your favorite new beer & cider club, Friends with Bennyfits. We will not open membership back up until 2022, so get in while you can or FOMO will be strong.

Perks include a FWB t-shirt, taproom discounts, a free tasting flight a month, beer & cider releases, kick-ass events, and an app to keep all your deets/dates handy.

**PLEASE NOTE: this club is for CA residents only. Review details here: https://bennyboybrewing.com/friends

64 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
5 Drink Tickets

Plan ahead for your heroic return to drinking with friends. Your future self will thank you.  

10 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Put Your Name on an Apple Brandy Barrel

We’ve done something glorious -- we’ve taken our cider apple juice, distilled it into brandy (with help from The Spirit Guild in DTLA), and it’s aging in oak barrels right now. This exclusive spirit will be blended to 17% ABV, and has 3 more years in barrels.

This is your chance to reserve your bottle of our first vintage of Pippin Pommeau NOW, and you can actually write your name on the barrel. You’ll be kept in the loop at different stages of the spirit’s journey, and will be notified as soon as your bottle is ready.

38 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Embroidered Hat

Make your head look like it loves beer in the sun as much as you do. Choose between our four styles, and start repping BBB all summer long. *Price includes shipping.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
BBB T-Shirt

If you make your outsides look good by buying this shirt, we can make your insides feel good with beer. Choose between our dark grey unisex or white ladies-cut t-shirt. Chelsey is in a SM, Ben is in a M. Made in LA. *Price includes shipping.

12 Supporters
Select this reward
65.00 USD
Ultra Soft Sweatshirt

A cuddle for your guts, just like our cider. And it also makes you a legend. Choose between our unisex hoodie or ladies cropped pullover. These are so effing snuggly. Chelsey is in a SM, Ben is in a M. Made in LA. *Price includes shipping.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Female Founders Night Ticket

Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with me, Co-Founder Chelsey Rosetter, for our first Female Founders night. Get a tour of our facilities, sample our beer/cider/wine, and enjoy a fun evening of networking with fellow LA entrepreneurs. This is a private event in the cider house to keep it intimate and safe. The goal is to turn this into a recurring event to find ways to collab and support each other - help us launch it right! 

  • Friday, November 19, 2021 
  • Includes two drink tickets
  • Panel Discussion
  • Bites from female-founded food vendors (food not included)
  • Shop LA female-founded brands
42 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Private Tasting & Tour for 4

Grab your 3 beer besties and let’s get wrapped around some taps. We will take you behind-the-scenes with one of Benny Boy’s Founders for a private tour of our brand new facilities in the brewery AND cider house. Get nerdy as hell, ask all the questions, see all the tanks, smell all the barrel-aging, hear all the bad jokes -- all while sipping on a guided flight of tasty beers and ciders.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
30-Person Private Party or Happy Hour

A $250 discount off our regular price!

You know that really great friend or co-worker that everyone loves who plans the really great stuff that everyone talks about all year? Stop wishing you were that person, Sam, and BE that person. It's time to plan that party you’ve been wanting to have all year long. You’ll have your choice of beer/cider on tap, a dedicated bar, and a unique, fun setting among the barrels and tanks of our Cider House.  

  • Available October 2021 onward
  • Includes 2 drinks per person
  • Includes 1 dedicated bartender
  • 3 hour party (+ 1 hour setup/strike)
  • *No food included -- we can arrange delish food vendors
  • *20% gratuity & tax not included
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Customize A Beer with Benny

For your Wedding, Private Event or Home Bar!

Oh we are in the baller territory now! That’s right, are you planning something epic, and you’d like YOUR OWN BEER for it? Then team up with Benny himself and design a recipe of your choice, and then you can join for the brew day on the pilot system to see how it all goes down. You’ll get (2) full-sized kegs of your own beer (15.5 gal each) to wow your friends and family with - or save for yourself - no judgement here.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Slip N Suds for Your Backyard

Have you ever dreamed of upping your Slip N Slide game by swapping that water sprinkler with a beer sprinkler? Yeah, a BEER SPRINKLER. You will be the talk of the town with this insane hot weather party. We will bring this setup straight to your backyard:

  • Slip N Suds and beer sprinkler set up
  • Max 2 hour party with 4 kegs
  • Pure foamy, beery sliding fun 
  • Slide with your mouth open for the full experience
  • No underage sliders 
  • Backyard not provided
1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50,000.00 USD
World’s First HopStatue in Your Honor

That’s right, we will commission a statue of you, made from the same things that make our damn fine beer (hops and malt), glaze it in resin, and put on display in our beer garden for all to see. The only fitting tribute to the beer saint that you are.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100,000.00 USD
The Free Beer Forever Card

Yes you read that right. Free beer - forever. If you give $100k to help our brewery come into existence, then we will give you a golden card plated with real gold, and you will never pay for anything from our taps again. Not just in the first Benny Boy Brewery, but any of our subsequent establishments too. You are a life-time protected deity of the golden ale.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
EARLY BIRD - Beer & Cider Club (CA Only)

The first 25 Early Birds will be invited (+1) to the Soft Opening Party where you will be among the very first to experience Benny Boy before the public!

CROWDFUNDING EXCLUSIVE: Become a Founding Member of your favorite new beer & cider club, Friends with Bennyfits, for our entire first year. We will not open membership back up until 2022, so get in while you can, or FOMO will be strong.

Perks include a FWB t-shirt, taproom discounts, one free tasting flight a month, beer & cider releases, kick-ass events, and an app to keep all your deets/dates handy.

**PLEASE NOTE: This club is for CA residents only. Review details here: https://bennyboybrewing.com/friends

25 Supporters
None available
400.00 USD
2-night Cozy Mountain Cabin Getaway

And you thought we just did damn fine beer - oh no, we also make vacations that you wish you could drink. Plan your fall escape from the city, and stay with our friends at Constellation Creek. They are the best hosts we know, and have restored a magical mountain ranch just outside Truckee, CA.

This is a mid-week, 2-night stay at $100 off regular price. 

What to expect: splendid fall colors, peaceful sounds of nature, babbling creek, beers by the bonfire, spectacular star gazing, and a tasteful, cozy cabin with all the comforts of home. Available in Oct/Nov only. We will contact you with booking instructions upon purchase.

1 Supporter
None available