Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Make no mistake, we worked our tails off, but you made it a reality, and it would not have happened without you. This is just a brief update, and Nate and I will write something quite a bit more full very soon. We are truly grateful and in awe of the support. However, I just quickly wanted to cover two things.
One, you should receive an email indicating that the funding has been successful along with something from Amazon saying "Your payment to Wilderness Brewing has succeeded." Hopefully, everyone got that. Otherwise, you should get something from Kickstarter telling you how to fix an issue if you have one. In addition, your credit card company may watch for suspected fraudulent charges. If that's the case, just tell them that you helped get an awesome brewery going and that the charge is actually fine. Point is, please just be sure that everything processed correctly (more than likely this is really the exception and most of you are just fine).
Two, many of you have left a note of congratulations. We intend to answer everyone. Others of you have left questions. We intend to answer those as well. Some of you want to talk about how we did it and Kickstarter, etc. We intend to answer everybody. Please know that if it takes us a bit to get back to you that it isn't a slight...there is just a flurry of activity right this second. Our hope is to get back to everyone mid-day or so tomorrow. If this poses a particular issue for anyone, post something with "urgent" or something like that.
In closing: I used to debate what my favorite number was...I think I've settled on 372. We owe each and every backer a debt of gratitude. Our hearts are full.
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May 31, 2011 - Aug 4, 2011 (65 days)
Pledge $25 or more
A bumper sticker for your car or carboy and a Wilderness Brewing Co. key chain bottle opener. Now you can open your beers and represent Wilderness Brewing Co. anywhere you wander. All supporters will be memorialized in a Thank You Credit on the brewery's website.
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Wilderness Brewing Co. t-shirt and prior level's rewards. Fashioned on the looms of nomadic herders...okay, not really. But you can be proud to wear the shirts around and get to tell, over and over again, how you made our brewery project happen. How cool is that?
Pledge $100 or more
At this and all ensuing level you will get a personalized invite to the brewery's grand opening as wells as prior levels' rewards. Additionally you can also map out your beer exploits in your very own Wilderness Brewery Beer Tasting note book.
Pledge $250 or more
22 backers Limited (18 of 40 left)
Be a silver member of our Wanderer's Club when you give at this level. Wanderer's club members will get a punchable compass graphic and will be able to get a N,E,S,W punch when they come into the brewery good for 4 pours of your favorite sudsy beverage, as well as some face time with Nate and Mike. Of course, you will get an invite to the grand opening party as well. On top of this, you will receive a personalized pint glass and prior levels' rewards. If you are not in the KC area, we will make every attempt to legally ship a sampling to you.
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers Limited (15 of 20 left)
Wanderer's Club Gold Level same was silver but with the NE, SE, SW, and NW directions added. That's 8 pours. You will also get two personalized pint glass, as well as a tasting notebook...you'll have plenty of stuff to put into the glasses and the notebook.
Pledge $1,000 or more
5 backers Limited (7 of 12 left)
At this level you will also get a brew named after you. We will also have a custom tap handle made for this beer we will only brew once. Then the tap will be placed at the brewery and on display for the ages. You get the two personalized pint glasses, which is already pretty cool. But your glasses will have the name of your beer. Of course, you are automatically a Wanderer's club Gold member.
Pledge $2,500 or more
3 backers Limited (5 of 8 left)
This level is the same as all the above except you get to call the style of beer. Also, you will have the choice of either housing the custom tap handle at the brewery or having it sent to you. In addition, you will be invited to a night of tasting rare beers at our brewery. Expect some surprises.
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Our top level gives you the opportunity to come see us in our element. You will be flown out to Kanas City, MO for a three day trip of private beer tasting, rare beer tasting, and seeing the beer on tap that has been named after you. We will brew your beer twice in a our first year of being up and running. You will be sent back with your custom tap handle and all the swag: key chain opener, custom pint glasses with your name and beer on it, t-shirt, tasting note book, sticker...well, the whole shebang. Expect to be wowed.