About this project
OMNI BREWING CO. - A BEER FOR EVERYONE
Stretch Reward - Two Taster Glasses to EVERY Backer if our campaign reaches $40,000!
We’ve just received this awesome design for our new Taproom bar. We love it and want to build it. We are so excited that we are offering a special Stretch Reward for our Kickstarter! If our campaign reaches $40,000, we will give EVERY single backer a set of two OMNI taster glasses. Help spread the word of our campaign to all your friends to unlock this special Stretch Reward.
Several backers have inquired about selecting multiple rewards.
Click here to find out how to select multiple rewards.
Why We Need Your Help
We have used all our resources to purchase a building and buy brewing equipment. However, the taproom space still needs renovations to be a comfortable place to taste our beer. Here is how we plan to use these Kickstarter funds:
- Build a great bar
- Renovate the taproom area
- Buy tables, chairs, and bar stools
- Stock the taproom with games and entertainment
OMNI Brewing Vision
OMNI means "all, every, of every kind." That's a perfect summation of our vision - a beer for everyone. We serve a wide variety of interesting craft beers at our inviting taproom in Maple Grove. No pretense here. Just beer.
Our goal is to consistently pique your interest with new flavors and new takes on old favorites while we keep your interest with a great selection of fresh, high quality beers. From session and scotch ales to IPAs and stouts; from ginger to habanero to blackberries; we love exploring and sharing. We see a world with all kinds of beers for all kinds of people.
OMNI Taproom Club - Every time you order a pint in our taproom and show your membership card and photo ID, you will receive a 22 oz. custom OMNI Brewing mug instead of our standard pint glasses. This membership is good for life! You will also receive a t-shirt, two pint glasses, coasters, and recognition on our website.
OMNI Growler Club - This membership entitles you to half price growlers that are purchased at our brewery. Again it's good for life. Just show your membership card and photo ID and we will sell you the growler at half price! You will also receive a t-shirt, two pint glasses, coasters, and recognition on our website.
OMNI Founders Club - Get the chance to act as part of the board of directors for OMNI Brewing! Members will receive both Taproom and Growler Club membership benefits, a t-shirt, pint glasses, and coasters. They will also be invited to the pre-opening party. Additionally, Founders Club members will receive exclusive invitations to provide feedback to the brewer! You will also be invited to an annual board of directors meeting to give feedback and suggestions on what's next for OMNI Brewing. You will have direct input into what OMNI Brewing becomes.
If our goal is reached, merchandise will be available for pick up in the taproom on select dates. We will communicate that process at the conclusion of our campaign and work with those who are unable to pick up their merchandise.
Check out the brewery and taproom before we are open to the public. These gatherings will be held on a Friday and Saturday night prior to our public opening. Kickstarter backers at this level will receive a certificate to attend a private party in our taproom on the night they choose as well as a t-shirt, a set of two pint glasses, coasters, and recognition on our website. You will get the first experiences in our taproom.
Name a Tank or Table
Backers at this level will be able to create a name or put their own name or company name on one of our fermenting tanks, serving tanks, the brew house, or one of the tables in the taproom. This sponsorship does not reserve the tank or table, but you will have your mark on the brewery and taproom.
Pre-Opening Brewery Tour
You and three friends will receive the first brewery tour at OMNI Brewing. This one reward is for four people and each person will go home with a growler. Afterwards we will answer any questions you might have about the beer, brewery, or our journey to open OMNI Brewing. You will also receive a t-shirt, two pint glasses, coasters, and recognition on our website.
Name a Seasonal Beer
Calling all creative minds...
Backers at this level will be able to create an appropriate name for a seasonal beer in the taproom. Then bring all your friends to the taproom to have them drink your beer!
Brewer for a Day
Bring a friend, family member, or significant other and join us for a brew day. You will see first hand what a brew day is like by joining us from start to finish. We hope you are ready for some hard work! Afterwards we will answer any questions about the brewing process. You will also receive a t-shirt, growler, two pint glasses, coasters, and recognition on our website.
Throw a private party for up to ten people in the taproom. We will cater in food and provide games and entertainment. Each person will also receive a t-shirt, pint glasses, and coasters.
Host a corporate event, party, or meeting at the brewery for up to 25 people. We will cater in food and provide games and entertainment (or business meeting tools, as needed). You will also receive a t-shirt, pint glasses, coasters, and recognition as a backer on our website. Please contact us directly if you have a group larger than 25 or have any questions on this reward.
Maple Grove Location
OMNI Brewing will be located in an industrial park about two miles north of the Arbor Lakes shopping district in Maple Grove, MN. The building was originally built as a frozen foods distribution site, so it came with a huge walk in cooler, floor drains, and big garage doors. A perfect brewery setup!
Maple Grove is a great city to live, work, shop, dine, and now enjoy great craft beer! From the Elm Creek Park Reserve to the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove has something for everyone.
OMNI Brewing is proud to run on solar power! Click here to see stats on the energy created by our solar panels in real time. We believe solar energy has a "bright" future. It's economical for us as a business and is great for the environment. Solar energy is a win-win for everyone.
We wouldn't be to this point without the support of our wonderful families and friends. Thank you so much for helping us on this journey!
A special thanks to David Robey for producing our Kickstarter video and the City of Maple Grove and Dick Edwards for their continuing support.
We've also had help from some great local businesses. We'd like to recognize some of those businesses here. Check them out, we highly recommend their services.
Bauer Design Build
Loop Commercial Advisors
Lommen Abdo, P.A.
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company
Sara Haman, CPA
Risks and challenges
As with any brewery there are the potential for delays from regulatory agencies, equipment lead times, and construction/permitting. We have had a consistent focus on these risks and we are very happy with the progress so far. If we do encounter setbacks or issues we will resolve them as quickly as possible. Here is an update on where we are on these challenges:
As you might imagine, there are many regulatory agencies involved in the production of beer. For OMNI we are regulated by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and Minnesota's Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED). We have already been approved for operation by the TTB and have been issued a Brewer's Notice. Our application has been submitted to and accepted by the AGED, the application will be approved upon completion of construction and a final inspection.
All our equipment has been purchased and is ready for shipment, once our plumbing, electrical, and steam work is complete our equipment will be installed
We have submitted for permits to all relevant governing bodies through our construction partner Bauer Design Build (Delano, MN). Construction is expected to take 2 months and should begin the week of June 22nd. We have zoning approval from the City of Maple Grove.
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