Friday, October 17, 2014

Swag Brewery | Brew Candles Kickstarter

Something I've wanted for a very long time is a candle that smells like an IPA. I mean, who can resist that fresh, hoppy aroma? I would love to have hoppy goodness wafting throughout my apartment. Swag Brewery to the rescue.

Swag Brewery is the cool online boutique for craft beer swag. They make wonderful beer soaps that feel great on the skin and smell delicious – and, no, don't leave you smelling like you took a bath in a keg. They also make hop candy, which is the perfect way to tide over a hophead until happy hour. (Check out my review post on Swag Brewery's beer soap and hop candy here.) 

The good folks over at Swag Brewery have now launched a Kickstarter to fund their brew candles – beer-inspired soy wax candles in three amazing scents: apricot wheat, vanilla porter, and hoppy IPA. If these candles smell anything like Swag Brewery's soaps (which I'm sure they will), they're going to smell amazing. I'm already planning: burn vanilla porter in the winter, apricot wheat in the spring, and hoppy IPA in the summer. Year round beer smells in my apartment. Yum.

What I also love about these candles are the simple glass jars and great labels. Clean, modern design with a hint of vintage. They're not a candle you have to hide in a candle holder. These will fit into any decor, including the man cave. 

Heaven in a jar? Nope, just a hoppy IPA scented brew candle from the geniuses at Swag Brewery.

Here's a bit more info straight from the Kickstarter page:

Will they smell like stale beer?

Nope! That's been done before. We think filing your house with the smell of cheesy stale beer is pretty disgusting. Instead, we focused on amping up the most desirable aromas of our favorite craft beer styles to create these amazing scents:

Apricot Wheat: The lightest and fruitiest of the three, this candle gives off notes of apricot, sweet grain, and spice. The wax will be a pale amber color.

Vanilla Porter: The darkest of our three candles, Vanilla Porter smells like warm vanilla, brown sugar, and blackberry. The wax will be a dark ruby brown color.

Hoppy IPA: Herbal, spicy, and earthy notes give fans of IPA's and Pale Ales exactly what they're looking for. The wax will be a medium amber color.

What will you use the money for?

Since we already have the recipes and designs prepared, we'll use the money for:

1) Ingredients. Candles don't just appear from thin air. They're made of amazing things like high-quality wax, lead-free wicks, and beer-inspired fragrances!

2) Labels. We want you to know what that awesome wax-filled jar thing sitting in front of you is. So we're putting labels on them.

3) Packaging. Once the candles are poured and labeled, we'll put them in a nifty custom retail box that keeps them fresh and dust-free. Once they're in this box, they'll go into at least one (and sometimes two) more boxes to keep them safe for shipping. Each of these boxes has to be custom-designed to accommodate candles.

What's in it for me?

Check out the rewards on the right side of this page! No matter what you contribute, you get something awesome like Brew Candles or Beer Soap in exchange. More information about the reward products can be found on our website:

These candles would make lovely gifts for the beer loving guy or gal in your life – especially if thrown in a cool, industrial style basket with some beer soap, hop candy, and a six-pack of their favorite brew. 

Head over to the Brew Candles Kickstarter page to learn more about candles and the special rewards you'll receive by donating to the cause. (And making a house smell like an IPA is definitely a great cause to get on board with.) 

Get in touch if you'd like to meet 'n' drink or write a guest post!


  1. Burning my new candle I have to say that I like the smell. It is very pleasant, and the candle is burning quite nice.

  2. Why give away such a large percentage of the money that YOU raised? is a tiny and lean crowdfunding platform, so we can afford to charge lower fees.