Project image
)}
$9,095
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 13 2018 9:21 PM UTC +00:00
$9,095
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 13 2018 9:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

The name “Woggly Square” has a unique and fun origin. Woggly Square co-founders John Newton and Mark Newton are both proud fathers. John's youngest, Matthew, has autism. Matt is nonverbal – he simply does not have many words. However, Matt does make sounds and sometimes seems to have his own unique language. One of Matt’s catch phrases that has stood the test of time is “Woggly Square.” What that phrase means to Matt is a mystery to us. But what Woggly Square means to us is that you’re helping those who need it while enjoying great, hand-crafted beer.  We will donate ten percent (10%) of all net profits to autism-focused charities and we will work to create vocational opportunities for autistic adults who have "aged-out" of the school system.

Our goal of $35,000 will not allow us to set up our own stand-alone brewery. We hope to do that some day and when we do we will have more opportunities to train/employ autistic adults. However, this goal will permit us to start on this journey and help us get our own fermenter - 20 barrel fermenter that is!  Our friends at 350 Brewing in Tinley Park have generously agreed to allow us to start our dream in collaboration with them. So many thanks to the entire team at 350! They are opening a second location and are willing to allow us to put in our own fermenter. This would be HUGE for us. It would allow us to produce and distribute Square beer on a regular basis rather than waiting and hoping that a fermenter opens up for us.

The money will go directly towards a new fermenter, brewing ingredients, bottles, kegs, swag and marketing. This would really give Woggly Square an amazing start. 

Risks and challenges

Craft brewing is not a novel idea as a business concept these days. While many breweries are doing well, the market is crowded. We intend to separate ourselves in several ways: (1) We are a purpose-driven business looking to make a difference in our local autism community by raising money and creating vocational opportunities; and (2) We make great beer - we have won awards for our: American IPA, British Golden Ale, American Porter, American Brown Ale, Pale Ale and Double IPA. We love and respect the classic styles but, at the same time, love using our ingenuity and creative thought process to create new takes on classic styles.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Woggly Square Sticker

    Show the world that you helped build our brewery! And they look damn good too. Original issue stickers to kickstarter supporters only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Woggly Square T-Shirt

    You're gonna like the way you look in our shirt - we guarantee it!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Woggly Square T-shirt and ball cap

    You will have to get used to folks gawking at you in your stylish Square Gear!! Cause its gonna happen.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    18 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    BluTech® glasses!

    Blue light affects us all. Those with autism can be especially sensitive to it. BluTech® has found a solution and will provide a pair of frames and lenses to backers who contribute $100 or more. We know you will look good and feel good too!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Woggly Square Gear and a Custom Glass

    At this level you will get a T-Shirt, ball cap, hoodie and a Woggly Square Glass to hold your favorite Square Beer!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    The Complete Swag Package!!!

    2 Woggly Square T-Shirts, 2 Woggly Square ball caps, 2 Woggly Square glasses and 2 warm Woggly Square hoodies! You are certainly enthusiastic about our mission and we cannot thank you enough for your help. So at least let us give you a bunch really cool stuff!!!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Honorary Founder's Package!!

    Okay, if you are getting to this level, you clearly are passionate about what we are trying to do. There is little you actually need from us but let us brew with you! We will work on determining the style of beer you like and together we will design a recipe, brew a small batch and bottle it with you. You will also get the Honorary Founder T-Shirt not sold elsewhere.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)