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Mortalis is a startup brewery based in Avon NY focused on crafting artisanal ales, a warm atmosphere, & forging lasting connections.
Mortalis is a startup brewery based in Avon NY focused on crafting artisanal ales, a warm atmosphere, & forging lasting connections.
Mortalis is a startup brewery based in Avon NY focused on crafting artisanal ales, a warm atmosphere, & forging lasting connections.
169 backers pledged $31,127 to help bring this project to life.

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Mortalis Brewing Company LLC

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Who are we?

     Over a year ago Mortalis Brewing Company entered a contest to open a brewery in Livingston County, New York. We won this contest in March of 2017 and have been pouring everything we have into starting our brewery in Avon, New York. 

Tap Handle Trophy!!
Tap Handle Trophy!!
Awesome!
Awesome!

Meet our team :

  • Paul Grenier (CEO, Co-Brewer)
  • Dave Luckenbach (Co-Brewer)
  • Melissa Salber-Luckenbach (Accounts Specialist)
  • Gretchen Salber-Grenier (Operations Officer)
  • Jason Kiefer (Chief Financial Officer & Legal Counsel)

With over 10 years of combined home brewing experience, 20+ years of customer service, and a little help from you, we know we can deliver great products and experiences to our patrons in our taproom.

We will be opening in the Summer of 2018 at 5660 Tec Drive Avon, New  York 14414. We are starting relatively small, with a 5 Barrel System from Stout manufacturers; however to stay true to our roots, we want to start experimenting right out of the gate.

Original Space
Original Space

That's where you come in...

 At Mortalis, we seek to push the limits of what can be done with beer. This does not come without risk though. We need a way to hone some of these experimental beers and recipes on a smaller scale while still brewing on a larger scale to keep thirsty people hydrated.

Funds from Kickstarter will go directly to purchasing a semi automated 1 Barrel Pilot Batch system, fermenters and brite tanks. This will give us the freedom to experiment with new flavors and styles, while brewing enough beer on our 5 BBL to keep everyone engaged. 

In Progress (floor drains getting cut in)
In Progress (floor drains getting cut in)
In Progress (cold room starting to come together)
In Progress (cold room starting to come together)
Margarita Gose
Margarita Gose

The 1 BBL Pilot batch system, fermenters and brite tank will open the doors to new possibilities like sour beer (both quick and wild) barrel aging (both dark beers and fruited beers), and much more. This can only be done with your help!

Imperial Raspberry Wheatwine
Imperial Raspberry Wheatwine
DIPA Hera
DIPA Hera

We have set up some short term goals to get us on this path of experimentation and also long term goals depending on the support received from the Kickstarter campaign. 

Goals & Beyond!

$25,000 1 BBL Pilot System, Add Fermenters/Brite Tanks, Manpower

$30,000 Launch of our Sour Program "The Monster Series" + Every Supporter receives a Limited Edition Sticker

$35,000 Launch of our Barrel Program "The Titan Series" + Every Supporter receives custom 4 pack set of coasters

$60,000 Additional Fermenters/Brite, Cans/Labels, Begin Mobile Canning + Every Supporter gets an Upgraded Limited Glass

Hoodie
Hoodie
T-Shirt
T-Shirt
Custom Glass 18.25oz Vina Diamond Balloon
Custom Glass 18.25oz Vina Diamond Balloon
Upgraded Work Shirt
Upgraded Work Shirt

*******************Reward Fulfillment will be as follows*******************

  • Rewards can be picked up at the brewery during hours of operation. The fulfillment date will be announced as soon as our opening date is determined. We encourage this option as we would love to meet you!
  • Rewards can also be shipped anywhere in the US for an additional shipping fee of $10. Please add this to your pledge level when picking a reward, this shipping price is not included in the total. Shipping will take place 2 months AFTER the initial opening date of the brewery. 

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Mural by Aubrey Roemer
Mural by Aubrey Roemer

You know the deal with Kickstarter - it's basically all or nothing. Give what you can, we appreciate any help and it means everything to us.

We have lots of great rewards for your support. Please spread the word, like us on facebook (facebook.com/mortalisbrewingcompany), follow us on twitter (twitter.com/MortalisBrewing) and check out our pictures on instagram (instagram.com/mortalisbrewingcompany).

Mortalis is about those laughs you shared with a friend while drinking our beer in your garage. The heartfelt conversation you had with a total stranger while sitting at our bar. That moment you realized you were part of something larger after stepping through our doors. It's about human connection through beer.

A connection that we are all mortals in this realm with stories to tell, dreams to live, and beers to share. 

We are all Mortalis.

Risks and challenges

We are currently trying to finish the build-out phase of this project. Soon we will brew our first test batch. With any startup there are many challenges, many of which we have experienced and overcome already.

Mortalis Brewing Company WILL be opening in the summer 2018. We will be brewing the beers that got us to where we are now. We understand; however, that the beer world is ever changing and we are eager to be on the side embracing change.

