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We are opening a 7 barrel brewery/tap room in N. Kansas City to honor those heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
We are opening a 7 barrel brewery/tap room in N. Kansas City to honor those heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
195 backers pledged $25,348 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

 

Projected floor plan
Projected floor plan

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.

Rewards

6 inch Bumper Sticker
6 inch Bumper Sticker

 

Pint Glass
Pint Glass

 

Big Sticker, Vinyl
Big Sticker, Vinyl

 

T-Shirt
T-Shirt

 

 

In our early stages, pretty dramatic video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1NPkbr4Cfo

Who We Are

Steve Sirois, Founder, owner/Brewer
Steve Sirois, Founder, owner/Brewer

 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. 

MO, AKA Morris, Co-Founder and Brewer.
MO, AKA Morris, Co-Founder and Brewer.

 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, Brewer
Adam, Brewer

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 Jr.  Assistant brewer
Steven Jr. Assistant brewer

 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, Brewer, Ambassador to fallen Police Officers
Noah, Brewer, Ambassador to fallen Police Officers

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, Brewer, Ambassador to fallen Firefighters
Micheal, Brewer, Ambassador to fallen Firefighters

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"

The Beer

ABV 5.1  IBU 40
ABV 5.1 IBU 40

 

ABV 4.8  IBU 23
ABV 4.8 IBU 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Thank you for your support and efforts.

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    Everyone loves stickers

    At the $10 level you will receive a couple of sweet Callsign Brewing stickers to slap on whatever your heart desires.

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    Everyone needs a pint glass

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    A bigger sticker?

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    -A Big Sticker AND
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    -A few sweet Callsign Brewing stickers

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    Cool tiny keg

    A 2 liter stainless steel mini keg growler with the Callsign Brewing logo. Holds enough beverage for you and 3 of your best friends.

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    The AWESOME Callsign Brewing T-Shirt

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    A toast with buddies

    A 2 liter stainless steel mini keg growler and 4 pint glasses, all with the Callsign Brewing logo, so you and 3 friends or family can share a toast in honor of someone you know.

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    ALL THE SWAG and I'm thirsty.

    You will get everything from the $100 pledge, and will also receive a 2 liter stainless steel mini keg growler with the Callsign Brewing logo.

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    -Callsign Brewing T-shirt AND
    -The 22 inch vinyl sticker AND
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    BRONZE FOUNDERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

    You will receive a personalized 20 ounce glass mug with our Callsign Brewing logo and your name that will remain in the taproom. With this membership, you will receive your FIRST beverage of the day for $1.00 every time you come to the brewery for 24 months, starting the day we open! We kid you not. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

    Additionally, you will be invited to an exclusive Founders club membership party.

    ALSO you will be invited to the soft opening, being part of the elite few that will be able to try our beverages before we open.

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    BREWERY APPRENTICE

    Grab 3 of your friends and come spend a day brewing with one of our brewers. You will get to be part of the magic as you assist in a brew from start to finish. Then come back for the launch of the beverage as you serve it to our customers. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on brew day.

    This will be scheduled sometime during the first year we're open. First come, first choice of date.

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    PLATINUM FOUNDERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

    You get the same as the $500 pledge, except it is for "LIFE". Yes, that is right, you will always get your first 20 oz beverage every day you come in for $1.00, for as long as we are open.

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    DOUBLE PLATINUM FOUNDERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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    HEAD BREWER FOR A DAY

    Create a recipe with us and brew it on our 1.5 barrel test batch brewing system. Then serve it up during the release of your beast of a beverage for feedback. If you've done well, then you and 3 of your friends get to scale it up on the 7 barrel system and get to bless said beverage with a name to be used as a seasonal and determine its very first Callsign that you will honor with your creation. This will be filmed and put on our web page to share with the whole world.

    You will be granted a second test batch if first one didn't work out.

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    For your business or organization

    This pledge helps us buy a piece of equipment. IE Mash Ton, Hot Liqueur Tank, Boil Kettle or Fermentor.

    Here, we will attach a plaque to that piece of equipment with your name or your business or organizations name. Your name or business/organization will be advertised on the back of our coasters for 5 years. We will also create a 15 second film skit to post on our website that will randomly play when people check us out.

    This also gives you "DOUBLE PLATINUM FOUNDERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP' status

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    Reaching for the stars

    We want you to help us reach for the stars, and to make Callsign Brewing a reality I need backing. Our goal is within reach and you can help us get there.

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