Island Brands

Crisp. Clean. Crushable.

Island Brands

Crisp. Clean. Crushable.

Closing in 11 days
Charleston, SC
Food & Beverage
Island Brands USA is a superpremium beer brand with a mission to bring better, cleaner beer to the world. Based in Charleston, S.C., Island Brands products are currently available in seven Southeastern states, with expanding domestic and international distribution and fleetwide service across Carnival Cruise lines.

$674,752

raised
$4,057,547
previously crowdfunded
512
Investors
$117M
Valuation
$7.91
Price per Share
$245.21
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.75M
Offering Max
11
Days Left

$674,752

raised
$4,057,547
previously crowdfunded
512
Investors
$117M
Valuation
$7.91
Price per Share
$245.21
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.75M
Offering Max
11
Days Left

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Island Brands:

$245+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$250+
Investment
Tier 1- $250
Exclusive Island Local Trucker Hat Exclusive Island Local Sticker Ownership certificate
$500+
Investment
Tier 2- $500
1 Exclusive Island Local Hat 1 Exclusive Island Local Sticker 2 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 15% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local Founders Club "Lifetime Status" Ownership certificate
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 3 - $1000
2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 2 Exclusive Island Local Sticker 4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status Ownership certificate
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 4 - $5000 + 5% Bonus Shares
2 Exclusive Island Local Hats 2 Exclusive Island Local Stickers 4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status Ownership certificate
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 5 - $10,000 + 5% Bonus Shares
2 Exclusive Island Local Hats 2 Exclusive Island Local Stickers 4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status Ownership certificate See more in terms below
$25,000+
Investment
Tier 6 - $25,000 + 10% bonus shares
2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 2Exclusive Island Local Sticker 4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status Ownership certificate See more in terms below
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 7 - $50,000 + 15% bonus shares
2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 2 Exclusive Island Local Sticker 4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses 30% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status


Reasons to Invest

1. Island Brands continues to outpace our competition in the domestic premium beer category: 



2. Our growth trajectory, product innovations, manufacturing capacity, and market strategy enable us to scale into domestic and international markets.



3. The domestic beer market is valued at over $116 billion. Beer consumption is up double-digit percentages in the Southeast, where Island Brands is currently distributed. There’s a big piece of the pie left for us to crush! 



4. We have an established network of 46 best-in-class wholesale partners serving 120,000+ points of sale across our distribution footprint. 


*Images used are in the prototype phase, Island Hard Variety Pack is not currently available on the market.

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* Images used are in the prototype phase, CRUSH is not currently available on the market.

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Overview


About Island Brands

Island Brands was co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Brandon Perry and Scott Hansen after a trip to Cuba — in response to a lack of tasty and fresh-brewed beer on the island. Today, the company boasts a line of superpremium brews and a technology-backed ethos of customer connectivity. Catering to an active, socially conscious consumer, Island Brands delivers a product that’s easy to drink, affordable, and gives back in meaningful ways. As one of the fastest-growing superpremium domestic beer family in the Southeast U.S., Island Brands is proudly American made and owned. Our products are all-natural, GMO-free, and contain zero artificial flavors.

The Problem


Consumers have many choices when it comes to beer.

Very little exists in the space between macro beers from giant corporations and craft beers from independent brewers. That’s where we fit in:

The Solution


A superpremium beer brand that marries the high margins of craft products with the market velocity of domestic macrobrews. 

Island Brands’ core lineup of flagship beers and growing family of product innovations combine to form a portfolio that is second to none in the domestic beer market. Product innovations in store for 2022 include glass packaging, new flavors like Island Pomelo Grapefruit, and an exciting expansion of the Island Active line with a new variety pack.




Perks




FUELED FOR GROWTH


American-brewed, American-owned: We make the fastest-growing superpremium domestic beers in the Southeast U.S. 






Island Brands will expand Gulf Coast distribution into Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana in early 2022, and we are exploring retail sales in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. Island Brands is currently available on board all Carnival Cruise ships, earning 11+ million brand impressions annually, as well as in the Bahamas and China through Costco International. A key growth strategy in 2022 is adding small, independent retailers like convenience stores and gas stations to complement Island Brands’ presence in large grocers and liquor shops. 



Major Retailers That Carry Island Brands:



The MArket


A focus on retail has positioned Island Brands to outperform the market.

*Timeframe is Q1 2019 thru Q4 2021


Source


We’ve seen major growth in our company and the beer industry as a whole since the onset of COVID-19. Island Brands has solidified our position by successfully competing in major retail, where most consumers are purchasing their beer. While supply-chain issues and labor shortages have slowed down other companies, Island Brands is growing at a rate of 102%* overall compared to prior years, and IRI results show we have experienced the highest growth in the largest grocery chain in the Southeast. 

