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$4,425
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 16 2016 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

A Taste of History, The Birth of a Legacy 

In a century-old garage in Alexandria, Ohio starts our journey to taste the past. We’re brewing our first batches of beer for our 1487 Brewery and need your help. But first, we want to tell you how our journey began and how something that took place more than 500 years ago led us to what we’re doing today.

BOY MEETS BEER - Ben King is founder of 1487 Brewery, a husband and a dad and has lived in Ohio for most of his life. Having spent much time in Germany over the years Ben developed a true appreciation for Bavarian beer. Prior to his Bavarian experience with lagers and ales he never truly came across high quality brews that fit his taste. He had always enjoyed beer, but it wasn't his first choice when wanting a drink. There, unsuspecting, with his coworkers inside a tavern, he met a smooth, pure, golden Bavarian beauty that changed everything he thought he knew that came from a keg.

BOY LOVES BEER - His first experience at the Bavarian taps was wholesome, untainted and pure. He loved the lagers, got more passionate over the pilsners. His infatuation with the Munich Dunkel made him fear work meeting the next morning.. But no drama, no hangover, no headache. It was a great night with a beer you'd love for a lifetime. He needed to know why this beer was better than any beer he’d had before.

BOY MAKES BEER - It turns out, we have a really old Bavarian Duke to thank for his newfound love. In 1487, Duke Albrecht IV of Munich wrote down the three ingredients used to make beer and created the “Purity Law” for Bavaria which would later become the Reinheitsgebot in 1516. To keep quality high and beer pure for his army, Brewers could only use water, barley and hops. And now, we want to put that law into place for our beer here. We want you to taste a beer birthed during the Renaissance and that has never gotten lost, tainted or destroyed over time. Ben partnered with friend and co-founder Thomas Garbe who lives in Munich to create 1487 Brewery. With your help, we want to build 1487 Brewery into the brewery where we will use the purity laws to make a high quality beer for central Ohio and beyond.

To begin, 1487 Brewery will self-distribute our beer to local pubs and community festivals in the Greater Columbus area. Funds raised will help to square the costs of some of the auxiliary equipment.

We humbly ask you to consider a pledge towards a successful campaign to help us build our brewery now in our century year old garage, to purchase a keg washer, kegs, and a little delivery truck to bring our brew to you. Please help us reach our goal of $20,000! No amount is too little or too great.

Generate a movement for fresh beer with a past. Raise a stein & pledge your support for 1487 Brewery's craft brewed beer!

Prost, Carrie (Wife of Ben)

Risks and challenges

Establishing 1487 Brewery has been a complex undertaking. As with all start-ups there is a degree of risk, we feel obligated to explain them. Because we are offering many different rewards, if the campaign were to exceed our expectations it is possible that may delay the delivery of rewards..

Many of our rewards rely on vendors for fulfillment: a problem with any one of them could lead to delays or a change of plans. We would seek new vendors as soon as a problem arose, but there are no guarantees we could produce identical rewards in some cases.

1487 Brewery is young company, has not as of yet achieved revenue, and still faces many challenges to opening. These circumstances often create cash flow problems for young companies. While we've budget rewards very carefully, no start-up is immune to cash flow issues. Such circumstances could threaten our ability to deliver rewards, although we would do absolutely everything in our power to avoid such a situation. Please know that your contribution will make our dream a reality!

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    ALL OUR LOVE

    Not only will you have our eternal gratitude but you will receive a recognition of your contribution on our Facebook page and we will cheer to when you come for a visit!

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    1487 BREWERY BASEBALL CAP

    This is an awesome washed cotton unstructured hat. It is a faded brown with our 1487 Brewery logo embroidered in gold. You can also add this to any other U.S. reward for $25.

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    1487 BEANIE HAT

    This high quality knit beanie will keep your head warm this winter. You can also add this to any other U.S. reward for $25.

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    On-Line BEER 101 CLASS

    This class will be conducted by our head brewer to go over the ins & outs of beer. How different styles are produced and taste as well as what they pair well with. Add this to any other reward for $25.

