S&S Farm Brewery's mission: "to produce high quality, genuine farm-brewed beer. We strive to provide our customers with quality products that are grown locally using ethical and sustainable agricultural methods. At S&S Brewery, we work to create a sense of community in our operations by treating our customers like part of the S&S “family,” never forgetting who blesses us in this endeavor".
Who are we and why is our brewery so special?
S&S Farm Brewery is a small family owned brewery located in Nassau, NY. We opened our doors in the winter of 2013, with the goal of making delicious, genuine farm-brewed beer. We have been achieving this goal by utilizing environmentally sound methods to grow our hops and barley, and sourcing most of what we are not able to grow from within New York State. S&S Brewery has a rich farming history, as the Sanford’s have owned and farmed the land the brewery is located on since the 1800s. The farm has evolved from a multi-faceted production farm to a dairy, and now, to a farm brewery utilizing the old milk house as the brew house. You read correctly, our brewery and current pouring space has been converted out of the same space our milk from the dairy used to be collected and stored in. Pretty cool, right? It is a unique space and has served us well allowing our customers to truly integrate themselves into a little piece of our farm.
Why a taproom?
We love our little brewery, but it is time to grow our space to provide our customers with all the comforts that come along with a taproom: a bar and stools for seating, tables and chairs, heat, and a place where people aren't tripping over our brewing equipment. We think we owe it to everyone to grow this space with their basic interests in mind, while also continuing to mold our brewery into one that expresses the unique character of the Sanford farm and family.
S&S TAPROOM (PHASE 1)
Our kickstarter campaign is going to help us raise the necessary funds to convert a part of the historical barn that was once used for dairy into a space for our growing brewery. Our current brew space was built into the old milk house, our future taproom will be built into the cow barn. This is the space where Holstein cows used to be milked. As you can imagine, not very taproom friendly at the moment but it will be once we are done with it! Keeping the integrity of the cowbarn in mind, we want to create a space that will keep the historical qualities preserved while also expanding upon the rustic overall feel of the space. So, for phase 1, your gracious donations will help S&S with the following:
Flooring: Currently the barn floor is old, uneven concrete which was structured for dairy use with sloped floors, gutters and curbs, making it slightly impractical for our current needs! We are going to be filling in the gaps, evening out and raising the floor, with the hope to incorporate solar powered radiant heat.
Ceiling,Walls, Door and Windows: Let there be light! Let there be a way to access our space! Let us shelter you with rustic wooden walls and ceilings that will incorporate new and restored materials!
Bathroom: Unlike our brewery, this space will come with indoor plumbing. Fancy, we know.
HVAC: We promise to keep you warm or cool depending on the season.
Bar, Tables and Chairs: Here is where we can get creative. Our community is rich with local artisans and craftsmen that we will reach out to for ideas and custom work that will make our space unique and interesting.
Additional time for YOU: Our current need to utilize our brewing space for both brewing and serving our beer limits our available time to be open to serve our community. Having a separate space for a taproom will hopefully allow us to add additional brewery hours and opportunities for our dedicated S&S patrons.
*Additional funds will help us with Phase 2, which will incorporate more of the fun and artistic elements that will go into this space.*
LET US AWARD YOU WITH MORE THAN JUST PRAISE...As a token of our appreciation, we hope you will allow us to shower you with gifts. There is something here for everyone, we think.
S&S BREWERY SWAG FOR ALL OCCASIONS:
- Tote Bag
- Growler (image below)
- Beer and Growler Koozies
- Footed Pint Glass (image below)
- Short Sleeve (image below) and Long Sleeve Tee
- Knit Beanie (image below)
- Trucker Hat (image below)
- Hoodie (image below)
Other highlighted awards:
Limited Edition Design by Samantha Prag
Some of our items will be offered with limited edition art, special to you for donating to our kickstarter. Samantha's style is whimsical to say the least, and she has taken our logo and run with it. Incorporating all the ingredients that go into your beer, Sam has hand drawn a rendition of our logo utilizing her stippling style and elements of fun! You will have the option to choose between one of these two fabulous designs:
To learn more about Samantha and her style of work, check out her website: https://instagram.com/samanthapragart/
Grab 3 of your most worthy peeps and come spend a day brewing with one of our brewers. You will get to be part of the magic as you assist in a brew from start to finish. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals who have always wanted to learn to brew but have never known where to start, or for more experienced brewers who want to give it a go on a glorified homebrew system. I mean come on, look at those faces? Who wouldn't want to brew with one of these guys? Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.
Tent with a View: Rent our S&S Brewery 20' x 30' Tent on our Picturesque Sanford Farm
S&S Brewery and the Sanford family, have been blessed with over 150 acres of picturesque farmland with stunning views of the Berkshires and Catskill Mountains,a perfect backdrop for a private party. It gives them great pleasure to share this beautiful setting with family and friends, you can also share this experience with up to 50 of your friends at a family friendly private party held under the S & S brand new 20'x30' party tent. We will provide the setting and the tent--the rest is up to your imagination!
Thank you S&S Farm Brewery Community!
Our brewery is small, but our ambitions are colossal as we strive to create an establishment that people can claim with utmost certainty is unique in its field. We are passionate about creating an establishment with community in mind and treating our customers as part of the S&S family. With the addition of our taproom, we can better meet this goal. We thank you for your contribution and look forward to being a neighborhood brewery you can be proud of!
Risks and challenges
The challenges that come along with this project are typical with any building project, especially one where renovation needs to take place. We are working with a crew of professional contractors who have assessed the space and pointed out that there are always unforeseen problems when you tackle any renovation project. While we can't predict a seamless transition, we can say with confidence that we have enlisted a extremely competent crew. They also happen to love our beer!
Another challenge comes with the time of year we have embarked on this project. Winter is fast approaching and we are working hard to get our taproom in before the big freeze. This will enable us to continue to provide YOU with our delicious beer inside a warm, welcoming taproom instead of a snow covered frozen hay bale!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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