*Growth represents cases sold 2020 vs. 2021 sales to wholesalers

The Business Model


Retail-focused lifestyle beer brand with expanding distribution and a strategic, data-driven marketing plan.

We continue to experience high growth thanks to our retail-focused marketing plan. Our pricing strategy puts us exactly where we want to be on the retail shelves, usually at the same price or lower than competing premium domestic and import beers.


Our branding DNA is timeless in its design elements and has an authentic lifestyle overlay that makes us easily discoverable and shareable to our target consumer market. 


Island Cabana Bar


  • One of Charleston’s only waterfront bars
  • Located next to Island Brands HQ
  • More locations coming in 2022



All trademarks are owned by the companies subsidiary American Beverage Holdings LLC. 


We are not only a beer brand but also an authentic and engaging lifestyle brand. Our omni-channel lifestyle marketing strategy uses the latest digital media platforms to go deeper into our markets and to engage our Island brands community:





How We Are Different


Disrupting the market. 

Innovating for consumers. 

Making a meaningful difference.


In addition to growing our footprint, our sales, and our community of fans, Island Brands also seeks to make an impact by giving back. The company commits to giving back 1% to meaningful causes in the communities it serves.





OUR LEADERSHIP


Meet The Founders

Co-Founder Brandon Perry has founded, built and/or successfully exited companies in the technology, finance, SaaS, marketing and consumer packaged goods industries over his career. Co-Founder Scott Hansen is a connector and innovator who has consistently brought value to partners and shareholders alike. A Citadel graduate, he has started and successfully exited companies in the healthcare, technology, and marketing verticals.


They have assembled a team with over 100 years of combined experience in technology, marketing, and consumer packaged goods from some of the most beer recognized brands in the world. The Island Brands team moves decisively, choosing to disrupt and innovate in the beer space. 


Why Invest


Be part of a trailblazing, superpremium beer brand and lifestyle company that shows no signs of slowing down

Join our mission to bring the highest-quality, better-for-you beer to the world — and make a meaningful impact on our communities — with Island Brands.

 


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In the Press

Forbes

Chasing Michelob Ultra: Craft Brewers Unleash Wave Of Low-Calorie Challenger Brands

The Street

How the Beer Industry Has Been Affected by the Covid-19 Shutdown

Garden and Gun

Your New Boat Beer Is Here

Outside Business Journal

Island Brands USA is the Fastest Beer Brand to raise $1M on StartEngine

Fox Sports

Turn Up Your Tailgate

ESPN

Turn Up Your Tailgate

Business Insider

A change in SEC rules makes crowdfunding attractive to booze brands

Brobible

How Two Buddies Are Taking On Big Beer With A Light Beer And Chill Vibes

Brewbound

Island Brands USA’s Significant Fourth-Quarter Growth Paves the Way for Geographic and Product-Line Expansions in 2022

Authority Magazine

Brandon Perry Of Island Brands USA On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

The Post and Courier

Born on the beaches of Cuba, SC’s Island Brands going head-to-head with Big Beer

PR Web

Island Brands USA’s Significant Fourth-Quarter Growth Paves the Way for Geographic and Product-Line Expansions in 2022

The Shelby Report

Island Brands USA’s Growth Paves Way For Expansions In 2022

Fatherly

8 Great Easy-Drinking Lagers to Enjoy This Summer

Bravo

Island Brands on Southern Charm on Bravo

Offering Summary


Company

:

ABH Holdco, Incorporated

Corporate Address

:

49 Immigration St. Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29403

Offering Minimum

:

$9,997.16

Offering Maximum

:

$4,746,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$245.21











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Series CF-2 Non-Voting Preferred Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,172

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

600,000

Price per Share

:

$7.91

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$116,950,121.44











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Tier 1- $250

Exclusive Island Local Trucker Hat 

Exclusive Island Local Sticker

Ownership certificate


Tier 2- $500

1 Exclusive Island Local Hat  

1 Exclusive Island Local Sticker  

2 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

15% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local Founders Club "Lifetime Status"

Ownership certificate

 

Tier 3 - $1000

2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 

2 Exclusive Island Local Sticker  

4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status 

Ownership certificate 


Tier 4 - $5000

5% Bonus Shares  

2 Exclusive Island Local Hats  

2 Exclusive Island Local Stickers  

4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status

Ownership certificate


Tier 5 - $10,000

2 Exclusive Island Local Hats  

2 Exclusive Island Local Stickers 

4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status

Ownership certificate

Help Island Brands choose their next beer ! - You will help the Island Brands R&D team choose their next beer. You will have an exclusive behind the scenes look at the recipe fine tuning process and will participate in multiple tasting panels to help finalize a new innovation ahead of bringing it to market.

