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$6,481
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 27 2016 2:02 PM UTC +00:00
$6,481
pledged of 22 000 $pledged of 22 000 $ goal
87
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 27 2016 2:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

We've come a long way.  After eight years of dreaming and two years of hard work, we have finally released four styles of traditional hard cider with meads soon to come.  We built up a full bottling line at our facility and have a full inventory of truly unique, artisanal product that we want to get out to you all.  We need the most help in setting up our tasting room and supporting our self-distribution efforts.  It is quite costly to sell product through a distributor.  Under our license we are allowed to self-distribute and that is what we plan to do for the first two years in order to get the business up and going.  The funds we are raising will go toward our distribution vehicle as well as other aspects of self-distribution, to include setting up our tasting room for the public with a tap system. 

Risks and challenges

We have already worked very hard over the last two years to get the business where it is. We've had many obstacles along the way related to sourcing equipment, licensing, labeling, and many other areas. We feel--or rather--we hope, that at this point we have already overcome the biggest hurdles to getting these tasty beverages to a wider market. At this point we have a wonderful facility, a space for a tasting room, a years worth of finished cider and six times the amount we made in the first year fermenting away for the next bottling round.

Our next biggest obstacle is really what this fund raiser is about, and that is getting our product to the public. We brought this project this far and we will certainly take it to its fruition, but the sooner we have our tasting room open with a reliable delivery vehicle the sooner we can get this awesome product out to the public.

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    -Your choice of either an original woodcut Hawk Knob print from woodcut artist Mike Costello of Printed Appalachia or a Cider Making Workshop at Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery (For you and one other person)
    -Plus, an invitation for you and one other person to a private Hawk Knob party with dinner and traditional music.

    ***The Cider Workshop will take place in Cider Season on a date yet to be determined, between the end of Sept and the beginning of Nov
    ***Additional guests at the private party will be $50/person
    ***Date for the party will be sometime in June or July

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    -Hawk Knob Hat
    -Hawk Knob Hoodie
    -Hawk Knob Glass
    -An original woodcut Hawk Knob print from woodcut artist Mike Costello of Printed Appalachia
    -A Cider Making Workshop at Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery (For you and one other person)
    -Plus, an invitation for you and one other person to a private Hawk Knob party with dinner and traditional music.

    ***The Cider Workshop will take place in Cider Season on a date yet to be determined, between the end of Sept and the beginning of Nov
    ***Additional guests at the private party will be $50/person
    ***The date for the party will be sometime in June or July
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    -Hawk Knob Shirt
    -Hawk Knob Hat
    -Hawk Knob Hoodie
    -Hawk Knob Glass
    -An original woodcut Hawk Knob print from woodcut artist Mike Costello of Printed Appalachia
    -A Cider Making Workshop at Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery (For you and one other person)
    -Plus, your choice of either an invitation for you and one other person to a private Hawk Knob party with dinner, traditional music and a private tour of the Hawk Knob facility. Also, lodging will be provided at a local bed and breakfast. OR - A private local foods dinner with Hawk Knob hosted by Tootie Jones at Swift Level Farm. Everything on your plate or in your glass will have been grown at a local farm. Dinner will include music and a private tour of the Hawk Knob facility. Lodging will be provided at a local bed and breakfast.

    ***The Cider Workshop will take place in Cider Season on a date yet to be determined, between the end of Sept and the beginning of Nov
    ***Additional guests at the private party will be $50/person
    ***The date for the party will be sometime in June or July
    ***The date for the dinner party should also be sometime in June or July
    ***A shuttle van will be provided for those interested to provide transport to your lodging.

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    -Hawk Knob Shirt
    -Hawk Knob Hat
    -Hawk Knob Hoodie
    -Hawk Knob Glass
    -An original woodcut Hawk Knob print from woodcut artist Mike Costello of Printed Appalachia
    -A Cider Making Workshop at Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery (For you and one other person)
    -Your choice of either an invitation for you and one other person to a private Hawk Knob party with dinner, traditional music and a private tour of the Hawk Knob facility. Also, lodging will be provided at a local bed and breakfast. OR - A private local foods dinner with Hawk Knob hosted by Tootie Jones at Swift Level Farm. Everything on your plate or in your glass will have been grown at a local farm. Dinner will include music and a private tour of the Hawk Knob facility. Lodging will be provided at a local bed and breakfast.

    -Plus , you will have the chance to work with Hawk Knob owners Josh Bennett and Will Lewis in developing a two barrel small batch of fruit and/or herb infused hard cider that will eventually go out for local release and direct shipment orders around the country

    ***The Cider Workshop will take place in Cider Season on a date yet to be determined, between the end of Sept and the beginning of Nov
    ***Additional guests at the private party will be $50/person
    ***The date for the party will be sometime in June or July
    ***The date for the dinner party should also be sometime in June or July
    ***A shuttle van will be provided for those interested to provide transport to your lodging.

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Funding period

- (30 days)