The Trappist Breweries are one of the prime examples we point to in explaining how selling craft beer can be an efficient fundraising platform.
For over a thousand years, monks in Europe have been brewing beer to sustain their monasteries. A little over two years ago, the first American Trappist Brewery opened in Spencer Massachusetts. Click here to see their story on their website.
The video below is from CBS and it covers the Spencer Brewery at the time of their opening. As a person who might want to raise money for their group or cause, imagine how you could utilize the same practices as the monks.
In the Barley Grail co-op model, your group would be collaborating with other groups to lower the barriers of entry and to make it easier to start brewing and selling beer.
Except we have no monasteries to sustain- only the causes we believe in supporting.