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    1487 FRISBEE

    Although I am pretty sure Duke Albrecht IV didn't play frisbee, you will be able to watch as this 9" professional frisbee soars through the air and shows your support of 1487 Brewery. We will also send you a great "I helped build 1487 Brewery" sticker. Add this to any other U.S. reward for $25.

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    1487 FRISBEE

    Although I am pretty sure Duke Albrecht IV didn't play frisbee, you will be able to watch as this 9" professional frisbee soars through the air and shows your support of 1487 Brewery. We will also send you a great "I helped build 1487 Brewery" sticker. You may also add this to any other European reward for $30. Shipping is included.

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    1487 BASEBALL HAT

    This washed cotton unstructured baseball cap is faded brown with our 1487 Brewery logo embroidered in gold. You can also add this to any other European reward for $35. Shipping is included.

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    1487 Beanie/Mutze

    This high quality knit beanie/Mutze will keep your head warm this winter. Add this to any other European reward for 45. Shipping is included.

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    Premium T-shirt

    This ultra soft cotton t-shirt comes with limited edition tag line "I helped build 1487 Brewery". This shirt is only available through our Kickstarter campaign. We will also send the sticker with the same tag line. Add this to any other reward for $50

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    GROWLERS, T-SHIRTS AND FRISBEES

    For a Benjamin you will receive our exclusive t-shirt, frisbee, sticker and a great glass growler all with the 1487 Brewer logo. Add this to any reward U.S. reward for $100.

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    BEER 101 CLASS AND TASTING

    This class will be conducted by our head brewer to go over the ins & outs of beer. How different styles are produced and taste . We will end the evening with a tasting and food pairing of the 1487 Brewery line-up. You will also leave the class with a limited edition t-shirt and tasting glass. 2-3 hour class with Q&A. Add this to any other U.S. reward for $100.

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    1487 CHRISTMAS PACKAGE

    Great for that person that loves beer but has everything, they couldn't have this yet! We will send you or whom ever you chose, a 1487 logo beanie or hat (your choice), t-shirt, sticker, frisbee and growler plus Christmas ornament. Add this to any U.S. reward for $148.

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    Beer Gear for two!

    .1487 Brewery growler, t-shirt, beanies and fribees for two people plus a growler cooler. Add this to any reward for $250.

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    BREWING 101 CLASS

    This class will be conducted by our head brewer to go over the ins & outs of brewing on our pilot system. This is a great class for home brewers that want to step it up a notch. You will brew one of our recipes going through all of the systems and processes to make our craft. The day will include a catered lunch paired with our brews and a custom brewers shirt. Add this to any other reward for $300.

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    VIP TASTING/ PAIRING INVITATION FOR 2

    You and your guest will be invited to all of our tapping and pairing events for one year. Plus upon your first event you will each receive a t-shirt and hat of your choice.

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    NAME A PILOT SYSTEM FERMENTER

    We will have your name emblazoned on one of our pilot fermenters, we will be calling out your name in gratitude daily! Plus, we will send you a framed photo with the founder and brewer toasting you next to the fermenter with your name! Add this to any reward for $600.

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    TABLE AT OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH

    This one is for those of you already in or planning on being in Munich, Germany and would love to go to Oktoberfest. We will provide an evening table for up to 8 people in the tents at Oktoberfest, this includes 20 handles of beer and ten dinners. Add this to any reward for $1487.

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    Trip to Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest

    For this reward, 1487 Brewery's founders will escort you through Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. Included: Standard class of Flight and hotel for 7 days/6 nights, transportation to/from hotel and airport, 2 days with Founders (to include visits to some of the best local biergartens, Bavarian Museum of history and/or the Oktoberfest museum and an evening session at Munich's Oktoberfest)! All food, beverage, travel and points of interest covered for 2 days while with founders. 5 days of free time/travel. Option to travel with USA Founder from Columbus, OH Airport (CMH) to Germany. (This is a great item to be purchased in pairs). Add this to any reward for $8500.00

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    NAME OUR BREW HOUSE!

    We will have your name crested across the door of our brew house! We would not be able to brew with out you! Meet the founder and head brewer and have your photo taken with them toasting to you beside your name on the brew house. Add this to any reward for $2000.

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Funding period

- (28 days)