Joel Denton, the brewer-founder of soon-to-open Oak Cliff Brewing Company, just launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finish off its taproom. The featured deal is “99 Years of Free Beer” for a $1000 contribution, and Denton's already gotten four takers. But he's fielding even more questions about the specifics of the Oak Cliff Brewing Society memberships.
There's the obvious, like how many free beers can you drink a day? (That would be one 16-ounce pour). Then there are more esoteric questions.
"Some guy asked me if he could put the 99 years of beer in his will," Denton told Eater. "I never thought of that."
The answer to that question is yes, Denton decided. One transfer of membership will be allowed during the 99 years.
"99 years is supposed to be the same thing as beer for life, but it turns out it's even better than beer for life since you can pass it on to the next generation," Denton explained. “If someone wants to put Oak Cliff brewing in their will, we'd be honored.”
The 14,000-square-foot taproom is slated to debut around March in an industrial space at 1300 S Polk along the DART rail line that’s now home to co-working spaces, crafters, and artists. “There's all kinds of neat creative energy in this space,” Denton said. “It's actually a perfect space for the brewery.”
Here are some shots of the brewery under construction, just waiting for Oak Cliff Brewing Society members. Check out the Indiegogo campaign here, with FAQs to all those “Free Beer for 99 Years” queries.