Holiday Ale Festival Caps uKeg Crowdfunding

December 07, 2014

We didn’t plan this, but what a perfect evening to gear up for the last 24 hours of our Kickstarter campaign that began in October.

We were honored to exhibit the uKeg at Portland’s legendary Holiday Ale Festival, where delicious holiday beers gather in Pioneer Square. And it was a good reminder that we craft beer lovers want and need a way to keep the amazing beer found here fresh and carbonated.

The beer line up was stellar. We didn’t taste everything, generally staying close to our booth, but of those we enjoyed Lompoc’s Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait, Ex Novo’s Moonstriker, and Hopworks Incredible Abominable.

This year’s winter brews were coupled with a lot of holiday cheer and much local fa-la-love.

GrowlerWerks’ backers kept stopping by to say hello and see the uKeg in person. People learning about the uKeg for the first time were generous with their congratulations and support. It felt good to connect with so many people in person, show off or our uKeg and send folks home with some beer coasters until the uKegs arrive in the spring. Thanks for a great night, Portland. Thanks for your support, GrowlerWerks’ backers. You made the campaign a hit & brought the uKeg to life. And at 9 p.m. tonight, we’ll know exactly how many uKegs we’ll be shipping this Spring.


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