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Fort Nonsense is Denville, NJ's FIRST craft brewery, coming soon! Run by three brothers with a passion for tasty brews.
Fort Nonsense is Denville, NJ's FIRST craft brewery, coming soon! Run by three brothers with a passion for tasty brews.
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We appreciate your consideration to support Fort Nonsense Brewing Company, Denville's FIRST craft brewery—coming soon!

Fort Nonsense Brewing Company here. We'd love it if you'd consider pledging to our Kickstarter campaign (and we think we have some pretty awesome incentives to help you along), but first you have a few questions, right? 

 

What is Fort Nonsense Brewing Company?

FNBC is Denville, New Jersey's first craft brewery! We're aiming to open in late 2017 and plan to bring distinctly flavorful brews (more on that later!) to the Morris County craft beer community—and anyone else who wants to stop by! FNBC is run by three brothers: Andrew, Thomas and James Aslanian who each bring a unique passion and set of skills to Fort Nonsense. For more info and to check out our social media channels go to: fortnonsensebrewing.com or read this story from the Daily Record.

Where’d that name come from?

As New Jersey history buffs already know, Fort Nonsense the fort is currently a part of Morristown's National Historical Park. It was built under the order of General George Washington in 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Not only are we lifelong New Jerseyans who wanted to pay homage to this cool historical place near our hometown in Rockaway, but we also just thought it would make a great name for something like a brewery!

Does this mean that you're going the super-colonial route?

Not completely. Our taproom will definitely have some fort-like, colonial vibes and we have already named one of our brews Benedict Amber Traitor Ale, but otherwise we're hoping to create an enjoyable atmosphere that isn't over-the-top with cheesy references to one of history's great moments. We'll honor it, but at the same time, we're also hoping to play up the "nonsense" aspect. Sound good?

What kind of beer will we be making?

All kinds! Everyone has their own favorite brew and we each have unique preferences when it comes to styles and flavors. FNBC will brew a variety of classic ales and lagers with their own twists, plus some nonsensical beers for the adventurous drinker. Right now we're working on locking down a robust and roasty porter, a tea-infused blonde ale, a spicy lemon saison, the amber ale mentioned above and a few other recipes. 

Why should you want us in your community?

Hey, Morris County/Denville folks! We love your town and we'd love to open a small business in it! Not only do we hope Fort Nonsense Brewing Company will bring craft beer enthusiasts from outside Morris County to Denville, NJ, but we also plan to participate in local events and festivals and brew with locally-sourced ingredients! It doesn't get fresher than that.  

Why are we launching a Kickstarter now?

We're so close to the finish line we can almost taste it! But we're not there yet. As with any new business, there are always unforeseen costs that pop up. We need your help to reach that finish line so we can deliver some of the best beer this town has ever tasted! We're hoping to get a little help from the lovely Morris County community in doing this. After all, it takes a village.

What will this money go towards?

Great question! We're planning on using the money from this Kickstarter to pay for the following:

  • Finishing our cold room
  • Installation for our glycol chiller
  • Finishing touches on the taproom and bar

Here's a look at some of the swag featured in the incentives listed on the right-hand side of the page.

Thank you for your time and we appreciate your support! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions! Cheers!

Sincerely,

Andrew, Thomas and James Aslanian
Fort Nonsense Brewing Company

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges associated with starting a new business (especially a brewery!), from start-up costs to perfecting our product on a larger-than-homebrew-system, but luckily for us, the finish line is in sight! We plan on opening in late 2017, but with your support on the above items, we can deliver the quality brew we are committed to bringing to the Morris County area.

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    Fort Nonsense Brewing Co. thanks you for your support! Your name will be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors. Cheers!

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    A 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing Company logo sticker will be yours! Your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    An official Fort Nonsense Brewing pint glass complete with nucleation points; 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    Fort Nonsense Brewing Company's official t-shirt in navy; 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    Official entry into our Mug Club. You will receive a 20 oz Fort Nonsense Brewing Company glass (when brought in during normal business hours, we'll fill it for the cost of a 16 oz!); 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    Two tickets for a guided one-hour group tasting session (date TBD) with Fort Nonsense Brewing Company's head brewer; two Fort Nonsense t-shirts; 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors. Plus: a shoutout on our official Twitter page!

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    Spend a brew day helping to craft one of Fort Nonsense Brewing Company's recipes with our head brewer on the date of your choosing; plus a hat, shirt and pint glass to be picked up on the brew day; 4" Fort Nonsense Brewing logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    Help solve the Aslanian brothers' dispute: What should we name our 10 BBL fermenter? You will have exclusive voting power to side with one of the three brothers' choices (Bertha, The Fermenator or Tanky McTankFace). It'll all come down to you! Plus: a FNBC hat, t-shirt, pint glass, 4' logo sticker and your name will also be displayed on our website with a list of other benefactors.

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    Design a recipe with our head brewer and help to brew it on our system! Once the brew is done, have a release party where you will receive a half barrel keg of your original creation to share with 15 of your closest pals. Plus: all of our swag (a hat, t-shirt, pint glass and logo sticker) to be picked up on design day.

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