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Medusa Brewing Co. was founded in August of 2013 with one goal in mind: Create exquisite beer, and a unique destination in which to serve it.
Medusa Brewing Co. was founded in August of 2013 with one goal in mind: Create exquisite beer, and a unique destination in which to serve it.
268 backers pledged $27,491 to help bring this project to life.

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Medusa Brewing Company: Brewery and Taproom

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Our story.

Medusa Brewing Company is on the very brink of opening, but we need your help to push us across the finish line! Things like construction overages, unforeseen legal matters, and the overall effort in all of its enormity, have pushed our project into the Fall months. We have taken on a back-breaking amount of work ourselves, and we fear this could be slowing the process. This Kickstarter campaign is designed to help us pay for things to be done quickly and professionally, allowing us to focus on the tasks that we can do well and efficiently. A donation from you will not only be countered by material rewards, but will truly make you a part of the greatness that is to be, Medusa Brewing Company.

Those of you following our progress right now already know that incredible improvements have been made to the former Aubuchon Hardware building on Main St. in Hudson, MA. We've poured a massive concrete slab to house the brewery, put up glass walls, designed and built our own 350ft glycol loop, and assembled/wired the entire brewery. We have moved on to the taproom build-out while we await the issuance of our state brewing license, and can assure you that it will be an incredible place to drink our beer.

Speaking of beer...

We have cut NO CORNERS when it comes to the beer. Our all-electric brewhouse, fermenters, and conditioning tanks will allow us complete control over every step of the process. We did not stop there either. We've worked with Custom Beverage Services (West Boylston, MA) to create one of the most state of the art draft systems you will find. Serving beer directly off the tanks is no easy task, but making sure that it's delivered exactly as intended is another set of obstacles. All have been overcome so that we can guarantee the best possible experience when enjoying a beer in our taproom.

It's become an unwritten saying that if it isn't delayed, then it isn't a startup brewery. Sadly, that does seem to be the case for us and many other breweries opening around the country. We appreciate any donations that we receive (large and small) and will continue doing our absolute BEST to open the doors at 111 Main Street.

While we will post updates to our Kickstarter page as they become available, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook for regular updates and banter.

On behalf of the entire Medusa family, we thank you Kickstarters!

Keith, Tom, & Sully

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STRETCH GOAL #1

KICKSTART THE BARREL PROGRAM - $20,000

Like a big Bourbon Barrel Stout? How about a wonderful Flanders Red? So do we! We'd love to be able to bring beers like these to our tap-lines and growler program sooner rather than later. Help us meet this stretch goal so that we can get started on them right away!

BARREL PROGRAM
BARREL PROGRAM

We've already installed piping to the basement catacombs at 111 Main Street to support a future barrel program. This special plumbing will allow us to pipe fresh beer down to our basement's barrel room for further aging and conditioning. While our brewing system is one of the most versatile setups you will find at this size, the addition of wood barrels will only further the spectrum for us (and you!).

So, what do we need in order to get this cranking earlier than we planned? Only $5,000. This amount will help us to pay for the following:

- Final renovation of the roughly 1500 sq. ft. we have underneath us. We've already started, but will need help completing it. This includes cleaning, patching, lighting, some demolition, and maybe some paint!

- Oak Barrels (duh?). Bourbon, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, etc. We are looking to purchase at least FIVE 55-gal Oak Barrels to get this program going. They aren't cheap!

- Barrel stands & racks to support them over the 9-24 month aging process

Ancillary equipment (fittings, vintners hose, barrel cleaning supplies, etc.)

UPDATE: So what does an "Inner Circle" Membership get me?

We've received a number of questions about our Inner Circle membership reward and what some of the benefits are. The current list of "Inner Circle" benefits is as follows. Please keep in mind that as we grow, this list may also grow as well. Cheers!
 

Benefits Include:

- A one year membership to the Inner Circle

- Merch Bundle (sticker, 16oz footed glass, growler, and shirt)

- Personalized 20oz Beer Mug (for larger pours!)

- Personal Membership ID

- Discounted House Food

- EARLY Entry to our Grand Opening Celebration

- First Access to Ticketed Events

- First Access to Small Batch Releases

- Exclusive Participation in Tasting Panels within our Beer Program

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are risks and challenges involved. While we could have launched this campaign earlier to help pay for some overages, we thought it would be best to do after overcoming the more major challenges in our way. Now that we are down to the nitty gritty, we feel that the only challenge in our way now is time!

Our opening is inevitable, so we look forward to seeing you all there!

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    RECOGNITION: This small donation will get your name forever marked on our "wall of donors". Not bad, huh?

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    STICK IT: In addition to getting your name on our "wall of donors", we will also send you a sweet Medusa Brewing Company logo sticker. You can slap this sucker on anything you so choose (car, door, water bottle, cat, etc.)

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    FILL IT: Toss 20 bones and we'll throw you (gently) one of our gorgeous 16oz Belgian-style footed glasses to drink your Medusa beer from! (Beer not included).

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    WARM IT: Keep your dome piece warm this winter with a slick Medusa Brewing Company Beanie!

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    FILL IT MORE: Footed glass not enough? Go for this reward to secure your very own 64oz Medusa "Founder" growler! (Beer not included).

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    WEAR IT: Want to rock the bad-ass Medusa logo on that sexy bod of yours? Well, this t-shirt is the reward for you! (Men's and women's sizes available)

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    TOAST IT: Stay toasty in our super soft Medusa logo'd hoodie. Whether your hitting the slopes or warming up with a nice stout, this is the perfect companion for the snowy months.

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    DOUBLE BUNDLE IT: 2x Medusa Merch Bundle! 2 Stickers, 2 Glasses, 2 Growlers, and 2 Shirts are all yours to share with a friend or loved one.

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    WINTER BUNDLE: Sticker, 16oz Glass, 64oz Growler, Beanie, Hoodie. BOOM. Stay warm people.

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    DOUBLE WINTER BUNDLE: 2x Stickers, 2x 16oz Glasses, 2x 64oz Growlers, 2x Beanies, 2x Hoodies. Wear two layers or share with a friend!

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    INNER CIRCLE + MERCH BUNDLE: Membership in our exclusive, "Inner Circle" club will be granted through this reward. Want early access to our Grand Opening with your own mug? This is the reward for you!

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    INNER CIRCLE + 2x MERCH BUNDLE: Membership in our exclusive, "Inner Circle" club (see above reward) plus double the merch!

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    "THE LIFER": LIFETIME Membership in our exclusive, "Inner Circle" club will be granted through this reward. WO. This is for the diehards right here. Who's in?

    Oh, we'll also throw in a Double Winter or Double Merch bundle. You pick!

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    BREW DAY: Feeling ridiculously generous? Want to brew on our state of the art system, name the beer, and then drink it in the taproom with all of your friends? Hit up this reward to brew for a day with none other than Medusa's Brewmaster, Keith Antul. Good luck :-)

    2x MERCH BUNDLE INCLUDED (but no alcohol!)

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    THE MEDUSA: Ah, yes. The REWARD OF ALL REWARDS. For donating this small fortune, we invite you not only to brew a beer with us for a day, but to return with 50 of your friends for a private, catered, release party. All guests will go home with an official Medusa beer glass! (Alcohol is not included).

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    BUNDLE IT: Grab this reward tier for a Medusa Merch Bundle! Sticker, Glass, Growler, and Shirt are all yours with this bad boy!

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Funding period

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