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Reproducing the Beer, with your help.The elusive North American "Beer" has been the subject of many tales by drunk hikers and hunters.

Reproducing the Beer, with your help.The elusive North American "Beer" has been the subject of many tales by drunk hikers and hunters. Read more

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Reproducing the Beer, with your help.The elusive North American "Beer" has been the subject of many tales by drunk hikers and hunters.

About this project

This majestic and misunderstood creature has been a legend among wildlife enthusiasts for decades. Now you can hang this elusive beast in your bar, den, garage, fireplace mantle... bathroom? 

Ok, enough of the lame SkyMall description. This is a first attempt to go public with my sculptures. This piece is quite large and reproduction costs are going to add up fast. I'm also having a custom RotoCasting Machine made to help speed up the duplication process, not cheap. So hopefully Kickstarter can be a valuable tool for funding this project and get the "Beer" out to the world. Each "Beer" will be a lightweight resin shell with foam core. 

The Rewards that include a "Beer" are less $$$ then I'm going to sell them after the kickstarter is fulfilled. These are nice t-shirts, none of that rat hair stuff. Wait, that's what they make cheap shirts out of, right? 


For transparency, here's my goals/reasons for using Kickstarter:

  • Fund molding 
  • Fund casting supplies
  • Fund Rotocasting Machine
  • Sell "Beers", mostly!
  • Fund Marketing
  • Get exposure and help fund future sculpture projects
  • Sculpt Fish-Dogs (See Reward #9)

Check out Reward #9. Your own 1/2 size portrait bust of anyone you want, including dogs and other pets. Only 2 of these rewards available. 

I'll be updating this as the project evolves. Possibly adding new rewards.

This thing is big, it's hard to understand it's awesomeness until you see it in person. Oh hey, who's that handsome fellow sitting next to the "Beer"?

"BEER" Measurements

  • 15" wide
  • 32" tall
  • 15.5" from the wall

"BEER" Rotocasting Machine

Each "Beer" will be made to order.

Thanks for looking!

* Free Shipping in some Rewards are for addresses in the Continental US only. 

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Rewards

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    [REWARD 1] 2 1/2" "Beer" Button + Handsome pic of me sitting next to the finished raw sculpt. Signed w/ a personal thank you note.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    2 backers Limited (78 left of 80)

    Reward #1
    + 1/2 lb of clay (oil-based) cut from the raw sculpt of "Beer' after molding. Make your own tiny "Beer".

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    1 backer

    [REWARD 3] 2 1/2" "Beer" Pin + "Beer" Shirt + Thank You note/pic

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    1 backer

    [REWARD 4] 2 1/2" "Beer" Button + "Beer" Shirt
    + "Beer" Stein

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    Pledge $200 or more
    About $200 USD

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    [REWARD 5] 2 1/2" "Beer" Button + "Beer" Shirt
    + "Beer" Stein + 1 Metallic Gold Antler

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    [REWARD 7] Your own "Beer" resin cast painted white, black, red... hell, whatever color you want.
    (one color per "Beer")
    Ships unassembled (insert antlers and glue, easy peasy). Shipping not Included.

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    Pledge $650 or more
    About $650 USD

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    [REWARD 7] Reward # 7 mounted to taxidermy plaque w/ name plaque (one color per "Beer") Ships unassembled (insert antlers and glue, easy peasy + + Beer Pin + "Beer" Beer Stein + Free Shipping!

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    Pledge $800 or more
    About $800 USD

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    [REWARD 8 ]Realistic/Full Color painted "Beer". Looks like it's going to tear through the wall and kiss your face lips, or eat them.
    Mounted to a taxidermy style plaque with bronze name tag. Signed and #'d + Free Shipping + Beer Shirt + Beer Stein
    Ships unassembled (insert antlers and glue, easy peasy)

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    [REWARD 9] Reward 8 + 1/2 Life Size Portrait Bust* of anyone you want! Your mom, dad, kitty, fish. This will be done in wet clay, fired & painted faux-bronze. The "Beer" will come first and the portrait bust within 6 months + Free Shipping + Beer Pin + Beer Shirt + Beer Stein

    *Bust will be from the shoulders up, unless its a fish, I'll sculpt the whole fish. Dog? Shoulders up. Fish-Dog? Oh man, I hope its a Fish-Dog!

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Funding period

- (40 days)