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Just northwest of Minneapolis, 10K Brewing will offer a rotating selection of small batch craft beer and entertainment options!
Just northwest of Minneapolis, 10K Brewing offers a rotating selection of small batch craft beer and entertainment options!
Just northwest of Minneapolis, 10K Brewing offers a rotating selection of small batch craft beer and entertainment options!
466 backers pledged $31,186 to help bring this project to life.

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10K Brewing, Anoka's First Taproom and Brewery

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Our beer is “Brewed in the Land of 10K Lakes”, and that means something to us. It means Minnesota values. “Nice Beer. Nice People.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for regular updates on our progress. Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter project!

Stretch Rewards

Share 10K Brewing's Kickstarter project to unlock these awesome stretch rewards!

$25,000+  (Unlocked!) Everyone’s glass gets filled! All Kickstarter backers, whether you are receiving a glass or not, will receive a free beverage after we open. ($10 reward backers will receive a ½ off voucher)

$27,000+  (Unlocked!) All growlers get filled! All Kickstarter backers, whether you are receiving a growler or not, will receive a free growler fill. ($10 and $15 reward backers will receive a ½ off voucher)

$29,000+   Everyone’s name will be memorialize on a plaque in the taproom! The plaque will be made of stainless steel with every backer’s name etched in it.

Bonus Reward

We finished designing the glasses that will be used for flights and tasters in the taproom. We think all of our backers should get one. These glasses will not be for sale in the taproom and are a Kickstarter exclusive. Every backer of $10 and up* will receive one of these glasses shipped to you at no additional charge! Kickstarter backers unlocked this 6.75oz taster glass on April 13th by reaching our $15,000 funding goal early. Way to go!

Since this is a Kickstarter exclusive, if you want additional 6.75oz taster glasses (Maybe to make your own flight of 4?) you can add them to your pledge for $3 each. Just click “Manage” next to your pledge and add $3 for each taster glass you would like. Remember, everyone gets one free. 

* Note: $10 reward level backers will receive a voucher that can be exchanged for one 6.75oz taster glass at the taproom in Anoka, MN.

Add-on Rewards

You may add as many of the following as you like to your reward. Just be sure that your pledge amount adds up correctly. This will guarantee each item for you prior to our opening:

  • Sticker - $2 each
  • Taster Glass - $3 each
  • Glass (Nonic or Goblet) - $10 each
  • Tee-shirt - $20 each
  • Growler - $20 each

Click here to see how to manage add-on rewards.

How We Will Use Your Contributions

10K Brewing needs your help to raise awareness for Anoka's first taproom and modern brewery. While this campaign will drive business to downtown Anoka, we plan to use the funding to create a better atmosphere in the taproom:

  • Restore original character to the 130+ year old building we are leasing.
  • Add modern lighting, sound, and entertainment systems to our space.
  • Add additional taproom seating with areas to lounge while you enjoy our fresh craft beer.
  • Upgrade the brewing setup to a professional system that will provide 30% more output and 10% more efficiency over our currently planned system.

The Owners

Siblings Ashley and Jesse Hauf set out to open 10K Brewing in Minnesota. A place they love. A place they call home.

 Jesse has traveled the country sampling hundreds of beers. He has also been brewing his own for many years, right here in Minnesota. His plan to open a taproom where he now lives in Anoka has been no easy feat. First of all, breweries were not even allowed in downtown Anoka…until he won over the hearts of the City Council and successfully changed the zoning laws to allow his brewery.

Ashley is in marketing and sales and has a passion for growing small businesses. When Jesse asked her to be a part of his journey to open a brewery it was an obvious partnership.

Together they are forging ahead, changing history in Anoka and opening the doors to 10K Brewing in the summer of 2015. They will be offering a unique rotating selection of beer complimented by a variety of entertainment. Because the atmosphere where you drink the beer should be as enticing as the beer itself.

