Woodland Empire Ale Craft is the culmination of all our hopes and dreams in delicious liquid form. Imaginative, handcrafted, Idahoan.
What is your project, and why did you decide to do it?
We are in the process of opening a small, family-run brewery in Boise, Idaho called Woodland Empire Ale Craft. We will offer unique and artistic beers with labels that not only tell about the barley pop inside but that tell a story as well. We have a passion for local, sustainably sourced ingredients, imaginative beer and creativity, and we love working together. We want to show our two sons that if you have passion and work hard enough you can make something awesome happen. So we set out to start our own brewery.
Why did you choose Kickstarter?
We realized early on that we couldn't do this alone and needed the support of as many people as possible. That's why we chose to use Kickstarter- because, as cheesy as it sounds, it's people helping people. Your support will help us a ton and we will think you are really awesome.
What kind of rewards will you offer, and what happens with the money you receive?
In the spirit of our passion and creativity all of our rewards will be hand-made, unique, and one-of-a-kind. If our project is successful the money will be used to secure a building, begin the licensing process, and order a pilot brewing system. However, if we don't reach our goal by the project deadline, we'll get nothing, you'll get no rewards, and everyone will be sad.
What qualifies you to open your own brewery?
Together we have been brewing our own recipes at home for the past 6 years, including a gold-medal winning Dortmunder-style lager. Rob (the one with the beard) has been selling craft beer for the past 10 years, and has been brewing professionally for the past 2 years. Rob has been a Certified Cicerone® since 2010.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT AND MAKING THIS HAPPEN!
All label artwork by Keely, laid out and constructed by Thomas Landerman.
The inspiration for our beer names are taken from songs, books, our strange sense of humor and our sons' imaginations.
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 October 17, 2012.
Sep 17, 2012 - Oct 17, 2012 (30 days)
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You will receive our eternal gratitude. If we are to die, we will gratitudinally haunt you from the grave. When you die, we will follow you around for eternity giving you our gratitude. It will get really annoying.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Thank you! Your name will be on our facebook and website. We will also haunt you with gratitude.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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In addition to being haunted for eternity by our ghosts of gratitude, AND having your name displayed in cyber space, we will put your name on our brewery wall saying that you were totally awesome and backed us on Kickstarter!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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In addition to the above, you will also receive some very limited, totally way rad Woodland Empire stickers!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Hand-sewn, up-cycled grain bag tote. Rather than throwing out the bags that our grain comes in, we transform them into useful, roomy, strong tote bags for all of your toting needs! (plus stickers!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Hand screen-printed limited edition Woodland Empire poster, plus amazing up-cycled tote bag!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Receive a set of 3 Woodland Empire tasting glasses along with 5 hand labeled bottles!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Our good friends in Portland based band The Thermals are offering their entire discography for this reward level! Comes in an up-cycled grain bag tote!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Our pals The Thermals are also offering another lucky individual a set of their singles for this reward! Comes in an up-cycled grain bag tote!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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3 backers Limited (47 of 50 left)
Hand screen-printed Woodland Empire Ale Craft t-shirt. (Please specify size) Plus a tote!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
One-of-a-kind, hand drawn artwork of a Woodland Empire character by founder and label artist, Keely! Tote!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Not only will you receive a one-of-a-kind hand drawn piece of art, but you will also get your name emblazoned on one our fermentation vessels! You will also receive the amazing Tote! t-shirt, and stickers, and likely a hi-five or two.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Create the next Woodland Empire Ale Craft offering and spend a day with us making it! (Travel expenses not included) Also get some incredible hand-drawn artwork, stickers, and up-cycled grain bag tote, hi-fives, eternal gratitude, hand screened poster, and limited edition kickstarter only t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013