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Starting the people's brewery of Colorado, brewing more adventurous beers than ever!

The Goal:

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!

 

The Brewery:

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.

The Funding:

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!

To Pledge:

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.

The Rewards:

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!

Check out some links below to my website and FB pages to see more on what Alpine Dog Brewing Company is all about.  Now let's make this happen so I can make you some beer!

Cheers,

Gardiner

www.alpinedogbrewery.com

www.facebook.com/alpinedogbrewery

and follow on twitter @alpinedogbrewer

FAQ

  • 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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    An Alpine Dog Sticker! Slap your pride and joy on whatever you want to boast your honorary status. Remember all backer rewards will be special edition and are compounded meaning $25 gets the $10 and $5 rewards as well!

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    An Alpine Dog keychain bottle opener! Amazing.

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    An Alpine Dog pint glass! The must for any proper beer drinker, pure class.

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    An Alpine Dog T-Shirt! Proudly display your brewery affiliation all over town, and be better dressed for it!

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    An invitation to a private kickstarter only beer tasting with the brewer! This level also buys entrance to the Alpine Dog beer club earning perks at the brewery. And more! An Alpine Dog Growler for you to tote your beer around in!

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    Invitation for 2 to a beer and cheese pairing at the brewery. Enjoy artisan cheese, meats and beer with the man behind the beer!

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    Invitation for 2 to a full catered beer dinner / beer and food pairing with the brewer! Enjoy a delicious menu paired with your favorite Alpine Dog brews. Menu options will be available to make sure there is something for everyone.

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    The kingpin of brewery gear... An Alpine Dog special edition decorated stein! German style ceramic stein with the lid and all. It is very unlikey that this item will ever appear at the brewery again so this is the connoisseur's only chance to be champion of the brewery!

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    This level gives you the opportunity to be a small scale pro-brewer. I will collaborate with you on a homebrew sized batch of beer to be featured at the brewery (I'll buy)! You name it, we can even put your face on the taphandle. If you are nearby I will come to you or we can brew it at the brewery. If you are far, then I will brew it in your honor, immortalizing you among adventurous brewers of fine ales either way.

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    Collaborate with me on a commercial sized special release beer at the brewery! This is the ultimate gratification. The people's brewery hard at work proudly displaying the personality of our backer(s) through a unique concoction of liquid glory! The only requirement here may be that you devote your small batch collaboration to a trial run(still to be released) for us to scale up for this.

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    There is no real way this debt can be repayed, so along with everything else and in the spirit of Alpine Dog we will have commissioned for you one of the following: adorned with Alpine Dog logos and art we will knight you lord of the brewery with a snowboard (or skis) or a sweet cruiser bike! Rest assured you won't see anyone else on one of these bad boys, and if those things don't float your boat we can probably find something else to deck out for you, just name your poison (ie sport or passion).

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