Nano sized Brewery located in the heart of Boise. Local ingredients building on classic styles for truly unique hand-crafted brews.
Update 10.10.12: Salted Caramel Stout & Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
We had an amazing turnout to our free tasting at Bier:Thirty last night. We went through 15 gallons of our beers and met tons of great people. One of the most frequently requested beers is our Salted Caramel Stout, and we did not have any ready last night; however, we have an exciting update! (Backers, check out the updates, if you're not a backer then you'll need to pledge to see it!)
The Brewery and Philosophy
Cloud Nine Brewery's nanopub will be located in the heart of Boise, ID. The downtown corridor is a vibrant part of the Boise community and is committed to welcoming small businesses like ours.
At Cloud 9 we support local and American manufacturing wherever possible. We are committed to recycling, reusing, and reducing our carbon footprint. We will “Think Boise First” and contribute to the local economy.
Idaho is primed for beer production. Did you know Idaho ranks third in U.S. hop production accounting for about 8% of the U.S. and 2% of the world hop harvest ?
Cloud 9 Brewery is the expression of our shared passion for beer. It is a little cliché and perhaps far-fetched to think that our beer can make the world a better place, but, on a nano-scale it will! By creating a product that is focused on seasonal ingredients and sustainability, it is our hope that the beer we create will support the community and local farmers, ranchers, as well as expanding the variety of craft beer in Boise!
The beer we produce will be available in our nanopub, where we aim to provide a relaxing and casual beer-drinking experience. Fresh beer always tastes the best, and you can’t get any better than being at our brewery! Pints in the taproom, growlers to go, and small scale, local distribution is our way of ensuring our product is in its prime when it gets to your glass. We will have a number of staple beers on draught plus we will be providing a rotating line of seasonal and specialty brews. We love to rediscover ancient beer recipes as well as spend a lot of time developing a few unique styles brewed with herbs and spices.
How Can I Help?
Note: If we don't get 100% funded, we get nothing! None of the pledges come out of your accounts until we reach 100%, so please help us spread the word about our nanopub!
1. CREATE a Kickstarter account: all it takes is an email address.
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not it only takes a moment.
3. PLEDGE what you are comfortable giving. We appreciate every dollar. If you find yourself wanting to help but unable to donate you can skip to the next step to help us spread the word. Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal.
4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for Cloud Nine Brewery.
Who is Behind Cloud 9 Brewery?
We're Maggie and Jake Lake of Cloud Nine Brewery. We both have deep family roots in Idaho. Boise is our home, and we are proud to be part of this community. We are starting Cloud 9 brewery because we are passionate about beer and we want to share this passion with Boise.
Maggie's culinary and management expertise with Jake's technical and scientific background makes a perfect pairing for creative, consistent, flavorful and well balanced beer. We will exemplify quality and freshness in our good eats and delicious cold brews.
Maggie and Jake have been brewing for years, and have steadily increased both batch size and equipment. We are currently working on a 10-gallon stainless steel system using pumps, a recirculation mash, and direct fire. Upgrading to a 4 barrel system is a straightforward evolution in our brewing cycle.
Maggie has built her own construction business from the ground up over the past 13 years. In addition to running her own construction business, she has also catered a number of large and small events for private clients and non-profit organizations. Maggie is a skilled chef with experience in pairing food with beverages as well as menu creation. She is skilled and creative in the kitchen, as well as influencing flavor combinations for the brewing.
Jake has worked in the IT field for over 10 years, designing, developing and maintaining web applications, databases and servers. His scientific background and his passion for beer, make for a flawless pairing. He enjoys crafting perfectly balanced and truly delicious beers for every palate.
What is Nano?
A nanobrewery is smaller than a microbrewery. Typical microbreweries work on a 7-10 barrel system. Our nanobrewery will be brewing on a 4 barrel system. We will brew enough beer to keep glasses full in our nanopub, and kegs for events or special gatherings. Rather than focusing on distribution to lots of bars, we can focus on creative brews and you can enjoy them in our pub.
What we need to reach our goals...
Our goal is to start with a 4 barrel brewhouse fabricated by a small Northwest based manufacturer. Our small system requires specialized stainless fermentors and manufacturing skills. We plan to source as much of the kitchen and other brewery equipment from existing businesses to get the most out of every dollar we spend while giving a home to existing equipment.
We’ve completed several rounds of fundraising, including an SBA loan, and are very close to completing our goals. The final piece is buying and installing our fermentors, which will take 3 months due to the production schedule of our fabricator. The sooner we can get this piece complete, the sooner we can open our doors and realize our dream of opening Cloud 9 Brewery.
