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Backswing Brewing Co.By Backswing Brewing Co.
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Backswing Brewing Co.By Backswing Brewing Co.
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About

BACKSWING BREWING CO.

A chef, a meteorologist, and a doctor walk into a bar. What comes next isn’t a joke, but history. It's how the Backswing Brewing Company got its start.  We’re just three guys from Omaha who love golf and beer. You might never believe this, but our IPA was born on a driveway. That’s how "micro" our microbrew was when we started.

The Driveway Brewery
The Driveway Brewery
Our Assistant Brewer
Our Assistant Brewer
Snow Brewing
Snow Brewing
Too cold...Had to close the garage
Too cold...Had to close the garage

BACKSWING IPA

We shared that IPA with some people at Brewsky’s in Omaha and they loved it. Then some more people fell in love and that love spread and all of a sudden, we had a following. Now we’ve got a few new beers in the hopper, too.  That’s how far we’ve come in such a short time.

BACKSWING IPA
BACKSWING IPA
Our First Backswing Poster
Our First Backswing Poster
On Our Way To A Beer Festival
On Our Way To A Beer Festival
This Is How Much People Love Our Backswing!
This Is How Much People Love Our Backswing!

THE FUTURE OF BACKSWING BREWING

But right now, we’ve been presented with an amazing opportunity: to move this operation to Lincoln and move into a full-scale brewery. That’s right. We can bring our beers to even more more thirsty folks in Nebraska and beyond.

The First Commercial Batch Of Backswing
The First Commercial Batch Of Backswing
An 8% IPA Takes A Lot Of Grain
An 8% IPA Takes A Lot Of Grain
Our Tap Handle Design
Our Tap Handle Design
Our Packaging
Our Packaging

HOW YOU CAN HELP

That’s where you come in. If you think you’d appreciate a pint (or a six pack or a keg!) of our beer, whether you live in Omaha, Lincoln or North Platte, help us help you.  We’re excited to bring this experience to Lincoln, but we can’t do it without our community’s support.  Nebraska has the potential to be a vibrant place for craft beer, so we are asking you for your support in purchasing a brewery that will help us get our beer into your glass. 

We Can Make You Lots More Beer Out Of This Than We Can Out Of Pat's Garage
We Can Make You Lots More Beer Out Of This Than We Can Out Of Pat's Garage

We’ve come so far from “Driveway IPA” and need just a little more cash to put us over the top. So the best part is a little goes a long way. And you’ll actually be able to taste the results. Not many others on Kickstarter can say that.

GOLF BREAK

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WHAT YOU GET BACK

BEER!!! And lots of it.  Made locally and hand-crafted just for you. And of course, your donations will not go unnoticed. Check out the rewards we have put together to see how we can return the favor.  We have everything from t-shirts and pint glasses to polos and golf bags. Come learn how to brew with us or throw a party in the brewery! You can even work with us to design your own beer, and we’ll put your beer on tap in the taproom.

Backswing Bar Coasters
Backswing Bar Coasters
Backswing IPA T-Shirts
Backswing IPA T-Shirts
Ladies V-Neck IPA T-shirts
Ladies V-Neck IPA T-shirts
Titleist Pro V1 Backswing Logo Golf Balls
Titleist Pro V1 Backswing Logo Golf Balls
Our New "It's All In The Backswing" T-shirts
Our New "It's All In The Backswing" T-shirts
Backswing Golf Ball Pint Glass
Backswing Golf Ball Pint Glass
Backswing Brewing 26" x 16" Waffle Golf Towel
Backswing Brewing 26" x 16" Waffle Golf Towel
32oz Boston Round Stainless Steel Growler
32oz Boston Round Stainless Steel Growler
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2016 Membership Card for 402 Golf
2016 Membership Card for 402 Golf
Kickstarter Exclusive--64oz Stainless Steel Growler
Kickstarter Exclusive--64oz Stainless Steel Growler
Backswing Embroidered Cutter & Buck Glendale DryTec Polo
Backswing Embroidered Cutter & Buck Glendale DryTec Polo
Backswing Embroidered Cutter & Buck Glendale DryTec Ladies Polo
Backswing Embroidered Cutter & Buck Glendale DryTec Ladies Polo
Backswing Embroidered Titleist Ultralightweight Golf Bag
Backswing Embroidered Titleist Ultralightweight Golf Bag

THE BACKSWING TEAM

Pat is the chef of the group. He grew up in Shenandoah, Iowa and is our resident Cyclones fan. Pat followed his sister to Lincoln in 1998 and began working for TJ at Brewsky’s. He worked as a kitchen manager there for a number of years and then moved to Minneapolis, where he worked at Old Chicago. After a few years, he moved back to Lincoln and eventually returned to Brewsky’s. Then Pat and his wife moved up to Omaha where he is now the General Manager at Park Drive. His love for creating great food and eye for designing recipes will result in lots of delicious new beers for everyone in Nebraska.

