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About this project
Here is your opportunity to become part of the craft beer movement!
Big Head Brewing Company is the result of years of passion and dedication to home brewing and craft beer. The craft beer industry is exploding, and Big Head Brewing Company is well positioned to ride this momentum and become one of America's best breweries!
So what is your generous contribution going towards you ask? Well, with your support, we can purchased the necessary equipment and materials needed to complete this brewery. The vision that we have for Big Head Brewing Company has come to this critical point. We have spent the better part of 5 years, developing these plans and conducting countless hours of market research. Overall, we feel that we have positioned Big Head Brewing Company in the best possible way to achieve success, and now we need your support!
Alright, So What is Big Head Brewing Company?
Big Head Brewing Company is a small craft brewery based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The question always seems to come up when talking about Big Head Brewing Company of; "What's the deal with your name?" The name Big Head Brewing Company is a reference to our founder, Andrew Dillard. To make a long story short, Andrew has an overly large sized melon. So large, that growing up other kids were quick to point it out.
Fast forward a couple of decades and today Andrew is an accomplished home brewer with many years of experience. Combined with this brewing knowledge, Andrew possesses a strong business acumen that comes from his experience working as a small business consultant and business analyst. These skills have taught him the proper business techniques and practices to ensure that this venture will be a success. Of course, the delicious beer will also be a huge factor to our success as well.
Craft Beer For Diabetics
Diabetes is a horrible disease. It affects millions of Americans and costs our healthcare system billions of dollars. People who are diagnosed with diabetes have to live a life of controlled diets and counting carbs.Craft beer by nature is not diabetic friendly. With 8 to 9 ounces of beer containing anywhere from 10g to 20g or more of carbohydrates, drinking too much beer can cause extreme spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to negative long term health effects.
Big Head Brewing Company is actively engaged in creating beers that will be more diabetic friendly than current craft beer while still retaining the full, rich flavor that beer drinker have come to expect from craft beer. To do this, certain enzymes are used in the brewing process which help to break down the unfermentable sugars that are usually left in the beer, so that they can be consumed by yeast in the fermentation process. With your help, Big Head Brewing Company can create beer that not only tastes great, but can make the lives of countless people diagnosed with diabetes a little bit easier.
In addition to our plan to produce diabetic friendly beer, we currently produce a variety of brews that are designed to tickle the palate of even the most advanced beer drinker. We will use only the freshest grains and hops to create distinctive beer profiles that are not found in larger macro breweries. Below are some examples of the beer that we intend to produce:
Big Red Head Irish Ale - This beer has a moderate malt aroma, with a reddish copper color to it. It finishes very clean and is an easy drinking beer.
Big Head IPA - This beer is a classic American IPA. It has a malty body that supports the massive hop bill. The use of American hops brings out distantly citrusy and floral aromas, with a moderately high bitterness. This beer is truly a hophead dream.
Big Head Witbier - This is a sweeter beer with a lighter golden body color. The use of spices in the brewing process gives this beer a smooth, zesty orange citrus finish. This is also a very refreshing beer that is very easy to drink.
Those are a small sample of types of beer that Big Head Brewing Company can produce. Being a small nano brewery, in addition to owning our own tap room, allows us to experiment with a variety of different beer styles.
In the craft brewing industry there is a growing demand for even more exotic flavors and beer styles.Big Head Brewing Company plans to capitalize on this growing enthusiasm for the strange brews by producing limited run batches that use distinctive flavors and spices.Examples of this type of brewing style could include a bourbon barrel cherry porter, a jalapeño smoked brown ale, or a juniper black ale.The possibilities of flavor combinations and ingredients are essentially endless.Our small size allows us to be more creative and experiment with more ingredients than breweries of a larger scale.This means that we can adapt and stay ahead of the consumer preferences in the fast changing craft beer industry.
OK, So What? Why Do I Care?
