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Great beer brewed by great people. Half Brothers Brewing intends to create a community that takes pride in beers produced locally.
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Half Brothers Brewing Company® will be a 10-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota. Owner Chad Gunderson, an 8-year veteran as a professional brewer and half-brother Taylor Nord plan to transform the former Dakota Harvest Bakers building into Half Brothers Brewing Company®, focusing on locally inspired hand crafted brews and a small craft food menu for the community to enjoy.

Our vision is to focus on our community and community involvement. With the funds raised we will transform our TapRoom space with local artists and families in mind. Including, but not limited to:

A STAGE: We plan to build a stage and make sure its outfitted with quality sound and light equipment for our future artists! 

ALLEY-SIDE PATIO: The first of its kind in downtown Grand Forks! Imagine a large, expansive patio complete with fireplace and comfortable seating to enjoy great craft brews under the sun and stars. That's exactly what we intend to create. 

CUSTOM TABLES: A local start-up has approached us to build custom tables and benches for Half Brothers Brewing Company. We believe in quality tables and benches for our customers and we believe in supporting other start-ups in our great city. But quality/custom usually involves a higher price, so help us support your bums with tables and benches as well as another local start-up!

Every pledge brings us closer to the ability to offer our vision to the community, and brings you closer to scoring sweet apparel, growlers, etc! Thank you in advance and we'll see you soon!

Risks and challenges

With any small business we run into the risk of failure in the first 1-5 years.

We plan to overcome this risk by investing in our employees and community. By investing in the Family of Half Brothers Brewing Company, we hope to create an everlasting support system for great local beer. Employees will be paid a living wage, benefits, and full support from ownership.

The community will be given fair pricing for all products, along with a knowledgeable staff assisting them throughout their TapRoom experience.

These choices along with Owner/Head Brewer Chad Gunderson's 8 years experience in the brewing industry, Half Brothers Brewing Company will thrive in our local market and beyond!

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    Thinking On You

    Thanks for thinking of us! In return, we'll be thinking on you, as we chant your name during our first run of brewing. Plus, we'll add you to our email list that will feature updates and sweet deals!

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    Hey Sis! Hey Bro!

    A shoutout on our website plus everything in the "Thinking On You" level! THANK YOU! for supporting Half Brothers Brewing Company!

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    Here We Go!

    You'll get the Hey Sis Hey Bro reward level, PLUS keep your favorite beverage cold with a Half Brothers Brewing Company stainless steel pint glass! And keep your fridge, car or bike looking good with some Half Brothers Brewing stickers!

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    Domepiece Starter

    Sun in your face? Hat.
    Woke up late? Hat.
    Bad hair cut..? Hat.

    Make sure you cover that head of yours in style and be a part of the Half Brothers Brewing Company Family with our custom-made hats.

    ***WARNING***This HAT may cause people to approach you and talk endlessly about great craft beer.

    Plus everything in the Thinking On You reward level.

    Cheers!

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    Tee Time Starter

    Do you enjoy making sure everyone you encounter knows who your favorite brewery is? Yes?! Then this is the reward for you!

    Our Tri-blend T-Shirts will beautifully display our logo on the front while wrapping your skin in the finest polyester/cotton/rayon blend.

    ***WARNING***This shirt may cause people to approach you and talk endlessly about great craft beer.

    Plus everything in the Thinking On You reward level.

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    Double Ambassador COMBO Package!

    Do you enjoy random conversations about locally-made craft beer?
    Do you live and breathe craft beer?

    Yes? Then you my friend, are a perfect Half Brothers Double Ambassador candidate! You will receive a Half Brothers Brewing Company HAT, T-SHIRT, & STICKER(S)!

    Spread the knowledge of great craft beer anywhere in the world!

    Tack on everything in the Hey Sis Hey Bro reward level!

    Cheers!

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    Early Bird Fill Me Up Bro!

    Oh yeah! We've got early bird growlers set aside for the go-getters! Plus, we'll throw in (carefully, with padding) a Half Brothers Brewing pint glass (or just come get it and there will be no throwing involved)! Only available to those who contributed to the brewery startup!

    Don't forget everything in the Thinking On You reward level!

    Cheers!

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    Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    Personal coaster for you and you only! Score a solid-wood coaster with your name on it; we'll keep it in-house and qualify you for deals and specials available only to those in the coaster club. Get yours half-off through this special Kickstarter deal!

    Add in everything in the Thinking On You reward level!