 

Tier 6 - $25,000

10% bonus shares 

2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 

2Exclusive Island Local Sticker 

4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

25% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status 

Ownership certificate

A one acre oyster reef will be built in your name. This effort will help clean coastal waters, restore critical habitat and provide coastal buffering to our coastline. You will work with Island Brands USA to identify a location and name the oyster reef. A celebration event will be held in your honor once the oyster reef has been established. 


Tier 7 - $50,000

15% bonus shares  

2 Exclusive Island Local Hat 

2 Exclusive Island Local Sticker  

4 Exclusive Island Local Pint Glasses  

30% off for 1 year in Island Brands USA Merch Store

Island Local “Founders Club“ Lifetime Status

Ultimate Island Getaway -Private air travel for you and one guest on Island Brands’ Renegade Seaplane “High Vibe” from Fort Lauderdale to the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas.. Kick back with the Founders for an exclusive 4 day/3 night guided fishing lodge experience. This makes you an island local for life!

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

ABH HoldCo., Inc. (dba Island Brands USA) will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Series CF-2 Non-voting Preferred Stock at $7.91 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Series CF-2 Non-voting Preferred Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $791. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$794,930.00 USD
$616,926.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$254,375.00 USD
$474,686.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$37,721.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$942,413.00 USD
$172,752.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$137,534.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$2,669,871.00 USD
$1,597,574.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$2,045,098.00 USD
$1,469,972.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$3,419,913.00 USD
-$1,073,855.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Blog: The Summer of Love

1 day ago

The summer of 1967 was a revolutionary moment in pop-culture history, coined as the “Summer of Love” by attendees and reporters alike. Hundreds of thousands of proclaimed “flower children” called to “Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out” flocked to Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco to celebrate peace, love, psychedelic drugs, and rock’n’roll. Unlike any movement before its time, this crowd’s love for music truly fostered a community, leaving no individual to go unfed. This musical era was so influential that it inspired thousands of people to join this community, abandoning their careers, families, and homes in pursuit of following their favorite bands in San Francisco. 

READ MORE

COMING SOON: Island Coastal Rum

2 days ago

Chart your course and set sail! Island Coastal Rum will be making landfall soon with varieties such as Spiced Rum, White Rum and more! Be a part of our growth by investing today!

INVEST TODAY

Charleston Magazine: A Charleston-Born Lager Is One Of The Country's Fastest-Growing Beer Brands

3 days ago

Beer drinkers have never had more options at the grocery store. Yet in an aisle defined by big-name domestics and heavily hopped craft pales, a locally owned lager has become the fastest growing 12-pack in the US, measured by “velocity per outlet.” “In the majority of places, it sells faster than the other products in that space,” explains Island Brands co-founder Scott Hansen, a Citadel grad and entrepreneur who left Wall Street for the Lowcountry in 2002. 

READ FULL ARTICLE

Coming Soon: Island Wave Water

5 days ago

With Island Coastal Tequila as the root ingredient, Island Wave Water, a tequila Ready-to-drink, is going to hitting shelves soon. With 3 delicious flavors, such as Margarita, Tequila Sunrise & Paloma. Be a part of our growth by investing today!

INVEST TODAY!


Costa Rican Chronicles: Final Week 🇨🇷

6 days ago


With a new set of friends and our final week in Costa Rica, we set off to make this the best week yet.

To start the week off we had quite the exhilarating hike on some of Costa Rica’s longest hanging bridges, that provided views that are second to none. Now this week the waves were not the biggest we have seen, however they were the longest. Between chatting with locals and endless searching on Google Maps we found ourselves venturing North to a wave that is relatively unknown by the outside world, but is arguably one of the best waves in Central America. Sitting right outside a wide river mouth it is known for its filth, crocodiles, and its 800 meter long wave. As East Coasters, many of us had never ridden a wave over ten seconds long, so to say that surfing this wave was a treat is an understatement. 13 turns a wave and a minute later we have now parted ways and are in route back to the States.

READ MORE

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Island Brands is #2 Fastest Growing in Publix & Harris Teeter!

7 days ago

We're cruising in Publix and Harris Teeter. Island Brands is the #2 fastest growing brand in Harris Teeter and Publix. Get yourself some ice cold Island beer and help us move into that 1 slot!

