"Heck, we might even name a beer after you," Lake Anne Brew House owners Jason and Melissa Romano say on their Kickstarter site. We can't wait for the Restonian Russet Brown Ale, please, with extra russet.
Give us some good fundraising blockquote, Kickstarter:
We have done all the legwork. We have purchased our amazing lake front space at historic Lake Anne Village Center in the heart of Reston. We have secured our financing and our permits, and we have ordered our basic equipment. We have rallied support from our community and the craft beer community around us, and we have felt the love coming from far and wide. What we really want to do now is push this project over the top. With your support to our KICKSTARTER campaign, we would like to add additional upgraded equipment and systems to make our brewing process even sweeter and more precise, which will allow us to produce an even greater variety of styles and varieties of beer. We would like to upgrade our furniture selections to make your experience in our taproom more comfortable and stylish. And most importantly, we would like to offer you the chance to fund something you believe in and support.Hey, we believe in and support beer, so why not?
The Romanos hope to open the Brew House sometime this fall. As of today, they have raised $11,229 of their $15,000 goal, and somewhere we know the residents of Wiehle would be proud.
They are not the only purveyor of local food and drink going the donations route: The Bratwurst King is also seeking donations to repair the engine of his food truck, and is about one-third of the way to his goal on GoFundMe. If royalty has to go this route, it must be okay, the end.