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This project was successfully funded on April 10, 2013.

Gillette Brewing Co. is bringing a line of craft beers to Gillette in the form of a taproom where they are brewed, served and enjoyed.

Gillette, WY Food
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The time has come and great things are just around the corner.  Please keep reading to find out how YOU can help out and score some really great rewards at the same time...

Jake LaManna - Karl DeCock - Erik Bjordahl - Tom Gorton - Nate Hardy - Garrett McGrath
Jake LaManna - Karl DeCock - Erik Bjordahl - Tom Gorton - Nate Hardy - Garrett McGrath

WHO IS GILLETTE BREWING COMPANY?

Gillette Brewing Company is a community oriented craft beer brewery and taproom located in Gillette, Wyoming. The taproom will be located on the main floor of the historic downtown Gillette Post Office building with the brewing operation located in the basement. Built in 1935 as part of the Public Works Administration it holds the distinction of being the only building in Gillette on the National Registry of Historic places and is the perfect atmosphere for a community craft brewery.

Under construction - Circa 1935 (Courtesy of Campbell County Rockpile Museum)
Under construction - Circa 1935 (Courtesy of Campbell County Rockpile Museum)
Gillette Brewing Company - Circa 2013
Gillette Brewing Company - Circa 2013

Gillette Brewing Company will be a family oriented and smoke free brewery for all to enjoy. It will be where the community can come together to share something unique made by the hands of your friends and neighbors.

How is the Project coming?

We have secured lease of the building and the current occupants are in the process of moving to their new location. Our custom 7 barrel brewing system is on order and is being built as we speak. We have been conditionally approved by the City and State for our microbrewery permit and have received Federal approval. We plan to begin building renovations in April which include renovation of both the main floor taproom area along with the basement brewing area.

GB Co. Taproom layout
GB Co. Taproom layout
Where the magic will happen! The GB Co. brewing room downstairs. This area will be renovated and transformed into a serious beer brewing outfit!
Where the magic will happen! The GB Co. brewing room downstairs. This area will be renovated and transformed into a serious beer brewing outfit!

Our two brewers/owners, Nate Hardy and Tom Gorton, are busy putting the finishing touches on beers they have been developing from many years experience brewing as a hobby. Beer tasting events have begun to introduce our beers to the public.

Gillette Brewing Company's IPA - One of the many great beers wrought by the hands of Nate and Tom, coming soon to Gillette
Gillette Brewing Company's IPA - One of the many great beers wrought by the hands of Nate and Tom, coming soon to Gillette

We are planning an early May opening to serve the Gillette area barring any unforseen events. Our owner group is made up of six average working guys with a dream to bring Gillette the type of quality local brewery it deserves.Our plan from the beginning has been to make this a brewery in Gillette, for Gillette, and by Gillette. This is where we need your help. By using the unique format that Kickstarter provides, everyone has the opportunity to have a direct hand in making this brewery a success. Your pledges will have a direct effect in bringing this brewery to Gillette and in return, you will receive great Gillette Brewing Company rewards.

GB Co. pint glass and T shirt - Actual product you receive may vary from the photo. Pint glass not actual size relative to the T shirt. We wish it was too.
GB Co. pint glass and T shirt - Actual product you receive may vary from the photo. Pint glass not actual size relative to the T shirt. We wish it was too.

What is Kickstarter and how does it work?

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform for creative projects. It gives everyone the opportunity to play a part in the success of a project such as Gillette Brewing Company. Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform which means if we are unable to achieve our $20,000 goal in 30 days, you aren't charged and we get nothing.  But, if we exceed our goal, then we are that much closer to making this dream a reality!

Pledging to our endeavor is simple:

  • Create a profile on Kickstarter (all you need is an email address).
  • Create an account on Amazon (if you don't already have one). This is where payments are processed.
  • Pick your reward level and help support a great local new business.

So tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, congressman, therapist, anyone and everyone you know.  We need your help to get the word out and bring Gillette Brewing Company to our community!

