Venice Duck Brewery (The Duck) is a craft beer company located in Los Angeles, CA, that has been operational since 2014 and distributes through restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout California.
With a focus to create quality artisan craft beer, our initial craft beer portfolio includes a variety of beers including an India Pale Ale, Agave Blonde, and Brown Hemp Ale, as well as organic Hard Seltzers. As the business grows and brand recognition increases, we plan to expand the brewing capacity and add new beers to our brewing arsenal.
Venice Duck Brewery is a unique company in that its goal is to not only reinvent simple and full-flavored craft brewed beer, but also to create a sense of community through craft brewing education, innovation, activities/festivals, and community ownership.
The Duck’s distribution began locally on Venice Beach and then organically grew throughout Los Angeles. It then expanded into the inland empire, north to San Francisco and south to San Diego. The company credits its continued growth to consistently maintaining a high-quality product, timely distribution, and a close relationship with its brewmaster and loyal customer base.
venice duck highlights
- Experienced management team
- Established high profile accounts
- Products sold at Bars, Restaurants, Liquor Stores
- Strategic distribution partnership
- Strong social media presence
- CA State recognition via press releases and publications
what we brew
With over 16 million people visiting Venice Beach, CA a year, Venice Duck Brewery can offer another attraction with locally made crafted beer. We have branded each of our cans with something you would find on the boardwalk such as street performers, skateboarders, or a local artist.
When you visit Venice Beach, we want you to feel and experience Venice Beach so that every bar, restaurant or liquor store you find us selling our craft beer and Hina Hard Seltzer. In addition, The Duck is planning on co-branding our beer through personal relationships with Venice Beach retailers such as Arbor Skateboards, Dogtown Surf Shop, and Aviator Nation activewear.
Additionally, the company has recently developed a high-end, organic Hard Seltzer line called “Hina” (Goddess in Polynesian). It consists of four flavors: Yuzu Ginger, Bergamot Lemon Lime, Rose Pistachio, and Lychee Jasmine.
Overall U.S. beer volume sales were up 1% in 2021, while craft brewer volume sales grew 8%, raising small and independent brewers’ share of the U.S. beer market by volume to 13.1%.
Retail dollar sales of craft increased 21%, to $26.8 billion, and now account for just under 27% of the $100 billion U.S. beer market (previously $94 billion). The primary reason for the larger dollar sales increase was the shift back in beer volume to bars and restaurants from packaged sales.
success to date
The Duck had many high profile accounts by word-of-mouth and by Christian and John’s relationships working in Los Angeles for the last 30 years. This marketing approach helped the company grow since its inception.
In addition, the company has developed a social media strategy, #DanceWithTheDuck, which has consumers posting the company’s beers and seltzers online in an organic fashion.
The company has already gained state recognition via press releases and writeups on publications and sites, including but not limited to:
- Beer Advocate
- American Craft Beer
- Free Venice Beachhead
- Argonaut News
Duck, Duck, Venice Duck! - The Story Of Venice Duck Beer
Venice Duck Brewery
- American Craft Beer
Shut the Duck Up and try Venice-Inspired Beers from Venice Duck Brewery
- Venice Paparazzi
Venice Duck Brewery’s John Binder
Venice Duck Brewery to Release 3 Brands in 6-Pack Cans
- Free Venice Beachhead
Venice Duck Beer
Venice Duck Brewery Distribution Expands South to San Diego and North to San Francisco
Venice Duck Brewery Review
our business model
Venice Duck Brewery generates revenue by selling their beer to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. We have a contracted relationship with Slo Brew, our 3rd party brewery that crafts our beers for us using our own proprietary recipes. We have two avenues of distribution to our consumers. Our beers can be purchased through our relationship with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits or for special qualifying orders we can offer drop shipment directly from the brewery to your place of operation (business).
To help our success, The Venice Duck Brewery is creating a business in several strategic stages to help ensure our position within the marketplace. We have many high-quality craft beers that are and can be well received by consumers. Our priority is to maintain the highest quality in our beers.
With “proof of concept” and a solid distribution partnership in action, it’s time for The Duck to take flight by expanding its distribution channels throughout southern California. Both founders (Christian and John) of the Venice Duck Brewery actively open new accounts through their relationships and network. The Duck has an established relationship with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits where their sales representatives can generate new accounts throughout California as well. The Venice Duck Brewery has hired a Head of Sales, Ashely Andersen. She is planning to open new accounts through her previous relationships working in the beverage industry and working with Southern Glazer representatives.
The second part of growing The Venice Duck Brewery is by hiring our new Chief Marketing Officer, Markus, who already launched his whiskey company two years ago, is using his marketing and social media experience to generate new accounts and continue increasing our brand awareness.
The company’s future goal is to open a brewpub next to SoFi Park in Inglewood, CA (located next to the SoFi Stadium, where the Los Angeles, Rams and Chargers play football) while continuing to grow & strengthen their license to trade and increase brand recognition.
Use of Proceeds
If the offering's maximum amount of $300,000 is raised:
|Use||Value||% of Proceeds|
|Mobile Marketing Kit||$10,000||3.3%|
This is an offering of Membership Units, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Venice Duck LLC. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by November 30, 2023 at 10:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Venice Duck LLC may issue additional securities to raise up to $300,000, the offering’s maximum.
If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:
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