Great question! The answer to which was best said by Ben Franklin, "There can't be good living where there is not good drinking." The American beer culture has been suppressed since the repeal of prohibition. For decades the American public consumed and drank watered down beer, with little to no flavor produced by massive corporations. Only recently have the American people discovered their palate for great tasting, full flavored craft beer. Big Head Brewing Company is here to help people live better, by drinking better!
Big Head Brewing Company is going to help people drink better by producing better beer. Initially, this beer will be available in our onsite tap room, along with a select number of pubs and restaurants. Our tap room will allow for you as the consumer to visit us and see exactly where your beer is coming from. Our tap room will provide a fun atmosphere where people can come and socialize and learn more about the brewing process, as well as try our limited release beers and other beers that are not available at any other location.
Initially we will be distributing our beer to a select number of bars and restaurants. This will allow us to focus on these key accounts, while drawing further interest in our beers, which will allow us to continue to grow in the smartest way possible.
I Like What You Are Saying, How Can I Help?
Great! We are happy that you are still with us and still reading. We need some dough so that we can purchase equipment and materials to begin our operation, which then means you can begin to drink our brew!
Kickstarter enables people like us, with unique dreams, an opportunity to make them reality with the generosity and help of supporters like you. YOU truly do make a difference. The current economic situation that our country is and has been facing has severely limited the opportunities for traditional financing and fund raising. For many entrepreneurs, artists, designers, musicians, etc., Kickstarter is the only avenue to turn their hopes and dreams into a reality. The impact that you have as a contributor is not lost on us at Big Head Brewing Company, and we truly appreciate every single one of you.
STEP 1: Sign into Kickstarter - all you need is an e-mail and create a password, it is that simple.
STEP 2: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're golden)
STEP 3: Kick us $10 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach our goal! And remember we can always raise more than the targeted amount!
Big Head Brewing Company
Risks and challenges
The beer industry is a highly regulated industry. There are numerous permits and licenses that must be obtained. This, of course, means that we are working with the government, and are at their mercy/time frame. Big Head Brewing Company has already begun the permitting process, but unforeseen events in dealing with the government could slow our estimated timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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For contributions of $10 all backers will have your name (if you so wish) immortalized on our website for the entire world to see!Estimated delivery:
For contributions of $20, all backers will receive a Big Head Brewery Magnet for hanging on their fridge as well as your name immortalized on our website!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
For contributions of $30, all backers will receive a Big Head Brewery t-shirt that identifies you as an initial backer. Along with the t-shirt you will receive the magnet and have your name immortalized on our website!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
For contributions of $50, all backers will receive a custom pint glass with a limited edition Big Head Brewing Company logo engraved in the glass. Along with the pint glass, you will received the t-shirt, magnet and have your name immortalized on our website!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For contributions of $100, all backers will receive tickets to our grand opening party! Along with tickets to the grand opening party, you will receive all of the previously mentioned swag!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For a contribution of $250, all backers will get the opportunity to see how beer is made through by assisting in a brew day! In addition to helping make a beer, all contributors will receive tickets to our grand opening as well as all the swag!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For a contribution of $500, all backers will have the opportunity to work with Big Head Brewery designers to design a label and name a beer (with in all legal boundaries of course). Also, you will get all the Big Head Brewery Swag!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For a contribution of $1,000, all backers will have the opportunity to name one of the brewery's vessels. Want to memorialize a loved one or favorite pet? Name our boil kettle, mash tun, hot liquor tank, or any of our fermenters! Also, you will receive all of the cool BHB swag!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For a contribution of $2,500, all backers will have the opportunity to work with our brewmaster, and create their own beer! You choose the style of beer, the name and even the label! Just please make sure it falls within the legally acceptable boundaries! In addition to this you get all of the BHB swag!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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For contributions of $10,000, all backers will receive an all inclusive weekend in Milwaukee with the owners of Big Head Brewery! Stay downtown and take in the wonderful food and drink culture with three amazing meals a day. Travel and see the historic sites, including the art museum, Harley-Davidson Museum and many other wonderful sights. Also, take in many of the other breweries in Milwaukee that give this city the name, Beer City, USA!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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