IRI Data L13W through 6/26/22 Super Prem Domestic

BEER FINDER

SIGN UP: Catching Waves Webinar with Co-Founder & CEO Scott Hansen

8 days ago

It's that time again! We're hosting our monthly webinar, Catching Waves this friday, August 5th at 12pm (EST). Come listen to our Co-founder and CEO Scott Hansen discuss the latest with Island Brands and what's on the horizon. Sign up in the link below.  

SIGN UP FOR CATCHING WAVES WEBINAR  

FLORIDA! Get 50% off all merch in our store!

9 days ago

If you live in the state of Florida, all you have to do is simply Direct-message us an image of you holding an Island Product in front of a Publix Store! That's it. We'll immediately send you a code for 50% off all merch in our online store. Get out there, start shopping! 

BEER FINDER

Island Brands is #1 in Food Lion!

10 days ago

We're making splashes in Food Lion! Island Brands just earned top honors as #1 brand in all Food Lions in the Super Premium Domestic Segment.

IRI Data L13W through 6/26/22 Super Prem Domestic

FIND BEER

Costa Rican Chronicles: Week 3

12 days ago

As the waves began to take shape, our crew was beyond the normal level of stoked. Surfing in the morning and the doing our usual afternoon adventure brought us upon a grom named Damon.

READ MORE

ICYMI: Our Q2 Wave Report is in!

13 days ago

See how we shaped up compared to this time in 2021!

SEE REPORT

Summer of Love Merch: Going Fast!

14 days ago

In case you missed it

Our Summer of Love merch series was put out last week and it's moving like hot cakes. Get yourself some Good Vibes Threads before they're out of stock! 

SHOP NOW

Island Brands #1 in the Sunshine State!

15 days ago

Get your shades–the future is bright. Island Brands is the fastest growing brand in the multi-outlet market in all of Florida! Get yours before the shelves clear! 

L13W through 6/26/22 Super Prem Domestic

FIND BEER

Coming Soon: Island Coastal Tequila

16 days ago

You thought we just did beer? A lot of new things brewing, or should we say 'distilling', over here at Island Brands. Be a part of our growth by investing today!

INVEST TODAY

Island Brands is #1 fastest growing brand family!

17 days ago

That's right! Island is once again the fastest growing brand family, not only in the Super Premium Domestic Segment, but in all domestic segments (Value, Premium, Super Premium) in the Southeast!

L52W thru 7/03/22 - All 2/12 12oz Packages in Total Southeast

FIND BEER


Our Q2 Wave Report is in!

19 days ago

https://app.air.inc/a/cJV1Zhg2u

What a quarter! CO2 supply chain bottleneck restricting production coupled with increased consumer demand for Active Variety Pack forced OOS resulting in an estimated loss of sales in May of approximately 60K case equivalents. Despite this loss IBUSA is still growing account distribution, as well as sales to retailers, versus IBUSA’s Q2 2021 and will continue to accelerate top line growth through geo-expansion, distributor realignment, and market expansion of CRUSH®️


SEE FULL REPORT

NEW MERCH ALERT: Summer of Love

20 days ago

We’ve been spreading good vibes over here at Island Brands, and now we got the merch to show it. Let's put down our differences, give some hugs, high fives and celebrate the Summer of Love. 

Merch is limited, so get it while it's hot, because when it's gone... it'll be gone for good! 

SHOP NOW

Notice of Funds Disbursement

22 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

New Video Alert: Afternoon Rituals

22 days ago

We've been hard at work getting our hands dirty with new content. Nothing tastes better after a long, hard day of honest work than an ice cold Island. Check out the video to see more!

WATCH VIDEO

Costa Rican Chronicles: Week 2

23 days ago

As our first week came to a close, new friends began to make their way to our tropical paradise. Without letting the new crew settle, we immediately embarked on a journey to find Costa Rica’s most coveted wave.

READ MORE

Island Presents: Costa Rican Chronicles

29 days ago

We've sent some Islanders down to Costa Rica to soak up the sun and live the Island life for the month of July. Follow our social to check in on their travels and adventures! 

FOLLOW ISLAND ON INSTAGRAM

Convenience Store News: The CRUSH line marks the second significant expansion of the Island Brands portfolio this year.

about 1 month ago

"In response to consumer demand for more options in the flavored malt beverage category, Island Brands USA introduced two new products: CRUSH Tropical Punch and CRUSH Lime Margarita. Both offerings are made with natural flavors and have a 10 percent ABV. The 16-ounce cans are available in singles, four-packs, and 24-can cases. The CRUSH line marks the second significant expansion of Island Brands' portfolio in 2022, following the first quarter debut of the Get Active Pack, featuring three new flavors of low-calorie, super-premium Island Active beer: Island Active Mango, Island Active Lime, and Island Active Watermelon."


