Heavy Hand LLC is looking for startup capital to put towards a small investment in brewing equipment for ALEMAN brewpub in Chicago, IL.
Heavy Hand LLC is looking for startup capital to put towards a small investment in brewing equipment for ALEMAN brewpub in Chicago, IL. Read more
About this project
ALEMAN is the next great Chicago brewpub and a collaboration between Chris Aldrich, Jim Moorehouse, Josh Bearry, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller. The story of how we came to be is longer than most would care to read. Anyways, it is the story of where we are going that is most important. After winning the 2012 Iron Brew and a trip out to San Diego to brew our winning Dayman Coffee IPA with Stone Brewing and Two Brothers Brewing (set for national distribution coinciding with our Grand Opening, sometime in early 2013), we set out on a mission to take our combined manpower and industry wherewithal and turn it into the kind of place we can be proud to call our own. Our vision is somewhere between a German beer hall and a Mexican tequila bar, coming together to provide a uniquely Chicagoan dining experience. Are you familiar with the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child"? Those words take on a whole new meaning when your "child" requires $25,000 worth of boiler plates, lauter tuns, conical fermentors and other brewing equipment. And so, we are looking for support from our respective villages to help get our baby on its feet. Give because you love us. Give because you love beer. Give because you need a ridiculously over-priced t-shirt for your dad for Christmas. Give because you want to support someone who will champion the cause of the local, independently owned business. Give...for the children.
We look forward to pouring you a pint,
Chris, Jim, Josh, Nate and Brad - collectively the ALEMAN
Risks and challenges
Once we reach our fundraising goal, we will move with urgency to order and install the appropriate brewing equipment for ALEMAN. There is always the potential for shipping delays, damaged or incorrect equipment, or a number of other hiccups along the way so we are setting our fundraising goal early enough to readjust on the fly. We have researched the local ordinances and requisite licenses and have the blessing of the Alderman moving forward. If for some reason our licensing takes longer than expected to come through, we have already negotiated 120 days of rent abatement with the landlord to buy us some time. Once the doors are open, we can no more assure our success than any other startup but we are confident in the team we have assembled and our ability to manage ALEMAN responsibly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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