Explain These Fermentors? Spelled with an ‘O’?
Yes, fermentors with an ‘o’. In brewing, a fermentor is where the fermentation happens, and a fermenter is the little guy that does the fermenting (the yeast). We thank you for visiting our Kickstarter, and we hope that you will help us with a contribution so we can get the fermentors we need for our sustainable nanopub. Right now, we are brewing on a 10 gallon system. We want to take our delicious brews from pico to nano! This Kickstarter is to acquire 6(six) 4.0 barrel cylindroconical stainless steel fermentors for our downtown Boise nanopub.
One of the many challenges of opening a brewpub is generating the upfront capital required to open the doors. We have secured a substantial portion of the startup funding. Your Kickstarter pledges will go toward the purchase and installation of the fermentation equipment that we need to get the brewery up and running. We realize that $30,000 is a large sum and that the support of the larger community is crucial to reaching our goal. This final $30,000 is what is needed to get Cloud 9 beer into your glass.
You will also get cool stuff! We have Cloud 9 shirts featuring men's and women's sizing. Alas, the stickers are one size fits all~ Please take a look on the right to see all of the cool rewards we’ve devised for our Kickstarter fundraiser.
We thank all of you for your time and consideration, and we look forward to pouring you a pint in the pub once we're brewing!
Maggie and Jake
DTXCreative for helping with the video!
CityOfBoise.org for the Boise photo link.
Wikimedia user French Tart-FT for the Herbes De Provence photo.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Sep 13, 2012 - Oct 13, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive our utmost gratitude and your name will forever live on a really cool wall in our brewery.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $15 or more
Awesome Cloud 9 car window sticker to display proudly. Show you support local, sustainable craft brewing and also receive our gratitude with your name on the brewery wall.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Cloud 9 Brewery bottle opener + above rewards. Credit card style bottle opener fits in your wallet for brew-mergencies.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Cloud nine T shirt in your size + above rewards. Wear it proudly! This will be a limited special run shirt design. Choice of men’s or women’s styles. (International backers please add $5 to your pledge to cover additional shipping charges.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Cloud 9 fluffy housemade marshmallows + above rewards. A bag of our specialty marshmallows to hold you over til the nanopub opens. (International backers please add $5 to your pledge to cover additional shipping charges.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Your choice of a Cloud 9 logo pint glass or a Cloud 9 reusable grocery tote + above rewards. Show your support of our sustainable brewery in a frosty pint or a stylish shopping-tote form. (International backers please add $9 to your pledge to cover additional shipping charges.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $200 or more
Invitation to the exclusive pre-opening celebration + above rewards. This special event will give you the chance to preview everything Cloud 9 has to offer with all your fellow contributors. Join us in making brewing history in Boise.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Permanent membership to our brewery Mug Club. Get invitations to exclusive parties like Brewer’s Dinners, special releases and other great brewery events.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $750 or more
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Craft brew dinner for up to four people. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with our tasty craft brews. Get all rewards of $100 level for each guest. Does not include travel and lodging or bail if applicable. Date to be agreed upon by brewery and you.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
Professional brew day at the nanopub for up to four people. Onsite brewing experience from start to finish: an entire brewing session! Food and drink will be provided. Also includes rewards from the $500 level for all participants. Date to be agreed upon by brewery and you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $1,200 or more
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Pledge $1200 and receive rewards of all levels at $750 and below, as well as the honor of adopting one of our six initial fermentors and giving it the name of your choice. The name will be permanently added to the steel, on display for the world to see! The craft brew dinner dates are to be agreed upon by the brewery and you.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
3 backers Limited (1 of 4 left)
Permanently name a seasonal brew (of your preference, subject to final governmental label approval and owner approval) and live on in immortality each year we brew it... AND...The first time we brew it, we throw a private release party for you and up to 15 of your friends. Plus all rewards of the $500 level. Date to be agreed upon by brewery and you.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Exclusive VIP Party for up to 20 people. Perfect for a special occasion! (Weddings, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, office parties, holiday parties etc.) We will reserve the entire nanopub for your group, with a special menu approved by you and the ownership. Includes complimentary swag for each member of your VIP party. Date to be agreed upon by brewery and you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Trip for 2 to the Great American Brew Festival 2013 in Colorado, air fare from continental US, hotel for 3 nights, and hang out with the Cloud 9 brewers for a day on the trip, filled with insights, brewing knowledge and craft brew information! Plus all $500 rewards for 2 people. Date: whenever the GABF in 2013 will be held, typically in September. It's a long shot, but it would definitely be a lot of fun!Estimated delivery: Sep 2013