2016 Craft Beer Calendar

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2016 Craft Beer Calendar

Project 2015-10-06 21:17:03 +1300

We’re back this year to celebrate the people that make Kiwi beer great with another charity calendar - and this time, we’re putting it all out there (literally!). When we first floated this idea at the 2014 Pacific Beer Expo, everyone assumed it would be a naked calendar. We would never want to withhold such beauty and hilarity from the people, so we are delighted to announce that this year’s calendar will feature an additional NSFW Edition alongside the more traditional offering.

 

The best thing about New Zealand craft beer is the beautiful people who create and serve it. From the brewers to the bartenders to the writers, these delightful individuals have turned craft beer into more than a beverage or an industry - it's a community. This year has seen us rally together through our highs and lows. From Yeastie Boys’ record-breaking equity crowdfunding campaign to the recent immediate outpouring of support for Jason and Andrew after the accident at 8 Wired, we truly are a family.

 

Why?

 

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) began as a collaboration of two survivor support agencies (Wellington Rape Crisis and Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation) and one agency that works with people with sexually harmful behaviour (WellStop). The network seeks to prevent sexual violence by using education and preventative strategies that promote healthy sexuality. SAPN is a steering group member of the 'Who Are You? Safer Bars Project' and delivers the programme's ethical bystander training. The Safer Bars Project promotes identification and prevention of sexual violence within hospitality settings through the inclusion of specific sexual violence-related training material.  

 

Who?

 

Each month of the calendar will feature images of the people and places at the heart of this community - the brewers, the bars, and the writers. And yes, the beards! The talented Jed Soane (Photographer) and Michelle Burke (Beard Stylist) are back again this year, along with other photographers around New Zealand. We’ve brought Sean Golding of Golding’s Free Dive on board for his masterful art direction, and breweries new and old are signing up every day.

 

How?

 

If you want to model or shoot for either calendar, visit our website for more details and get in touch via email or twitter. In order to get more representation this year, we're giving preference to collaborations involving multiple bars, breweries, distributors, writers, and/or other personalities. We’re especially keen to get some beer dogs (and other animals) into this year’s calendar - brewery dogs, pub locals, your neighbour’s new puppy, that otter you 'borrowed' from the zoo - we’re not fussy.

 

We believe in paying creatives for their work, and while our photographers and designer have offered their time at a discount, we want to ensure that they receive compensation to show our gratitude. The organising team and models have all volunteered their time. We need $4,000 to cover the time and resources required to shoot, design, print, and distribute the calendar - everything else we collect will go straight to SAPN.

 

Last year we raised $15,000 for SAPN - can we break $20,000 this year?

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We did it - now it's time to party!

09/12/2015 at 1:58 PM

The lovely folks at Wakefields Digital are hard at work printing calendars, so now it's time for us to plan a party. In case you missed our last update, the party will be on Sunday 13 December at Bin 44

Buy tickets here! Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 on the door) and include your first drink free, plus a variety of sweet and savoury nibbles. There will be dancing and shenanigans a-plenty. 

In addition to Bin 44's excellent selection of beers, we'll have discounted charity kegs on from Wild & Woolly, Choice Bros, Yeastie Boys, and Tuatara, with all proceeds going to SAPN, so come and enjoy a pint or two in the sunshine. 

There will also be a silent auction of a selection of signed prints from both calendars - the perfect gift for that special someone (or you - treat yoself!). 

We'll be there from 3 PM, with the official speeches and auction happening around 6:30. 

Get your party tickets now!

We'll see you at Bin 44!

<3

Jess & Megan

PS. We'll also have a few extra copies of the calendar for sale - first come, first served. Order now to reserve your copies for pickup. 

It's party time!

06/12/2015 at 3:55 PM

Hello beautiful pledgers and sponsors!

We did it! 25 shoots in less than a month. Thanks to all our photographers, but especially Jed Soane for his tireless patience in the face of so many butts. 

butts

We're going to print with designer Meg Howie's beautiful work tomorrow morning, so if you want some extra copies for xmas presents, get your order in ASAP

The official launch party will be on 13 December at Bin 44 on the beautiful Wellington waterfront. If you didn't pledge for tickets, you can buy them here. There will be beer, food, beautiful people, festive shenanigans, and a silent auction of signed copies of some of the calendar prints (including the NSFW edition!). You can also pick up your calendars then. If you're out of Wellington (or just can't make the party), they'll be posted first thing Monday morning. 

