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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 26 2015 10:53 AM UTC +00:00
Red Dragon BreweryBy Red Dragon Brewery
First created
Red Dragon BreweryBy Red Dragon Brewery
First created
$22,406
pledged of 50.000 $pledged of 50.000 $ goal
104
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 26 2015 10:53 AM UTC +00:00

About

We are a Virginia based Microbrewery, located in Fredericksburg VA and we are in search of artists, craftsman and those who enjoy the satisfaction of bringing ideas to life. If you love to feel the pride of other’s appreciation of your efforts, bringing enjoyment to their lives by your creations and sharing them with the world, we, at the Red Dragon want you to join us in our journey. Just like you, we want to share our creations with you and the world. We want you to experience and most importantly enjoy our creations and be part of this journey.

For the love of beer…

This love drives our passion to offer uncompromising quality in our products, producing world class beer using only the finest ingredients and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are committed to our belief in quality first, cutting no corners to ensure that every glass is savored and enjoyed, leaving you longing for the next opportunity. In the beginning… Over the last 20 years a spark ignited a passion for home brewing. It was a sample of a home brew produced by a family member in a commercially obtained “beer kit”. Immediately the wheels began to spin and this passion quickly grew from a commercially obtained “beer kit” using extracts to a mini-brewery using all grain, water filtration and automation. No one knew this sampling and what was thought of as a hobby would turn into so much more. It was a way to try new things, methods and beer styles and share with friends and family. It was so well received that people would line up to fill their growlers and jump at any opportunity to come to what was affectionately referred to as “The Red Dragon Brewery’.

Homebrew Setup
Homebrew Setup

The Red Dragon Brewery gets its name from the red dragon which appears on the national flag of Wales, which has symbolized this Celtic nation for more than a millennium. The brewery is inspired by the owners' ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland, England, and in particular, Wales. So, it is with pride in this heritage that the Red Dragon Brewery is committed to producing the very finest of craft beers.

The Red Dragon Brewery team, with your support, has decided to take it to the next level and share the Red Dragon Brewery with you. The brewery will sell beer directly to the public in an onsite taproom. The taproom will be a warm, welcoming place where customers can enjoy beer in a relaxing atmosphere. Beer will also be available in bottles and growlers “to-go”, along with other promotional items such as Red Dragon logo t-shirts and glassware. Tours of the brewery and beer samplings will also be offered.

The Red Dragon Brewery will initially offer you three different styles of beer for its flagship releases:

  • St. David’s Stout
  • Road Rash Red IPA
  • Counting Fireflies Belgium Blonde

In addition, Red Dragon Brewery will produce many traditional styles as well as a variety of experimental beers, creating a different twist on traditional beer. At any given time, the brewery plans to have five to six different beers available on tap for your enjoyment in house or to go.

Your support will breathe life into the Red Dragon Brewery in the following areas:

  • Brewing System
  • Fermentation Tanks
  • Tap Room Enhancements
  • Outdoor Enjoyment Area
  • Miscellaneous Construction Costs
  • Most importantly, the realization of this dream  

The People behind The Red Dragon Brewery

Tom Evans: The Red Dragon Brewery initially started as a home brewery 8 years ago when Tom Evans sampled homebrew that his brother had made with a Mr. Beer kit. Tom’s reply was “You can do that at home?” Upon this discovery, Tom immediately went out and purchased a five gallon homebrew kit and started brewing his own beer. Very quickly Tom realized he wanted more control over the quality of each and every beer and thus decided to jump in to the all grain brewing process. But Tom doesn’t do things half way so he built a 20 gallon electric system with a lot of pretty stainless steel and implemented fermentation controls. He set up an in-home lab to monitor yeast health, culturing, and storage - all to increase the quality of the beer. 

Mike Walsh: During this same period only five miles away, Mike Walsh was starting his adventure in brewing. His first kit was a Christmas gift from his wife and has since been dubbed "the gift that keeps on costing". Shortly after catching the brewing bug, he too jumped to the all grain brew method to take more control over the flavor and quality of his beers. Like Tom, Mike was focused on producing top quality beer and implementing processes, procedures, and techniques to make the finished product the best possible. 

Dan Baker: Like Tom and Mike, Dan loves beer. More importantly, Dan loves quality craft beer. Dan began brewing beer with his grandfather over 20 years ago. Since then he has amassed over 20 years’ experience developing business strategies and numerous unique business management innovations.

