Help Kickstart Hoppy Girl Brewing, a Nano Brewery & Brewpub in Southeast Minnesota.Small Brews with Big Taste!
BRING LIFE TO HOPPY GIRL NANO BREWERY & WINE CAFE- a Brewpub with great flair!
Brenda Ammon is the owner, operator and one of the head brewers at Hoppy Girl Brewing and she is asking for your support to help her be one of the few, but growing, female owner/operator/brewers in the U.S. and most importantly in Minnesota (her home state). Everyone will receive a SPECIAL token of my appreciation at each reward level too (wink, wink)!
Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC was formed out of pure love for great things, craft beer and the people who like craft beer. We would like to grow from just home brewing in our kitchen to sharing our creations with those who enjoy "researching" craft beer, wine and martinis like we do. We appreciate you sharing our story with your friends, family, coworkers, beer, wine and martini enthusiasts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and any other method you think is appropriate.
- The money raised will be used for purchasing all the brew equipment, licensing, supplies and amenities needed to run a nano brewery, supplies necessary for all grain brewing, a professional logo, website and video and when we exceed our goal, I will be able to get rolling with this project. NO monies will be used for salaries, just necessary expenditures to get up and running.
- This takes $$$$$ and Kickstarter allows people with great ideas a chance to bring their dreams to reality from supporters like YOU!
- Simply click on the donation level you feel meets your abilities, your credit card is only charged the amount you say and Brenda will only RECEIVE the money if her minimum $25,000 goal is reached by May 23, 2012 at 3:00pm CT.
- It is quick and easy and I ask in advance that you share my idea with your friends, family and beer/wine/martini lovers and of course anyone who believes in organic foods from local farmers as that is part of our plan too
STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter.com -
just need an e-mail and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon.com (if you already have an account you're good to go)
STEP THREE: Kick us $10 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach that $25,000 goal! (check out the rewards you can earn)
What is Hoppy Girl Nano Brewery & Wine Cafe?
We are not just a bar, nor a restaurant. We are a multi-faceted business which will encompass the rapidly growing nano/micro-brewing movement throughout the country, a wine café showcasing the wines from the multitude of local wineries, including the Great River Road Wine Trail and some of our favorite international wine choices, and a martini bar using only hand selected vodkas and unique recipes. We will also have the Hoppy Girl Excursion Beer Tour from Milwaukee, WI, to Minneapolis, MN. Ladies join the Hoppy Chicks Brew Crew, where we share and learn about brewing beer, wine, martinis, coffees, teas and more. We are a meeting place for family celebrations, local promotions and events showcasing the communities other businesses and the site of activities focused on funding for charities and non-profits. Do you want to learn how to brew beer? Then join us for one of our classes and see why we have so much fun brewing and researching beer. Are you a speaker and have information to educate our patrons and community? We will be home to many educational formats including home brewing, organic/sustainable living, gardening, and so much more.
Where is Hoppy Girl Nano Brewery located? Currently we are in the planning stages, and plan to open in my hometown area of Wabasha, MN, population 2,600, along the Mississippi River, approximately 1 1/2 hours south of Surly Brewery.
How is Hoppy Girl different from other breweries? At Hoppy Girl we are driven by quality beer in small batches known as artisan brews. Our drive is not to be the biggest brewery on the block, we are driven by customer service, offer small plated menu versus a full restaurant style menu. Below are some of the activities we will offer. Since Wabasha is made up of 2,600 people, our desire is to "entertain" our guests. However if you just want to come and enjoy a pint of great beer, then be our guest!
We plan to offer Massage Monday Madness featuring Martinis (I have 18 years experience as a licensed massage therapist) where you get complimentary 10 minute chair massage. Trivia Tuesday where you can build your brain power, while enjoying our craft beer! Wine Down Wednesday featuring Women, Wisdom & Wine gatherings (not bitch sessions, but social gathering of great women). Maybe Thirsty Thursday with discounts on craft beer and double price for domestic or imports (just kidding my Mich Golden Friends). A week is not complete without Fantastic Friday so who knows what we will be celebrating by then. Sports Saturdays for all the college football fans and of course others sports like Tour d France, Swimming, Strongman competitions (for my son) and the latest craze...Cross Fit Challenges and we will slow down a bit for Sunday's and offer Acoustic Sundays as we want to showcase local talent both musical and artistic. Did I say we were going to be a destination spot so we will always have something going on if you need activity and if not just come and drink our beer and enjoy our homemade soups, fresh breads from the local bakery in Wabasha, or maybe you just want to sample a great cheese & salami plate with fresh fruits/veggies and of course for the ladies....chocolate. We would like to be featured as a "slow food" type brew pub. Did I mention we plan to offer our featured Sweet Brew Creations Chocolate Milk Stout cake & brownies made from scratch or our beer cookies and cupcakes baked on the premises?
Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC Mission
Our mission is to provide a fun, educational atmosphere where everyone, single or group of friends, can relax while sampling craft beer, wine, martinis or unique sodas, coffee or teas with our small fare of food offerings, including locally grown and/or organic choices. Enjoy reading a book by the fireplace, playing a game of checkers, watching a sporting event on television or simply enjoying your work time away from the office using our free Wi-Fi access. We plan to work with the historical society and be a source for sharing the history of Wabasha and our many great businesses in town, including the National Eagle Center, Historic Anderson House, Slippery’s (Home of the Grumpy Old Men Movies), Lark Toys in Kellogg, MN, (with their hand carved carousel) , the stories of Mark Twain, Big Jo Flour Mill and so much more.
