By now y'all should be aware of the efforts of Bo Hicks (better known as chinese dentist and RBR's official bartender) and Elliot Roberts (ellbama of the Bama Sports Report) to bring Druid City Brewing Company to life in Tuscaloosa. Bo has asked us to help spread the word about their Indiegogo fund raiser, and since Bo is sincerely one of the nicest people in the entire world and hooks me up with glass bottle Cokes every A Day who was I to refuse? From their own mouths:
Druid City Brewing is being started by two long time Tuscaloosans Bo Hicks and Elliott Roberts. We've spent a combined nearly three decades studying beer - a thorough and complete regimen of exhaustive tasting. A few years back, this rigorous study turned to crafting our own beer. We found that we loved the whole process and began working together to produce something that our friends and family could enjoy. Tailgates, dinner parties, beer tastings... more hard work.
Based on the encouragement of those who came out and tried the beer – hard work in and of itself – we decided to start Druid City Brewing Company. Tuscaloosa is our favorite place to be, and aside from bringing back Milo's, a brewery is about the only thing that the city lacks.
Based on the commitments and inquiries we've received from bars and distributors, our biggest worry is to not being able to craft enough beer for Tuscaloosa. We're not worried about our time and work – we know we've got long hours in the brewery ahead of us. The thing we need most next is more room for fermentation.
As long time Tuscaloosans, we believe in the importance of supporting local business. We like our veggies from Snows Bend, our BBQ from Archibald's, our movies at the Bama and our favorite teams to wear crimson. We're a a part of the community and are hoping to partner with Kentuck, Black Warrior River Keeper and many other local charities and groups doing good in our area. We hope to be a piece of the city that you will be proud to call your own.
They are looking to raise $10,000 and with 57 days left are well on their way with a $4,430 in pledges already. 100% of the money raised will go towards the purchase of a seven barrel fermentation vessel (which sounds awesome), and you get cool stuff from them depending on your level of donation. So if you can, head over and support a couple of solid bros in their efforts.