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A coffee table book celebrating Colorado brewery culture; exploring the passion and personality of local breweries through photographs.
A coffee table book celebrating Colorado brewery culture; exploring the passion and personality of local breweries through photographs.
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Three years ago, while sitting in a local brewery, my creative mind started to run wild. Maybe it was the amazing craft beer I was drinking, maybe it was my love for photography, either way, I had to take photos of this brewery. I loved all of the stainless steel, reclaimed beetle kill wood, and train-car base boards serving as a bar top. I loved how all of this flowed so nicely together. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, yet very much a manufacturing facility. Frequenting this brewery for a time and becoming friends with the staff, I mustered up the nerve, asked to take photos and they didn't hesitate saying yes. I had a blast taking photos. The Brewtography Project was born that night.

I started visiting more and more craft breweries in this awesome state with camera in tow, but shortly after starting this project I really noticed something special about this industry. Sure, the metal is gorgeous, the taprooms are beautiful, and the beer is amazing. But, it was the people that worked the long hours and the passion they had for what they did that I fell in love with. I wanted to tell their story by documenting even a little of what they do on a day to day basis.

Help me share their stories. Together, we can create a beautiful book of photographs celebrating the craft and devotion of Colorado brewers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First and foremost, we'd like to thank all of the amazing breweries and their staff who have unquestioningly welcomed us in and provided untethered access to their facilities to take pictures. We've learned so much through your expertise and have been unendingly inspired by the kindness and friendship you've shown us throughout this journey.

Throughout this process we've had many people working with us behind the scenes - without their help and support, this book and campaign would not be the same. Thank you so much for everything!

In addition, we owe much gratitude to the very special folks at Baere Brewing Company. Before we even asked, they offered to help in too many ways to count. We cannot begin to say how much we appreciate you guys!!

We'd also like to thank The Real Dill, Tony's Market, Mockery Brewing Company, Pie Bird, Call to Arms Brewing Company, Hops & Pie, Avery Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Denver Vintage Reggae Society, Matt's Snack Shack, Two Parts, The Passport Program, Ska Brewing Company, Ska Fabricating, Ratio Beerworks, Porchdrinking.com, The Fermentologists, Dust City Designs, and the Colorado Brewers Guild for their support, promoting the campaign, working with us to provide some awesome rewards, and hosting us for events during the kickstarter.

And thank YOU for your support along the way!!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

All of the pictures for the book are already taken - with the possible exception of breweries not currently photographed who may choose the brewery sponsorship package. With the large number of breweries I have already photographed in the state, I do not foresee this to be a high number. However, even if all 25 brewery sponsorship packages are backed by breweries I have not photographed yet, I have allowed myself plenty of time to visit and photograph these breweries and still make the deadline I have set for myself for printing.

The major remaining risks and challenges for this project revolve around printing and overseas shipping delays. I am working with an American-based company that specializes in overseas printing for self-publishers. Having their experience behind my project will be immensely valuable in helping to overcome any unforeseen issues or delays that may arise.

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    My gratitude!

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    Early Bird Book

    Save by being an early supporter and receive a copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    Includes a full color dust jacket for your book, a Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book!

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    Book

    Receive a copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    Includes a full color dust jacket for your book, a Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book!

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    Signed Book

    Receive a signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

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    Signed Book + 8x10 Print

    Receive a signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    Also receive an 8x10 print of an image in the book!

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    Includes a full color dust jacket for your book, a Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book!

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    Signed Book + 11x14 Print

    Receive a signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    Also receive an 11x14 print of an image in the book!

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    Includes a full color dust jacket for your book, a Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book!

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    Signed Book + Event Prints

    Collect all 8 prints in the limited run series from our events around Colorado this month. Each print is 8x10 inches, signed by Dustin Hall of the Brewtography Project, and is an image from one of the breweries that hosted an event: Baere Brewing, Mockery, Black Project, Great Divide, Renegade Brewing, Avery Brewing, Call to Arms, and Ska Brewing.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * A Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book.

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    Signed Book + Stave Bottle Opener + 8x10 Print - Partnership with Avery Brewing Company

    The Brewtography Project has teamed up with Avery Brewing Company to offer a limited edition run of custom bottle openers made from Avery barrel staves. The bottle openers will be branded with Avery's logo, the Brewtography Project logo, and the name of the Avery beer last aged in the barrel the stave came from. They will also be signed by Adam Avery.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * An 8x10 print of an image in the book.

    * Brewtography Project and Avery stickers.

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    Signed Book + Stave Tap Handle + 8x10 Print - Partnership with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

    The Brewtography Project has teamed up with Crooked Stave to offer custom tap handles made from barrel staves. The tap handles are signed by Chad Yakobson and branded with Crooked Stave's logo.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * An 8x10 print of an image in the book.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * Brewtography Project and Crooked Stave stickers.