Your support of our 1 BBL Pilot system, sour programs. barrel programs, and future goals will allow us to take on those challenges quicker and right out of the gate to give our patrons something new and challenging on a regular basis.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Hello and Welcome!

    Well hello there and a high five to you as well!! We appreciate all the support. Anyone of our staff members would absolutely LOVE to help you redeem this prize. Just stop in a see us when we are open.

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    Sticker Me This

    At Mortalis we are huge fans of stickers. Probably too much if you look at our original basement kezzer. We hope that our logo might brighten your day when you see it. So, put it EVERYWHERE, send us some photos of its new destination and we will post it!

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    Proper

    Like doing things proper? Good beer in the right glass? Enjoy our beer in an exclusive backers glass. Let everyone know that you supported us by showing this glass filled with a delicious liquid libation. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Got Your Back

    We are big fans of T-shirts here at Mortalis. In fact, we love T-shirts. There will be several when we open BUT none as special as these #dreammaker shirts. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Double Proper

    Double your fun! Now you and a close friend or loved one can enjoy our beers together in proper style. Nothing says awesome like giving a glass to a friend or sharing a beer with them. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Super Fan

    Show off your awesome swag with a Mortalis Backer T-shirt. Nothing says love and shows support like wearing our shirt, while drinking from our glassware, and applying stickers all over your house like a crazy person! (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Stay Toasty

    Zip up one of our #dreammaker hoodies to help keep that cold out. Winter is coming... (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Double Super Fan

    That's right, let's double this up! Split it with a friend or loved one or keep it all to yourself. We are just thrilled that you choose us! (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Time to get to work!

    We love these work shirts and so will you. Great quality with the exclusive #DREAMMAKER tag. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Super Swag Level

    Whoa, so I hear you like our merch? Well how about a whole bunch of it?! (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Double Super Swag Level

    What's better than just one person wearing our stuff? TWO! That's right, share with a friend or a loved one and you two can be twins OR save half for a special present. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Crowler Club LVL 1

    The Crowler Club is a unique membership to Mortalis. It will allow its owner to receive one Crowler per week of ANY offering we have for 26 weeks. This includes any limited batches or small pilot ones that will NOT be offered in Crowlers to the general public. Offerings to be chosen when picking up at the brewery. Crowlers can be picked up every week, bi-weekly, or monthly. We didn't want you to miss out on some of the Kickstarter exclusive items so we added a few for ya!

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    Brewmaster for a DAY!

    That's right! You and three of your friends will come and brew with us on site. You will get to work with the brewers to see the whole process and be a part of the magic. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for you and your guests. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Brewmaster for a DAY, PART 2!

    Well we had no idea so many people wanted to come hang with us and brew on the pilot system. Without further ado. You and three of your friends will come and brew with us on site. You will get to work with the brewers to see the whole process and be a part of the magic. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for you and your guests. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Crowler Club LvL 2

    The Crowler Club is a unique membership to Mortalis. It will allow its owner to receive one Crowler per week of ANY offering we have for 52 weeks. This includes any limited batches or small pilot ones that will NOT be offered in Crowlers to the general public. Offerings to be chosen when picking up at the brewery. Crowlers can be picked up every week, bi-weekly, or monthly. We didn't want you to miss out on some of the Kickstarter exclusive items so we added a few for ya!

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    Name That Tank!

    Leave a piece of you here with us always. That's right. You get to name one of our Fermentation Tanks! Every person will see your awesomeness on stainless whenever they come to the brewery. Of course certain rules apply with the naming (subject to approval, got to keep it PG-13.) We are also including some very special upgraded swag that will not disappoint. (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    • Sticker
    • Hooded Full Zip Sweatshirt
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    Brewing EXTREME

    Work directly with the brewers to design a beer to be brewed on our new 1BBL system that you are supporting. We will help guide you in recipe creation and develop your dream into a reality. When the recipe is finalized (subject to approval) you and three of your friends will come and brew it on site! The beer that you created with Mortalis will be poured right at our tap room. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on brew day. (must be 21+ for this level) (Shipping: For pick up at the brewery or please add $10 to your reward level for shipping.)

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    Private Party

    Private Party for 20 people at the Brewery when we are closed. The party will include
    food truck / catering, entertainment, liquid refreshments to all of your guests, exclusive drink offerings and VIP swag bag for you, + standard swag bags for all your guests. Brewers will be on hand.

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    • 20× Custom Glass
    • 20× T-Shirt
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    Our Hero

    Only 1 on hand at the moment, Private party as noted above, 2 VIP Swag bags, Normal Swag for all of your guests and first right of refusal for ANY future private event held by Mortalis. The icing on the cake, 1 Crowler a week for as long as Mortalis remains.

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    • 20× T-Shirt
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    • Upgraded Custom Glass
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Funding period

- (40 days)