SEE FULL STORY

PARADE: Talk About Happy Hour—24 Beers That Are Super Low In Calories—but Still Taste Great!

about 1 month ago

By Bobbi Dempsey

Low-calorie beer often doesn’t get much respect among discriminating beer connoisseurs, many of whom may be skeptical that you can get the full-bodied, rich taste of a premium beer in a trimmed-down, diet-friendly version. And while it’s true that in the past many light beers may have left you feeling shortchanged, today there are many terrific—and satisfying—low-calorie beers that run the gamut from traditional classics to exotic twists. No matter what your tastes, there is sure to be a light beer that you will enjoy.

"As you can probably guess from the name, this beer is made for people who are always on the go – although it also tastes just as good when you’re enjoying a glass while lounging on the deck watching the sunset. Either way, this light lager and its low carb and calorie count certainly won’t weigh you down. Stick with the original flavor or try the new Lime, Mango, or Watermelon varieties."

READ MORE

REMINDER: This Friday, Catching Waves with Island

about 1 month ago

Don't miss our weekly webinar where you can sit down with our Co-founder and CEO Scott Hansen and learn about the state of the company followed by a Q&A. 

REGISTER FOR JULY 8TH, 12PM (EST)

American Owned. American Made.

about 1 month ago

Unlike many of the "domestic" brands out there, we can proudly say we're made here in America. Not only that, but our ownership resides in the great U.S. of A. The real definition of 'domestic'. 

However you celebrate this glorious holiday, we hope you do it with an ice-cold Island in your hand. Remember to stay safe, drink responsible and Find Your Island.

FIND BEER

Catching Waves with Island! (Fixed Link!)

about 1 month ago

Hey Island fam, looks like we got a bit excited and sent a broken link in our last update! Don't fret, this one below will send you to the right place. 

Sign up for the next sit-down with our Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen. This coming Friday (July 8th) at 12pm EST. 

SIGN UP

BLOG: Pitmaster Christie Vanover Has Your Holiday Menu Covered

about 1 month ago

National barbecue champion and Girls Can Grill Founder Christie Vanover knows what’s best when it comes to cooking outdoors.

With summer in full swing and families across the country gearing up for July 4th festivities, Girls Can Grill founder Christie Vanover put together a few smokin’ recipes sure to please your cookout crowd. To elevate her prime cuts with a coastal twist, the barbecue extraordinaire and national champion pitmaster Christie, added cans of Island to each of her creations. Our crisp beer served up a firecracker of flavor in both her Beer-Braised Corned Beef Burnt Ends and Smoked Bratwurst with Beer-Braised Cabbage and Onions — and it wouldn’t hurt to hold one in hand while manning the grill. 

READ MORE

Introducing: Catching Waves with Island!

about 1 month ago

Thanks to everyone who attended our Webinar this morning. It went better than we could have imagined. A lot of great questions and suggestions. Due to popular feedback and demand. We've decided to hold one of these every Friday morning! So if you have any questions or just overall curious of the state of the company, feel free to sign up and join us. Friday afternoons at 12pm.

REGISTER FOR JULY 8TH, AT 12PM (EST)

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Tomorrow! Webinar with Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen

about 1 month ago

Tune in this Friday to listen to our Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen discuss the state of Island as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your investment and new and exciting things coming out of Island!  

SIGN UP FOR WEBINAR

ABC: Islands Brands USA announces initiative to help Crab Bank Island

about 1 month ago

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — As National Ocean Month comes to a close, a Charleston beer parent company is giving back to a local aquatic landmark.

Island Brands USA announced an initiative to help protect the habitat of Crab Bank Island. The company, along with Free Fly and Rheos Nautical Eyewear, is sponsoring an awareness campaign to inform people about the large bird population on the island and how people can work to keep them safe.

READ MORE HERE

Pool Party! Check Out Our Latest Video

about 1 month ago

Have you seen our newest commercial? Check out the latest and greatest video from Island showcasing our new and delicious Island Active flavors. Find yours today! 

VIEW VIDEO

THIS WEEK: Webinar with Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen

about 2 months ago

Tune in this Friday to listen to our Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen discuss the state of Island as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your investment and new and exciting things coming out of Island!  

SIGN UP FOR WEBINAR

Shirt Sale: 20% off Button Downs

about 2 months ago

We're clearing the way for some gnarly new merch! Use code 'FUNKYTEES' at checkout to receive 20% off of all our button-down shirts! Hurry before supplies run out!