Risks and challenges

Gillette Brewing Company will likely have the same challenges many small businesses face, but so far the permitting process and renovation plans are coming along nicely. The partners' combined experience in design, business, and beer making gives us the tools we need to overcome adversity.

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    1 backer

    LEVEL #1 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company sticker and shout out on Facebook! We'll throw the sticky side in for free.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    2 backers

    LEVEL #2 - Receive a custom Gillette Brewing Company bottle opener PLUS all the above rewards! Pop the top on a cold one anywhere you go.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    23 backers

    LEVEL #3 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company pint glass PLUS all the above rewards!Throw it in the freezer, then fill it with your favorite beer while you wait to try your NEW GB Co. favorite.

    (Sorry, beer not included.)

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    21 backers

    LEVEL #4 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company T-shirt PLUS all the above rewards! Be one of the first to rock a comfy GB Co. T-shirt.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    13 backers

    LEVEL #5 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company hat PLUS all the above rewards! Keeps the sun out of your eyes when you’re on your way to GB Co. for a tasty meal and craft beer.

    (Sorry beer and meal not included.)

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    7 backers

    LEVEL #6 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company growler PLUS all the above rewards! Ah, the opportunity to get 64 ounces of hometown brewed GB Co. goodness to go!

    (Sorry, beer not included.)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $175 or more

    3 backers

    LEVEL #7 - Receive a Gillette Brewing Company growler koozie PLUS all the above rewards! You'll be set with a GB Co. growler AND a GB Co. koozie to pack them anywhere you go.

    (Sorry, beer not included.)

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers

    LEVEL #8 - Receive FOUR GB Co. stickers, FOUR GB Co. bottle openers, FOUR GB Co. pint glasses and FOUR GB Co. shirts! Spread the love or keep them all to yourself.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    LEVEL #9 - Receive TWO GC Co. hats, TWO GB Co. growlers and TWO GB Co. growler koozies. You will ALSO receive all the great gear in Level #8 above! Two is ALWAYS better than one.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    LEVEL #10 - Gillette Brewing Company will christen a barstool in our taproom with a nameplate displaying your name or business. You will ALSO receive all the great gear in Level #9 above! Everyone taking a seat will know YOU had a hand in creating something great in Gillette.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    LEVEL #11 - Gillette Brewing Company will adorn a table in our taproom with a nameplate displaying your name or business. You will ALSO receive all the great gear in Level #9 above! Every group enjoying a cold craft brew will know to thank YOU for helping bring such a great establishment to Gillette.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    LEVEL #12 - You and 3 guests will receive a catered tour of the brewery. You will ALSO receive all the great gear listed in Level #9 above! Come on down and let's take a stroll through the NEW Gillette Brewing Company.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $3,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    LEVEL #13 - You and 40 guests will join us for an EXCLUSIVE 3 hour, fully catered, private party at Gillette Brewing Company! You will ALSO receive all the great gear listed in Level #9 above! Let's make it a night you will NEVER forget.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $6,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    LEVEL #14 - Name A Seasonal Beer! Name it after a family member, your favorite pet, whatever you want! Ok, maybe not WHATEVER you want. We are required have SOME general guidelines. (Name must follow reasonable guidelines for appropriateness, trademark/copyright infringement, etc.) But other than that, it’s all YOU! You will ALSO receive all the great gear listed in Level #9 above! What's in a name. . . .let's find out together.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $10,000

    1 backer All gone!

    LEVEL #15 - Name A Beer! Choose the name for one of our flagship tap beers. This is not a seasonal. This will be a beer we have on tap ALL THE TIME! You choose the beer, then give it a name! Name it after a family member, your favorite pet, whatever you want! Ok, maybe not WHATEVER you want. We are required have SOME general guidelines. (Name must follow reasonable guidelines for appropriateness, trademark/copyright infringement, etc.) But other than that it’s all YOU!

    On top of all THAT, you and 40 guests will join us for an EXCLUSIVE 3 hour, fully catered, private party at Gillette Brewing Company.

    You will ALSO receive all the great gear listed in Level #9 above! Your beer will go down in history along side Gillette Brewing Company.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)