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Help us kick the cans down the road. We are raising funds to build a canning line so more people can have access to our tasty brew!

Aluminum cans used to package beer have a water-based polymer lining that eliminates any metallic contamination or flavor.

Hello. Our names are Blaine Stansel and Tony Tielli. We are the founders of Roughtail Brewing Company in Oklahoma City, OK.

A little History

Starting a brewery is the dream of most homebrewer’s, and Tony and Blaine were no exception. Although they knew each other from the local homebrew club, they didn’t know each others aspirations. Upon learning of each others intentions to open a brewery focusing on full flavored craft ales, they decided to join forces. Roughtail Brewing Company was born. Over the next year they worked to raise money and make their dream a reality. Finally in August of 2012 they got their loan approved and started the process of making the brewery come alive. Currently the boys are getting their building ready for the equipment and work on permitting so they can legally get up and running as soon as possible.

Right now the brewing equipment is in transit from the manufacturer, the guys have received their  Brewer's Notice from the TTB (their Federal brewing license) and they have hundreds of kegs just itching to be filled up with delicious beer.  Roughtail beers will be available on tap in bars across Oklahoma in early 2013, and with your help available in cans by the middle of next year.

Our Building!
Our Building!

Why Cans?

Many people associate cans with an inferior product, but in reality today’s canning technology is vastly superior to bottles, and here’s why. Aluminum cans used to package beer have a water-based polymer lining that eliminates any metallic contamination or flavor. Cans keep beer fresher longer because they allow zero oxygen or light to reach the beer.  Glass bottles allow both oxygen and light in small doses, and this leads to staling and skunking.  Simply put, canned beer is fresher than bottled beer when it reaches you. Cans are also more environmentally friendly. They are easier to recycle and require less packaging. Cans are cheaper for the brewery and distributor to ship. Cans don't break. Cans are easier and more convenient to bring along on outdoor activities such as camping, disc golf, hiking, a day at the beach and any other activity that affords you the luxury of enjoying good beer! Cans get cold pretty damn quick and take up less space in your fridge. Convinced yet? Many of the large craft breweries are switching to cans and a large portion of new craft breweries are starting out on cans. It’s not just the cool thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.

Our Mission

Building a craft brewery starts at the grass roots level. We will not be successful without community support. That’s why it’s our mission to build a company that the community can be proud of. Sure we want to make great beer, but we also want to be sustainable when we do so. Roughtail plans on being one small cog in a giant wheel of developing a truly unique city.

Rewards

We think we have put together some pretty unique rewards for our backers. We have outlined the different products below. Most of the products below we already have, but ones we don’t will be ordered and shipped out as soon as possible. Things like the handblown glasses do take time though.

Sticker

Green line isn't on the stickers
Green line isn't on the stickers

Koozie


Pint Glass


T-Shirts

Work Shirt

Growler


Taphandle

Images should be coming soon. Still in design phases.

Custom Made Ceramic Stein

Hand Blown Stein

This picture doesn't do the glass justice. It's really vivid and you can pick whatever color you want.
This picture doesn't do the glass justice. It's really vivid and you can pick whatever color you want.



Final Plea

We really need your support. If you can’t back the project at least tell a friend, or a lot of friends on Facebook. Also, try the beer once we’re up and running. We think you’ll love it. If you do love it tweet about us. If you don’t, keep it to yourself. Someone’s mother always said if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say anything at all. Just kidding, if you don’t like it tell us, we’ll fix it. With Roughtail still in the start-up phase we need as much support as we can get.

We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts and mugs, for your time and consideration.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Most of the rewards we either have or have already lined up the production. If there are some unforeseen setbacks we will work diligently to correct them. The great thing about our Kickstarter project is that none of the rewards are contingent on receiving approval by the state authorities, heck we've already received approval by the feds. There is little doubt that we will be brewing beer by February, and producing cans shortly thereafter.

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    Berliner Weisse. As a berliner weisse level backer you will receive a Roughtail Brewing Company sticker. Feel free to put it on your bumper or in the stall of your favorite bar. (J/K we don't endorse vandalism)

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    Wheat. A wheat backer will not only receive our very cool sticker, but will also receive a Roughtail koozie. Our koozies are made to fit 16oz Roughtail cans, that will keep your beverage that you helped bring to fruition cold. Although we always recommend drinking our beer out of glasses, we understand that glass at the lake or other outdoor event is impractical or illegal.

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    Pale Ale - As a pale ale backer you will receive the sticker, koozie and a sweet Roughtail pint glass.

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    India Pale Ale - An India Pale Ale backer will recieve a Roughtail embroidered work shirts. The front will have Roughtail Brewing Co. Embroidered on the left chest, while the back will have our logo screen printed.

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    Brown Ale - As a brown ale backer you not only get the Pale Ale rewards, we're going to throw in your choice of 1 of the 2 Roughtail t-shirts designs. Our t-shirts are produced locally by McKenzie & Company T-Shirts. The t-shirts are 65% polyester and 35% cotton and perfect for the hot summers.

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    Strong Ale - A strong ale backer will receive your choice of the $50 rewards plus the awesome, custom Roughtail growler to the left, and your name on our wall of fame at the brewery.

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    Porter - As a porter backer you will be carrying a hefty amount of rewards. In addition to the $100 level you will receive your choice of one of our taphandles. Even if you don't have a tap at the house these will look cool anywhere, hood ornaments come to mind. Although these aren't on the site now, we will post pictures of them when we get them. They are going to look cool, trust us.

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    Stout - A stout backer is all business! No seriously, get your businesses name on our business wall of fame. For a measly $250 your businesses name will remain on our wall forever. Oh and remember it's tax deductible.

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    Weizenbock - You are unique. Not only does a weizenbock backer get the $150 level, but you will also receive a custom handblown beer stein from Blue Sage Studios (Your choice of colors) or one of the custom clay mugs made by a local hairy potter (your choice of colors and with any saying you want on it) and another pint glass. Furthermore you and a guest will be invited to our private VIP grand opening party.

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    Wild Ale - This backer level includes everything in the Weizenbock level plus a private tour with you and as many friends as you want to invite.

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    Black IPA - The black IPA level includes everything from the Wild Ale level plus an invitation to a private dinner party with you and a guest where we will pair our beer with exquisite cuisine from a local OKC chef.

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    Doppelbock - The doppelbock backer level gets you everything that the black IPA level does plus you will get to work with us for a day making beer. We will explain the process and let you get your hands dirty if you wish. We'll also throw in one of those sweet Roughtail work shirts so you don't get your good clothes dirty.

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    Russian Imperial Stout - As an Russian Imperial Stout backer you will receive everything that the doppelbock backer receives plus the choice of A: Getting to name one of our tanks or B: Becoming a member of our special new release judging panel.

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    Imperial IPA - An imperial IPA backer receives everything a Russian Imperial Stout backer receives, plus their choice of either a recipe formulation class hosted by our very own brewmaster TonyTielli, or a framed limited edition print of art work showing the process of our logo design from inception to completion.

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    Barleywine - This is the ultimate in showing support for our brewery! Not only do you get everything that the Imperial IPA backer gets, but you will get to design and create your own beer with us, which we will brew together, and which will be served at a special event pint night at a local OKC bar. We'll also throw in the limited edition artwork as well.

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