An up-and-coming brewery located in north Pittsburgh; the brewpub has food made with fresh ingredients and paired with fantastic beers.
Who is ShuBrew?
It's magic time and we need your help!
ShuBrew is a concept for a craft brewery based in the northern Pittsburgh area and your next local brew pub! We not only promise excellent brews, but also high quality food offered to you in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Just because we say high quality does not mean we are serving fine dining; we want to offer more simple, seasonal foods that are made with fresh, flavorful, local ingredients and taste great with your beer.
Don't have time to stay? Take a growler of one of our small-batch handcrafted brews to go and enjoy your favorite ShuBrew at home.
(These are the tasting glasses offered in the $25 level)
What ShuBrew Will Be...
Just like our branding we are fun, creative, and open-minded ready to take on the challenges of operating a brew pub. During our first few years of operation we will run the brewpub and serve beer in-house or growlers to go. Our menu will be small, but continuously updated and will change with the season. We will initially offer four constant release beers and one rotational beer. As a family of Shumakers we found it fitting to name our beers after a different style of shoe and had a local artist draw the logos for each. You can check out more details about each beer and its' shoe on our web page! Our initial beer offerings will be the following:
- The Great Valenki, Russian Imperial Stout
- Tillie's Ghillies, Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy
- Galosha Raptor, American Pale Ale
- Black Beard's Booties, Black IPA
- Jungle Boot IPA, American IPA
- Murphy's Paw, TBA
(these are the posters you get to choose from at the $100 level)
Why Should You Invest?
Making the beer or food is not a problem; however, buying the equipment and supplies needed is and we need your help to fund our dream. This is a win-win situation.....you get a great local brew pub to hang out at and we get to follow our passion. ShuBrew will also support the community by purchasing ingredients for both the food and beer from local suppliers and farmers. We would also like to become involved with activities that support the surrounding communities such as hosting beer tasting events to help benefit other local organizations.
Not only will we offer an establishment quite unlike any currently available in this area, but we are also innovators and will always bring you something new and creative to eat or drink without compromising our standards of quality. We have the business acumen and brewing knowledge that is necessary to bring this project to you and make it a successful venture. By brewing smaller batches we give ourselves the freedom to experiment with new tastes and are open to using non-traditional ingredients, as in our Galosha Raptor Pale Ale which features tangerines and pink peppercorns. We also want to get involved with collaborative brewing efforts. We never look at other craft breweries as competition, but rather as partners in an ongoing effort to progress our industry.
If we raise the funds we need, ShuBrew would like to be open for business by 2013. We are currently looking at real estate in the Cranberry Township and Mars/Seven Fields area.
Please help us to do something we love!
How Do I Help?
If you've never used Kickstarter before, here is the scoop. We need help getting our project off the ground, so we reach out to people like yourselves that may share a similar interest in making ShuBrew come to life so you have a really awesome brewpub to hang out at.
We have 60 days to reach our goal. If we don't reach it we don't get any of the money that was pledged. If we do reach it, we get to keep it and make our brewpub your reality. If we go beyond it we are going to be able to do it faster and better (so that's what we are really hoping for).
Read over the incentives on the right-hand side and decide which perks you are interested in. The benefit to you is that the more you offer the better the value because the prizes are cumulative. The only exception to that is if you get one of our Shmug Club memberships you don't get every membership level offered below. For example, if you choose Platinum you don't also get the Gold, Silver and Bronze memberships. You do however get all the other cool rewards in the previous levels.
Anything helps, so even if you can't reach our lowest reward level you can make it up to us. Every dollar counts.. so donate a dollar if that's all you can do :) The other big way you can help is to tell EVERYONE about this page and what we are doing. The more we get this networked the greater chance we have at succeeding. We mean it.. EVERYONE!
Thanks, everyone. We really appreciate your support.
