Help Fund Bierock, Craft Beer Bar

$2,295 of $15k goal

Raised by 22 people in 27 days
Brian Carriveau  MADISON, WI

Bierock
will be a craft beer bar located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Great, now what the f@&% is a bierock?

Perhaps surprisingly, the name has nothing to do with beer. A bierock is the signature item on our menu: a savory pastry filled with beef, sauerkraut, onion, cheese and seasoning.

It's a family recipe of our owner Amanda Carriveau, one brought to America by Volga-German immigrants, popular in the Plain states like Kansas and Nebraska. Amanda will manage back-of-house operations while Brian will run the front-of-house.


We're raising start-up capital to obtain a small business loan, which will be used to lease a property and purchase equipment. The loan will cover the bulk of the expenses. Your donation will cover the equity needed to secure the loan.

As we start from scratch, our loan will cover just about everything from big-ticket items like the oven, griddle, freezer, refrigerator, the bar, tables and chairs, decor, insurance, computers and cash registers to the most important part–our intial inventory purchase of food and drink!

Bierock will be located on the near east/north side of Madison. We'd love to tell you the exact address but unfortunately can't make any promises on the locale until funding is finalized.

We have designs set on achieving our fundraising goal by Apr. 30 and the doors of our business opening before the end of the calendar year.

Our mission is to create a Madison institution, the type of neighborhood tavern you'll bring your family and friends to have a drink, eat great food, be comfortable and enjoy conversation. And your donation will help us fulfill that dream.

We're not looking for handouts. We've created a great list of reward levels, many of which you'll be able to enjoy on premise. So please explore and thank you for your generosity!

And in the meantime, visit our website at BierockMadison.com for more information.

Thanks from Brian, Amanda and Bierock's new mascot, Kevin!


*Rewards will be sent after we secure our small business loan. We'll make sure to keep you updated!
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Update 6
Posted by Brian Carriveau
7 days ago
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Following our second full weekend since starting our campaign, we've now raised over $2,000 for an average of roughly $1,000 per week. We have a self-imposed deadline through the end of April, so hopefully we'll continue going strong through then. Thanks so much for all your support.
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Update 5
Posted by Brian Carriveau
13 days ago
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Over the weekend, we received five more donations to our Bierock campaign. Thanks to all who shared in our goal. We appreciate the support, and we keep pushing on.
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Update 4
Posted by Brian Carriveau
18 days ago
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Thursday marks one week since we started our GoFundMe campaign. Through seven days, we've had 14 people contribute more than $1,355. We are in debt to you. Thank you so much for all your contributions thus far. Hopefully we keep this momentum going through Week 2.
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Update 3
Posted by Brian Carriveau
20 days ago
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Simply remarkable. In less than a week, we've eclipsed the $1,000 mark. We know it's difficult for people to part with hard-earned money, but we also hope we're creating something that will bring them a smile and a place to share some camaraderie. Thanks, everyone. We continue to build.
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$2,295 of $15k goal

Raised by 22 people in 27 days
Created February 28, 2017
JH
$40
Josh Holzbauer
3 days ago

good luck, guys!

SG
$125
Stephanie Geisler
3 days ago
$500
Anonymous
7 days ago(Offline Donation)
AB
$40
Al Bracco
15 days ago

Best of luck with the new venture!

$100
Anonymous
15 days ago
AV
$75
Adam Vanderheiden
16 days ago

Running out of favorite places to stop in for a pint after a few have changed/closed over the years. I hope this is the good start of a new one. Good luck!

$40
Erik Cieslewicz
16 days ago
$20
Anonymous
16 days ago
BO
$20
Brenda Ortiz
18 days ago

Best of luck to you and your wife! Can't wait to try them!!!

JC
$125
Joleyn Carriveau
18 days ago

Can't wait for the grand opening to come celebrate and drink a craft brew out of custom my Bierock! :)

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