SHOP SHIRTS 

Mark Your Calendar: Webinar with Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Hansen!

about 2 months ago

FRIDAY, JULY 1ST, 2022 | 11AM EST

We'll be setting the camera up for our Co-founder & CEO, Scott Hansen to go over the state of the company, as well as answer any questions you may have about your investment or the exciting things happening with Island! Stay tuned for details on how to tune in! 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Island Brands offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date, updating maximum funding goal, removing a director, adding three new directors, and adding new company securities.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Stock Up On Island For the 4th!

about 2 months ago

We can't keep the suds on the shelf! Island is going fast where it's sold, so don't be caught empty handed on July 4th. Go out and grab some now! 

FIND BEER

BEVERAGE MASTER: Island Brands – Leveraging Technology for Success

about 2 months ago

 

When entrepreneurs Brandon Perry and Scott Hansen launched Island Brands USA in 2016, their goal was to create a mainstream, easy-drinking beer with the highest quality ingredients. That was challenging given the hyper-competitive landscape and complexity of the three-tier system. But they were undaunted, and through ultra-strategic planning using branding and technology, they found a niche among “thrill-seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, and beer drinkers everywhere.”


READ ARTICLE

Take a peek behind our Brand curtain!

about 2 months ago

Curious how we strive to keep up the "Island way"? This document is the cornerstone behind what we're striving to be and do as a brand. We use it to inspire all who work for and with Island Brands. Hopefully, it'll inspire you as well.

Take a look!

BBD: The Super-Premium Beer Brand Making Moves in the High Octane FMB Space

2 months ago

Island Brands USA, a Charleston-based supplier that launched five years ago with a target around the super-premium segment, has revealed its next area of play: high ABV FMBs in a 16-oz. can.

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE

Convenience Store Products: Crush Tropical Punch and Crush Lime Margarita

2 months ago

Our new CRUSH line has been featured in Convenience Store products, read more here!

FREE Island Dog Bandana!

2 months ago

We're giving out free Dog Bandana's here at headquarters. It's simple, all you have to do is

  1. Post a picture of your pup on Instagram
  2. Tag @IslandBrands.usa and use hashtag #islandpups
  3. Make sure an Island product is somewhere in the shot! 
  4. That's it! 

We'll reach out to you and grab your address via DM and send you a free bandana! Offer ends Friday, June 17th, so hurry! 

Eat This, Not That | 9 Best Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians

3 months ago

Island Active is a lower calorie beer (88 calories) that has a crisp taste. With under three grams of carbs per can, this beer is perfect for weight loss support," says says Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, author of The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook and Fueling Male Fertility.

READ ARTICLE


Cheers to you Mom!

3 months ago

Forget to get your Mom something nice? Don't fret! Save 25% off the entire store this weekend with code 'THANKSMOM' at checkout. Ends Sunday at Midnight, so hurry!

SHOW NOW

Try our newest Beer Cocktail: The Actilada!

3 months ago

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, we’re mixing the old and the new. Based off of the traditional Mexican Michelada, our Island Actilada will surely have you feeling festive.

VIEW HOW TO MAKE IT HERE!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

CRUSH Now Available in Tennessee!

4 months ago

We're excited to announce our latest addition to the Island Brands family
CRUSH, a 10% ABV, Flavored Malt Beverage

Now available in Tennessee. If you live in TN, get out and try it! If you don't, then ask for it! 

More to come soon! 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Island Brands offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending the campaign, updating their financials, and raising their maximum funding goal.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Q1 Wave Report

4 months ago

We couldn’t be more stoked to announce another amazing quarter here at Island. Our cases shipped has increased about 250% and our revenue has grown 366%! Thanks to all who have invested so far for believing in Island Brands. Here’s to an even more impressive Q2!  

SEE REPORT

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Parade | Drink Beer and Stick to a Low-Carb Diet With These 16 Reduced-Carb Beer Options

4 months ago

Many people like to unwind by enjoying a cold, thirst-quenching beer at the end of a long day. But for people who are trying to cut down on carbs—whether it’s to lose weight or they want more energy—it’s fair to worry that their beer-savoring days are over.

READ MORE

The Shelby Report | Island Brands USA Expands Distribution Into Mississippi

4 months ago

Charleston, South Carolina-based Island Brands USA has expanded its Gulf Coast distribution into Mississippi with wholesale partner, Southern Beverage. 

