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Establishing a craft brewery at Carlos Creek Winery, creating a place for all craft beverage lovers to come and enjoy!
Establishing a craft brewery at Carlos Creek Winery, creating a place for all craft beverage lovers to come and enjoy!
327 backers pledged $28,118 to help bring this project to life.

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New Reward Packages & Updates

With great feedback from customers, we have also ADDED 3 new packages!!

  • The Northmen Set: one FOUNDER'S glass & one FOUNDER'S growler! AND Bang the Drum! 
  • The Northmen Set (shipped): same as above, but shipped! 
  • The Northmen Couple: for all of you love birds out there that don't want to share you get 2x FOUNDER'S t-shirts, 2x FOUNDER'S hats, 2x FOUNDER'S glasses, 1x FOUNDER growler AND Bang the Drum TWICE!!! 

We are ALSO adding a 16oz. Viking Drinking Horn with an engraved 22 Northmen Logo to the MEST FRYKTLØSE (Most Fearless) package!! Now, when you come to Board Member meetings, you can fill up your drinking horn and have a draft on us!

Viking Drinking Horn for the Mest Fryktløse!
Viking Drinking Horn for the Mest Fryktløse!

Who are the 22 Northmen?

Carlos Creek Winery has been a great place to enjoy craft wine since 1999.  We have loved creating local wines but are ready to expand what our customers can experience.  For years we have had customers tell us that something was missing...BEER!  We waited for the right time, and that time is NOW!

The 22 Northmen Brewing Company name idea came from one of our wine makers, Brett Murphy. It is part of local, Alexandria, MN, folklore - The Kensington Runestone and also relates to the Bredeson family's (owner's of Carlos Creek Winery) Norwegian heritage! The Runestone was found over 100 years ago and has markings made by Viking travelers from afar. The first line on the Runestone reads, "Eight Geats [Swedes] and twenty-two Northmen [Norwegians] on this acquisition journey from Vinland far to the west..." These 22 Northmen sound like an adventurous (and thirsty bunch) and we thought it fitting to name our brewery after them.

In honor of the Northmen and their thirst for voyaging, the brewery will create beers with influences from around the world.  Our tasty brews will be BEERVENTUROUS, like the Vikings they will be named for.

  How can I be BEERVENTUROUS?

  • Create a Kickstarter account 
  •  Log in using your email and password (or Amazon account information)
  •  Click on the reward you’re interested in (NOTE: you can only purchase ONE reward!!!)
  • NOTE: If the project goes, we will contact everyone who purchases a package after and arrange shipping (if needed). 
  •  Share our project with everyone you know and urge them to do the same!

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But Where does my Money Go?

Every dollar pledged to the project will go into making the 22 Northmen beer hall and taproom! As an already established business, we have already committed to providing funds for the main construction and brewing equipment. Your support will help in creating a Viking worthy tap room! 

1. The 22 Northmen beer hall will look authentically like an old Norwegian Longhouse, with two levels and a double-decker fireplace! It will be warm and inviting with plenty of seating for you and your fellow vikings. On the main level we will have our Viking ship inspired beer bar and open seating. In our upper level, we will have a more comfortable lounge-like atmosphere that will also be available to rent for private groups.

2. Not only will we have a great indoor space, but we can't neglect the outdoors! Alongside the beer hall we will have an outdoor patio with easy access inside to the taproom and to our outdoor Bocce Ball courts.

Rewards

Backing us on Kickstarter is a chance for you to say to the world that YOU support bringing beer to Carlos Creek Winery.

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It's the ONLY way to get FOUNDER'S GEAR & exclusive 22 Northmen experiences!

Kickstarter is designed to incentivize both the company (that's us) and the backers (that's you) with an all-or-nothing model. This means that If we don't reach our goal then you get your pledge back, but you won't receive your perk. So share our Kickstarter page with everyone you know. Every friend, family member, or random stranger on the street that you share this page with, gets you one step closer to your own exclusive rewards. And gets us one step closer to our dreams!

I'm not from the area, but I'd still like to help out. Will you ship rewards?

We would love to have you come see the finished project at some point, but in the meantime, we want you to be able to show off your 22 Northmen Founder's Swag. Just look for (shipped) after the package and know these items will arrive on your doorstep come November!

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Kickstarter page and for your support of the 22 Northmen Brewing Company. Your help is so appreciated! Please spread the word and encourage your beer-loving friends to Board the Ship!

Merchandise

22 Northmen Founders T-Shirt
22 Northmen Founders T-Shirt
22 Northmen Founders Helmet (hat)
22 Northmen Founders Helmet (hat)
22 Northmen Founders Pint Glass
22 Northmen Founders Pint Glass
Founders Growler
Founders Growler

Clarifications

  • If your perk involves scheduling a date, we will contact you after the closing of the Kickstarter campaign to schedule this. 
  • If your package includes shipping, we will get your shipping address after the campaign. If your package does not include shipping, but you need the item(s) shipped, we can work something out after the campaign!
  • We will communicate the exact date of The Først Brygge (our Grand Opening party) and the Northmen Feast as soon as they are set. You can expect the date to be early to mid Summer 2019. 
  • Once the Kickstarter campaign closes, we will reach out to gather mailing addresses and sizes. Shipping costs are included in the price of the perk

Risks and challenges

Since this brewery is being added to an existing winery we have a lot of experience in getting things done! We anticipate working through the usual construction challenges and weather delays. We have a great start on our licensing - as we already have our federal license to brew and need only our Minnesota Micro Brewing license.

