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Opening a microbrewery in Copper Harbor, MI Help us realize this dream of craft beer in the northern woods. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 9, 2011.

Opening a microbrewery in Copper Harbor, MI Help us realize this dream of craft beer in the northern woods.

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About this project

This is your chance to be a part of the craft brew movement!

Brickside Brewery is the result of years of enthusiasm for homebrewed and craft beer.  Years of making and enjoying beer at home have lead to this.  We want to take that passion to the next step and open a microbrewery in Copper Harbor, Michigan.

 With your support we can get the equipment and materials needed to move this dream to a reality.  This is what I have worked on for the past 7 years, to make sure that I can make a quality beer that people will talk about.  We, my wife and I, have been doing the leg work on this for the past couple of years and know this is what we want to do.  We can make this happen and make it work with your support.

The image you see below is the one that will be on your one of a kind Kickstarter pint glasses, growlers, bumper stickers, window decals and T-shirts. As for the brick in the wall of the brewery, you can with request that we put your name on it or come on down in person and get as creative as you would like. You can make your brick as creative and unique as the beer you helped bring to the public

Here are the basics...

We need some moola so we can begin brewing our own beer at a commercial level, meaning you can finally get your hands on a great tasting Brickside brew!

- Kickstarter allows people like us, with unique dreams, a chance to make them come to life with help from supporters like you.

- Kickstarter will only charge your card if we reach our goal of  $20,000 by the deadline.

- If we can reach $20,000 with in the 45 days we have allotted you can be proud in the knowledge hat you helped make a great idea come alive.

- WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! - Also, it's quick and easy:

STEP #1:  Sign into Kickstarter - all you need is an e-mail and create a password, it is that simple.

STEP #2: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're golden)

STEP #3: Kick us $1 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach our $20,000 goal!  And remember we can always raise more than the stated amount!


What Brickside will be...

  A small microbrewery making a solid core of vibrant beers, with unique, unusual beers made from local ingredients.  A thimbleberry stout, a Rhubarb Amber, yes these are all in our plans, and more.  We also have been growing hops!   The plants are on their 3rd year, are producing well, and the rhizomes can be split next spring.  This means fresher hops, as well as some amazing IPAs, Torpedos and hop bombs in late summer just after harvest.  There is a myraid of traditional and historical beers that can and will be made.  As well as exposing people to the joy of flavorful, handcrafted beer.

Also come check us out on Facebook -

  Remember if you own ANY interest in another liquor licence,or distributor, that this violates the three tier system and its laws.  This was clarified this past December and no person can have any connection to another part financially.

Something goofy with the project location.  I assure you this is in COPPER HARBOR, MI. :)


  • Inside the building we are going to have a wall, or walls, that will be comprised of red bricks with people's names on them. However you want your name on the brick is up to you. Do you want to come here and do it yourself, cool have at it. We can do it for you, in chalk, in paint, stencils, whatever we do it will get sealed so it will not come off. These will forever be know as the foundation. When we get to the end of this we can get more specific. Get creative!

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    You get a brick with your name on it for the brewery wall, a custom Brickside Brewery bumper sticker, or window decal and also mentioned on the website as an official backer.

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    94 backers

    A brick, website fame, and a custom Brickside Brewery pint glass.

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    40 backers

    a brick, a pint glass and a sticker. Not to mention the website immortality.

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    48 backers

    An original custom Brickside Brewery (Kick starter only) logo t-shirt.

    From now on I figure you know about the brick and website part, everyone gets that from $5 up to the maximum.

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    T-shirt and sticker. Show your support to the public.

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    16 backers

    You get a brick, and a custom Brickside Brewery( Kick starter only) logo growler.

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    You get you all the previous backer rewards. A shirt, pint glass, growler, sticker, and the brick in the wall and the name on the website.

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    29 backers Limited (6 left of 35)

    Ticket to the grand opening beer dinner party for two plus, T- shirt, glass and sticker.

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    2 backers Limited (33 left of 35)

    2 tickets to the grand opening beer dinner party, and assist in making a brew as well as the sticker, t shirt, and glass.

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    Help with label design and naming of a beer. (with in allowable language), as well as the growler, glass,t shirt, and sticker.

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    You get a to name a fermentor or put your own name on it, as well as the rest of the swag.

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    We help you create your own beer! You choose the style of beer, how you prefer it, the name, the label, everything! All within acceptable legal bounds of course. That really only applies to the name and artwork, some things just don't fly.

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    Gets you an all inclusive three day weekend trip to Copper Harbor, that includes 3 meals a day at the local restaurants, your choice of local lodging, and all of the previously named backer rewards.

Funding period

- (45 days)