Although it is in its very early stages in Africa, equity crowdfunding has already produced limited results: Inge Prins, the Chief Marketing Officer of South Africa’s only equity crowdfunding platform, Uprise.Africa, shared that earlier this week, the platform paid out investment funds for the first time to local brewery Drifter Brewery. This followed a successful campaign that raised R3,889,000 (US$293,000), far exceeding its stated goal by almost R1,000,000.
Hold onto your socks, there’s a new live music venue in town this winter. The Two Oceans Aquarium and Texx and the City have teamed up for After Dark, a series of stripped-down music events featuring some of South Africa’s best bands. The Drifter Brewing Company, known for the unusual brews, will also partner with them for this event.
We tasted the Drifter Coconut Ale and the Woodstock Happy Pils. I simply loved the Stranded Coconut. The flavour was not overpowering but gave it a soft, delicate taste that I know I would go back for in a heartbeat. Whatever your taste is, however, you will find it at Beerhouse. From ales, to lagers, blonds, pilsners, ciders and all the weird creations in between, you will be able to pick and choose and try something new every time you visit.
Drifter Brewing Company has raised R3-million in investments in just over a month using a new crowdfunding website. The company used investment site Uprise.Africa, according to an announcement yesterday. Drifter set off on a fast start on the online platform‚ raising more than R1-million in the first week of its campaign. Drifter founder Nicholas Bush said he was blown away by the support. By yesterday morning‚ 137 investors had raised R3 032 000.
This Craft Beer Startup Just Raised over a Million within 24 Hours through Crowdfunding: Within just a few hours of taking their equity crowdfunding round live on Uprise.Africa, Drifter Brewing Company have already raised more than a million rand in growth capital. This is according to an Uprise.Africa press release. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign to help accelerate expansion and push their brew into global markets. They are looking to raise 3 million rand in investment locally. Investors have an opportunity to own equity in the business as well as share in the company’s future growth potential.
Craft brewer Drifter raises R1m in first day of equity crowdfunding campaign: Cape Town-based Drifter Brewing Company has raised over R1-million, hours after its equity crowdfunding campaign went live on equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa. The craft brewer is looking to raise R3-million for 12.1875% equity over the next 59 days . At the time of publication Drifter had raised R1 013 000 from nine investors. The company is accepting investments from R1000 and above. In a phone call with Ventureburn, Uprise.Africa marketing officer Inge Prins said, “Their value proposition is clear to customers,” Prins said, explaining why the campaign had taken off quickly.
SA’s Drifter Brewing Company Raises R1 million in Crowdfunding Via Uprise.Africa: Within just a few hours of taking their Equity Crowdfunding round live on Uprise.Africa, Drifter Brewing Company have already raised more than a million rand in growth capital. Uprise.Africa is the Equity Crowdfunding platform for South Africa. The platform facilitates the investment process, thereby ensuring it is a streamlined experience for the investor.
Investors crowdfund for shares in Cape craft beer brewer: The Drifter Brewing Company of Woodstock has made calls for patrons to invest in their company under the slogan “drink your beer and own it too”. The company is using crowdfunding to raise capital, which they say they will invest in the company. And their drive is getting off to a flying start.
Friday Beer: Drifter Brewing Co Water Restriction Gose; "It’s no secret that the Western Cape is going through a horrendous drought. With water restrictions at Level 6b things are pretty tight with residents being asked to use no more than 50l of water per day. The Western Cape Drought has had all businesses working overtime to cut down on their water use in any way they can. And this is something that the team at Drifter have excelled at. Since 2016 the little brewery in Woodstock has reduced their water usage by 46%. And the Water Restriction Gose is their way of celebrating this."
SARIE KOS Summer 2018 bursting with summer sunshine!"Recipes for unusual beverage and food pairings are presented: bread and Drifter Brewing Company Legend Lager; Hope on Hopkins Gin and Snoek; mussels and Vintners De Alexandria; Chips and Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne, a surprise pairing; and doughnuts and KWV 15 year OldBrandy. "
"We may be a lager country but this is about as far from lager as you can get. It’s a German-style gose (pronounced goes-uh) and it’s brewed with malted wheat, coriander and Atlantic ocean. Yup, sea water. It sounds crazy but there’s method to the madness. Since 2016 Drifter has been on a water-saving mission and they’ve cut down their usage by 46%. By using a portion of sea water in the gose, a style that’s traditionally brewed with salt, they use less fresh water in the brew. It’s clever thinking and the beer is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. It’s packed full of floral and coriander notes and has a refreshing salty tartness."
A very special batch of limited edition beer will soon be available, courtesy of Woodstock-based Drifter Brewing Company. The beer, a classic Belgian-style tripel, is the first in a series of underwater beers brewed by owner Nick Bush and the Drifter team.
"Drifter Brewing Company will launch a limited edition batch of beers on November 28 that have been aging on the ocean floor in Cape Town for one year. This will be the first in a series of underwater beers brewed by owner, Nick Bush. The concept originated while Nick scuba dived an old shipwreck in Smitswinkel Bay off of Cape Point. Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the Cape Peninsula waters are ideal for this unique fermentation process."
"This month, Drifter Brewing Company are releasing a very special beer. A classic Belgian-style Tripel that was sent to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to age for a year will be debuted on Tuesday, 28 November 2017."
"In Cape Town’s creative hub, Woodstock, there are an abundance of places to drink craft beer, but one of our picks is Drifter Brewing Company. Their tasting room is set up to feel like you’re on an old sailor’s vessel and their beers go down a treat too. Try their Stranded Coconut Ale that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island paradise."
"Nick has been a busy merman since we last spoke to him. Drifter are about to launch their Ocean Aged Beer! Yup, that’s right, these beers have been ageing on the ocean floor in Cape Town for one year."
"Our brewer of the month for May is none other than Drifter Brewing Company with Nick Bush at the hoppy helm. We caught up with him on an island under a palm tree to chat about what inspires his beer brewing technique and his beer drinking ethos. Well, not quite, but drinking these beers that’s where you’ll feel you are."