AUSTIN, Texas -- June 16, 2020 - BrewStubs, an online marketplace for craft beer, and Stay22, a solution that offers accommodation & travel services, unite forces through a partnership that introduces a new way to experience craft beer. Both startups are taking the concept of a ‘bar crawl’ and transforming it into a new type of experience-based travel. Through their respective technologies people now have a way to plan their brewery adventures and bar crawls from the comfort of their own home by: discovering new breweries; browsing through a catalogue of unique craft beers; selecting and pre-purchasing said drinks; and booking a comfortable, convenient and budget-friendly accommodation.
Andrew Lockhead, CEO and Co-Founder of Stay22 had this to say about the partnership: ‘User experience has always been at the heart of Stay22, it’s the main catalyst behind every important decision we make. We had our start in events, but we want to bring our technology to other types of experiences. I love what BrewStubs brings to the table, it merges culture, technology and introduces a new way to get to discover local breweries. From Stay22 we want to help BrewStubs users find accommodations and services around their favorite breweries, in order to help them have a more complete and innovative way to enjoy beer.‘
As for BrewStubs CEO and Co-Founder David Sher, he sees this alliance as follows, “Andrew and the fantastic team at Stay22 have built an amazing tool that aggregates lodging around a specific place or purchase from a location. We’re excited to move this tech into the recreational beverage space, and provide our users an enhanced experience. The more options, recommendations, and unique experiences we can provide the craft beer enthusiasts, is always a win win.”
BrewStubs is the first to introduce ‘Digital Drinks.’ BrewStubs is an online marketplace for craft beer lovers to discover, search for, and pre-purchase their favorite craft beverages. With the ability to list beer, merch, food and experiences, consumers can now reserve and buy before they visit. How it works is each product listed on the platform has a brewstub associated with it. Consumers are able to purchase these BrewStubs, which are then redeemed at the brewery or event. We know there’s an increasing demand for unique experiences, and breweries are constantly looking for ways to sell more beer. BrewStubs addresses both of these with our easy to search and purchase solution. Now beer enthusiasts have a ‘go to’ platform that helps them find and purchase beer easier and faster, while breweries have another revenue source on a platform dedicated to their industry.
What is stay22?
Stay22 is the map based solution which helps event-goers make the best & fastest travel decision by displaying travel services such as: accommodation, parking and restaurants. Stay22 offers more than 60 million bookable listings in over 220 countries and territories. Since its creation in 2016, Stay22 has partnered with over 10,000 event organizers and ticketing platforms to offer travelers and event-goers a seamless booking experience.
AUSTIN, Texas -- March 12, 2020 - BrewStubs has joined Capital Factory's Startup in Residence program to leverage support and resources in the Texas startup ecosystem as it goes to market with its unique e-commerce platform for the craft beverage industry. Working with Capital Factory provides BrewStubs access to a strong network of like-minded founders, mentors and investors who have built, scaled and sold startups themselves, as well as co-working space, event space, media production facilities, and other exclusive benefits.
BrewStubs serves the growing craft beer and beverage industry by offering consumers a centralized source to discover local craft beverages, reserve limited releases in advance (no more standing in long lines for that new IPA!), and gift beverages to friends, all with cashless payments and rewards.
For breweries and event producers, in addition to a better customer experience, BrewStubs provides additional revenue, robust patron data, product pre-sales, event ticketing, conversion of social traffic directly into sales, and exposure to new patrons via BrewStubs marketing.
BrewStubs is riding the wave of the still-booming craft beer and beverage market, with over 8,000 craft breweries and over $27 billion in annual craft beer sales in the U.S. That rapid growth, though, hasn't been matched with technology adoption.
"The industry is ripe for disruption," says founder David Sher. Sher, who has two decades of experience in guest services, box office management, and ticketing, including Live Nation and Tickets.com, started BrewStubs to bring the digital transformation he experienced in the live entertainment vertical to the craft beverage industry. "People are still standing in line for craft beer limited releases, often only to find out that they're sold out. Taprooms are a great social experience, but they can be made even better with the right technology."
Sher recently relocated BrewStubs to Austin to take advantage of the city's thriving startup community and craft beer scene. "It was the right move," says Sher. "Within just the first few months after the move, we've added top notch advisors, developed some key partnerships, augmented our core management team, and joined Capital Factory's Startup in Residence program. There's a reason Austin keeps being named as the best city in America for entrepreneurs. We're definitely in the right place at the right time."
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BrewStubs Digital Drinks(TM) is the e-commerce platform providing engaging experiences for craft beverage lovers. BrewStubs offers craft breweries and event producers a digital ticketing system for products and events, robust patron data, ongoing engagement with existing patrons, and exposure to new patrons. For more information please visit BrewStubs.com or follow @BrewStubs on Twitter.
About Capital Factory:
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