Our Beers

Because we will offer a rotating selection of Craft Beer brewed on-site we can't possibly list the many brews we will offer in the taproom. Here is what we currently plan to offer at our Kickstarter party and our Grand Opening:

  • Northern Blonde - For Craft Beer connoisseurs and first timers alike. A sessionable blonde with notes of honey. Perfect for enjoying a growler at the cabin! aprox. 5.6% ABV, 29 IBU
  • Oatmeal Rye Strong Pale Ale - A rich malt balanced with fresh oats. A rare form of Pale Ale to liven up your night. aprox. 6.3% ABV, 50 IBU
  • 10K IPA - And IPA for Minnesotans. A NICE balance of malt and hops grown here in Minnesota. aprox. 6.8% ABV, 65 IBU
  • Hazelnut Porter - A dark yet refreshing brew with light notes of chocolate and hazelnut. Dessert anyone? aprox. 6.9% ABV, 32 IBU

Any beer is a possibility and we will listen to you, our customers, for what you would like to see on tap. We have plans for Black IPAs, Double IPAs, Stouts, Ambers, and more!

Our intent is to use the high quality locally sourced ingredients consisting of fresh grains and whole hop flowers. We feel the best ingredients are grown right here in Minnesota.

Entertainment

  • Craft Comedy - 10K Brewing is attracting local comics for stand up comedy nights. Nothing is better than fresh beer and fresh laughs!
  • Taproom Bingo - Minnesota loves bingo and we do too. 10K Brewing plans to host regular bingo nights with enticing rewards.
  • Board Games - The owners LOVE board games and there will be a lot of them available in the taproom. (Good ones!)
  • Music - We plan on inviting local entertainers to come and provide a lively atmosphere where you may enjoy our Craft Brews.
  • Much more! Trivia, movie nights, etc. We plan to have a rotating selection of entertainment to match our ever changing selection of beer.

Your Rewards

Pint Perks™

Do you still have that hair cut punch card where if you get 20 hair cuts then you get a free bottle of shampoo? Or may be a carwash punch card but you always forget to get it punched?

Pint Perks™ is a free and open club for anyone to join. We keep track of your visits. You get free stuff, from beer, glasses, to tee-shirts. No punch cards, just great beer. All you need is your phone number to keep track of club membership. Use your Pint Perks™ right away or save them up for a special day, the choice will be yours.

To show appreciation to all of our Kickstarter backers, we will mark you as a backer in the Pint Perks™ system so we can treat you to special, exclusive rewards. No matter how much you choose to contribute you will gain access to Pint Perks™ before everyone else.

Recognition

At every reward level we will recognize your contribution on our website 10kbrew.com. We won't hide it, there will be a clear link people can visit to see your name or your business name. We will even shout it out on Facebook and Twitter; we want people to know who our backers are! Optionally you can have your name or business name linked to an appropriate website, Facebook page or Twitter account.

Sticker

Everyone gets a sticker! Our die-cut 10K Brewing sticker shaped like Minnesota. Matte finish, thick, good quality:

Pint Glass

Starting at the $15 reward level; depending on the reward you choose, you will either receive our "Nonic" or "Goblet" style pint glass. See photos below for their distinction. They are made out of thick high quality glass:

Nonic Style Glass
Nonic Style Glass
Goblet Style Glass
Goblet Style Glass

Tee-Shirt

Starting at the $25 reward level; our 10K Brewing tee-shirts come in Grey, White, and Black. They are made with polyester to reduce shrinking and to keep them soft:

Growler

Starting at $25 level, you also have the option to grab our 750ml glass growler. Growler sales will not be immediately available to our general customers after opening. As a backer you will receive the glass growler and have the opportunity to fill it after our grand opening.

Kickstarter Party

Prior to our Grand Opening, we will have a private soft opening party for our Kickstarter Backers at the $50 reward level. The party will be spread across a Friday and Saturday night to accommodate backer's schedules and to ensure you have plenty of space to enjoy the taproom.  

  • Q: What happens if I purchase the Kickstarter Party reward but cannot make the party?
  • A: If you are unable to attend the Kickstarter Party you will still be able to exchange your wristband for an equivalent reward at or after our grand opening.

