A Neighborhood Craft Brewery that creates unique German-style craft beers with an American Finish.
The Project: A Neighborhood Craft Brewery in Fremont, CA
What is a neighborhood craft brewery? It is a small commercial brewery that makes craft beer for local bars and restaurants and will have a cool tasting room if we get backed by Kickstarter. The beauty of such an operation is that you will see the brewers (Jan and Priscilla) at local community events, fundraisers and parties. You can get our beer now, but we would love to be in more places and do more events. You can stop by the brewery to see the process, but watch out, we might put you to work! We will brew specialty beers for the neighborhood merchants who sell our beer and when they need beer they can call us and we will be there.
The Product: Unique German-style beers with an American Finish
Our dream is to create these unique craft beers for our neighborhood to enjoy and become a part of the brewery. Jan has wanted to brew a Pilsner for a long time and it would be great to have a lovely little tasting room to launch the Pilsner. Jan and Priscilla feel that by taking a scientific approach to brewing craft beer, they can achieve a high level of consistency from batch to batch and bring out the unique beer flavors that only a craft brewery can create.
We will monitor the quality of our beers by constantly tweaking our recipes, improving our methodologies and satisfying the taste buds of our neighbors. Our batches will be small batches that we will carefully number and track to ensure unmatched quality control. You can come and see for yourself. Become a part of it!
We have worked really hard to create a credible basis for this Kickstarter by getting our licenses, trademarking our name, formulating and trying out our recipes on our neighborhood - with excellent results, by the way! Through our constantly evolving website and connections to Facebook and Twitter, we hope to entice beer lovers from around the world to keep in touch with us, with our events and new editions to our craft beer line-up. Feel free to contact us anytime and find out the latest gossip, or create some. Jan, our brewmeister, is always happy to converse about beer.
Kickstarter Funding: This Kickstarter is for us to purchase professional equipment, expand to more places, do more events and open a nice tasting room so that you, our neighbors, can have craft beer available in your neighborhood and you can by and be a part of it.
In order to have our neighbors become more a part of the brewery operations we would need some better equipment so we could make more beer, more quickly. Right now we have a mish-mash of improvised tanks and containers. What we need is a walk-in cooler for the Pilsner we hope is coming soon, which needs cold-lagering, a fermentation tank to help production time, a cleaning-in-place system (which Priscilla is now), and a whole bunch of kegs. As part of involving our neighborhood, we'd also like to have a nice tasting room.
Our dream of making world-class beer in a German-style with an American Finish began when we decided to go commercial with the brewing. We realized that we could achieve the German-style flavors with German-imported malts, hops and yeast strains and that by using water from the Peninsula Range Mountains, American yeast strains and West Coast grown hops we could achieve the American Finish.
We invite you to follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about our unique brews. We will give you daily updates so you can see firsthand the importance of this Kickstarter and about your neighborhood craft brewery.
For your support, your pledges to our dream, we are offering cool rewards that you can see on the right side of this page. All cool stuff comes with our deep gratitude for your generosity. We love you and thank you for that. We will need at least $30,000 because brewing equipment is mighty expensive. If we exceed that amount, the more beautiful beer we can share with you, our neighborhood, the more you can become a part of your neighborhood brewery, and beer by beer, make the world a happier place.
Anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months. It takes about 8-10 hours to brew, from chopping grains to primary fermentation. Then it ferments for about a week or 2 and goes into secondary fermentation for another week or 2. Then it gets cold-conditioned, kegged and aged in the cooler until ready for distribution. The Buxom Blonde Ale is best being aged for about 6 weeks.
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 16, 2012.
Aug 6, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Your name will appear on our brewery backer wall. And, you will be featured in a live video toast.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Same as $1 + you will receive a commemorative limited edition coaster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Same as $5 + a mini JP DasBrew glass as a token of thanks for your pledge.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
For your thoughtful pledge you will be able to see us toast you on Kickstarter and Facebook on Sunday evenings and you will receive a JP DasBrew bottle opener/keychain.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Same reward as $25 + JP DasBrew t-shirt with one of our custom designed beer labels on it.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Same as $50 + 2 JP DasBrew Pilsner-style glasses for your most excellent pledge.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Same as $100 + JP DasBrew growler for your most generous pledge.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Same as $250 + JP DasBrew growler with your name etched on it.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Same as $500 + personal BBQ with 10 of your friends.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
Same as $1,000 + create your own dream recipe (with Jan's help), and you pick the name. Your recipe can even be bourbon-barreled. You will be invited to the brewery on the day we brew your recipe and we will video highlights of the day and create a beautiful and unique label for your dream recipe.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012