Support Local Craft Beer
What gets us out of bed in the morning
Our mission is to grow and sustain local craft beer worldwide by connecting local breweries with local beer lovers who care about drinking fresh, quality beer and supporting their community.
Hopsy is a small startup with a big mission. We’re building a community of beer enthusiasts who order fresh draft beer directly from local craft breweries to be delivered at home. Neighborhood by neighborhood, we’re bypassing the outdated traditional process and making fresh local beer more accessible than ever before.
All of us are ready for an alternative way to shop and enjoy beer with our families and friends. Beer is a fresh product that is meant to be enjoyed soon after it has been produced. For us at Hopsy, it’s about bringing joy to those who savor their beers and care where it comes from; who want it fresh from the brewery and still smelling of yeast, hops, grains and all the rich flavors that the brewer intended for you to experience. No more sitting in a warehouse and on a shelf for months losing quality and making both you and the brewer unhappy, sniff sad
It’s exactly this kind of mindful connection that’s at the heart of Hopsy that results in everyone feeling good. When we buy direct from the producers, it becomes possible to support local artisans, shop sustainably, and drink deliciously, yum smiley
What does it mean for you?
You know where it came from, who made it, and how it got to you
Get access to local beers you’ve never had before.
Hopsy is easy. No traffic, no line, no shelves with crappy marketing.
Craft means small, independent and traditional
Craft is not just a buzz word –it means quality and innovation
Craft beer is described with all kinds of fun language: 10 minutes of heaven, pure happiness in a glass, etc. It's great for everyday celebrations and make the day taste and feel a little better.
Defining craft beer is tough. Do you do it based on volume? Sierra Nevada is an american craft pioneer that started small decades ago but now produces over 800,000 barrels a year. Baeltane produces ~1000 barrels a year. They're both craft. Do you do it on ownership? Some great local craft breweries are owned in part or full by a big conglomerate.
As a beer lover you have your own interpretation of craft that evolves over time as you evolve as a craft beer drinker. That means the definition needs to be broad. Hopsy uses the Brewers Association to define craft: an American craft brewery is small, independent and traditional.
At Hopsy, we care about connecting you to your local craft breweries, that will never change. We'll work hard to bring you a wide variety of great fresh craft beer beyond your local market as well, but never at the expense of it.
What does it mean for you?
Taste and Quality
Craft brewers use real natural traditional and non-traditional ingredients, making tastier and more flavorful beers than the stuff that comes in 30-packs. It's also usually higher in alcohol, so pay close attention because 1 craft beer might be more than '1 beer' in alcohol.
The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation. craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent.
Today is the best time in U.S. history to be a beer lover. The average American lives within 10 miles of a brewery. As a nation, the U.S. now has more beer styles and brands to choose from than any other market in the world. More than 4,000 breweries are responsible for the beer brands available in the U.S.
Why local? Oh man, let us enlighten you
Drinking local supports your local economy and is sustainable.
You can have a bigger impact locally. Buying local helps keep your money circulating through your hometown: paying your neighbor's salaries, creating local jobs, boosting local government revenues to fund your local schools and so on. But when you for over your cash to a national chain and brand, your money gets whisked away from your town in that night's deposit and enters a national or international system.
Buying local beer also promotes interest in the local brewing scene, both with consumers and business owners within the industry. And, as a result, your chances of getting more fresh local beer on tap and on the shelves increases, hurray! Buy a mega-national brand and you merely strengthen its consumer reach, and support its mega-advertising campaigns and corporate influence, hurray?
By buying local, you also keep the logistics chain short, which has two benefits. First off, you get a much fresher product that has not been shipped across the country or overseas. Think about it: would you rather drink a beer that has been picked up at the brewery two days before or a beer that was packaged three months ago? Would you rather drink a beer that has been transported 20 miles in one van, or one that has travelled more than 2000 miles in five different vehicles? Second, by keeping the distances short, you help reduce fossil fuel consumption and air pollution. So you're kinda like literally saving the world by buying local.
What does it mean for you?
Helps local breweries grow and thrive by providing a direct market for their beers.
Reduces nasty pollution and waste from the industrial food system.
Brings us closer to our beer, brewers and each other.