Thanks again for all your support - we'll see you at the party!

beery hugs,

Jess & Megan

One more day!

24/11/2015 at 10:39 PM

Hello lovely backers!

We're into the home stretch - one more day until the campaign closes! We've had an exciting week of - well, butts, mostly -but also NSFW shoots and have accepted that we will be sore from laughing for at least another week. 

The amazing thing about this whole lark is the incredible people who just step up and help out, no questions asked. Get naked at the Brooklyn turbine? Sure, no problem. Lend a car on a moment's notice? Sweet as. Herd a dozen slightly-tipsy beer-lovers into an organised shoot? Bring it. Give up all your lunch breaks to take pictures of your naked friends? Well okay then (thanks Jed - we really couldn't do this without you!)

As we scramble to get all the shoots finished before we go to print, we can't help but take a moment to fist bump each other for creating these ridiculous circumstances that allow us to hang out with such lovely people. 

But enough sap - with 24 hours to go, we're still a ways off last year's total. So tell your friends, your favourite brewery, and your local pub to get pledging! 

Here are some behind the scenes shots of this week's #NSFW shoots to inspire you. 

beery hugs,

J&M

We're funded!

29/10/2015 at 11:19 AM

Hello beautiful people! 

We did it - we're funded! <hearts for eyes> This means the calendar is definitely happening, so tell all your friends to get pledging for their copies. Last weekend we did our first shoot - a very festive Christmas party - and we've got some hilarious ideas in the works. Get excited and follow us on Twitter for sneak previews. 

Thanks to our sponsors so far:

 If your favourite bar or brewery isn't on this list yet, tell them to get in quick!

beery hugs,

Jess & Megan

    Pledgers 88

    Kylie Agnew
    2015-10-28 16:54:02 +1300
    Gillian Topping
    2015-10-28 16:37:38 +1300

    "Cant wait for what we will see in this one..."

    Henley McKegg
    2015-10-28 16:36:30 +1300
    Kerry Gray
    2015-10-28 16:04:54 +1300

    "Give me naked Llew"

    Josh
    2015-10-28 15:05:56 +1300

    "Big fans of your work, love everyone at GP!"

    Maree Shaw
    2015-10-28 10:05:43 +1300
    Scott Palmer
    2015-10-27 13:34:37 +1300

    "GO TEAM!"

    Nicole Benkert
    2015-10-25 22:51:49 +1300
    Raewyn Garland
    2015-10-22 19:51:18 +1300
    Denise Garland
    2015-10-21 22:43:22 +1300
    Gaye Wood
    2015-10-21 19:51:30 +1300
    Mattie Koenders
    2015-10-20 09:28:01 +1300
    Benjamin Fox
    2015-10-19 18:57:29 +1300

    "Did someone say NSFW edition? Scandalous! I'm in."

    Annika Corley
    2015-10-19 08:40:04 +1300

    "Can't wait for next year's!"

    Craft Beer College
    2015-10-18 09:46:10 +1300

    "Go Calendar team. Make it awesome."

    Lucie
    2015-10-18 09:44:18 +1300
    Becs Gray
    2015-10-16 15:24:50 +1300
    Sean Golding
    2015-10-16 09:49:51 +1300
    George Langlands
    2015-10-15 14:28:07 +1300

    "Whoop!"

    Kim
    2015-10-14 11:12:56 +1300

    "<3"

    Stacey Walsh
    2015-10-13 14:53:44 +1300
    SOBA
    2015-10-12 20:46:53 +1300
    Tom Pritchard
    2015-10-12 14:19:02 +1300
    Phil Burke
    2015-10-10 02:03:15 +1300
    David Powell
    2015-10-09 19:22:12 +1300

    "I always knew Craft Beer would change the world"

    K Wehipeihana
    2015-10-09 16:08:24 +1300
    Elisabeth Nielson
    2015-10-09 14:17:02 +1300
    Michelle Burke
    2015-10-09 13:04:33 +1300

    Followers 3

    Followers of 2016 Craft Beer Calendar

    2016 Craft Beer Calendar

    Project 2015-10-06 21:17:03 +1300

    We’re back this year to celebrate the people that make Kiwi beer great with another charity calendar - and this time, we’re putting it all out there (literally!). When we first floated this idea at the 2014 Pacific Beer Expo, everyone assumed it would be a naked calendar. We would never want to withhold such beauty and hilarity from the people, so we are delighted to announce that this year’s calendar will feature an additional NSFW Edition alongside the more traditional offering.

