Friday, March 27, 2020
THE BREWSPAPER / RESHAPED WEST COASTER BEVERAGE MAGAZINE TO CONTINUE
As the economic fallout from the world pandemic continues, we at West Coaster Beverage News created a Patreon page. If you have enjoyed their local coverage over these 9+ years, please consider supporting them.
West Coaster was founded in 2010 by two native San Diegans, Mike Shess and Ryan Lamb. Since then, they’ve published a monthly magazine dedicated to the local craft beer scene. A few years ago, West Coaster began to fold in coverage of more local beverage industries like coffee, cider, and mead.
West Coaster in better times would distribute the magazine to 400+ locations countywide, making it free to readers and retail locations.
That came to a screeching halt on the Ides of March, when Governor Newsom closed the public tasting rooms of California’s breweries and wineries. Bars that don’t serve food were hit even worse. “Basically, our revenue sources have all but dried up,” says West Coaster editor Ryan Lamb.
“Now, we’re turning to our readers for support. While we adjust to these uncertain times and plot how to bring the print magazine back, we need help paying invoices and building a new foundation,” adds Lamb.
How to support West Coaster during the crisis:
If you prefer to make a one-time donation, here’s WC’s Venmo account: @westcoastersd
If you’re reading this and you run a local business, please consider buying a Sponsored Post on WC’s popular website for $300. There are other options, too. “Even a $1 per month sign up will be a help,” says Lamb.
WC attracts about 30K viewers every month, and your dedicated web post will go out in e-mail form to more than 1,500 real, local people.
This deal includes a website ad and social media blasts!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you for reading!