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Look, Smell, Taste, Evolve... We're a Nano Brewery in the Downtown Arts District of Pomona, Ca next to Fox Theatre and Glasshouse.
188 backers pledged $13,030 to help bring this project to life.

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Homage Brewing

OUR STORY: 

Before my passion in brewing beer, I was touring the country as a musician in a band. I played for nearly 6 years prior to taking on Homage Brewing as a project. My wife Lauren's background was in Marketing and Fashion. While working at a craft beer bar and brewery during the craft beer revolution, our interest in craft beer quickly grew leading us to the wonderful world of home brewing. After years of many batches both good and bad, our friends and colleagues became more interested in our home brews and requested more and more. We had pondered the idea of someday opening a brewery, but it was one of those, “that’d be a cool idea” thoughts. As things progressed we thought it’d be a fantastic idea to bring together both our backgrounds and interests and showcase it through our beer. This was the beginning of it all and the founding moment of Homage Brewing. 

We value innovation in both craft and design. The creative process always starts with the beer first. We brew what we typically like to drink in the hopes that our palate can relate with others. After we’re set on the beer style, we use our ales and bottles as a blank canvas to display various art forms and interests such as: typography, design, music, etc. One important part of our mission at Homage Brewing is the spirit of sharing and creating art and we truly believe in incorporating and seeking out interest to build character. With Homage Brewing it is really important to make it an extension of who we are as individuals and use our brewing and branding as a platform to connect with a like-minded audience. You can definitely say brewing beer has allowed us to express our creativity and showcase our passion in ways we never imagined.

WHO IS HOMAGE BREWING?

Matthew & Lauren
Matthew & Lauren

BREWERY: 

We will be brewing on a beautiful 5 barrel stainless steel brewhouse from Stout Tanks and Kettles shipped from Portland, Oregon. Our storefront brewery will be located in the crafty Downtown Pomona, Ca Arts District on Thomas St. and 2nd St. While searching for our location/brewery it was very important to find a unique space that allowed us to grow and keep innovation at the forefront of our ambitions. Our goal as a brewery will be to create a quality and consistent product and incorporate a year round barrel aging program with seasonal bottle releases. Downtown Pomona has become a melting pot for creatives holding a monthly art-walk, farmers market, and home to landmarks such as the historic and newly renovated Fox Theater and Southern California's rock/alternative venue The Glass House. For many years both of these venues have pushed the envelope by showcasing new raw talent and popular indie acts. We feel Pomona is the perfect fitting for us and we couldn't be more enthusiastic to share our space with you and add to the thriving craft beer community. 

WITH THE KICKSTARTER FUNDS WE WILL:

1. Build Out: Any additional add-ons or unanticipated extra materials. We've all seen the HGTV channel and usually no build out goes as planned. 

2. Furnishings: This will allow us more flexibility to carry out the vision and look of the brewery. We will be bringing in creative minded designers to complete a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing environment for our brewery and guests.

3. Equipment:  Add important brewery tools like lab equipment for proper yeast storage, incorporate more barrels for our barrel aging program, and proper bottling equipment. 

Handcrafted Ales: We have 4 flagship beers that include:

  • Discovery- Dry hopped Golden Strong ale, effervescent with a peppery spice and bubbly dry finish.  
  • Reckoner- 100% Brett IPA, drink fresh for a hoppy tropical fruit bomb or age and let it build complexity. 
  • Unknown Pleasures- Coffee Stout, using cold brewed coffee that's sourced and roasted by us! 
  • Whitest Bier Alive- Belgian style Witbier, with local citrus fruits and spices added. 

We love experimenting and creating new specialty ales. We plan to keep as many as possible on constant rotation. Here's a few of our specialty ales that have been well-received, 

  • Hard to Explain- Berliner style Weisse. Tart, fruity, extremely refreshing and spritzy. We made two variations this past year (White cherry & Blackberry). 
  • Trying to be cool - Funky Rye Farmhouse Ale.  We fermented this ale with our house brettanomyces strain and matured for several months to build complexity. We made two variations (dry-hopped and calamansi citrus fruits added.)
  • High Living - Imperial IPA. Brewed with copious amounts of hops super dank aroma that packs a punch of bitterness and high abv.

We special built a pilot brewhouse system aside from our main 5 bbl brewhouse to create and practice new variations of sour style beers and with your help it will allow us to incorporate more fruit and barrel aged crafted ales as well as experiment and develop wild yeast cultures. 

REWARDS: 

H Logo Glass Growler
H Logo Glass Growler
Reckoner 100% Brett IPA White T-Shirt
Reckoner 100% Brett IPA White T-Shirt
Whitest Bier Alvie Witbier Navy T-Shirt
Whitest Bier Alvie Witbier Navy T-Shirt
Unknown Pleasures Stout Pocket White T-Shirt
Unknown Pleasures Stout Pocket White T-Shirt
Discovery Golden Ale Heather Grey T-Shirt
Discovery Golden Ale Heather Grey T-Shirt
High Living Imperial IPA White T-Shirt
High Living Imperial IPA White T-Shirt
Ceramic Homage Brewing White Growlers (32 oz/64 oz)
Ceramic Homage Brewing White Growlers (32 oz/64 oz)
Homage Brewing Canvas Tote
Homage Brewing Canvas Tote
H Logo Baseball Cap
H Logo Baseball Cap
H Logo Glassware
H Logo Glassware
Pin Back Buttons
Pin Back Buttons
13"x19" Posterboard (frame & plant not included)
13"x19" Posterboard (frame & plant not included)

HOW TO PLEDGE/BACK OUR PROJECT:

  • Create a Kickstarter account Log in using your email and password. Click on the reward(s) or the green "back this project tab."
  • Share our project. Spread it anyway you can, to anyone or everyone that you know so we can successfully meet our goal!!!
  • IMPORTANT:  Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. Meaning no one will be charged for a pledge towards our project unless we reach our funding goal. 

