Trimtab Brewery, in association with the Magic City Mural Collective, is asking for your help. They want to put a sign on the roof of their brewery, visible from Red Mountain Expressway, with the iconic, yet modified to fit the space version of the famous sign that nearly everyone who lives in this city likes.
If you’d like to give them some scratch and get some Trimtab goodies, Kickstart away.
But hey, while we’re here, let’s ask a question- is this weird? Trimtab is by all accounts a pretty successful new brewery in Birmingham. This sign, for all it’s nonTrimtabness, will still draw people to their business. So is it weird that they want you to pay for it?
The one thing I’ll say in their favor is the old adage, there’s no harm in asking. If people want to give, they give. That’s kind of the beauty of Kickstarter. But there’s a small part of me that says that this feels a little off. If the Mural folks, all fine people, put up a Kickstarter instead saying “Hey, we want to paint murals across town” I think that would be a fine thing and would probably donate to it.
But a business, which charges $5 a pint of beer made 20 feet away from me? I don’t know.