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We’re so close to opening the doors to the HoP Taproom. With your help, we can make this happen by the beginning of the year.
We’re so close to opening the doors to the HoP Taproom. With your help, we can make this happen by the beginning of the year.
175 backers pledged $25,561 to help bring this project to life.

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 We are House of Pendragon (HoP) Brewing Company. With over seven years brewing experience, Brewer Tommy Caprelian takes pride in creating beers that push the limits of flavor and complexity.

House of Pendragon Brewing Company is located in Sanger California where Owner and Brewer Tommy Caprelian grew up and went to school. House of Pendragon is the first and only microbrewery in Sanger and any expansion to the brewery will most likely remain in Sanger.

Batch #1 in the new brewery 2/20/2013 beer - Coco Crusader
Batch #1 in the new brewery 2/20/2013 beer - Coco Crusader

Tommy made his first homebrew batch in 2006. It didn't take long before his interest got deeper. He soon expanded his brew system, joined the local homebrew club (Worthogs), and studied piles of brewing books. After attending Siebel Institute Tommy's passion for beer grew deeper and his recipes became more complex. The next step was to go pro. He got his chance working for Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company as the Assistant Brewer and Quality Control Manager where he learned to put his brewing education into practice. After working for Tioga Sequoia for a little over a year, Tommy knew it was time to venture out on his own. House of Pendragon's first brew day was in February 2013. Coco Crusader was the first batch that was made on a professional level. The beers have been showcased in pubs and restaurants in the Fresno and Visalia area. Demand for great tasting beer that House of Pendragon has been able to deliver continues to grow.  

The public has spoken. The Central Valley is ready for the HoP taproom!

On tap at Pita Kabob in Visalia, Ca
On tap at Pita Kabob in Visalia, Ca

 A great location has been found at Willow and Nees in Clovis, Ca in the Parkway Trails Shopping Center. The lease has been signed and the design plans have been approved. Now we just need to put it all together and let the Pendragon fans in to experience great tasting beer at its peak in freshness!

Parkway Trails Shopping Center Clovis, Ca
Parkway Trails Shopping Center Clovis, Ca
Floor plan of Taproom
Floor plan of Taproom
 Fresno needs another local brewery. In comparison to the rest of California, we are behind! We have so many craft beer lovers in the Central Valley, but not enough local breweries to meet the demands of the community. It’s time to change that!
Map of California breweries.
Map of California breweries.

 Where will the money go?

There are four major components to the expenses:

• Construction

• Bar

• Plumbing and Electrical

• Kickstarter, Credit card, and Merchandise fees

Chart of money flow.
Chart of money flow.

 Money beyond our goal:

We can really use your help beyond our main goal. These are some items that we will also need to purchase.

·Painting and Décor - $3,000

·Bar seating - $1,800

·Glassware - $1,300

·TV’s and Speakers - $1,500

·Point of sale system - $700

·Taproom outdoor building sign $6,000

If we get even more than that, we can use a keg washer which runs approximately $8,000 and any other upgrades to the brewery!  

These are some of the gifts that you will receive for your generous donation.

HoP keychain bottle opener.
HoP keychain bottle opener.
Pendragon hat
Pendragon hat
Newly designed HoP t-shirt.
Newly designed HoP t-shirt.
HoP Brewers work shirt.
HoP Brewers work shirt.
Knights of the Round Table 20oz monogrammed Chalice.
Knights of the Round Table 20oz monogrammed Chalice.

Risks and challenges

The brewery is up and running and we are completely licensed to move forward with a tasting room. The biggest risk is that this Kickstarter event is an all-or-nothing deal. If we don’t reach our goal, we don’t get any of it. So please spread the word so that we can make this campaign a success!

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    For your generosity, you get your name on the taproom donor plaque.

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    A pledge of loyalty! As above, you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque and you will receive a special donor HoP bumper sticker.

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    Pint Glass Package
    For your pledge you will receive one of our 16oz shaker pint glasses, a donor bumper sticker, and your name on the donor plaque. If you opt to pick up your glass at the taproom (to avoid shipping costs) we will throw in an extra glass.

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    Holy Grail package! As above, you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, you will receive a special donor HoP bumper sticker, and a House of Pendragon 16oz Belgian pint glass.

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    Apprentice Package! Group brew day at House of Pendragon. This package is great for individuals or a group of friends who want to learn about brewing beer. From grain to glass you will be involved in the process. As a group we will design, name, and brew a batch of beer together. We will have a limit of 6 people per group which will allow you to get the most education out of your brewing session. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the brewing process, ask questions, and just have fun. Once all the group beers are done we will have a special event at the taproom to present them to the public.

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    Squire package! For your pledge you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, you will receive a special donor HoP bumper sticker, House of Pendragon 16oz Belgian pint glass, plus a HoP hat.

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    Nobleman Package! For your pledge you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, you will receive a special donor HoP bumper sticker, HoP 16oz Belgian pint glass, plus one of our new HoP t-shirts.

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    Warrior package! With your pledge you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, receive a donor bumper sticker, Belgian pint glass, HoP hat, and t-shirt.

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    Armor upgrade! You are now ready for battle. With your pledge you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, receive a donor bumper sticker, Belgian pint glass, and the coveted HoP Brewers button-up work shirt.

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    You have proven to be a loyal soldier, and for your devotion to our cause you will get your name on the taproom donor plaque, receive a donor bumper sticker, Belgian pint glass, HoP hat, the coveted HoP Brewers button-up work shirt, and invitation to our soft opening party.

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    Battle hardened! You have earned the title of Bannerman. As a Bannerman you must fly our colors proud. With your pledge you will get your name on the donor plaque, bumper sticker, HoP pint glass, hat, t-shirt, brewers work shirt, and invitation to our soft opening party.

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    The Knights of the Round Table package! You have proven yourself to be chivalrous. You have earned the right to sit as one of the Knights of the Round Table. You have joined an elite group sworn to uphold the honor of the House of Pendragon. You will be given your own 20oz Chalice that will be adorned with your name and will be kept at the taproom just for you. Knights will also be the first notified of any new or special release beers that will be going on tap. Your name will be on the donor plaque and you will be invited to our soft opening party. Please see our website for more details of the benefits of being a Knight of the Round Table.
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    The Paladin package! With this pledge you become a Knight of the Round Table, get your name on the donor plaque, get an invitation to the soft opening party, and full Bannerman package: Sticker, pint glass, hat, t-shirt, and brewers work shirt.

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    The Merlin package! You will be given a seat as a Knight of the Round Table just as the wizard Merlin was granted. All HoP armor: sticker, pint glass, hat, t-shirt, brewers work shirt, invitation to soft opening, and get your name on donor plaque. Design and name a beer with the brewer: Collaborate with the brewer to conjure up a recipe. Then come out to the brewery for your own personal brew session to help brew your beer. When done we will launch it together at the taproom, and after the beer runs dry you will get to keep the tap handle with the beer's name on it.

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    The War Chief package! As War Chief you get ALL listed above items plus a private taproom dinner for you and 10 guests: A dinner party hosted by our brewer, Tommy Caprelian. This is a great opportunity to mingle with the brewer and talk craftbeer.

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    The Grand Duke Package! You get all items listed above but instead of 10 people for your private taproom dinner you can invite up to 25 guests. Oh what a GRAND night it will be!

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    Royal bloodline package! You must have some Pendragon blood running through your veins. Receive all listed items above plus your own bar stool with your name on it. If anyone is ever sitting in your seat we will promptly kick them off and point and laugh at their misfortune. We will also loudly hail you whenever you walk through our door.

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