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Grail Point Brewery is a DC area, small batch craft brewery that needs fellow brew believers to join us on our noble ale adventure.
Grail Point Brewery is a DC area, small batch craft brewery that needs fellow brew believers to join us on our noble ale adventure.
Grail Point Brewery is a DC area, small batch craft brewery that needs fellow brew believers to join us on our noble ale adventure.
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Grail Point Brewing is the noble quest of four crusaders with a deep and abiding love for great beer. We’ve been hard at work for over a decade exploring the vast variety of flavors and styles the craft beer world has produced, brewing up our own variations, and honing our recipes on the whetstone of our taste buds until they reached absolute divinity. We humbly ask you to join our order and help us to roll out a collection of distinct and memorable beers so delicious they’ll make you live forever*.

* Imbibing Grail Point will not cause eternal life, but will improve overall quality of living. 

www.grailpointbrewery.com 
www.facebook.com/GrailpointBrewery

How You Can Help

Our goal is to join the thriving and innovative brewing community of the DC Metro region. We will partner with our friends at Beltway Brewing Co. and their state of the art 30BBL facility and begin production brewing by the end of 2016. Your support will allow us to begin our initial brewing runs and start our taste adventure. Once our dynamic beers hit the market, we will dedicate ourselves to the craft beer community and begin the work to find and build out our own permanent brew house.

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The funds from this Kickstarter will go directly into purchasing the ingredients, bottles, labels, and brewery time needed to produce the first batches of our four core beers.

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Here's what your contribution will help fund!

Our goal is to join the thriving and innovative brewing community of the DC Metro region. We will partner with our friends at Beltway Brewing Co. and their state of the art 30BBL facility and begin production brewing by the end of 2016. Your support will allow us to begin our initial brewing runs and start our taste adventure. Once our dynamic beers hit the market, we will dedicate ourselves to the craft beer community and begin the work to find and build out our own permanent brew house. 

The funds from this Kickstarter will go directly into purchasing the ingredients, bottles, labels, and brewery time needed to produce the first batches of our four core beers. 

Location

Our Partner Brewery, Beltway Brewing Company, is located in Sterling, Virginia, on the Eastern end of the Loudon County Ale Trail. The 30BBL facility was custom built by Diversified Metal Engineering (DME) in 2011, and offers a full range of brewery services. 

What’s On Tap (and this is just the beginning)

Bearded Brethren Imperial Stout – a powerful, velvety, rich stout full of chocolate and coffee notes backed by a mighty roasted malt taste. 12.8% ABV, 100 IBUs

Penitent Pale Ale – a full bodied ale that brings out the heady aroma and citrusy flavor of the Pacific Northwest hops, with sessionable drinkability. Hopped like an IPA, without the bitterness. 5.8% ABV, 45 IBUs

Antioch Amber – A big, smooth, and balanced beer that treads the line between caramel and dark, complex fruit flavors. Dry hopped with Centennial and Columbus hops to bring out notes of pine and subtle tropical fruity characteristics. 8.0% ABV, 55 IBUs

Priory de Saison – a dry Belgian farmhouse ale, with a blend of light malt and sweet fruit flavors, and punched up with a citrusy pepper taste. Dry hopped to further enhance the spicy hop character, and bottle conditioned with a tropical strain of Brett. 6.7% ABV, 27 IBUs 

The Grail Point Team 

Keith WickstromBrew Master - The visionary behind our brews; been homebrewing non-stop since 2008; national certified BJCP; big fan of hats and facial hair. 

Tyler Oyler – Chief Executive Officer - The business brains; native West-by-God-Virginian; left handed; is ready to get into a heated political argument with you; adds Old Bay to everything.

Jeff Kusterbeck – Chief Operating Officer – Management and coordination; errant historian and good word doer; amateur homebrewer; Virginia gentleman; definitely trustworthy.

Melissa Rogers – Creative Director – Makin’ good things look goooood; professional documentarian and photographer; equal parts Yooper & Mountain Momma; cheese enthusiast; easily distracted by cute animals.

Special Thanks to Dominic Mann, Sapna Patel, Ryan Chroninger, Sharon Meng, Graham Bannerman, Sten Sellier, and the folks at Beltway for their help with the video.

Risks and challenges

Our major challenge is to establish our brand in an ever expanding market and maintain sustainable operations and production capital. Our initial batches will be limited by our available capital, and we will need to work continuously to ensure the growth of our business and market standing to the point that we can someday expand to our own brewery location. The craft beer market is large and diverse and we will need to aggressively prove the quality and capability of our product.

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    Brother at Arms - A beer-fueled handwritten thank you from the Grail Point team on a sticker postcard.

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    Limited St. Patrick's Day pack! - In honor of our campaign launch, grab this special edition kelly green Grail Point shirt and a bottle opener for luck...and opening bottles!

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    Banner Bearer - A hooded sweatshirt with our awesome Grail Point logo, a toast in your honor, and a thank you card from the team.

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    Grand Justiciar - The Ultimate Swag Bundle! Backers at this level will get our t-shirt, our chalice, a sticker-postcard, and bottle opener, along with a Grail Point baseball cap. Plus an early access invite to our inaugural party!

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    Order of Poor Fellows - Includes a custom made ceramic Grail for your imbibing pleasure, with a special limited edition hoodie. Plus our T-Shirt, bottle opener, and sticker.

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    Knight of the Round Table - A one year Membership into our Barrel Club, with tickets to special events and rare releases. Plus our t-shirt, bottle opener, and chalice.

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    Siege Perilous - Founding Member Society--Your name will live on in our hallowed halls (and will be listed on one once we own a hall). Members of the Siege Perilous will be invited to help with the brewing of one of our production batches, and receive all other reward swag.

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    Holy Grail - Work with our master brewer to conceive of and name a specialty brew of your preference. We'll also host a private party with the Grail Point crew for you and up to 15 of your friends. Plus, you’ll get to name a fermentation vessel once we build our brewhouse. Includes all other reward swag.

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