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Help us become Spokane's first green nano-brewery, sprouting from the fertile soil of the Pacific Northwest into fruition!
Help us become Spokane's first green nano-brewery, sprouting from the fertile soil of the Pacific Northwest into fruition!
139 backers pledged $15,877 to help bring this project to life.

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    We have been working toward this goal for several years now, and we've finalized our plans as far as how we would like to start and operate our brewery. We decided it would be best to start small. This will give us the opportunity to sell our amazing beer, while maintaining the freedom of a small brewery to experiment with and brew unique, exciting beers.

     From the grain we buy to the shirts we sell, it's very important to us that everything is stamped "Made in America." We will strive to use as many local and homegrown ingredients as possible! This includes everything from growing and harvesting our own hops to cultivating our own hop honey. Hopefully in the very near future we will also be solar powered. Starting on day one, all of our spent grain will be recycled either as compost for our hop fields or feed for local farmers! We will even be using LED lighting for the brew house and taproom, and we vow to continue to try and find new and innovative ways to be a "green business".        

     All this has been a long time coming, and we have invested so much already. This is why we need YOUR SUPPORT. The money we raise will be divided as follows: Around 45% will be used for building modifications, permits and licensing; 35% for equipment and kegs; and the remaining 20% will go toward Kickstarter fees and awesome gifts for those who donate.

    Any extra money will first go to our idea of a bicycle powered grain mill that will allow our patrons to assist in the brewing process by peddling to crush the grain for our next batch. After that, our goal is to have solar panels and possibly a wind turbine installed.  This along with many other ideas will allow us to become one of the only Washington breweries powered by the sun!

  So now that you've decided to become a backer of BLBC, you might be wondering: How do I donate? Well, we promise it's really quite simple!

1. Choose and click on the reward you would like and enter in the amount you would like to donate.

2. Then you'll be asked to create a Kickstarter account if you don't have one already. It's not as difficult as it sounds; you just have to enter in your name, email address, and create a password. Or you can skip all of that and just sign in with your Facebook account.

3. After you're logged in to Kickstarter, they will send you to Amazon.com to complete the payment part of the transaction. No one's cards will be charged unless we reach our $15,000 goal. Whether we reach our goal or not, though, everyone will receive a BLBC sticker to say "thank you for your support."   At the end of the fundraising campaign, then and only then will your card be charged the amount  donated.

Risks and challenges

We are currently in the permit/ building phase, so there are many obstacles that we still face. Since most of the modifications to our building are plumbing related, Steve's experience and certification as a Journeyman plumber will help keep our costs down and delays minimal. While your donations will be a big part of our success, they are also needed for obtaining the material and equipment to get these inspections passed.
The licensing is another big obstacle. We will need city, state and federal licenses to open and operate a brewery. This can be very intimidating. We have taken our time getting all the information needed so that as we are starting to raise funds, our building site plan will be in its final stage and then we will be ready for construction. After that it's just a matter of filling out some paper work and waiting for approvals!
Thank you all for taking the time to view and support our project. We hope that you will share this with your family and friends. The more exposure we receive, the better our chances of success!! Whether you donate 10 dollars or a thousand, we (and our families) will always remember YOU as someone who helped make our dream a reality. Thank you in advance for your support- Cheers!

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    Awesome 4"x4" sticker made right here in the old US of A and huge SHOUT OUT for being Awesome!! All who donate will receive this regardless of us meeting our goal!!

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    Sticker, Shout Out, & Bottle Opener to open your beer of choice.

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    Sticker, Shout Out, and BLBC embossed True Pint glass(16oz). All our gifts are American made!

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    Sticker, Shout Out, Bottle Opener, & BLBC Growler. This way you can open a bottle and store your favorite beverage. We call that a twofer!

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    Sticker, Shout out, Pint Glass and Sick BLBC Shirt! What's better than drinking a beer out of your BLBC pint while wearing your BLBC shirt?

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    Sticker, Shout Out, Pint Glass, and Embossed Growler! Show up to your next party holding the pint that's being filled by your Growler!

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    Sticker, Shout Out, the Bottle Opener and a 4- pack of Pint Glasses!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    You'll receive Sticker, Shout Out, Opener, Sick Shirt, the Stylish Growler and a 4- pack of Pint Glasses! This is the ultimate gift bag for you or your loved ones!

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    All of the above plus an invitation for you and a friend to our exclusive Grand Opening tasting!

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    Your business, club, or organization's name on our brew house walls. What better way to show our gratitude than to display your logo inside our brew house? We'll even throw in a 4- pack of Pint Glasses!

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    All of the $125 rewards plus you and 3 friends come brew your recipe at our brewery! We'll provide all the tools and support to make a great brew. We'll also send you home with some shwag!

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    All of the $125 rewards, plus a memorable evening for you and a guest with BLBC, catered by the Northwest's best chef Jeremy Hansen of Sante'.

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    All of the $125 rewards plus a brew day with us. We can't give away beer, but you will love your next party!!

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    All of the $125 rewards FOR 2, plus your name permanently engraved on one of our fermenters that reminds us daily of your generous support!

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    This is the ultimate! We will put you up in a luxurious suite in downtown Spokane for the weekend. Friday night you will get a food/beer pairing with the Northwest's best chef, Jeremy Hansen. Saturday we will have you come to our brewery for some in-depth, hands-on brewing. After that, you will get your name or logo proudly posted on our brew house walls. To conclude your experience, you will have the opportunity to name and christen a fermenter, and on your way out, we'll send you home with two $125 rewards.

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