     

    The best thing about New Zealand craft beer is the beautiful people who create and serve it. From the brewers to the bartenders to the writers, these delightful individuals have turned craft beer into more than a beverage or an industry - it's a community. This year has seen us rally together through our highs and lows. From Yeastie Boys’ record-breaking equity crowdfunding campaign to the recent immediate outpouring of support for Jason and Andrew after the accident at 8 Wired, we truly are a family.

     

    Why?

     

    The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) began as a collaboration of two survivor support agencies (Wellington Rape Crisis and Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation) and one agency that works with people with sexually harmful behaviour (WellStop). The network seeks to prevent sexual violence by using education and preventative strategies that promote healthy sexuality. SAPN is a steering group member of the 'Who Are You? Safer Bars Project' and delivers the programme's ethical bystander training. The Safer Bars Project promotes identification and prevention of sexual violence within hospitality settings through the inclusion of specific sexual violence-related training material.  

     

    Who?

     

    Each month of the calendar will feature images of the people and places at the heart of this community - the brewers, the bars, and the writers. And yes, the beards! The talented Jed Soane (Photographer) and Michelle Burke (Beard Stylist) are back again this year, along with other photographers around New Zealand. We’ve brought Sean Golding of Golding’s Free Dive on board for his masterful art direction, and breweries new and old are signing up every day.

     

    How?

     

    If you want to model or shoot for either calendar, visit our website for more details and get in touch via email or twitter. In order to get more representation this year, we're giving preference to collaborations involving multiple bars, breweries, distributors, writers, and/or other personalities. We’re especially keen to get some beer dogs (and other animals) into this year’s calendar - brewery dogs, pub locals, your neighbour’s new puppy, that otter you 'borrowed' from the zoo - we’re not fussy.

     

    We believe in paying creatives for their work, and while our photographers and designer have offered their time at a discount, we want to ensure that they receive compensation to show our gratitude. The organising team and models have all volunteered their time. We need $4,000 to cover the time and resources required to shoot, design, print, and distribute the calendar - everything else we collect will go straight to SAPN.

     

    Last year we raised $15,000 for SAPN - can we break $20,000 this year?

    Comments

    We did it - now it's time to party!

    09/12/2015 at 1:58 PM

    The lovely folks at Wakefields Digital are hard at work printing calendars, so now it's time for us to plan a party. In case you missed our last update, the party will be on Sunday 13 December at Bin 44

    Buy tickets here! Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 on the door) and include your first drink free, plus a variety of sweet and savoury nibbles. There will be dancing and shenanigans a-plenty. 

    In addition to Bin 44's excellent selection of beers, we'll have discounted charity kegs on from Wild & Woolly, Choice Bros, Yeastie Boys, and Tuatara, with all proceeds going to SAPN, so come and enjoy a pint or two in the sunshine. 

    There will also be a silent auction of a selection of signed prints from both calendars - the perfect gift for that special someone (or you - treat yoself!). 

    We'll be there from 3 PM, with the official speeches and auction happening around 6:30. 

    Get your party tickets now!

    We'll see you at Bin 44!

    <3

    Jess & Megan

    PS. We'll also have a few extra copies of the calendar for sale - first come, first served. Order now to reserve your copies for pickup. 

    It's party time!

    06/12/2015 at 3:55 PM

    Hello beautiful pledgers and sponsors!

    We did it! 25 shoots in less than a month. Thanks to all our photographers, but especially Jed Soane for his tireless patience in the face of so many butts. 

    butts

    We're going to print with designer Meg Howie's beautiful work tomorrow morning, so if you want some extra copies for xmas presents, get your order in ASAP

    The official launch party will be on 13 December at Bin 44 on the beautiful Wellington waterfront. If you didn't pledge for tickets, you can buy them here. There will be beer, food, beautiful people, festive shenanigans, and a silent auction of signed copies of some of the calendar prints (including the NSFW edition!). You can also pick up your calendars then. If you're out of Wellington (or just can't make the party), they'll be posted first thing Monday morning. 