We will ship you your wrist band, Pint Perks™ information, and sticker. You will receive your glass, tee-shirt, and growler in a gift bag at the party.

 Its All In a Name   (All Gone!)

Contribute $75 and you will be able to name one of our beers! (Appropriately) The name must have something to do with Minnesota, "The Land of 10,000 Lakes". You will be able to name our beers first come first serve between July and September. You will still get your other rewards sent the same time everyone else does.

Put Your Name On It   (All Gone!)

Your name or business name permanently affixed to a table or chair in the taproom. This does not reserve the seat or table for you but you can add a short custom phrase! Although you wont see your name plate until the taproom opens, you will still get your other rewards shipped to you sooner. Preference of table or chair will be based on a first backed, first to choose basis.

Style and color may vary slightly.
Style and color may vary slightly.

Growler Carrier  

Our $100 reward level. Handmade in Minnesota, this custom 10K Brewing growler carrier allows you to easily carry, store, or display two 32oz growlers from us or your other favorite micro breweries. You will have the option to have your carrier branded with the shape of Minnesota.

Pre-opening Taproom Hangout

At our $200 reward level you will get to hangout with the owners of 10K Brewing at our taproom while we are finishing up construction. We will provide refreshments and we can talk about anything you wish. You may bring a friend along. This will be the first time anyone is invited to the taproom!

You will receive your other rewards in a gift bag at the hangout.

Brewer for a Day

At the $500 level you can brew a beer with the owners. We will assist, as you brew a batch of beer that will be served in our taproom. You will get to name your brew and receive recognition for it on our menu board and website.

We will be able to schedule a brew day as early as September but your other rewards will be shipped to you at the same time as everyone else.

Taproom Takeover

For a $1000 contribution you up to 50 guests get to take over the taproom for a Sun, Mon, Tue, or Wed night. We will cater in food and "refreshments" to the event for the first 10 people (you can add more). The first 10 guests will receive a pint glass and a tee-shirt (you can add more, style subject to availability). Valid through January 2016. You will also receive a glass, sticker, tee-shirt, and Pint Perks™ membership the same time as the rest of our backers. 

Taproom Shutdown

For $2500 you can shutdown our taproom for your private event on a FRIDAY NIGHT. Great for birthdays, bachelor(ette), or company parties! You and 20 guests get to take over the taproom for a night. We will cater in food and "refreshments" to the event. Each guest will receive a pint glass and a tee-shirt of their choosing (style subject to availability). Valid through January 2016. You will also receive a glass, sticker, tee-shirt, and Pint Perks™ membership the same time as the rest of our backers.

Improving Downtown Anoka

Not only are we renovating a space in a historic building, we are also ensuring future growth of Craft Beer in Anoka. When we approached the City to change the zoning laws to accommodate 10K Brewing, we also ensured the zoning laws would be friendly to future taprooms, distilleries, and hard cider production, not just ourselves. We love the Craft Brewing community just as much as you do. We hope to bring this business and culture that comes with it to downtown Anoka.

Anoka is a northwest suburb of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Living here, we knew it would be the perfect spot for craft beer outside of the Twin Cities.

The Location

We just signed a lease on a 1,900 square foot space located in "The Bank Block" on the corner of 2nd Street and Main Street, downtown Anoka. The building is over 130 years old and we hope to bring out some of that historical character in the taproom. There is ample free parking surrounding the building and we do not have to share our bathrooms with other tenants. We are shooting for a maximum capacity of 99 people with seating for most.

Renovations will begin April 1st and are scheduled to be completed in June.

"The Bank Block"
"The Bank Block"

Special Thanks To:

The City of Anoka for filming on location, tireless assistance with zoning amendments, and changing liquor statutes 

Brew & Grow Minnesota for filming on location

Zach Pirolli at Breezy Time Studios for our awesome Kickstarter video

Amy Rogstad for our killer logo

Hauf Construction and Jake Bronder for our taproom build-out

Risks and challenges

Federal, State, or Local License Approval
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Starting a brewery involves a lot of licensing. To ensure federal and state approval we are working with an experienced lawyer who is verifying everything every step of the way to ensure approval. We are also maintaining a close relationship with the City of Anoka to ensure a smooth approval process for our local licensing. We have already changed City zoning laws and they have told us they are excited to see us in town!

