Our existing brewery in Pacific City is maxed out and we need your help to get to the next level.
We need a bigger brewery!
We are absolutely thrilled that we have so many fans out there; however, there are a lot of people who keep asking why they can't get our beer where they live! It's not that they don't want to drive to the beach all the time (who doesn't?), but hey, it would be nice to just pick it up at the grocery store, wouldn't it? So help us out by backing our new brewery in Tillamook.
Pelican Brewers want to bring their beer to more people.
You can help by backing our new production brewery in historic downtown Tillamook. The project consists of building renovations and brewing equipment totalling $1.3 Million and we have raised the bulk of the funding from various sources. We need a minimum of $100,000 from this Kickstarter campaign to get the basics up and running. If we can obtain $200,000 from this campaign, then we get to buy EVERYTHING we need. As you know, it's all or nothing at Kickstarter, so we've set the minimum at $100,000 which is what we really have to have to get started.
It's the perfect place because it's close to our hometown of Pacific City so we can keep an eye on those brewers (you know, making sure they are working and not just drinking the fruits of their labors), there is an awesome large building just waiting to become a brewery, and the economy in Tillamook really needs a boost. We'll be adding quite a few good jobs (construction work and permanent positions) as well as a great place to go and have a great beer and some great food while you visit with brewers in the tasting room.
Oh, and we aren't some fly-by-night operation.
We've done this kind of project before. A brief history …….In 1995 Jeff Schons and Mary Jones purchased an old brick building on the oceanfront in Pacific City
Over the past 16 years, we have built up an amazing number of awards for our world-class beer.
We've worked hard to maximize production in the Pacific City location, but we've reached our capacity there and we need to take it to the next level in order to fulfill the demands of our loyal customers.
We have found a perfect site in downtown Tillamook where an old building is ready for us to come in and transform it into a vibrant working brewery, producing 4 times the quantity of our original brewery at it's opening, with ability to grow a lot more in years to come.
The renovated building will have a great little tasting room where you can come and enjoy a pint at the bar, play a little shuffleboard, hang with the brewers, and enjoy a great meal. We will also have a great outdoor patio for when the sun is shining. Please help us make it happen by becoming a backer.
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This is a project we've talked about for several years. We've crunched numbers. We've done the research. We've LIVED it, when we started Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City (see history above). We have experience in jumping through the various "hoops" involved in permitting, construction, design and installation of equipment, and a myriad of other components. (We've become quite good at cutting through bureaucratic red tape over the years.) We believe that this history has given us the skills and knowledge to overcome the many obstacles we willl face and we are fortunate to have a team of experienced professionals on the project to keep it on track for an early summer opening; however, we do know that unexpected problems do come up, in which case our opening could be delayed by a month or two. Thanks for your support and we'll see you there!
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 2.
Jan 31, 2013 - Mar 2, 2013 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
7 backers Limited (493 of 500 left)
Receive a "Give 'em the Bird" bumper sticker and an official backer certificate of thanks from the owners of Pelican Brewing Co.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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18 backers Limited (482 of 500 left)
Receive the above items, PLUS a limited edition "Backer" T-shirt, a special design available only if you become one of our Kickstarter backers.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Add $7 to ship outside the US
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19 backers Limited (981 of 1000 left)
All of the above items, PLUS a one year Pelican Kickstarter Mug Club Membership which gives you excellent benefits every time you visit us at any Pelican location. If you live too far away to allow for use of a Mug Cub membership, you can choose a 12 inch round wooden Pelican logo to hang on your wall. Kickstarter Mug Club Benefits (good for one year, renewal fee annually): 22 oz for the price of 16 oz every time you use your membership at any location; Invitations to all Mug Club events (pre-release parties, tastings, etc); Advance notice for Brewer’s Dinners; Use of one of the special engraved logo Kickstarter Mugs which will be available for Kickstarter Mug Club members at all Pelican locations; Special perks monthly (look for these in the Mug Club newsletters).Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
3 backers Limited (197 of 200 left)
All of the above, PLUS 4 additional years of Kickstarter Mug Club membership OR if you live too far away to to allow for use of a Mug Club membership, you can choose a set of 6 logo pint glasses, 6 logo coffee mugs, and a special Kickstarter hoody sweatshirt.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $500 or more
10 backers Limited (40 of 50 left)
PELICAN FOUNDER - Receive all of the above items, EXCEPT instead of a 5 year Kickstarter Mug Club membership (or logo glasses/mugs/sweatshirt), you will receive a 10 year Founder's Mug Club membership giving you incredible benefits when you visit any Pelican location AND your name will be painted on our 'Wall of Fame' in the brewery, AND 2 tickets to the grand opening party for the new brewery, including a personal tour of the facility with our brewery team. Founder’s Mug Club Benefits (good for 10 years!): 22 oz for the price of 16 oz every time you use your Founder’s Mug Club membership at any location; Invitations to all Mug Club events (pre-release parties, tastings, etc); Advance notice for Brewer’s Dinners; Use of a special Founder’s Mug with your name engraved on it which will be kept at either the Tillamook or Pacific City location (your choice), ready for you to use. At the other location, a logo Founder’s Mug (not engraved with your name) will be available for your use; Special perks monthly (look for these in your mug when you come in); Priority advance reservation for one case of Mother of All Storms every year of your 10 year memership.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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0 backers Limited (25 of 25 left)
IMPERIAL PELICAN FOUNDER - All of the items in the $500 category, PLUS two tickets to a special 'FOUNDERS' Brewer's Dinner including accomodations for 2 nights in Pacific City in an oceanview room.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $2,500 or more
2 backers Limited (4 of 6 left)
MOTHER OF ALL FOUNDERS - All of the items in the $1,000 category, PLUS we will fly you to Oregon ($500 travel allowance) for a special brew day with Masterbrewer Daron Welch and his brewery team at the new brewery. Includes 2 nights accomodations in Pacific City, transfers to/from airport, meal vouchers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Ships within the US only