    Thanks again for all your support - we'll see you at the party!

    beery hugs,

    Jess & Megan

    One more day!

    24/11/2015 at 10:39 PM

    Hello lovely backers!

    We're into the home stretch - one more day until the campaign closes! We've had an exciting week of - well, butts, mostly -but also NSFW shoots and have accepted that we will be sore from laughing for at least another week. 

    The amazing thing about this whole lark is the incredible people who just step up and help out, no questions asked. Get naked at the Brooklyn turbine? Sure, no problem. Lend a car on a moment's notice? Sweet as. Herd a dozen slightly-tipsy beer-lovers into an organised shoot? Bring it. Give up all your lunch breaks to take pictures of your naked friends? Well okay then (thanks Jed - we really couldn't do this without you!)

    As we scramble to get all the shoots finished before we go to print, we can't help but take a moment to fist bump each other for creating these ridiculous circumstances that allow us to hang out with such lovely people. 

    But enough sap - with 24 hours to go, we're still a ways off last year's total. So tell your friends, your favourite brewery, and your local pub to get pledging! 

    Here are some behind the scenes shots of this week's #NSFW shoots to inspire you. 

    beery hugs,

    J&M

    We're funded!

    29/10/2015 at 11:19 AM

    Hello beautiful people! 

    We did it - we're funded! <hearts for eyes> This means the calendar is definitely happening, so tell all your friends to get pledging for their copies. Last weekend we did our first shoot - a very festive Christmas party - and we've got some hilarious ideas in the works. Get excited and follow us on Twitter for sneak previews. 

    Thanks to our sponsors so far:

     If your favourite bar or brewery isn't on this list yet, tell them to get in quick!

    beery hugs,

    Jess & Megan

      Kylie Agnew
      2015-10-28 16:54:02 +1300
      Gillian Topping
      2015-10-28 16:37:38 +1300

      "Cant wait for what we will see in this one..."

      Henley McKegg
      2015-10-28 16:36:30 +1300
      Kerry Gray
      2015-10-28 16:04:54 +1300

      "Give me naked Llew"

      Josh
      2015-10-28 15:05:56 +1300

      "Big fans of your work, love everyone at GP!"

      Maree Shaw
      2015-10-28 10:05:43 +1300
      Scott Palmer
      2015-10-27 13:34:37 +1300

      "GO TEAM!"

      Nicole Benkert
      2015-10-25 22:51:49 +1300
      Raewyn Garland
      2015-10-22 19:51:18 +1300
      Denise Garland
      2015-10-21 22:43:22 +1300
      Gaye Wood
      2015-10-21 19:51:30 +1300
      Mattie Koenders
      2015-10-20 09:28:01 +1300
      Benjamin Fox
      2015-10-19 18:57:29 +1300

      "Did someone say NSFW edition? Scandalous! I'm in."

      Annika Corley
      2015-10-19 08:40:04 +1300

      "Can't wait for next year's!"

      Craft Beer College
      2015-10-18 09:46:10 +1300

      "Go Calendar team. Make it awesome."

      Lucie
      2015-10-18 09:44:18 +1300
      Becs Gray
      2015-10-16 15:24:50 +1300
      Sean Golding
      2015-10-16 09:49:51 +1300
      George Langlands
      2015-10-15 14:28:07 +1300

      "Whoop!"

      Kim
      2015-10-14 11:12:56 +1300

      "<3"

      Stacey Walsh
      2015-10-13 14:53:44 +1300
      SOBA
      2015-10-12 20:46:53 +1300
      Tom Pritchard
      2015-10-12 14:19:02 +1300
      Phil Burke
      2015-10-10 02:03:15 +1300
      David Powell
      2015-10-09 19:22:12 +1300

      "I always knew Craft Beer would change the world"

      K Wehipeihana
      2015-10-09 16:08:24 +1300
      Elisabeth Nielson
      2015-10-09 14:17:02 +1300
      Michelle Burke
      2015-10-09 13:04:33 +1300

      Followers of 2016 Craft Beer Calendar

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 25/11/2015 at 9:00 PM.