Combined as a group, they have won numerous brewing awards including an international competition. Tom has personally qualified for a distinguished competition, the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing. All three are deeply passionate about beer.

About this Fundraising Campaign

If the financial goal of this campaign is not met, then the Red Dragon Brewery doesn't receive any funds that are pledged. This means you don't get charged, don't get to receive any of our awesome rewards, and you won't be able to enjoy our fantastic beer. So please tell all your friends and pass the word! Don't forget to visit us on Facebook.

Tanks planned for use in the brewery
Tanks planned for use in the brewery

Risks and challenges

The Red Dragon Brewery has spent the last three years researching the brewery business, speaking to other brewers in the region, traveling to breweries of various sizes all across the globe and continued to hone their brewing skills on a consistent basis in both frequency and quality. They have worked with local consultants to create a solid business plan based on this research that leaves no stone unturned, from startup costs to ongoing business and regulatory costs/concerns. We feel that the Red Dragon Brewery is not jumping into this venture blindly, rather the team is fully prepared and excited about this adventure.

Confucius said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. We look forward to meeting all of you on our journey, and with your support we will meet many times along the way!

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    A pledge of $125 will get you and your guest an invitation to one of our two invitation only, pre-opening parties. After the party, you both will get to take your beer glass home with you!

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    For this pledge, you will get a 64 oz stainless steel growler with the Red Dragon Brewery logo.

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    Want to get more for less? Who doesn't! With this $150 pledge, you get a membership card that will get you 20 oz for the price of a 12 oz for three years!

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    Welcome to the Dragon Club! This $250 pledge gets you a Red Dragon Brewery t-shirt, car magnet, beer glass, growler, and a one year membership card to get you 20 oz for the price of a 12 oz for one year. In addition, you will get first dips to ticketed events and first access to small batch releases. But wait, there's more! You will also get an invitation to the grand opening, invitation only party.

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    This $350 package also makes a great gift or just treat yourself! This pledge gets you a Red Dragon Brewery growler, two beer glasses, two tasting glasses, t-shirt, and car magnet.

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    This is for the local beer lover! You will get a free growler and a one year membership card that will allow you to get half off the growler fill prices (limit one use per day) with this $350 pledge.

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    For this $350 pledge, bring four of your closest friends for a private brewery tour and tasting. In addition, you will get a t-shirt and a beer glass! Your friends will each get a beer glass as well.

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    This $500 pledge gets you into the Brewers Club! With this pledge you will get a special edition embroidered brewers shirt, our logo-ed t-shirt, two beer glasses, two tasting glasses, two growlers, and a car magnet. You will also get your name on the VIP wall.

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    With this $500 pledge, you become brewer for a day! Come work side-by-side with the head brewer during brew day. Pick up your t-shirt and 2 beer glasses while you are there. You also get your name on our VIP wall.

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    Get your business highlighted on a poster sign on one of our walls in the brewery or taproom for an entire month. Your business cards will be highlighted for an entire year (you provide your cards). Of course only 12 available!

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    This $750 pledge get you a VIP tour for you and up to 10 ten of your guests. Everyone will walk away with a beer glass, tasting glass, and a car magnet. You also get your name on the VIP wall.

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    A pledge of $1000 gets you into the Beer Connoisseur's Club.. You get everything in the Brewer's Club plus a three year membership card that will allow you to get half off the growler fill prices (limit one use per day). Plus first dips on special/limited releases!

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    Learn to brew beer with this pledge of $1000! Brew a beer style of your choice on our pilot system with our head brewer. Bring up to two friends with you on brew day. When the beer is ready, bring 12 friends to the taproom to share your masterpiece. You will also get your name on the VIP wall.

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    Brewer for a day for a pledge of $2500! Work with our head brewer on our production system. When the beer is ready to be served, bring 12 of your friends to test the results! You and your friends will get a beer glass, t-shirt, bottle opener and a car magnet. You will get your name on the VIP wall.

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    This $3000 pledge is geared to businesses but could easily be for you! With this pledge, you get your corporate logo and contact information on one of our three fermentation tanks for all to see! You could also put your name or an in-memoriam on the tank as well. You get your name on the VIP wall.

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    We shut the taproom down just for you and 24 of your closest friends! We will provide unlimited drinks and hors-d'oeuvres. Each guest will leave with a pint glass. A tour of the brewery will be provided to your guests as well. This is awesome for a corporate event or just a special time with family and friends. You will get you name on the VIP wall as well. Not too bad for this $5000 pledge.

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Funding period

- (30 days)