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    Learn to brew day + Signed Book + Photo Session + 11x14 Print – Partnership with CO-Brew

    Interested in brewing? CO-Brew offers a way for you to learn to brew or just improve your brewing skills using professional-grade equipment and high-quality ingredients. Work with the brewers at CO-Brew to create a recipe or bring one of your own! You and up to 29 friends (no, that is not a typo) will spend the day learning the entire process from picking out and milling the grain, to brewing on a 10-gallon system. After the fermentation process is complete (around 2 weeks) you will return to CO-Brew to learn and participate in the bottling process! Want custom labels? CO-Brew will assist you on that too! The Brewtography Project will be on hand photographing both the brewing and bottling sessions! Afterward, you will get digital copies of the images including an 11x14 unframed print of your favorite image.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * A Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book.

    ~CO-Brew is located in Denver, Colorado. Travel and lodging (if necessary from your location) are not included. Even though the book is estimated to be delivered in December, you can brew with CO-Brew starting after the Kickstarter has ended.~

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    Learn to brew day + Signed Book + Photo Session + 11x14 Print – Partnership with Factotum Brewhouse

    Interested in brewing? Factotum Brewhouse will work with you on everything from recipe creation to brewing it on a ½ barrel (roughly 15 gallon) system. This is designed for anyone from a decorated Pro-Am competition winner to someone who doesn’t know their OG from their IBU. Factotum’s guidance is specifically tailored to your needs. After the fermentation process, you will return to Factotum to keg off and name the finished product! The Brewtography Project will be on hand photographing both sessions. Afterward, you will get digital copies of the images including an 11x14 unframed print of your favorite image.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * A Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book.

    ~Factotum Brewhouse is located in Denver, Colorado. Travel and lodging (if necessary from your location) are not included. Even though the book is estimated to be delivered in December, you can brew with Factotum Brewhouse starting after the Kickstarter has ended.~

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    Signed Book + Private Release Party (2 tickets) + 8x10 Print

    Be one of the first to receive a copy of Discovering Colorado Breweries while attending the private book release party with a guest! Celebrate with the Brewtography Project and industry friends at a secret location. Hors d’oeuvres by two awesome Colorado chefs and beverages will be provided! This private event will take place in Denver, Colorado when the book is ready for distribution.

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * An 8x10 print of an image in the book.

    * A Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book!

    ~Tickets to this event included in the reward. Travel and lodging (if necessary from your location) are not included.~

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    Signed Book with Custom Wood Case + 8x10 Print

    The case is an elegant home for stunning craft beer photography. Carved from white oak, this laser engraved box will house a copy of Discovering Colorado Breweries. Leather straps keep the book secure while giving you a glimpse of the book within. Designed and fabricated in Denver, CO by Dust City Designs - Denver’s premiere woodworking and tap handle manufacturer. The Brewtography Box: home brewed right here in the rocky mountains.

    By backing at this level or higher you will get your name in the book!

    You will also receive:

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * An 8x10 print of an image in the book.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * A Brewtography Project sticker, plus a couple random stickers from breweries in the book.

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    Brewery Sponsor Package

    Local craft breweries can show their support for the Brewtography Project and guarantee themselves a place in this premier fine art photography book dedicated to the Colorado craft brewing industry. Dustin Hall of the Brewtography Project will work with you to choose an amazing image from your brewery to be in the book.

    Has the Brewtography Project not had time to come to your brewery yet? No worries - this is a great way to get them there! Dustin will schedule a time to photograph your brewery in the next couple months to ensure he has a great picture to represent your brewery in the book.

    Requirement: You must be a craft brewery in Colorado with a production facility.

    Includes:

    * Guaranteed to have a picture from your brewery in Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * Your logo will be displayed on our brewery sponsor page in the book.

    * A signed copy of the first printing of Discovering Colorado Breweries.

    * A full color dust jacket.

    * A print of a picture taken at your brewery in a size of your choosing (up to 16x20).

    Extra:

    * For an additional $150 (donation of $550 or more), you will also receive a custom case for storing your copy of the book while on display. This elegant case, designed and fabricated in Denver by Dust City Designs, will be carved from white oak and laser engraved with your brewery name on the back. Leather straps will keep the book secure while giving a glimpse of it within.

    * Want your print framed? With your guidance, the Brewtography Project will do the legwork and work with a local frame shop to find the perfect frame to match your brewery’s décor and show off your print. Cost for this will vary based on options chosen – you will only be charged what the frame shop charges for the framing. (Cost for this will not be collected as part of the kickstarter campaign.)

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