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A brewery in planning aims to make fine craft brew with genuine imported Irish Barley Malt for the discerning public-$30K funds it all! Read more

Portsmouth, NH Food
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A brewery in planning aims to make fine craft brew with genuine imported Irish Barley Malt for the discerning public-$30K funds it all!

Portsmouth, NH Food
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Thanks for visiting our 2013 Kickstarter page - To visit our new Kickstarter please click HERE

We love Ireland...We love New England...We love Beer!

Except for the genuine imported Irish Barley Malt, other ingredients will be locally sourced

Water, grains, hops and yeast..no junk

We cannot accept current offerings of watered-down mass-produced beer

We intend to do something about it....Join Us!

Update 08/16/13

New S-T-R-E-T-C-H Goal! $30K

We have 24 Hours left and we want to keep the momentum going! It aint over till its over!

Here is a recap of anticipated costs:

Estimated Start Up Costs

Brewhouse Equipment / Fermentors $21,000

Fridge / Mill / Bottling / Build Out 4,000

Rent / Utilities / Supplies (Start Up Phase) 5,000

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** Total Start Up Costs / New Stretch Goal $30,000

In all projects, there are overruns and based on conversations with fellow brewers, we will likely experience them.

We would also look to purchase as much stainless steel equipment (very expensive!) as possible and seek solid build-out of space with funds raised to promote the production of the quality product all of you expect along with a great BIBC taproom experience.

With all that said, we are looking to get as close to the $30K mark as possible

We have had tremendous support so far and we want to give you our all. Your help in spreading the word and support in the next 24 hours is greatly appreciated!

Sláinte

Louise and Michael

You're here! You found our Kickstarter page and want to know what its all about.

It's simple really, we will cover the basics: who we are, what were asking for, what were going to do with your support, the cool stuff we have to offer in exchange!

With Kickstarter, its all or nothing - you pledge an amount but your card does not get charged unless we reach our goal. If we don't get enough pledges to reach our target, we get $0 and you don't get your rewards (which is not a good thing) so your support is appreciated.

To learn more about how Kickstarter works and how to donate check this link: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backer%20questions#BackAProj

**Update: Our brews are beginning to win awards!

Great news - our Honey Brown Ale placed 3rd in the "Scottish and Irish Ale & English Brown Ale" category! I guess you can say we make award winning ales now! :)

http://www.mvhbc.com/competition/results/2013/

About the Beara Irish Brewing Co.: 

Louise is originally from Bere Island, Co. Cork, Ireland and Michael is originally from Westchester, New York. We live in the New Hampshire Seacoast area and homebrew our own beer

Every time we visit Louise's island (off of the Beara Penninsula in Co, Cork) we are very impressed with the quality and taste of local dairy and especially grain products.

So, we had an idea a few years back to brew beer with a pure Irish Barley base.

We believe we are ready to take it to the next level and share our creations with the public.

We hope you will join us on our journey!

WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR:

We are using Kickstarter as a means to build our support community and help us launch our brewing adventure. With your support we hope to raise $9,000 towards the purchase of a 3.5 Barrel brewing system, initial rent and supplies/build out of space for the brewhouse and taproom (approx. $30,000 total cost to get things going). We are hoping to purchase equipment, obtain licensing and brew batches of our recipes just in time for our grand opening on St. Patty’s Day 2014. Your support is key in making this dream a reality!

Estimated Start Up Costs

Brewhouse Equipment / Fermentors        $21,000

Fridge / Mill / Bottling / Build Out                 4,000

Rent / Utilities / Supplies (Start Up Phase)   5,000

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Total Start Up Costs                                 30,000

Minus: Business Loan                               (21,000)

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** Kickstarter Goal                                  $9,000 

We support local business!

WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU:

We have great merchandise and exciting rewards planned for our friends who support our Kickstarter project. 

Sleek pint glasses and shirts are available as our thanks for your support. If you can kick your support up a notch, we can have you as our guest at the Pre-Grand Opening event, throw a food pairing event for you and your friends or even help you design a recipe and name your special edition beer! There is something for everyone. If you have a special request for something you don’t see, e-mail us at michael@bearairishbrew.com

How do I pledge?

Here is a link to a video walking you through the easy and quick process: http://vimeo.com/67736083

 

Risks and challenges

We are committed to produce the finest quality brews for the general public. However, setting up a brewery is no easy task.

There are licensing considerations, finding a great location, acquiring and setting up equipment, brewing test batches, etc.

But we have the resolve to see this through. We have proven recipes that are winning awards. And with your help, we can make the dream a reality!

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    4 backers

    Give us $10 and we'll give you a sleek sticker to put on whatever you’d like! You also get a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter pages

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    Pledge $25 or more

    48 backers

    Get an exclusive BIBC pint glass to enjoy our brews in! These will be limited edition to thank you for Kickstarting Us!

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    10 backers

    For $50 you get one of our stylish T-shirts with our logo. Let everyone know you won’t settle for watery, mass-produced swill!

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    Pledge $50 or more

    12 backers

    **NEW REWARD** - Be part of Beara Irish Brew history - Pledge $50 or more and your name will be engraved on a plaque and hung in the brewery to honor your contribution! You will also be invited to our Pre-Grand Opening event which will include food and Irish music. You will also receive a t-shirt (previous $50 pledgers are grandfathered into this category..dont worry!) Now, that's a deal!

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    14 backers

    You will receive one of our limited edition Kickstarter growlers as well as an invitation for you and a guest to our Pre-Grand Opening event – includes food and live music! Great deal!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    4 backers

    You will have a personalized limited edition Kickstarter beer stein with your name engraved on it as well as an invitation for you and a guest to our Pre-Grand Opening event.

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    Our Silver Package. You will receive a personailzed stein, growler, t-shirt and pint glass! Your name will also be engraved on a plaque and hung in the brewery to honor your contribution! You and a guest will also receive an invitation to our Pre-Grand Opening event where you will be one of the guests of honor.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Our Gold Package. We will hold a private food pairing event for you and 5 of your friends. Your name will also be engraved on our brewery plaque and you and a guest will also receive an invitation to our Pre-Grand Opening event where you will be one of the guests of honor.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Our Platinum Package. Pick your favorite beer style and we will work with you to develop a recipe. You will name the beer (subject to governmental approval) and we will have a special release party dinner for you and up to 10 friends/family. Your name will also be engraved on our brewery plaque and you and a guest will also receive an invitation to our Pre-Grand Opening event where you will be one of the guests of honor.

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