About this project
We need to raise at least $20,000. We hope to go above and beyond our goal. The more support from Kickstarter, the less we need to talk to banks and investors. We will keep you updated with progress.
We are opening a 7 barrel brewery/tap room in North Kansas City Missouri. We are about honoring our fallen Men and Women in uniform. We just signed the lease May 1st and hope to be open fall 2017.
3700 sq ft, of open area that resembles an aircraft hanger.
What will the Kickstarter money be used for?
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to gather the funds needed to open up a respectable tap room in the brewery. Proceeds will go towards the construction and remodel of the space to turn an otherwise barren industrial building into something a bit more welcoming and presentable. The permits and licensing alone are on track to consume nearly a quarter taproom build budget with the remainder going into the trimmings, décor, lighting, sound and of course, brewing equipment. The taproom will be a place where people can see where their beer is made and meet the people that made it. It will provide a comfortable place for people to sample beer that has traveled a distance measured in feet, rather than miles, to their glass. The taproom will also fill growlers (64 oz refillable containers) of brewery-fresh beer for those seeking locally produced beer to drink a home, on the lake, or around the campfire.
In our early stages, pretty dramatic video
Who We Are
Steve Sirois: Has been brewing since 2010. He's also been serving in the Air Force Active/Guard/Reserves for the last 27 years and is currently a C-130 Flight Engineer with the Missouri Air National Guard. His career as an Enlisted Aircrew spans back to 1993 as an AC-130 Gunner, Then became an HH-60G Flight Engineer and then a KC-135 Boom Operator. His love for flying is what the foundation of Callsign Brewing is built on.
Morris Loncon: One night, while brewing our very first tribute beer to honor those lost on an Air Force tanker, MO suggested we name all of our beer after Call Signs of fallen aircraft. He too, has lost friends and co-workers while living life and an Enlisted Air Crew Member. He has time on the E-3 and he and I worked together since 2004 when we both became Boom operators on the KC-135 with the AF Reserves out of McConnell AFB, KS. He has the credit of making the award winning Oatmeal Stout named after a C-5 Galaxy that was lost in 1990, "Bravo 12"
Adam Schwarzel: has been brewing since Dec 2015. He caught the brewing bug when he first helped a friend bottle his stout in Nov, and the started with a mini mash 5 gal ipa kit. He tried the ingredients raw to get a taste of what he was creating. Found out that raw hops were better to sniff than chew. He has helped out with Callsign Brewing since his first batch of beer. He has always been the work horse and the go-getter for us over the last few years. He learned the art of brewing beer in no time and it has become an asset to us. He’s helped Callsign with many festival's, brewing, promotions, and everything else between when he can. He can't wait to put his passion into a brewery that has a story, a meaning behind the name, and heart. He is passionate about what goes into the kettle and out of the tap.
Steven Sirois Jr. Currently a 4 year C-130 Loadmaster with the Air National Guard. Steven has been a big part of Callsign Brewing since we started. He's Created a few of his own beers and has done a great job with some recipe creations. Besides the brewing, he is following in his fathers footsteps.
Noah Stigall : After high school he married his high school sweetheart Tara and joined the Marine Corps where he was deployed to Iraq during OIF2 with the 26 th MEU where he spent over 7 months outside of Bagdad. After getting out of Marines Noah joined Kansas City Police Department. Noah has been home brewing for roughly 7 years now and owns a home brew supply store. He has spent time trying to perfect everything from ciders to aged sours. His favorite brews to make are barrel aged beers and saisons. One of the 8 founding fathers for a local Kansas City Brewing club "Missouri Mashers"
Micheal Wells: has been brewing for 15 years. 77 medals in 25 states. Two commercial scale ups. Firefighter for 12 years. Rank of Lieutenant. One of the 8 founding fathers for a local Kansas City Brewing club "Missouri Mashers"
Risks and challenges
There are some major hurdles involved in opening a brewery and we have been researching this project for years (literally)! So, we know the steps that must be taken to get this thing off the ground. We truly appreciate all the support and backing from our fans and we promise to put our best effort forward to get all the permits, do all the build out inside the building, set up the brewery, and brew and ferment several batches of beer... all before we launch. We know there will be setbacks and hold ups, but our pledge to you is to stay the course and bring Callsign Brewing Company to a reality.
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