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$2,356
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 3 2016 2:08 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our passion is to share the love of craft beer. Our goal is to create a Great American Brewery Tour bus that we can drive around the country to evangelize the awesome craft beer community. With your donation, you will be helping us share that passion coast-to-coast. 

Our vision for the tour bus.
Our vision for the tour bus.

Once the bus is complete, we plan to use it to start fundraising to shoot a pilot episode about our travels. Garrett has a background in video production and got his start in local television in Oklahoma City. He can apply that knowledge to creating an interesting and thought-provoking look at the craft beer movement. Using the Great American Brewery Tour bus as an RV while on the road means that we'll be able to stop overnight at interesting and unique places along the way. Having this bus parked near a brewery will not only bring attention to our mission, but it will help bring people into a brewery. The bus will also be a staging point for interviews and a place to talk about the breweries that we visit.

We embarked on our inaugural Great American Brewery Tour in September of 2014. Stopping at several breweries along the way, we started in Denton, Texas and made our way North over the course of a week. Traveling through Springfield, Missouri, we visited Mother's Brewing Company and Springfield Brewing Company. In St. Louis, our beer destinations were Perennial Artisan Ales, 4 Hands, and Civil Life. 3 Floyds in Indiana showed us how some of the most sought after beer in the world is made. Pizza and beer were had in Chicago at Piece Brewery & Pizzeria. In Milwaukee we toured Lakefront Brewing and then we made our way to Madison, Wisconsin. Ale Asylum, Wisconsin Brewing Company, and New Glarus had some great beer for us in that area. On our way to Kansas City, we stopped in Des Moines at Exile Brewing Company. Once we got to Kansas City, we had BBQ and went to Boulevard Brewing Company. On our way home we made a stop at Radius in Emporia, Kansas. The inaugural Great American Brewery Tour was a huge success! 

Mother's Brewing Company
Mother's Brewing Company

 

Ale Aslyum
Ale Aslyum

 

Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company

The 2nd annual tour took place exactly one year later (we always leave the week of Labor Day). In 2015 we went East along the Gulf Coast and then back to Denton. That trip took 8 days and nearly 4000 miles! It's chronicled on our website and has tons of info and pictures. 

Day #1: Houston, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans

Day #2: The Big Easy

Day #3: Kiln and the Long Drive to Jacksonville

Day #4: Savannah and Charleston

Day #5: Atlanta

Day #6: Nashville

Day #7: Memphis and Little Rock

Day #8: Tulsa and Home Again

Risks and challenges

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    This reward gets you a shout out on one of our social media platforms after a day of touring a brewery.

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    Your Name/Message On the Bus

    With this donation you will get a 4X4 inch sticker with your name or message* on the ceiling of the tour bus.

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    Private Bottle Share

    With this donation, you will be invited to a private bottle share in Denton, TX* where special beers from the tour will be available. Also, you'll receive a social media shoutout, a T-Shirt, and a 4X4 inch sticker with your name/message on the bus.

    * This reward does not include travel expenses to/from Denton, TX.

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    Go On a Tour

    This reward gets you a seat on a special one-of-a-kind tour in 2017. We will spend a weekend (3 days/2 nights) touring craft breweries.

    We will leave from Denton, Texas at a designated time and date to spend 3 days and 2 nights on an epic craft brewery adventure*. You'll get to ride on our bus and visit some of our favorite breweries. Pledges will get a taste of what it's like on the road for us each year during our annual Great American Brewery Tour, but without needing to take 10 days off from work. A destination city, a few hours on the road, corny jokes, and, of course, brewery tours are what you can expect.

    * This reward does not include travel expenses to/from starting point, food, and take-home beer purchases. Accommodations will be at a reasonably priced motel or hotel. If the bus is ready for occupancy by departure time, some pledges may be able to stay on the bus overnight. However, travel to and from major destinations will definitely be on the bus.

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