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Support

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Bang the Drum

    On your first visit, bang the ceremonial Viking Drum in celebration!

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    Drink Like A Northman

    On your first visit receive a 22 Northmen glass (filled with your favorite draft)...

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    SKÅL Like A Northman

    On your first visit, receive two 22 Northmen Founder glasses so you can drink like a Viking, even at home...

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    The Northmen Set

    Want to drink like a Northmen with exclusive Kickstarter Founders gear...pickup one FOUNDER'S glass & one FOUNDER'S growler (not filled) to use and display proudly!

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    Bring Home the Northman

    Take home a 22 Northmen Founders Growler of choice! You can use that growler for subsequent visits to refill with your favorite Northmen brew...

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    SKÅL Like a Northman (shipped)

    We will ship you two 22 Northmen Founder glasses so you can drink like a Viking, even if you aren't able to visit us!

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    The Northmen Set (shipped)

    We will ship you one FOUNDER'S glass & one FOUNDER'S growler (not filled)!

    We hope one day you will make it back to mecca to fill your growler, but until then, display proudly at home!

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    Dress Like a Northman (shipped)

    If you didn't know, Vikings are in! Beard or no beard, you will look awesome in this 22 Northmen Founder t-shirt.

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    Northman Helmet (shipped)

    Be ready for battle at any moment with your 22 Northmen Founder hat.

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    Tour the Northmen

    Receive an exclusive Kickstarter tour & tasting - meet the brewer and sample our best brews...

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    The Northmen Experience

    On your first visit, do you want to experience it all? This is the package for you!
    2x Sampling
    2x FOUNDER'S GLASSES
    1x FOUNDER'S GROWLER
    1x Growler Fill

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    Beard to Boot Northman

    PICKUP our branded Founders Swag Package including:
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    Create a Northman

    Join us for a half-day home brewing class including lunch...

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    Tour the Northmen in Style

    Same as "Tour the Northmen," but you get our SWAG package too when you come for the tour or pick it up anytime after November 2018!
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    2x Founder's Glass
    1x Founder's Hat

    AND Bang the Drum!

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    Thirsty Northman

    One-year membership into our Growler per month club including our Founders Growler! Enjoy great brews every month...no Northman should go thirsty!

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    The Northmen Couple

    For those couples that don't like to share and want their own SWAG! This package includes:
    2x Founder's T-Shirt
    2x Founder's Hats
    2x Founder's Glasses
    1x Founder's Growler (not filled)

    AND Bang the Drum TWICE!

    (NOTE: this package is not priced for shipping, but if you need it shipped, we can work out shipping details and pricing after the kickstarter!)

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    Pledge $235 or more About $235

    Thirsty Northman with Style

    One-year membership into our Growler per month club including our Founders Growler AND pickup your 22 Northmen Founder's SWAG Package on your first visit (or anytime after November 2018):
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

    AND on your first visit, Bang the Drum!

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    Northman for a Year

    Get our Kickstarter Exclusive membership into the "Northman for a Year" club! Receive 1 FREE draft per visit for a year...

    AND on your first visit, Bang the Drum!

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    The Northmen Feast

    Be a Northmen for a night with this Scandinavian Viking inspired feast including courses paired with festive brews.

    Package includes:
    2x Feast tickets
    AND our branded Founders Swag Package (to be picked up at the event):
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

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    Northman for a Year with Style

    Get our Kickstarter Exclusive membership into the "Northman for a Year" club! Receive 1 FREE draft per visit for a year while wearing your exclusive gear from your Founder's SWAG Package that you can pickup on your first visit (or anytime after November 2018):
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

    AND on your first visit, Bang the Drum!

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    Fryktløs (Fearless)

    1x Membership to the "Northmen for a Year"
    2x Tickets to the Første Brygge (First Brew) Grand Opening Party Including FREE brews and food!
    2x Tickets to the Northmen Scandinavian Feast & Brew Paired Meal!

    PLUS A Founder's SWAG Package that you can pickup anytime after November 2018:
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

    AND on your first visit, Bang the Drum!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Mest Fryktløs (Most Fearless)

    Become a Director on our Brewery Board - this advisory board meets annually and you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on what's next for 22 Northmen! Note: this position does not include ownership or voting rights.
    1x Memberships to the "Northmen for a Year"
    1x Your Name on our Board Member "Runestone"
    1x Private Brewery Tour & Tasting for 10 including 22 Northmen glasses for all guests
    2x Tickets to the Første Brygge (First Brew) Grand Opening Party Including FREE brews and food!
    2x Tickets to the Northmen Scandinavian Feast & Brew Paired Meal!

    PLUS A Founder's SWAG Package that you can pickup anytime after November 2018:
    1x Founder's T-Shirt
    1x Founder's Hat
    2x Founder's Glasses

    AND on your first visit, Bang the Drum!

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Funding period

- (31 days)