Starting the people's brewery of Colorado, brewing more adventurous beers than ever! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 28, 2012.
About this project
Alpine Dog Brewing Company needs your help the make the dream of producing artisanal beers a reality! I want to pursue my passion: the creative and awesome art of brewing. To do this full time I need a small brewery rather than a tiny 5 gallon home brew system. Even a small 3 barrel system produces 93 gallons at a time which is at least what I need to start. With over a year of planning, developing brews and expertise at home, winning several awards for my beers, and perfecting my trade professionally; it's finally time to put my plan into action. My goal is to involve the people who help fund the brewery in a way that connects them to the brewery as well as develops their passion for craft beer. I want to create a place for people to gather that's warm and inviting with a tasting room alongside the brewery in one of Denver's neighborhoods. I want to create unique beers and have my backers help me create new beers and a unique brewery. With a little bit of help I can be open this summer and ready for the Great American Beer Festival in the fall!
Alpine Dog's character is built on the premise that Colorado is a land of adventurers and that I will make beers that reflect that independent spirit. Big, unique, and adventurous; I brew beers with a lot of character. I also love the styles of Belgian beers which I hope to produce several of as I find them to be some of the most complex and uniquely flavored beers. Whether it be from colossal amounts of hops or more unique ingredients like chili peppers, chamomile, cocoa, coffee, and other spices and fruits or even the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces; the artistry of brewing is in the endless possibilities of combinations of ingredients. My small brewery will stay true to those artistic roots as the small batches make flexibility, experimentation and diversity easy. Hopefully I can get some backers into the higher level rewards where we will collaborate on some brews!
Beyond the beer, I want Alpine Dog Brewing Company to establish itself as more than just a brewery; as part of the community through providing ways for people to interact with the company. Clubs or organizations such as mountain bike club, ski/snowboard club, community hop garden, and homebrewer/Kickstarter backer taps at the brewery are some of the ways I hope to do that.
I need the financial contributions for the purchase of equipment primarily but also for licensing, legal, and overhead costs (rent, ingredients, etc.) to get the brewery off the ground. These start-up costs are the only thing standing between myself and the brewery dream. I have also received commitments from friends and family to match the $40,000 I am seeking here! That makes up the bare minimum amount needed to get this project started, so all of the money we can raise over $40,000 will go towards ensuring our success!
Sign up for Kickstarter, click back this project then enter your pledge amount and checkout through Amazon. Even small amounts help and remember, if we don't reach our goal you won't be charged.
In addition to the rewards posted for each level of contribution, all backers will be honored on a "wall of fame" plaque at the brewery and invited to a pre-opening Kickstarter only party. Also remember that the levels are cumulative, so for any given level of reward, you will also get the rewards from the levels below it. Furthermore, in the hope of expanding our network, if you refer someone you will get an extra Alpine Dog sticker - a small token of appreciation; just have them message me here or tell me when you come in for your first pint (we'll go with the honor system). And don't forget, what I consider to be the coolest part of the rewards is that they will all be special edition! Denoting Alpine Dog "Kickstarter honorary Founder" so that you are sure to get the respect you deserve around town and at the brewery! I also hope to include all backers (who want to be) in our email list providing info about new beer releases and media from the brewery.
*** I am adding rewards! Since $5,000 or even $2,500 is a hefty donation and I am hoping to get some collaboration brews with my backers, everyone who donates $100 or more will be entered to win an opportunity to do a full commercial sized collaboration brew! (1 person selected at random) Similarly, everyone at the $50 level will be entered to win a chance to do the home brew (5 gal) batch with me at the brewery! You can choose the style and name (pending approval), work on the recipe with me, learn how to brew if you don't already know, and have your beer featured on tap!
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A specific location has not been selected because funding has to happen first. However, I am hoping for the brewery to be located in Capitol Hill or the Highlands/Northwest Denver area.
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