Build-out
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The space that we are renovating is in a building that is over 130 years old! We are excited to improve its character but you never know what we might find behind those walls. To stay in budget we are maintaining multiple options for each step of the build-out to ensure that if what we want to do does not work, we can choose another path to make our opening deadline.

No-Risk
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If our project is not funded, your card will not be charged. So there is no risk to you. Even if our project is not funded, we will still mark you as a backer in our Pint Perks™ system and recognize your early support on our website so we may send you exclusive taproom rewards anyways. Contribute today!

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    "Friday Night Kickstarter Party"
    You will receive a wrist band that gets you access to our Friday soft opening, a 32oz Growler, a tee-shirt, our goblet style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership. Come try our beer before everyone else! This is the first night the taproom doors will be open and it will be exclusively for Kickstarter backers!

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    You will receive a wrist band that gets you access to our Saturday soft opening, a 32oz Growler, a tee-shirt, our Nonic style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership. Come join us on the 2nd night of our Kickstarter party!

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    "Its All In a Name"
    You will be able to (appropriately) name one of our beers and gain recognition for your sweet name in the taproom, on social media, and our website!
    You will also receive a 10K Brewing branded tee-shirt, 10K Brewing branded Goblet style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership.

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    "Its All In a Name" Second chance!
    If you missed the early bird naming opportunity you can still name a beer that will launch later this year. (You still get your other rewards right away.)
    You will be able to (appropriately) name one of our beers and gain recognition for your sweet name in the taproom, on social media, and our website!
    You will also receive a 10K Brewing branded tee-shirt, 10K Brewing branded Goblet style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership.

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    “Put Your Name On It"
    Your name or business name permanently affixed to a table or chair in the taproom. This does not reserve the seat or table for you but you can add a short custom phrase! You will also receive a 10K Brewing branded tee-shirt, pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership.

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    "Growler and Carrier"
    You will receive our custom handmade 10K Brewing 32oz growler carrier, a 32oz Growler, a 10K Brewing Tee Shirt, our goblet style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership.

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    "Pre-opening Taproom Hangout"
    Bring a friend and hangout with the owners of 10K Brewing at our location as we near the end of construction. We will quench your thirst and talk about anything. Brewing, beer, our plans, our lives, or yours! We will answer any questions you throw at us.
    You will also receive a 10K Brewing tee-shirt, our Belgian style pint glass, recognition on our website, a sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership.

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    "Brewer for a Day"
    Brew a batch of beer with the owners and name the beer yourself. Bring a friend to enjoy the experience.
    You and your friend will receive:
    32oz Growlers, 10K Brewing tee-shirts, our Belgian style pint glasses, recognition on our website, stickers, and Pint Perks™ memberships.

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    "Taproom Takeover"
    Great for a birthday or company party! You and up to 50 guests get to takeover the taproom for a Sun, Mon, Tue, or Wed night. We will cater in food and "refreshments" for up to 10 people (you can add more). We will provide a pint glass and a tee-shirt for up to 10 people (you can add more, style subject to availability). Valid through January 2016. You will also receive a glass, tee-shirt, sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership the same time as the rest of the backers.

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    "Taproom Shutdown"
    Shutdown our taproom for your private event on a FRIDAY NIGHT. Great for a birthday, bachelor(ette), or company party! You and 20 guests get to take over the taproom for a night. We will cater in food and "refreshments" to the event. Each guest will receive a pint glass and a tee-shirt of their choosing (style subject to availability). Valid through January 2016. You will also receive a glass, tee-shirt, sticker, and Pint Perks™ membership the same time as the rest of the backers.

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Funding period

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