Major retailers in Mississippi like Kroger, Walmart and Piggly Wiggly will receive the full portfolio of Island Brands’ American-made, American-owned beers. This includes its brands Island Coastal Lager and Island Active, as well as the extensions of those lines: Island Lemonada, Island Southern Peach and the newly released Get Active Pack featuring Island Active Mango, Island Active Lime and Island Active Watermelon.

READ MORE

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Island Brands is named one of Southeast's Fastest Growing Companies by Inc.com

5 months ago

We're pleased to announce Island Brands has made the 2022 #IncRegionals list as one of the fastest growing companies in the Southeast! See the full list on Inc.com

We're making moves! Find your Island in even more places now!

5 months ago

We’re happy to announce we’ve expanded our territory! You can now find our crushable line of beers in Mississippi and the Caribbean (St. Thomas, St. Martin and Puerto Rico to name a few) with Texas and Lousiana just on the horizon, so stay tuned!

Not sure where to find your Island? Check out our handy Beer Finder on our site.


Active Flavors Launching in 3, 2, 1...

5 months ago

Stoked to be featured in Brewbound this morning! Our new Active Variety Pack hits shelves tomorrow, March 4th in select markets. Snag one if you see 'em!

Read Article

Now Premiering: #GetActive

6 months ago

Don't miss our brand new cinematic production for our #GetActive campaign! Join us as we continue our mission to live life to the fullest.

Watch Video

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Island Brands has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Island Brands be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Try the Island Pickle Splash!

6 months ago

Peanut butter & jelly, coffee & donuts, Hall & Oates. Some of the best combinations only contain 2 ingredients! There's no guessing here - 1 can of Island Active + a splash of pickle juice = The Island Pickle Splash!


Follow us on Instagram to discover more fun things to do with Island beer!

You Bet Your Glass We’re Doing Bottles!

6 months ago

We’ve got plans to move our product into bottles. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy Island beers in more than just a can! Glass bottles are on their way. Invest today to join the family and become an Islander! 

INVEST NOW 

Puerto Rico and Beyond!

6 months ago

We’re proud to announce you can now find our beer on the beautiful shores of Puerto Rico! What’s more, we’re also going to Sint Maartin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, St. John and Trinidad and Tobago. Invest today to be a part of the action.
INVEST NOW

The Island Bourbon Punch is here!

6 months ago

Your new favorite Beer Cocktail is here! Time to kick back, let Island Coastal Lager and your favorite bourbon be your sidekick while you tell stories and bask in the winter sun. It's easy to make:

1 part bourbon
2 parts cranberry juice
3 parts ICL
Lime & cinnamon simple syrup to taste

Follow us on Instagram to discover more fun things to do with Island beer!

We're coming to Mississippi!

6 months ago

Great news Mississippians! We're moving West. We'll be serving our whole line of products in the great Magnolia state starting Mid March. Until then, use our Beer Finder to find out where you can purchase your new favorite beer!

 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Island Brands offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is disclosing an officer change, amending their articles of incorporation, and extending their campaign 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Island Brands offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is disclosing an officer change, amending their articles of incorporation, and extending their campaign 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

We're Leveling Up | New Island Active Flavors

6 months ago

The light beer you know and love just made some new friends! Still 88 calories and 2.6g of carbs, you come to expect from Island Active, but with exciting new flavors! Introducing Island Active Lime, Watermelon and Mango. All these amazing flavors will be hitting shelves soon. Keep your ear to the sand for release dates and other updates. 

Brewbound | Island Brands USA Sees Significant Fourth-Quarter Growth

7 months ago


"A key growth strategy in 2022 will be adding small, independent retailers like convenience stores and gas stations to complement Island Brands’ presence in large grocers and liquor shops." 

Read Full Article

Post and Courier | Sudsy sales surge has Charleston beer entrepreneurs looking South, offshore

7 months ago

Island Brands is considering expanding its distribution territory to include Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. The move follows triple-digit growth in sales in the company's key Southeast markets, including the Carolinas and Georgia. 

Read full article

PR Web | Island Brands USA’s Significant Fourth-Quarter Growth

7 months ago

 “We have enjoyed a nice growth trend of Island Brands beers in 2021 highlighted by two BOGO events at our largest customer, Publix, and we are glad to see the formulation of a C-Store strategy to address that important channel of trade. The folks at Island Brands have been very instrumental in navigating the supply chain successfully during these challenging times. It’s refreshing to do business with the kind of laser focus and clear objectives that Island Brands brings to the table.” Added Chris Dayock, VP of National Accounts at J.J. Taylor Distributing of Florida 

Read full article

 

BroBible | Island Brands Beer: How Two Buddies Are Taking On Big Beer With A Light Beer And Chill Vibes

7 months ago

The Island Brands Beer has some parallel through lines to the ones above: Friendship, good times, and a viable need in the wider beer marketplace for a truly crushable light beer. The guys have all kinds of things in the work: An Island Cabana bar in coastal waters as a sort of consumer hub for hanging out, for example. Loyalty programs. An app called the Island passport app to help with customer and retail data. Merch and music. “Very soon we’re going to be launching in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas. We’re bringing out the best of breed talent. We’re going to roll this out nationwide and, hopefully, emerge bigger than some of the brands.” 

