New Brewery Turns To Crowdfunding To Offset Startup Costs

ANNIE YAMSON | Ohio Tavern News Writer
Published: 12/03/2013

COLUMBUS — A Columbus brewer is turning to crowdfunding to help get his new brewery off the ground.

Craig O’Herron hopes to open Sideswipe Brewing, a nanobrewery and tasting room, this month in the Grandview Heights area. He is turning to the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, to help offset the startup costs.

“We will be open in the next couple weeks from the manufacturing aspect,” O’Herron said last month, “but the Kickstarter campaign is to help with the tasting room, which is probably a couple months away.”