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We are a small brewpub passionate about creating quality craft beer and food, while providing a unique experience in Monticello, IL
We are a small brewpub passionate about creating quality craft beer and food, while providing a unique experience in Monticello, IL
176 backers pledged $27,770 to help bring this project to life.

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This is truly amazing everyone, we just passed $25,000! That means everyone now receives a Monarch bottle opener and set of Monarch coasters!

So with less than a day left lets try another incentive level! If we can reach $30,000 by the end of the campaign we will get everyone a Monarch Brewing Company Hat!

Let's see if we can make this next level everyone! The campaign closes at Wed, Dec 14 2016 1:52 PM CST, so continue to share and talk about Monarch to all your friends, family, co-workers. Together we will take FLIGHT!

Dec 9th - As of this morning we are now over 100% FUNDED! This is truly amazing from all of our backers and we can't say thank you enough! Hopefully since we made the goal this doesn't discourage more backers from joining in as everything raised over our goal will only help us even more, and everyone still gets the great rewards! As an incentive to keep the backers coming if we can reach or exceed $25,000 in total we will add more swag to everyone's backer levels. If we meet this extended goal we will send everyone a Monarch Brewing Company bottle opener and a set of Monarch Brewing Company coasters!

Monarch Brewing Company is a brewpub and restaurant featuring on-site brewing and a farm-to-table dining experience. Monarch will produce beer brewed in our historic location on a 3.5 BBL electric system. In addition, we will highlight offerings from other craft brewers in the brewpub. In our restaurant, customers can savor a meal sourced with carefully selected local ingredients. Monarch will offer our customers a unique location to experience great beer and great food.

ABOUT US

Home brewers for a combined 16 years and successful business owners in the software development and internet services industry for over a decade, we bring the experience needed to make Monarch Brewing Company a success.

Monarch Brewing Company Pilot System
Monarch Brewing Company Pilot System

We are surrounding ourselves with savvy experts to ensure our success. Our advisory board includes a veteran brewpub owner and operator of 20 years, a renowned chef and culinary instructor, and a successful financial adviser. 

We are now assembling and hiring qualified individuals to staff fundamental areas of our crew. These individuals will bring a high level of service and expertise to the overall Monarch experience.

OUR LOCATION

Monarch Brewing Company is situated inside a 105 year old building that was formerly the United Methodist Church in the heart of Monticello, Illinois. The building is currently undergoing extensive remodeling and restoration efforts. During this process, we continue to be mindful of the historic beauty by restoring and repurposing as much of the original church as possible while adding a modern kitchen, brewery, and full service bar.

Monarch Brewing Company future home
Monarch Brewing Company future home
 

We are preserving the original stained glass windows and hardwood floors. Our bar top and table tops are designed from remnants of the old floor joists.

Major renovation of new dining room to level sloped floor
Major renovation of new dining room to level sloped floor

 

OUR MENUS

Spicy chicken and black bean taquitos pairs nicely with Monarch Brewing Pale Ale
Spicy chicken and black bean taquitos pairs nicely with Monarch Brewing Pale Ale

 

As a small craft brewery we will be able to constantly push the envelope on styles. However, you will find some standard styles every time you visit. Here are a few examples you can expect:

Oatmeal Stout - A very dark, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor

IPA - A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties

Witbeir - A refreshing, elegant, tasty, moderate strength wheat-based ale.

Kolsch - A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer usually with a very subtle fruit and hop character.

Our food menu will feature seasonal items but focus on locally available products as much as possible. A few examples you might see are:

Appetizer - Pulled Pork Sliders on Mini Brioche Buns with Sweet and Sour Slaw

Salad - Grilled Romaine, Pickled red Onion, a farm fresh Egg and Smoky Caesar

Sandwich - Hand battered buffalo chicken sandwich, shredded lettuce, house made ranch or blue cheese dressing on a Brioche Bun

Entree - Sautéed Shrimp with Bourbon Bacon in a Tomato beer sauce

OUR GOAL

This Kickstarter project is to raise money to help offset our renovation costs and brewpub startup costs. As you can imagine, renovating a 105 year old building and constructing a commercial kitchen and brewery are expensive endeavors. Your pledges will help create an amazing place for friends and families to gather and make memories for many years to come.

Your support will help across all areas of this endeavor - from the creation of the bar top from recovered floor joists to the new tempered glass that will protect the beautiful stained glass in the main entrance, every little bit will help Monarch become the community hub that we envision it will be for many years to come.

GIVING BACK TO YOU

For you, our supporters, well let's just say we're about to make your day seem a little brighter. We've got everything from T-shirts, glassware, growlers, tickets to our supporter celebration, and more to show our gratitude to you. Check out our rewards to the right. We hope you are as excited about this venture as we are. Please tell your friends and get the word out about Monarch! We can't wait to celebrate our success over a pint with you!

Monarch Brewing Company T-shirt
Monarch Brewing Company T-shirt

 

Monarch Brewing Company Growler
Monarch Brewing Company Growler

EASY TO SUPPORT US

Please help us make Monarch Brewing Comapny a reality, and follow these easy steps: 

  • CREATE a Kickstarter account. It's simple; all it takes is an email and a password. 
  • SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, no worries, it is easy to set-up as well. 
  • PLEDGE at whatever level you like! Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal. 
  • SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for Monarch Brewing Company. 

Don’t forget to follow us: 

WEBhttp://monarchbrewingco.com/
FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/monarchbrewingco
INSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/monarchbrewingco
TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/monarchbrewinco

 

Risks and challenges

Project delays could delay the opening of Monarch Brewing Company. We are working hard to stay on schedule with the contractors that are assisting us.

We could also be delayed due to state licensing which is the only license we do not have at this time.

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    Website Honor Roll

    For supporting us, your name will always be proudly displayed on our website.

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    Pint Glass and Sticker

    By supporting us at this level, you will receive a Monarch Brewing Company Pint Glass and sticker! You also receive every reward before this.

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    Limited Edition T-shirts

    At this level you receive a limited edition run of a Monarch Brewing T-shirt! You also receive every reward before this.

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    Growler and Fill

    At this level you receive a Monarch Brewing Company Growler and a certificate for a growler fill (standard releases) You also receive every reward before this.

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    Supporter Party!

    At this level you receive a pair of tickets to our supporter party! Come enjoy a night of music and fun at Monarch. You also receive every reward before this.

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    Sponsor a table

    At this level you get to have your name engraved on a special plaque that will be attached to one of our many tables. How cool would it be to have your own table you could request when you visit Monarch?

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    Come Brew with Us!

    Come hang with the Monarch Brewing crew and help us brew a beer that you get to help decide on. Will it be a stout? Perhaps an IPA? Maybe you like Pilsners, whatever it might be come brew it with us and let everyone enjoy it. You also receive every reward before this.

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    Name a Fermenter

    Your name will forever go on 1 of the 6 fermenters we currently have! Naming will need to be reviewed but the review is not strict. Be creative and name a vessel that will hold many of our beers. You also receive every reward before this.

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    Name the Brite Tank

    The Brite tank is where the beer sits right before it moves into the keg, we only have 1 so take this chance to name it forever! You also receive every reward before this.

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    Name the Brew House!

    Here is where all the goodness is created, how about give it a memorable name? Names of course will need to be reviewed but the review is not strict. You also receive every reward before this.

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    Party like you own the place!

    Ok, why not throw this out there? You get to invite 25 friends out with you and we shut the place down for you to hold this special event. Monarch food and beverages are included! You also receive every reward before this.

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Funding period

- (30 days)