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    Early-ish Bird Fill Me Up Bro!

    Growlers for the semi-procrastinators! Plus, we'll throw in (still carefully, still with padding) a Half Brothers Brewing pint glass (or just come get it)! Only available to those who contributed to the brewery startup!

    Don't forget everything in the Thinking On You reward level!

    Cheers!

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    Early-ish Bird Takes Flight!

    Semi-procrastinators: Assemble! Skip the Grand Opening line an hour early with other early birds, then collect your reserved growler and pint glass once the earliest birds are done! Then enjoy your free Half Brothers Brewing beer flight! Fill that growler with confidence!

    Includes everything in the Thinking On You reward level!

    Cheers!

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    Half Brothers Helpers Party

    AWESOME INVITATION TO OUR HALF BROTHERS HELPERS PARTY!
    - Beer
    - Food
    - Apparel
    - Stickers
    - A great time!

    All pre-opening partygoers receive the "Double Ambassador" and "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" reward levels! See you then!!

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    Pledge $185 or more About $185

    Two Halves and a Helpers Party!

    Same rewards as the Helpers Party, but for two! The more the merrier! Bring your plus-one and help us kick this brewery off in style!

    All pre-opening partygoers receive the "Double Ambassador" and "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" reward levels! See you inside!

    Cheers!

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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    Half Brothers Whole Package!!

    So you want it all, huh? You got it! You'll get an invitation to the Half Brothers Helper Party and all the associated rewards, plus your own growler and pint glass! That's right: Apparel, food, a personal coaster, growler, pint glass, tee and hat. The lot! Can't wait to start the party!

    Cheers!

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    Pledge $575 or more About $575

    Brewer for a DAY!

    Ready to brew like crazy AND take your own masterpiece home with you?? Pledge $575 or more and be an ASSISTANT BREWER for a day! You (and a friend) will be hands on during the entire brew day and help us create a unique masterpiece. Also, you will be invited to our Half Brothers Helpers Party! You won't go home empty handed...
    - beer (5 gallons of YOUR brew)
    - food
    - apparel
    - stickers

    Let's get brewing!

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Unlocked Reward: Bring the Party to YOU

    We'll come to you! And we'll have the fun ready. We'll bring our beer keg jockey and burgers for up to 25, plus a set of eight pint glasses that are yours to keep! A craft beer get-together has never been so mobile!

    While we ask you keep your event location to within 25 miles of Grand Forks, don't hesitate to contact us for special stipulations.

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    Pledge $1,199 or more About $1,199

    Unlocked Reward: Keggerator Subscription

    You read right! Haven't got a keggerator at home? Well you're in luck!

    Along with a set of eight Half Brothers pint glasses and FOUR five-gallon kegs delivered as-needed, you're getting your own HALF BROTHERS KEGGERATOR!

    Already have a keggerator? We'll adjust your beer subscription to EIGHT 5-gallon kegs for whenever you need 'em! Not bad, right?

    Available to the Greater Grand Forks area. Live further away? Contact us for special shipping and we'll make it work!

    Cheers!

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    Welcome To The Family

    Pledge $2500 or more and you, my friend, will be our one and only customer of the YEAR!

    Reap all the benefits of being our #1 customer: SWAG, EMPLOYEE PRICING, & VIP STATUS to all special tappings and events, plus everything in the "Double Ambassador," "Early Bird Fill Me Up Bro," & "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" reward levels!!

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    Holiday Party

    Pledge $2500 or more and you and your office/brothers/sisters/business will get a private party. Food + Drinks + Fun = BEST DAMN HOLIDAY PARTY YOU WILL EVER BE APART OF!

    Treat up to 50 people for 1-3 hours with an UNLIMITED food and beer buffet!

    Holiday Cheers!!

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    Early Bird Takes Flight!

    Skip the lines at Grand Opening and receive your early bird growler & pint glass ... right before enjoying your free Half Brothers Brewing beer flight! Fill that growler with confidence!

    Includes everything in the Thinking On You reward level!

    Cheers!

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    Pledge $950 or more About $950

    Legends Never Die

    NAME THAT TANK!

    That's right: Permanently engrave one of our six fermentation vessels with any name you so choose to christen it with. The tanks stand in front of our 39'11" standing bar for all to see - The legacy of these tanks are in your hands!

    Plus score everything in the "Double Ambassador," "Early Bird Fill Me Up Bro," & "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" reward levels!! Get creative!

    Cheers!

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Funding period

- (29 days)