Help Bring Settle Down Beer to Life

Are you a craft beer lover? So are we, the founders of Settle Down Beer. We are Giovanni and Robert, longtime home brewers and aspiring brewery owners. We're opening Settle Down Beer - a brewery and taproom, coming soon to Downtown Gilroy, California. With over ten years of home-brewing experience, we have the ingenuity and passion to open our own brewery; we just need the support of craft beer fans, like you, to make this fizzy dream become a bubbly reality.

Our establishment will be a place that pushes the limits, with flavors that are both familiar, yet stretching the boundaries of what a beer can truly be. Tantalize your taste buds from a selection of stellar staple beers, such as lagers, pilsners, pale ales, IPAs (double and triple IPAs, too!), stouts and sours with twists as far-reaching as a pickle sour, smoked honey ham scotch blonde, bleu cheese and olive martini lager, and habanero basil pale ale. Satisfy nearly anyone's taste with a side of rotating food trucks offering altering flavors in a family-friendly establishment.

Set in historic Downtown Gilroy on Monterey Road, the vision is to help revive the city, give back to the community, and help regrow the struggling economy. Our plan even includes cost-effective equipment to help keep prices reasonable for our customers. 

We've brewed up over 300 different beers, and counting. With private beer tastings and samples distributed over the past 12 years, the response has been overwhelming. 

There isn’t an ingredient we will avoid in our quest to make some of the best beer out there. We have and will continue to take classic brew styles, flipping them on their heads, innovating recipes with outside-of-the-box methods in an effort to turn consumers' heads.

We've listened to the countless requests and are taking our brewing to a professional business level. However, we still need some additional funding to fulfill this dream. We found the perfect location for us and signed a building's lease, but your donations will help us cover the extra equipment and construction costs vital in beginning our venture.

These are hard times for all of us and we are striving to recover from the struggling economy. Part of that recovery requires supporting each other in order to make our community thrive again.  

Typically a new brewery operation could cost more than $1 million to get started. With the brewing equipment we've selected -- an all-in-one 5-barrel system -- as well as a modest floor plan that will be comfortable, but not massive, our budget is a fraction of that.

All donations are welcome. Even the smallest of contributions are greatly appreciated.

To our gracious donors, we have rewards to show our appreciation for your support in making our dream become real.

- Up to $75 -- You will be individually praised on all our social media platforms
- $76 to $125 -- You get all the praise, plus a Settle Down T-shirt (let us know your sizing information and we will communicate behind the scenes for shipping info)
- $126 to $250 -- A shout out, plus a shirt and a Settle Down pint glass

Any questions, including what other merch we have to offer, just shoot an email to us here and we'll be happy to answer any concerns. Thank you for your support in opening Settle Down Beer!

~ The Settle Down Beer Guys, Robert and Giovanni


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Donations

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  • Barry Marshall 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 4 mos
  • John Bozarjian 
    • $250 
    • 4 mos
  • scott peterson 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Steven LeBlanc 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: Settle Down Beer (2)

Settle Down Beer 
Organizer
Raised $410 from 4 donations
Gilroy, CA
Giovanni Albanese 
Team member
Raised $850 from 9 donations
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