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An up and coming brewery in North Iowa, MCB will be the first brewery in Mason City in 130 years and we need your help to get started!

Hey there, thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page! We’re passionate about brewing great beer, and we’d love to be able to share our passion with as many people as we can! By donating, you’ll help us open a small brewery in Mason City, Iowa. There aren’t any breweries or brewpubs in Mason City, and there haven’t been for 130 years! It’s a town of almost 30,000 people without a local brewery, and we think that’s a shame.

What’s in it for me?

To your right, you’ll see all of our donation levels along with the reward that comes along with them. It’s all high-quality merch with the Mason City Brewing logo on them. There are also some awesome rewards that aren’t just the awesome stuff, but an awesome experience. No matter how much you contribute, your name will live on forever on our donor wall. If you’re feeling very generous, you get the pride of creating a beer brewed one season every year. Whatever level you donate at, you also get everything listed above it. SO MUCH SWAG!

Ok, I’m getting my wallet out, but before I take out my card, what’s this money going to pay for?

Oh boy, what won’t it pay for? This money will go towards first-and-foremost, getting all our licensing and permitting out of the way, so we don’t get shut down once we start up. While the paperwork is getting looked over and the numbers are being crunched by the feds, we’ll finish building our brew stand. We’ll also buy some fermenters, duh, cause beer without fermentation isn’t really beer at all. We also need stuff like glasses to give you beer in, sinks to wash said glasses in, tables for you to sit at and chairs for you to sit on. We’ve been putting as much money as we can in to this project, but all of this stuff is too much for us three simple Iowan men to pay for without some help!

Before I squint to read these tiny numbers on my card, who is this “we” that you speak of?

We’re Arian Schuessler, Justin Merritt and Jake Rajewsky, three home brewers from Mason City, Iowa. We brew every chance we get; it’s kind of taken over our lives. Every free moment we get we’re reading brewing books, talking with other home brewers, daydreaming about brewing and making plans to open a kick-ass brewery (every once in a while we find some time to drink our beer too). In summary: we’re three friends who love brewing and love beer. And we’ll love you if you donate.

Just tell me where I can get a little more info and I’ll donate…Great! 

We’re so close to making great beer for you!
Here’s our website: http://www.masoncitybrewing.com/
And our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/masoncitybrewing
We’ll also be tweeting once we get going (@MasonCityBrew)

Wow, this looks pretty great, how can I give you my money?!
Let’s walk through this step-by-step.
1) Just to the right of here, click the reward level you’d like to donate at.
Oh! I wonder how much I can afford…

2) Click "Continue to Next Step" at the bottom of the page
Seems logical…

3) Click on "Continue to Amazon"
It doesn’t seem like there’s anything else I can click…

4) If you have an Amazon account, put in your info now please. If you don’t, type in your email and select "I am a new customer." then click "Sign in using our secure server."
I feel like I’m so close to helping this brewery open…

5) Do what Amazon tells you to do.
I hope they don’t ask me to do anything TOO crazy…

6) If we get at least $15,000, your card will be charged when our Kickstarter campaign is complete. If we don’t, you won’t be charged anything and we won’t get anything.
Yes! I helped started the first brewery in Mason City in 130 years!!! I can’t wait to drink the beer!

7) Wait for your swag in the mail and stay up to date on when we’ll open on our facebook.
I can’t wait!

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    Set of 4 Custom Mason City Brewing Bar Coasters.

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    Decal Sticker Featuring the Mason City Brewing Logo. Plus Reward Level 1.

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    Pint Glass Printed with the Mason City Brewing Logo. Plus Reward Level 1 & 2.

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    Growler Printed with the Mason City Brewing Logo. Plus Reward Level 1, 2, & 3.

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    T-Shirt Featuring the Mason City Brewing "Donors Club" Logo. Plus Reward Level 1-4.

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    Hoodie Featuring the Mason City Brewing "Donors Club" Logo. Plus Reward Level 1-5.

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    Membership to the Mason City Brewing Mug Club. This Includes a Custom Mug Club Ceramic Mug and Other Club Membership Benefits. Plus Reward Level 1-6.

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    Invitation to the "Brewery Benefactor Club" Private Grand Opening Party. Plus Reward Level 1-7.

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    Invitation to a Private "Brewery Benefactor Club" Dinner Celebration for You and a Guest. Plus Reward Level 1-8.

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    Name a seasonal brew (of your preference, subject to final governmental label approval and owner approval) and live on in immortality each year we brew it...AND...The first time we brew it, we throw a private release party for you and up to 15 of your friends. Plus Reward Level 1-9.

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