STRETCH GOALS:

  • With an additional $5,000 exceeding our original goal shall provide funds for proper bottling equipment. Ensuring our handcrafted ales reach local carriers for easier access to your favorite Homage Brewing Beers.
  • With an additional $10,000 exceeding our original goal shall provide funds for extra kegs and keg cleaning equipment that will help expedite productivity time and distribution.  

Thank you!

A million thanks for your support and viewing of our project. We hope you can share this project with your friends, family, and colleagues! These are exciting times ahead and we're looking forward to start our brewing endeavors! Cheers!!! 

Look, Smell, Taste, Evolve.  

Risks and challenges

Building a reputation amongst many breweries.

We know building a reputation in the craft beer community will be something that is earned by the consistency and quality of beer. This is something we know all too well being craft beer lovers ourselves and do not take lightly. We will stop at nothing to make our mark with amazing hand crafted ales and can't wait to help contribute to the thriving Southern California craft beer market!

We're willing to take on the many risks and hurdles that come our way. This is our love, our passion, and your beer!!!

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    BUTTONS

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    GLASSWARE

    Custom Homage logo stemmed glassware. Limited run. Perfect for enjoying our beverages and designed to enhance your drinking pleasure.

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    POSTER BOARD

    A rad 13"x19" hand crafted poster board designed by our artist Daniel Patrick Simmons. Choose from any one of our beer labels/logo: Discovery, Reckoner, Whitest Bier Alive, High Living, Unknown Pleasures, or Homage Logo. Please specify which one(s).

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    CANVAS TOTE

    Super durable and the perfect carrier for your needs at the farmers market, shopping, and of course for Homage bottles and growlers!

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    RECKONER T-SHIRT

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    GLASS GROWLER

    64 oz. glass growler with H logo and special message for our awesome supporters and backers! Signed by founders Matt & Lauren. Can also be used for cold brewed coffee. Add an additional $15 for stemmed glassware.

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    DISCOVERY T-SHIRT

    Our Discotheque Discovery artwork on a heather grey tee with our Homage logo on the back. Inspired by the 70's disco movement (you'll specify size in the survey I send out after the campaign ends).

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    WHITEST BIER ALIVE T-SHIRT

    Our quirky Whitest Bier Alive artwork on a navy tee. Inspired by european architecture (you'll specify size in the survey I send out after the campaign ends).

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    HIGH LIVING T-SHIRT

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    UNKNOWN PLEASURES POCKET T-SHIRT W/ H LOGO

    The artwork was influenced by lust and the decadent and pleasurable ingredients that are used in this hand crafted ale (you'll specify size in the survey I send out after the campaign ends).

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    PRIVATE TOUR AND BEER EDUCATION

    Have a private tour of the brewery for you and a guest. There will be a special gift upon arrival and learn about the brewing process and the development of our sour beers.

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    CERAMIC GROWLER LIMITED

    One of a kind custom 32 oz ceramic growler that is limited to our backers! Be one of the founders and brag of this super rare commodity. You will have priority to special releases before availability to the public. Can also be used for cold brewed coffee.

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    CERAMIC GROWLER LIMITED

    One of a kind custom 64 oz. ceramic growler that is limited to our backers! Be one of the founders and brag of this super rare commodity. You will have priority to special releases before availability to the public. Can also be used for cold brewed coffee.

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    PRIVATE PARTY FOR BACKERS

    This includes one admission for our pre-opening party. Be the first to try our beers on tap and see our brewery before it's open to the public.

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    MERCH BUNDLE

    Homage Brewing merchandise bundle. Choose any two shirts (you'll specify size in the survey I send out after the campaign ends), H logo baseball cap, glass growler, and stemmed glassware.

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    MEGA HOMAGE BUNDLE

    Mega Homage bundle: includes an invite for 2 to the tasting room for pre-opening party, any 2 t-shirts (you'll specify size in the survey I send out after the campaign ends), H logo baseball cap, glass growler, cotton tote carrier, stemmed glassware.

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    YOUR NAME ON OUR TANKS!

    We'll put your name on one of our fermenting tanks so that all patrons know who our founding contributors are! Now that's something to raise a glass to! Also, you will receive the Merch Bundle.

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    BREWERY TOUR IN SAN DIEGO

    Come along with founding members Matt & Lauren Garcia on an excursion in the craft beer mecca of San Diego, visiting some of the top breweries in Southern California. Also, you will receive the Merch Bundle.

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    EXCLUSIVE PARTY

    Have a private party for you and 25 of your friends/family any one day of the week (M-Fri). We will cater in food and "refreshments."

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    CUSTOM BREW BREWED BY YOU!

    We will help you develop your own recipe and allow you to brew in our brewhouse. You will also get to choose the name of the beer and we will give the deserving shout out on all social media outlets upon tapping your creation!!!

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    YOU GET ALL REWARDS!

    Receive all benefits and rewards listed above!

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