We were absolutely thrilled to see our Kickstarter campaign fund. Work started immediately on the box design and administrative hurdles we need to leap before we can order the kit components. We still anticipate a delivery date of November for our backers, then we will be able to offer internet sales. Stay tuned!
We’re thrilled to have reached 20% of our funding goal already. Thank you to all of you who have backed us directly, or by sharing Mead Magic’s Kickstarter page.
Our campaign will succeed if people know about it, so we are trying to reach homebrewers, beekeepers and anyone with an interest in a unique gift idea (like the Honeymoon Mead Magic kit). If you want to help spread the word, here are some ideas:
- SCAdians; we started brewing in SCA because mead was a very medieval drink. Let your fellow SCAdians know about Mead Magic — it’s a very easy way to try making an authentic drink you can bring to your event. With a November delivery date for our kits, your first batch of mead will be ready for Pennsic next summer! If you know a SCAdian, give a kit as a gift.
- If you participate in ANY homebrew forum, let people know there. There are always folks looking to dabble in a small batch of wine. Mead is very user-friendly, and a great entre into the hobby.
- If you frequent a homebrew store, here’s a PDF flyer you can print out. Maybe the store will post it, and support their future industry.
- Know a beekeeper or frequent a beekeeping community? Many beekeepers take great pains to extract varietals, and new mead brewers could help boost sales.
If you do end up sharing the news somewhere, please let us know in the comments. If you have other ideas, share those too! Let’s leverage the power of word of mouth!
We just pushed the button to bring Mead Magic’s Kickstarter campaign to life, and within minutes we had a backer. We are very excited to see if our idea (and our honey) appeals to enough backers to turn this dream into a reality.
The next time Shelley goes out to the apiary, she’ll be looking at those bees in a slightly different light. They’re not only making honey for our personal enjoyment, they’re part of a mead revolution!
We submitted our Kickstarter campaign for approval tonight. We should know within two or three days if we need to make any changes to the campaign before it can be approved. We’re excited, nervous, happy – it’s going to be a fun ride!