The word pioneer conjures up visions of adventurous men and women trudging into the great unknown. Join us on our journey! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 12, 2011.
About this project
Flatrock Brewery Pioneers – Your beer, your brewery!
The word pioneer conjures up visions of adventurous men and women trudging into the great unknown with nothing more than faith to keep them going. That’s the faith we have for our adventure in professional brewing. Once in place our little brewery will continue the tradition of artisan brewing that ended in our area almost a hundred years ago. We are offering a unique opportunity for people with that pioneer spirit to help get the Flatrock Brewery on the national microbrewery map. Its more then just making beer for our brewing family! It’s putting people in our area back to work and producing a quality product that will keep more of our hard earned money in our community. With a little research you might be surprised how much of your money goes overseas when you crack open your favorite macrobrew beer. Your founder’s donations will be used to purchase equipment listed in this project and pay brewery fees! We are also saving every dime we can to match the funds raised by this campaign to pay for additional brewing equipment and transforming our barn into The Flatrock Brewery. Like many rural communities there is a tradition of helping friends and family raise barns, harvest crops and lend a hand when needed. We are receiving help from family and friends hanging drywall, painting and other work around the brewery. But we need your help as well!
Looking over so many Brewery kickstarter projects most if not all neglect to tell donators what exactly they are buying with their donations. What will your donations buy for the Flatrock Brewery?
Kinetico Water Treatment Plant – You can’t make great beer without great water. Our brewery uses a combination of well water from a well on our property and water collected in our brewery reservoir. Our water will be filtered using a patented reverse osmosis process, charcoal and silica filtering that will bring the water quality to near distilled levels. We do not use city water which means chemicals such as fluoride and heavy metals are not introduced into the water during treatment. This means great tasting and safe water perfect for brewing.
Sabco Brewhouse – Many craft breweries have started on this system and it has proved itself time and time again for being the go to brewhouse for pilot breweries. A huge step above propane stand alone burners the Sabco brewhouse comes equipt with an onboard computer that ensures repeatability on every batch of beer. Which means our brewery will be able to really focus on quality improvement throughout the brewing process. We believe every brewery has room for improvement and the Sabco enables our brewery staff to fine tune recipes and brewing procedure.
Two (2) Blichmann 1bbl Fermentors – Stainless steel conical professional fermentors that make fermenting wort a snap and clean up by brewery personnel a breeze. Not only do they greatly decrease the chance of infections in our beer but they also make harvesting yeast a simple one step procedure. Yeast harvesting is essential to keeping our costs low because we can use the same yeast cells again for another batch of beer.
Four (4) Fermentor refridgeration units - These units only cost $30 to operate per year which will save energy and lower brewery costs.
Brewery Start Up Costs – This includes unforeseen licenses, fees and equipment. With any business venture there are surprises around every turn. We plan on finding these surprises proactively before they bring the brewery to a grinding halt.
STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter - just need an e-mail and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon (if you have an account your good!)
STEP THREE: Donate $5 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach that $20,000 goal!
Your get your name or family name listed on the Founders page of our website www.flatrockbrewery.com. You will also be listed on our founders contact list and will be invited to tastings, launch parties and other events.Estimated delivery:
From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, your name or family name permanently burned into The Flatrock Brewery Founders Barrel. This barrel will be on display at the brewery as well as travel with the brewery staff at brewery tastings and competitions.Estimated delivery:
From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, A Flatrock Brewery Brewery bumper sticker.Estimated delivery:
From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, A Flatrock Brewery limited edition first run T-Shirt. Show your support wherever you go.Estimated delivery:
From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, a limited edition Flatrock Brewery Full Color wall calendar.Estimated delivery:
From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, a custom limited edition Flatrock Brewery staff Embroidered Polo shirt.Estimated delivery:
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From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, you help us create and name a specialty beer! Have pride in ordering a beer you helped create at your favorite local bar or restaurant.Estimated delivery:
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From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, a plaque on one of our fermenters or other major brewing equipment with “Donated by” you or your family name engraved on the plaque.Estimated delivery:
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From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus, a private catered tasting party. Taste the beer that will put Northwest Ohio on the brewing map before it hits the shelves.Estimated delivery:
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From here on you receive everything listed before this pledge level. Plus,“Friend of the Flatrock Brewery Status”. This status ensures you a seat at all of our test batch tasting, VIP access to brewery contests and private staff events.Estimated delivery:
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