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IX Lives Brewing: Queer Inclusive Beer

We are a woman/queer/non-binary owned brewery coming to Seattle. Our mission is to serve great beer in an inclusive, accessible space.

$22,100
pledged of$150,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on July 31, 2022

Project Description

We are IX Lives Brewing, a woman/queer/non-binary owned brewery in Seattle, WA. Our mission is to provide the community with great beer in an inclusive, accessible space. We are beer-lovers (and cat-lovers) who believe that incredible beer pairs best with inclusivity, aesthetics, comfort, and pleasure. We invite you to join in our journey!

IX Lives Brewing is born of a 5-years long dream of two friends, Ellen (she/her) and Laura (they/them). We would go on long runs, ending at breweries all over Greater Seattle, but didn't always see ourselves represented in these locations. The brewing industry, like many industries is male dominated, but that doesn't mean we don't have a space there. So, we decided to start our own brewery.

All genders, races, and abilities deserve a welcoming, comfortable space to enjoy beer. We have consultants for our space on mobility, body size, and visual accessibility. We have connected with nonprofits and entrepreneurs to offer our space for free to them to host board and staff meetings. We will host community events like women’s sporting event viewing parties, food pop ups, Yoga+Beer mornings, among others. We will provide a safe space for folks to come together to enjoy community and great beer. 

Our biggest opportunity is to create a space that doesn’t yet exist in Seattle–or really much of the country. Women-owned breweries are only 2% of all 8,000+ craft breweries in the United States according to the Brewers Association 2020 survey data. In Seattle there are zero all-women-owned breweries according to Seattle King 5 News (May 27, 2021). We believe we can do incredible things for our community by offering a welcoming space and incredible beer. Historically breweries and beer pubs originated as hubs of collective enjoyment, social cohesion, and community centers. We want to continue those roots.

We are raising money in order to be able to open our doors in 2023. Breweries are capital intensive endeavors due to the amount of equipment and space required to make beer. Your crowdfunding support is a vital part of meeting our goal to bring this brewery to the community.

Our levels of support start at $1 and go up to $5,000. You can find additional information about these funding rewards and other ways to support on the FAQs. In whatever way you can support us, we are so grateful! Please know that you are all an integral part of IX Lives opening our doors. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Q.1. Will I be able to choose or help create the recipe for the beer named after my pet?

A.1. No. The recipe and beer style is up to the discretion of the head brewer. 

Q.2. Will I be able to design the can label in honor of my pet?

A.2. No. You will provide pictures of your pet to our designer who will create a label in honor of your pet that fits with the IX Lives design style. You can see examples of the design style on our website (www.ixlivesbrewing.com) or instagram (@ixlivesbrewing).

Q.3. Why are you not giving me free beer for my donation?

A.3. Unfortunately, giving beer away is prohibited. Any discounts on pints or growlers will be redeemable only in the IX Lives Brewery Taproom. 

Q.4. I want to support, but I live far way from Seattle. Can you mail me my reward?

A.4. We can mail you your reward, but please be aware that discounts on growlers or pints are only redeemable in the Seattle, WA, taproom. 

Q.5. I want to support you, but I don't drink beer. What's in it for me?

A.5. We will have wine, cider, hard seltzer, coffee, and various non-alcoholic options. Discounts are applicable on any beverage. 

Q.6. Can I provide funds in installments?

A.6. Yes! We will collate funders by name to ensure you are compensated at the highest applicable reward level. 

Q.7. I'd like to make a donation larger than $5,000. How should I do this?

A.7. Feel free to make any donation amount via IFundWomen. You may also email us at ixlivesbrewing@gmail.com to discuss benefits over and above $2,500.

Q.8. I'd like to discuss becoming an investor/owner (minimum $50K investment). Who should I contact?

A.8. This is awesome news! Please email ixlivesbrewing@gmail.com.

Q.9. I'd like to make a low- or no-interest loan to IX Lives LLC. How can I do this?

A.9. Please email ixlivesbrewing@gmail.com.

Q.10. Are there going to be cats in the brewery?

A.10. Unfortunately, we will not have cats in the brewery but we will partner with local shelters to host adoption days. 

 

 

 

05/18/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Molly and Kevin Haggerty
05/02/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Kelly Otis
04/24/2022
Founders Wall + Tote + Stickers
$100
04/18/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Mike & Ashley Kelly
04/17/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Bidi Millet
04/12/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Julie Johnson
04/07/2022
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
$250
Vinay Reddy
03/30/2022
Founders Wall + Pints + Annual Party
$1,000
Ben Wurtz
03/26/2022
Founders Wall + Pints + Annual Party
$2,000
Andy Carr
03/25/2022
Founders Wall + Tote + Stickers
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Name on Founders Wall + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • Two IX Lives stickers
8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Founders Wall + Tote + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • IX Lives tote bag
  • Two IX Lives stickers
13 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • IX Lives beanie
  • IX Lives tote bag
  • Two IX Lives stickers
15 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Founders Wall + Growlers + Annual Party
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • 20% off Growler purchases for life
  • Invite to the private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
7 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Founders Wall + Pints + Annual Party
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • Special edition glass granting $1 off every pint
  • Invite to private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
2 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Get Your Pet on a Can Label
  • Your name on our Founders Wall
  • Name a beer after your pet with a beer can label designed after your pet and released for the public
  • Receive 20% off Growlers OR Special edition glass granting $1 off every pint
  • Invite to private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
1 Supporter
Select this reward

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Name on Founders Wall + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • Two IX Lives stickers
8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Founders Wall + Tote + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • IX Lives tote bag
  • Two IX Lives stickers
13 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Founders Wall + Beanie + Tote + Stickers
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • IX Lives beanie
  • IX Lives tote bag
  • Two IX Lives stickers
15 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Founders Wall + Growlers + Annual Party
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • 20% off Growler purchases for life
  • Invite to the private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
7 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Founders Wall + Pints + Annual Party
  • Your name permanently placed on our Founders Wall
  • Special edition glass granting $1 off every pint
  • Invite to private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
2 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Get Your Pet on a Can Label
  • Your name on our Founders Wall
  • Name a beer after your pet with a beer can label designed after your pet and released for the public
  • Receive 20% off Growlers OR Special edition glass granting $1 off every pint
  • Invite to private annual IX Lives anniversary party at the taproom in Seattle
1 Supporter
Select this reward