Pat Already At Home In The Brewery
Pat Already At Home In The Brewery

TJ is from Jamaica Queens, NY. He grew up in Long Island and eventually Tamarac, Florida. After spending 6 years as a gunner in the Navy, he moved to Pennsylvania and went to study climatology at Penn St. TJ made the move from the east coast to Lincoln so he could study more about the weather at Nebraska. He even did a little storm chasing for a while. It didn’t take him long to realize that driving toward a tornado isn’t the brightest idea. So he decided to get a job at a local sports bar. TJ spent the last 15 years managing Brewsky’s locations all over Lincoln and Omaha, trying to bring more and more craft beer to the people of Nebraska. Now he’s ready to bring you even more great beer by opening his own local brewery. We all hope forecasting how much beer you all will drink will be easier than predicting the weather.

TJ...Drinking On The Job
TJ...Drinking On The Job

Cory is the doctor and an Omaha native. After high school, he moved to Dallas to go to college at SMU, where he studied lots of stuff about yeast and chemistry. He moved back to Omaha to go to medical school at UNMC, and met the guys when Pat decided to marry his sister. After medical school, he decided maybe the life of a surgeon wasn’t the right thing for him, so he moved out to Baltimore and went back to school yet again. Cory got a Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins and spent a number of years trying to work in international health. Now he’s back in Nebraska and has realized that the best way to help people is by putting all those years of science training into making better quality beer for all the people in his home state.

Cory's Golf Game Could Use A Little Work
Cory's Golf Game Could Use A Little Work

Pat, TJ, and our other founder Kevin Forest all started brewing beer at home about six years ago, and decided to turn their passion into a business. Kevin got too busy with another venture he started, 402 golf, and decided to focus on the golf side of things. So Pat and TJ brought Cory into the company, and we started getting all of their recipes nailed down and ready to bring to you. Now we’re all set to make this happen and get more local beer into your hands.

NEBRASKA NEEDS MORE LOCAL BEER. AND WE HAVE JUST THE CURE FOR WHAT AILS YA. AND THAT’S BACKSWING BREWING COMPANY.

First Night Backswing Was On Tap
First Night Backswing Was On Tap

SPECIAL THANKS

We want to thank all of the people who have helped put this together for you. Particularly our marketing team, Danny McHatton and Jim Buhrman. Their help over the last few years is what has tied this whole venture together for us. We would also like to thank Aaron Sinclair, who has taken a ton of time out of work to design all of the rewards for you. And Charley Morris who saved us when our attempt to produce a video on our own didn’t work out so well!

Risks and challenges

Our main challenge will be to open by our target date early next year. There is lots of work to be done and licenses to be obtained before we can open, and the brewery who is currently in the location we are moving into may not be ready to move into their new place on time if they have construction delays.

The main risk for our backers is that there could be delays in some of the rewards we are offering. We are working to get all of the physical rewards ready for everyone, but there may be production delays on some of the items. If the opening of the brewery is delayed, some of the reward experiences may have to be pushed back to later in the spring.

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    BACKSWING COASTER--

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    BACKSWING IPA T-SHIRT--

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    BACKSWING IPA T-SHIRT--Ladies (V-Neck)

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    BACKSWING BREWING CO. GOLF BALLS--

    Get a sleeve of 3 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls with the Backswing logo on them!

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    IT'S ALL IN THE BACKSWING T-SHI--

    Be the first to get our brand new "It's All In The Backswing" t-shirt!

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    2 BACKSWING BREWING CO. PINT GLASSES--

    Drink in style with a set of 2 of our Backswing Brewing Co. Golf Ball Pint Glasses!

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    FOR THE GOLFERS: GOLF TOWEL + GOLF BALLS--

    Show off your support for Backswing Brewing Co. on the golf course! Get a sleeve of 3 Titleist Pro V1 Backswing Brewing logo golf balls and a Backswing Golf Towel!

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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER PARTY--

    Once we're open, we'll throw an exclusive party in the brewery for our Kickstarter backers. You can come enjoy some Backswing with other local beer supporters who helped get our brewery open for you.

    Everyone at the party will also take home a t-shirt and a pint glass.

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    BOSTON ROUND GROWLER + SET OF 2 GOLF BALL PINT GLASSES--

    Get the brand new insulated Boston Round Growler and you can take your favorite craft beer anywhere on the go! And you can pour your favorite Backswing beer into your 2 Backswing pint glasses to share with a friend!

    The Boston Round growler is a 32 oz insulated stainless steel growler. Something that might fit great in your golf bag....

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    402 GOLF MEMBERSHIP!!! (AND SOME GOLF BALLS)

    One of our founders left to start a company called 402 Golf. Yearly memberships get you a free greens fee at 16 different courses in the 402 area code. That's over $400 of golf!

    Backers at this level will get a 2016 402 Golf Membership + a sleeve of 3 Backswing logo Pro V1 golf balls to take out on the course with you!

    (If you aren't from Nebraska, any reward that includes a 402 golf membership can have another item substituted. Just email me to let me know.)

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    MORE GOLF BALLS--

    Get a full set of 12 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls with the Backswing Brewing Co. logo on them!

