A Brewery Public House dedicated to creating exceptional craft beer and fermented foods.
We want to make amazing beer to share with you!
Swing Tree Brewing Company will be a family owned and operated brewery public house and live music venue located in Ashland, Oregon. Our Mission at Swing Tree is to provide exceptional, handcrafted beer in a friendly and community-focused atmosphere. Our public house will also offer a modest menu based around our house made sourdough and other fermented foods. We want to provide a year-round “home-away-from-home” for our local friends and neighbors. It is our goal is to become a staple of the Ashland community by being committed to strong and responsible community development and by providing uncompromised quality in all our products. We are dedicated to living local, buying local, and supporting Southern Oregon’s emerging craft beer culture.
Swing Tree will offer 4 year-round anchor brands that you will be able to find every time you walk in our door. The Porch Swing is our flagship brew. It is a light bodied, easy drinking pale ale with a nice, floral hop character. This beer is lower in alcohol so you can relax and have a few pints with friends and family after a hard days work. The Two Shilling Ale is a brown ale with a luscious, dark, caramel complexity. The Lonely Trike is a bold and floral red ale. And finally, any brewery in the Northwest would be crazy not to offer a hopped-up IPA, thus we give you the Obligatory IPA, which will not disappoint the thirsty hop-crazy masses.
Rotating Seasonal Selections:
Swing Tree will have 4 rotating taps at the public house that will change every few months. These will include a tap for a wheat beer, a dark beer, and an IPA. We will also have a beer of the month which will give us a chance to have some fun with new and exciting recipes.
Swing Tree will regularly offer two traditionally prepared cask ales, also known as real ale. Real ale is unfiltered beer that is dosed with sugar, hops, and finings and left to ferment in a stainless steel cask. It is then served directly from that vessel at a slightly higher temperature then the regular ales. These tapings will be quite the sight to see!
We will also be offering spontaneously fermented beers, known as our Tradition Series. These beers will be fermented with the naturally occurring yeast and bacteria from the Rogue Valley air, which will give it a very distinct flavor. These beers will be aged in oak barrels and blended to create the perfect balance of flavors.
Brandon Overstreet, Brewer/President/Co-Founder Brandon started as an avid homebrewer in 2005 and knew right away that making amazing beer was what he was supposed to do! Since then he expanded his craft and worked as a professional brewer at several established breweries. Now armed with 6 years of professional brewing experience and countless hours of business, market, and industry research, Brandon is ready to venture out and bring Swing Tree to reality.
Tanya Overstreet, Media Director/Restaurant General Manager/Co-Founder Tanya also started as a homebrewer in 2005 and has since immersed herself in the craft beer community. She has spent the last 6 years in the food service industry and is excited to compliment Swing Tree’s exceptional beer with equally pleasing fare.
Teri Burrill, Sales/Head Bartender Teri spent the past 7 years in sales and customer service. She received a degree in business and is excited to put this knowledge to work for Swing Tree. Although a newer convert to the craft beer world, Teri’s enthusiasm is not lacking and she can’t wait to share it with her patrons.
While Swing Tree has been in the works for quite a few years (Brandon began conceptualizing it in 2006) we are getting close to making this dream a reality. While our overall project is going to cost much more than the $20,000 we are raising here, this kickstarter fund will help with some initial costs. We have our grand opening planned for early 2013 and this seed money will help get us there. Your pledge will fund:
- Professional services including lawyer and accountant fees
- Our Private Placement Memorandum (the legal paperwork enabling us to seek private investment partners)
- Licensing and permit fees
- Visual marketing design
- Other general corporate purposes
We hope you take this chance to own a part of Swing Tree history. We only have 30 days and if we don’t reach the FULL AMOUNT of our goal in pledges, WE DON’T GET ANYTHING! So please pledge now, no matter how small, and tell all your friends to visit us on kickstarter and do the same.
How to pledge:
- Log on to Kickstarter (all you need is an email address and password)
- Sign in to Amazon and enter your payment info (if you don’t already have an Amazon account, signing up is simple) - your credit card will be charged ONLY if we reach our $20,000 goal
- Share our project with your friends and let them know how they can help
- Pat yourself on the back and take heart in knowing you own a piece of Swing Tree Brewing Company
While we would love nothing more than to share our beer with all of our supporters, we are currently limited in that capacity. We do not yet have a pub, and do not yet have a liquor license to sell our products. But have no fear, we are brewing some delicious pilot batches and are going to be sharing them at some great local events in the near future. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our website to keep updated on these events.
Until then, rest assured that with Brandon's professional experience, brewing prowess, and uncompromised passion for his craft, the beer is exceptional!Cheers!
We don't have pictures of our reward products yet because we are working on getting a new logo designed now. It will be similar to the one we currently have (our original sketch from our very own, Brandon Overstreet) but spiffed up quite a bit. All of our rewards- pint glass, sticker, t-shirt- will have this new logo.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 20, 2012.
May 21, 2012 - Jun 20, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A Swing Tree sticker and a lifetime membership to our Founders Club (includes great benefits such as happy hour prices any time you walk in our door).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
A Swing Tree pint glass, sticker, and a lifetime membership to our Founders Club (includes great benefits such as happy hour prices any time you walk in our door).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A Swing Tree T-shirt, pint glass, sticker and a lifetime membership to our Founders Club (includes great benefits such as happy hour prices any time you walk in our door).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Your name on the Founders Plaque to be located in the brewery plus the $50 reward package.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Your very own homebrew assistant! Our head brewer, Brandon Overstreet, will come to your house (within 200 miles or so) and be YOUR assistant for the day. Plus the $50 reward package. Not a homebrewer? Not a local? You can instead choose to double up on the $100 reward package and share your schwag with a friend.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
An invitation for you and your family to a pre-opening founders party at the brewery where you will both be pampered with food, brews, and a first hand look at the brewery. Plus the $50 reward package. -Travel costs not includedEstimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
A day with the brewer. You will spend an entire day shadowing the brewer. The day will include lunch on us and a keg of your favorite Swing Tree brew to take home and share with friends and family. Plus the $50 reward package. -Travel costs not includedEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
The Swing Tree team will put on a special brewers dinner for you and 9 of your friends. Just think how popular you will be! Plus the $50 reward package. -Travel costs not includedEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
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Be the brewer! From start to finish you get to be the brewer of a special release Swing Tree brew. This includes recipe development, brewing, naming, and tapping. And of course you will get some of the finished product to share with friends and family! Plus the $50 reward package. -Travel costs not includedEstimated delivery: Apr 2013