Creating the Stickmen experience! Hand crafted beer, unique food & an atmosphere that promotes conversation & good times with friends.
We (JT and Tim) first kicked around the idea of starting a business together after experiencing the izakayas (“pubs”) we frequented in Japan while travelling together on business. The variety of menu items and the atmosphere of these establishments provided a source of inspiration for both of us. In particular, the most interesting places featured skewers of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The skewers are cooked over a long, charcoal grill and immediately served to customers. A meal can be made out of an order of several skewers or periodically enjoy a skewer or two throughout a session of socializing (and drinking!). It is the perfect food for sharing with friends and items pair well with beers, cocktails, and the Japanese distilled spirit - shochu.
The love of homebrewed and commercial craft beer was the final piece of the puzzle to bring the Stickmen concept together. While JT had been considering the idea of starting a production nano-brewery, stepping up to a larger brew system and incorporating food made the most sense. Developing a brew pub that allowed us to offer our beers as well as bringing the experience of izakaya style eating was now the focus. This is what we want to do!
The Stickmen Experience
We plan to make Stickmen a brewpub that is known as much for its food as its beer. The atmosphere and small plates menu will encourage conversation, experimentation, and sharing.
The food menu will feature a mix of perennial favorites along with seasonal offerings cooked on an open charcoal grill in the Japanese (kushiyaki) style but with an international array of flavors. Portions will be small and with low price points to allow iterative food and drink ordering.
The beer lineup will be a reflection of the food menu. There will be a diverse set of year-round beers including Northwest style pale ales and IPA’s as well as a classic stout, a malt-centric red and other guest favorites. Returning seasonal beers will add to the mix along with more experimental one-off small batch beers. A pint will be a true 16 ounce portion as opposed to the approximately 14 ounce “pint” pours that many bars sell. Beers will also be available in partial pint sizes to encourage sampling a variety of styles.
In addition to beer we will offer liquor and wine with a continued focus on local artisan products – leveraging the bounty of Willamette Valley wineries, saké producers, and the burgeoning Oregon craft distillation movement.
Kickstart Our Capacity!
In our conversations with brewers in the Northwest we heard over and over how the biggest problem is keeping up with demand. So, proceeds from our Kickstarter effort will be used to give us the production capacity we need for the brewery. Primarily this means fermenters and brite tanks.
The Brewery & Skewery
Our project is underway with a lease signed just before the end of December. Our goal is to open our doors sometime in April and have a great lineup of our beers pouring well before the summer sun makes its appearance. To keep tabs on our progress check out our Facebook page.
Here's how you can help make sure we don't run out of beer!
DONATE to our Kickstarter campaign! Not only will you be helping make this project a reality, you'll also get some fantastic rewards. PLEASE NOTE: we only receive funding if we reach our TOTAL goal.
Follow these easy steps:
1. CREATE a Kickstarter account. It's simple, all it takes is an email and a password.
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, it is an easy set-up as well.
3. PLEDGE at whatever level you like! Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal by March 1st.
Spread the word - tell everyone you know about this cool project!
Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it!
Oh, and don't forget to watch the video!
Tim & JT
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 1, 2012.
Jan 19, 2012 - Mar 1, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Get a Stickmen logo sticker to decorate your car, boat, beer fridge or pet! We will also throw in a Stickmen beer coaster and immortalize you on our website!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $15 or more
The above rewards plus a cool Stickmen bottle opener.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above rewards plus a true pint glass with the Stickmen logo.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above rewards plus a soon to be rare first addition Stickmen T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The above rewards plus an invitation to a special VIP party at the Skewery. Not to be missed!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
The above rewards plus a locally made ceramic flip-top growler (adorned with the Stickmen logo of course). You also get 4 free growler fills during the first year Stickmen is open.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Be a brew day helper! You and a friend get to spend the day brewing with us. Includes lunch or dinner, beer, and all of the above rewards for 2 people.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Have a private party for you and 5 guests. We will put together an amazing spread for you and treat you like royalty! You won't walk away hungry or thirsty! Includes the items from the first 5 reward levels for you and each guest.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
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You get to help design a limited edition beer and when it is done you get a keg of it! How cool is that? Includes the items from the first 5 reward levels as well as one Founders Club membership (see our website for details).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
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Get your name on one of the Stickmen brewing tanks. Also, we will do our best to always refer to that tank by your name - "Joe needs a good clean out" - you get the idea. Includes the items from the first 8 reward levels as well as one Founders Club membership (see our website for details).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Portland area brewery tour for 2. See for yourself if there are any decent beers in these parts! We will fly you and a guest to Portland for a two day tasting tour. Includes flights (continental US and Canada only), accommodations, and meals. We will also send you home with a load of Stickmen swag and give you two Founders Club memberships (see our website for details).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012