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A small batch nano-brewery located in the heart of Connecticut. Bringing craft beer to the Connecticut Valley.
120 backers pledged $11,921 to help bring this project to life.

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Identity:

Tidal River Brewing Company is owned and operated by Geoffrey Mattheis. I have been an active member in the Connecticut Beer Trail community for many years. With my wife, Mary, I have the unique opportunity with the help of friends and family to start Canton's premier Community brewery.

Philosophy:

Tidal River Brewing Company is bringing small batch craft beer right to the heart of the Farmington Valley. Canton has a great history of local artisanal crafts and an environment of close-knit community, I am proud to bring the world of craft beer here.

Producing a wide variety of good beers and experimenting with new stuff all the time will keep the brews fresh and fun to enjoy. I really enjoy producing solid, easy to drink beers that will delight the palette. Honey Hefeweizen? sure! Single-hopped galaxy pilsner? you got it! 

Many local restaurants and brew pubs have expressed an interest in carrying our brews on taps, keeping it fresh and ready. You'll be able to experience our favorite beers while enjoying local cuisine and sharing space at local bars.

The Brewery:

Located in the Canton Industrial Park right off of RT 44, Tidal River Brewing Company is accessible and ready to fill growlers and give tastings. The 2000 sq ft space affords plenty of room for initial opening and for future expansion, accommodating the 3BBL brewhouse and startup fermentor equipment. With a small tasting area and fun environment, you'll be able to taste great beers and take your favorite home with you.

Your Donations:

Opening a brewery comes with some special challenges that go above and beyond other small businesses. Apart from equipment and lease requirements, there are all sorts of licenses and various fees associated with the opening process. Your donations will go towards off-setting those initial opening costs and allow Tidal River Brewing company to hit the ground running and successful. Your donations also come with some kick-ass exclusive rewards. Come be a founding member of Tidal River Brewing Company and make our Canton opening great!

How Do I Help?

1. CREATE a Kickstarter account: all it takes is an email address. 2. PLEDGE what you are comfortable giving. We appreciate every dollar. If you find yourself wanting to help but unable to donate you can skip to the next step to help us spread the word. Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal. 3. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for Tidal River Brewing Company.

Once again we thank all of you for your time and consideration, and we can't wait to have you in the taproom once we're brewing!

Cheers!

Risks and challenges

What if you never open?

That's not going to happen! We're already well on our way, Federal approval is in place, the building is here, the equipment is in!

When do I get my rewards?

Manufacturing and custom ordering on some of the items make take a few months, I want to fulfill all backer rewards by August 2015

So there's no risk to me?

Your donations will push us over the edge to getting fully running with some great beers available.

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    Friend of the brewery:

    -Our eternal thanks (and name on the wall)

    -A hearty handshake (redeemable every time you visit)

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

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    Raise a glass

    -The same as the $5 tier but with...

    -a cool pint glass! (fill it up!)

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    Steelin a pint!

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Kick-ass steel pint with backer exclusive artwork!

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    Relaxing and share

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    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Cotton t-shirt with backer exclusive artwork.

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    Running away with it

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Tech-T (for all your athletic needs) with backer exclusive artwork.

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    Two Pints to go!

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -A custom "Growlette" 32 oz of delightful potential. backer exclusive artwork.

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    Snuggle up!

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Hoodie with backer exclusive artwork

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    Half Gallon of delight

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -A custom Growler 64 oz of empty glass, ready for fills. backer exclusive artwork

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    Share with a friend!

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    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Two pint glasses (share with a buddy)

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    Growler Buddy

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -One standard 64 oz glass growler and two pint glasses

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    Ceramic Lovely

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -a backer exclusive reward of a ceramic 64 oz growler. exclusive artwork, not available elsewhere!

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    Sweet label artwork

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -Custom label for your homebrew from our resident in-house artist

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    Growler Club

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -A 64 oz glass growler and 12 fills (1 per month)

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    Growler Club the return!

    The first one sold out, we're opening up this option again for last minute donors!

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -A 64 oz glass growler and 12 fills (1 per month)

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    A Case of the Mondays

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -1, 12-pack of brewers choice available on the 1st Monday of every month for 12 months

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    Growler Club the Dos

    -Name on the wall!

    -A sweet sticker (thanks for the free marketing!)

    -2 64 oz glass growlers and 24 fills (2 per month)

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    A /r/ctbeer exclusive.

    your reddit name etched into the mashtun in 6 inch letters.

    your name and likeness added to the "never has to pay for beer" wall

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Funding period

- (30 days)