Help Make Our Goal a Reality!
Our goal of $25,000 is minimal but a great start to making Hoppy Girl Brewing a reality in our town of 2,600. Wabasha, MN, which is one of the oldest river towns along the Mississippi River. I believe that Hoppy Girl Brewing, along with all the other great businesses and restaurants, will help to bring back the community and be a stopping point again for the American Queen Paddle Boat, which is back in service.
WE ONLY HAVE 45 DAYS TO REACH OUR GOAL and as stated above all monies will be used for the equipment, supplies, licenses and building a bar/lounge area with plenty of televisions for all to enjoy. Thank you for helping Brenda (aka One Hoppy Chick be the first female owner/brewer of a nano brewery in Wabasha and possibly Minnesota.) CHEERS!!!
To provide you, the patron & supporter with great beer, exceptional service, and of course to continue to give back to Bringing Back Our Community Nonprofit with each beer we make and pour at Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC
Thank you for helping us exceed our goal!
All Aboard…the Hoppy Girl Excursion Tour where your dreams can become a reality and where the eagles soar above the beautiful Mississippi River.
There are two major categories of beer, lagers and ales, which differ in the yeast and the temperatures used to brew them.
Lagers are generally drier, crisper, and less fruity-tasting than ales and are best served chilled. Some popular styles are: American pale lagers tend to have more carbonation than other beers and be lighter in color. Pilsners are clean, crisp, and malty-sweet, with a medium to high bitterness and a good amount of carbonation. Steam lager is made with lager yeast, but is brewed at warmer temperatures, giving it some ale characteristics. Light beer has fewer hops and barleys to reduce calories. Bock beer is hearty, dark, and sweet with high alcohol content and pronounced malt flavor.
Ales are sweeter and fuller-bodied than lagers and are generally best at room temperatures or slightly warmer. Some popular styles are: Brown ales are usually red or copper colored and have a sweet and malty flavor, milder than other ales. Pale ales have a pronounced hop flavor and aroma. Porters are darker, full-bodied, with a noticeable barley flavor reminiscent of chocolate. Stout is very dark, with a roasted, almost bitter flavor. American wheat ale is light-bodied, refreshing, and crisp.
Info from Publix Greenwise Market
From the basics, you can create just about any style and flavor beer you want.
pledged of $25,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 13, 2012.
Apr 8, 2012 - May 23, 2012 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you for thinking of me and taking time to contribute. Your name will be included on the Plaque of Donors that helped us get started. Receive FREE hugs for lifeEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Receive a Hoppy Girl Brewing label and personal thank you cardEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Receive a Hoppy Girl Brewing label and HGB keychain bottle opener with personal thank you cardEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $45 or more
In addition to receiving the Hoppy Girl Brewing label and keychain bottle opener, you will receive a limited print t-shirt just for our Kickstarter supportersEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
In addition to receiving the Hoppy Girl Brewing label and keychain bottle opener, you will receive a limited print t-shirt just for our Kickstarter supporters and a HGB pint glass with personal thank cardEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $125 or more
You are a VIP and we want to reward you for helping us reach our goal in 45 days. You will receive all the rewards at the previous level and be on our VIP list to join us for our soft & grand openings (we will be giving away special gift then), and receive a growler, no worries if you live to far away, I will mail it to you.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (49 of 50 left)
Can a VIP reach Double VIP status? Of course! Receive the label, keychain bottle opener, HGB t-shirt, HGB growler, special gift and invites to soft and grand opening nights, but you arrive an hour before the rest of the VIP's and guests to enjoy personal tour, complimentary hors d' oeuvres & personal picture thank you cardEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
Triple VIP it is! Receive all the benefits of the $250 supporters and we will also add in a year in the mug club or wine club (and all the extras that come with that status) which ever you prefer. You will receive VIP treatment for each new release event or special event Hoppy Girl Brewing hostsEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
Because of YOU, our dreams of "building a bar" are coming true and we want to say THANK YOU! We will add to the previous benefits package a SPOT at the BAR with your name on it! Two year membership in the mug/wine/martini clubs and all the amenities and you will get front row seating to all the special events all day, every dayEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $2,495 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Has a beer ever been named after you? Become a legend at Hoppy Girl Brewing with your own beer. Of course we will give you all the goodies that our $1,000 supporters receive, but you receive LIFETIME mug/wine/martini club membership amenities and yes a SPOT at the BAR and you choose which spot. You will also receive one of our handcrafted beer giraffes as well. THANK YOU for making Hoppy Girl Nano Brewery & Wine Cafe a reality!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $3,495 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
We have only 1 spot for this reward: You will have the opportunity to have a beer named after you, you chose the name (approval of name required), You will receive all the benefits of the $2,495 supporter and if you live within the continental U.S., we will fly you up for our grand opening and put you up at local lodging for 3 days/2nights. We will post your picture with HGB Brewers and post on the wall for all to see our top supporter(s). You are our HERO! Thank you for making Hoppy Girl Nano Brewery & Wine Cafe a reality!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $4,495 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
I want to give you something that will last! Something meaningful and will promote you and/or your business too. Not only will I fly you (as long as you are in the continental U.S.) to our grand opening and put you up in a local hotel for 3 days/2 nights, but you will get to put your name and/or business name logo across the bar. Of course you get all the other great offers and one of our signature beer giraffes that are being handcrafted. Our bar will be in concrete and your name/logo will be displayed appropriately. Everyone can see it and of course you will get your place at our "bar" all day/every day! You take VIP to the Grandest Level of All! Thank you for being our #1 supporter.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012