(this is one of our really cool $5 stickers)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $25,000 goal
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Apr 23, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Satisfaction of knowing you helped a really good cause! Thank you so much!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2 or more
*no other rewards. Add $2 to any level in any increment to get as many of these as want.* This is good for 1 ticket that will be drawn and the winner receives the $5000 level. Choose this level and get as many tickets as you want for $2 a piece.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5 or more
The one, the only.. ShuBrew decal sticker! This sticker is pretty amazing in that it not only boasts our tremendous full color logo but also gives you (the kickstarter) brownie points with its declaration of "I helped brew one of these beers." For every $5 more you add (up to the next level) we will throw in more stickers to pass out to your friends. *All rewards include free domestic shipping. Please ask about international rates.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $15 or more
ShuBrew Growler - so you can take our beer to go. ***This is a stand alone reward. Add $15 to any other reward level and we will add in a ShuBrew growler with your package.***Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $25 or more
The above reward &... A unique pair of ShuBrew tasting glasses! These tasters are the perfect glassware for impressing friends and family with your impeccable taste in hand crafted ales. They feature our logo in color on the front while the back displays our slogan, "If the Shu fits, drink it," in an attempt to brainwash you.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above &.. If you walk the walk, why not flaunt it? What is better to do that with than an exclusive tshirt? It will only be available to those who helped get our project off the ground. This tee will make sure your friends all know that you put your money where your mouth is!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above &... See those really cool beer labels off to the left? Pick your favorite and we will send it it you in a professionally printed 20x30 print. This is a great value for someone who doesn't live in our area and doesn't need a Shmug Club membership. For every $25 you add to your pledge you can pick another poster to send with your order! These things are awesome for a man (or woman)-cave. *Choose either $100 reward; Mug Club membership not included at this level. **Send message to specify which poster you want.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Rewards 1, 2, & 3 &... A membership into our Bronze Shmug Club. You will have a mug displayed with your choice of (business appropriate) name on it at our pub. Shmug Club members also get to attend special Shmug Club-Only private events (the first of which is for a Grand Opening Party) at the brewpub twice a year. A special members only beer will be brewed bi-annually and will be available for growler fills or on draft in our bar. In addition members will get a discount off of their beer tabs during every visit. *If you add $25 to this pledge selection you will earn a poster of your choice which is included in Reward 4; please specify which by sending a message.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above &... You're being upgraded to the Silver Shmug Club. You will get to have your footprint and name displayed for the world (of North Pittsburgh) to see on a hand painted mural (AKA our Wall of Fame) at our establishment *see additional Shmug Club benefits in Reward 5. **Shmug Club memberships are not cumulative.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $350 or more
6 backers Limited (1 of 7 left)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER TO GET OUR GOLD SHMUG CLUB FOR $150 OFF THE NORMAL PRICE.**** All of the above &... Not only will your footprint and name get painted on our Wall of Fame mural, but you will also get your name embedded into a Shuprint (get it?) of your choice walking into our establishment. This is our Gold level Shmug Club. Members with Shuprints will get access to private tastings of new releases. *see additional Shmug Club benefits in Bronze level. **Shmug Club memberships are not cumulative.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above &... Not only will your footprint and name get painted on our Wall of Fame mural, but you will also get your name embedded into a Shuprint (get it?) of your choice walking into our establishment. This is our Gold level Shmug Club. Members with Shuprints will get access to private tastings of new releases. *see additional Shmug Club benefits in Reward 5. **Shmug Club memberships are not cumulative.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $750 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER TO GET OUR PLATINUM SHMUG CLUB FOR $250 OFF THE NORMAL PRICE.**** All of the above &... This one is fantastic as you will go down in ShuBrew lore forever; it is our Platinum Shmug Club. In addition to having your name and footprint on our amazing mural and your own custom Shuprint, you will have scored 4 tickets to a private beer and food pairing dinner for platinum members only. *see additional Shmug Club benefits in Bronze level. **Shmug Club memberships are not cumulative.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above &... This one is fantastic as you will go down in ShuBrew lore forever; it is our Platinum Shmug Club. In addition to having your name and footprint on our amazing mural and your own custom Shuprint, you will have scored 4 tickets to a private beer and food pairing dinner for platinum members only. *see additional Shmug Club benefits in Reward 5. **Shmug Club memberships are not cumulative.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
THE CAT'S PAJAMAS. All of the above &... You've gone platinum, but want more... Have you ever wanted to be a brewer? With this reward level you will work one on one with Zach to develop and brew a small-batch recipe to your personal tastes. After we have nailed it together we will brew a full-size batch and serve it in our bar. Think about those bragging rights. *Feel free to chip in with friends and do this as a group. Hell, we'll even toss in some extra stickers and tshirts.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
THE BEE'S KNEES. You get it all. But wait, there's more! You thought the bragging rights of developing your own beer and having it brewed were pretty amazing? With this level you will have a beer named after you or someone of your choosing (or your pet) along with your own logo drawn by a local artist. This level also includes a special release party hosted FOR you. *Feel free to chip in with friends and do this as a group. Hell, we'll even toss in some extra stickers and tshirts.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013