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    BACKSWING GROWLER CLUB--

    This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Get a 64 oz stainless steel Backswing Brewing Co. growler! We won't be selling these in the taproom, and membership in the growler club entitles you to 1/2 off growler fills in your exclusive Kickstarter growler for the first year after we open. And you'll have something special to show off whenever you visit the brewery that no one else can get.

    Not in the area, but still want the exclusive growler? We'll ship you your growler. And if you do make it to the area next year, go ahead and bring your growler. You're still entitled to all the perks of club!

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    T-Shirt + 4 Golf Ball Pint Glasses--

    Get a Backswing T-shirt of your choice along with a set of 4 Backswing Golf Ball PInt Glasses

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    BACKSWING TAP HANDLE!

    Be the first to get an original Backswing Brewing Co. tap handle! Great for your home bar or your collection. You pick the beer style you want. And you will probably have this in your hand before they even make it to a tap in a bar!

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    BACKSWING BREWING CO. MEN's POLO + SET OF 2 PINT GLASSES--

    Get an embroidered Backswing Brewing Co. dry fit polo shirt. The polo is a Cutter & Buck DryTec Glendale Polo embroidered with the Backswing Brewing Co. logo. Supporters at this level also get a set of 2 of the golf ball pint glasses.

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    BACKSWING BREWING CO. LADIES's POLO + SET OF 2 PINT GLASSES--

    Get an embroidered Backswing Brewing Co. dry fit polo shirt. The polo is a Cutter & Buck DryTec Glendale Polo embroidered with the Backswing Brewing Co. logo. Supporters at this level also get a set of 2 of the golf ball pint glasses.

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    402 GOLF MEMBERSHIP + LOTS OF STUFF

    Backers at this level will get a 2016 402 Golf Membership, sleeve of 3 Backswing logo Pro V1 golf balls, Backswing Golf Towel, and a T-shirt of your choice.

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    THE FULL BAR PACKAGE—

    Get both growlers, membership to the growler club, a set of 4 golf ball pint glasses, and a t-shirt of your choice.

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    WORK WITH US AT A BEER FESTIVAL--

    See what it’s like to work with a brewery at a beer festival! We’ll get your entry pass to the festival, and you get to help us sample our beers and check out all the beers from the other breweries too! Of course, a Backswing T-shirt will be included.

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    THE FULL GOLF PACKAGE—
    Get the embroidered polo, 12 logo golf balls, a 402 golf card, golf towel, 2 pint glasses, a boston round growler, and a t-shirt of your choice!

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    KEARNEY OKTOBERFEST—

    Come with us to 2016 Kearney Oktoberfest! Take a road trip with the guys and help us sample beers at Oktoberfest in Kearney. Included is transportation from Omaha or Lincoln, lodging for the night, entry to the beer festival, and a Backswing T-shirt.

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    BACKSWING BREWING GOLF BAG—

    Get a Titleist Ulrtralightweight Golf Bag embroidered with the Backswing Brewing Co. logo. We’ll also throw in our golf towel and a set of 12 Backswing logo Pro V1 golf balls.

    (We can also do this in all black on an Ogio Orbit Cart Bag. Just email me if you prefer that option.)

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    OPEN BREWERY FOR LUNCH—

    We’ll open the taproom for lunch for you and up to 30 guests. Catering will be included—we may even cook up some of our IPA wings for you! Ideal for your group or an office lunch! Or just something totally different to do with your friends!

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    ROUND OF GOLF WITH THE GUYS –

    Come play a round of golf with the owners of Backswing Brewing Co.! Included is a round of golf, cart rental, a 402 golf membership, t-shirt, and 2 pint glasses.

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    BREWER FOR A DAY—

    Come to the brewery and learn about brewing on a commercial scale. Then help brew a batch of beer with us that will be sold in bars around Nebraska. You may even be able to order one of the beers you helped make when you’re out on the town! That’s not something many people can say.

    You’ll take home a t-shirt and a pint glass at the end of the day too.

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    ALL THE SWAG—

    Get the embroidered golf bag, an embroidered polo shirt, a 402 golf membership, 12 Backswing logo Pro V1 golf balls, a golf towel, the Kickstarter Exclusive growler, membership to the growler club, the boston round growler, 4 pint glasses, and a t-shirt of your choice.

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    PRIVATE DINNER PARTY—

    Host a private dinner party for 10-20 of your friends. Our brewer/chef Pat will create the menu with you. And your friends can eat dinner surrounded by all of that beautiful brewing equipment! That’s an experience you can’t find many places!

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    VIP PARTY IN THE BREWERY--

    Host your very own party inside of a commercial brewery! We’ll rope off the brewing area so that you and up to 60 guests can come have a party staffed by the Backswing crew. You can drink amongst the fermentation tanks with all of your friends. Catering for the event will be included.

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    DESIGN YOUR OWN BEER--

    Come learn how we develop our beers and work with one of our brewers to design a beer to your specifications. (Some style limitations apply.) You'll get to pick ingredients, brew test batches, and when we have your beer ready, we'll put it on tap in the taproom for everyone to share. You'll even get to keep the tap handle from when your beer was on tap!

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