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Authority Magazine | Meet The Disruptors: Brandon Perry Of Island Brands USA On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

7 months ago

Disruptive action always seems to be frowned upon by the middle of the bell curve followers. In order to be a disruptor you need to take risks and have a very short memory when people tell you your ideas are crazy or cannot be executed. In 2021, Island Brands became the fastest-growing super premium domestic can family in the Southeast; and, in keeping with Brandon and Scott’s original mission, boasts a line of products that are all-natural, GMO-free and contain zero fillers, zero artificial flavors, zero adjuncts. 

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Garden & Gun | Your New Boat Beer Is Here

7 months ago

Island Coastal Lager, founded just last year by two friends from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, takes an even milder approach. “It has a soft sweetness from the malt, with a less distinct hops character,” Macquarrie says. ICL is widely available throughout Southern beach states—even inland in Atlanta and Birmingham. “The brewers have put thought into these beers,” Macquarrie says, “but you don’t have to think a lot about drinking them.” Cheers to that. 

READ MORE

Forbes | Island Brands Unleash Wave Of Low-Calorie Challenger Brands

8 months ago

So, what’s driving so many small breweries to shift their focus toward the lighter side of the beer market? For his part, Scott Hansen, the cofounder of South Carolina’s East Island Brewing, which makes Island Coastal Lager and is rolling out an 88-calorie competitor called Island Active, said the broader consumer packaged goods industry has been focused on creating “better for you” products for years. “Beer is simply trying to catch up,” he said 

READ MORE

Tune in this Friday for a Message from the Big Man Himself!

8 months ago

Santa! We know him! Tune in Friday to @islandcoastallager to hear Father Christmas share some insight on our latest investment and why a Gift of Island makes the perfect present!

Merry Christmas from Island Brands USA!

INVEST TODAY

Distribution Is The Key To Success

8 months ago

Island beer is distributed by 46 "best in class" beer focused distributor partners that service 120,000+ points of distribution in our footprint.

INVEST TODAY!

Flavor Time Is Here At Island Brands

8 months ago

We've got some epic new product innovations coming out soon like Pomelo, Lime, Watermelon, and Mango! Learn more on our StartEngine page.

INVEST TODAY!

Tune In To @islandcoastallager At 5pm Today

8 months ago

Give the gift of Island! Tune in at 5pm to our main Instagram account @islandcoastallager for a special message. 

TUNE IN!

The Ultimate Gift for the Beer Drinker In Your Life

8 months ago

No supply chain issues here! Buy the beer drinker in your life a stake in the fastest growing beer brand in the Southeast 🤙  - crush the link to own a piece of Island Brands today!

INVEST NOW!

All Clean, Better-For-You Investment Strategies

8 months ago

We brew our beers using only water, malted barley, yeast and hops. It's a simple method that creates great taste and avoids unhealthy fillers found in many mainstream beers.

INVEST NOW!

Island Active Is The #1 Fastest Growing Beer Brand In The South East

8 months ago

Did you know? Island Active is the #1 fastest growing beer brand in the Southeast according to IRI data!

INVEST NOW!

Where Supply Meets Demand In Our Footprint

8 months ago

The domestic beer market is valued at over $116 billion and beer consumption is up over 10% in the Southeast footprint where Island Brands is currently distributed.

INVEST NOW!

We're Back In Time For the Holidays!

8 months ago

Get yourself and a friend of piece of the Southeast’s fastest growing beer brand as we set our sights on 2022 and beyond!

INVEST TODAY!

Invest By The Numbers

8 months ago

Island Brands continues to outpace our competition in the domestic premium beer category. We're the #1 Fastest Growing 12-Pack Brand Family in the US! Learn more on our "Reasons to Invest" page on StartEngine!

INVEST TODAY!

We're Back In Time For the Holidays!

8 months ago

Get yourself and a friend of piece of the Southeast’s fastest growing beer brand as we set our sights on 2022 and beyond!

INVEST TODAY!

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