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Last updated March 30, 2017

Brew House: Pre-Prohibition Beer Inspired Playing Cards

A set of playing cards inspired by pre-prohibition era beer advertising and paying tribute to the handcrafted ways of the past.

Brew House: Pre-Prohibition Beer Inspired Playing Cards

A set of playing cards inspired by pre-prohibition era beer advertising and paying tribute to the handcrafted ways of the past.

$13,308
pledged of $16,000pledged of $16,000 goal
317
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 24 2017 2:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 30, 2017

About

Welcome to the Brew House. Have a good time, and please don't pledge responsibly. 

This is the official relaunch of the 1910 Brew House Playing Cards project from 2014. I've stripped the project down to what matters - the cards. I want to produce the highest quality decks I can and make it simple and affordable to back the project. I've added a few select add-ons and will be adding a few more throughout the campaign. My top priority is going above and beyond the expectations of every backer and providing an extremely high quality product, so don't hesitate to send me any feedback throughout the project. I do plan to release future playing cards of different subject matter and plan to learn all I can throughout this project.

 

 

Handcrafted, just like your favorite local beer.
Handcrafted, just like your favorite local beer.

 

Production Details:

  • Printed by the United States Playing Card Company in Erlanger, KY.
  • Features Vintage Bicycle® branding.
  • Playing cards will be printed on Bicycle® paper stock with air cushioned finished. (Used for standard Bicycle® decks and Tally-Ho® decks)
  • Tuck boxes will have a matte, soft touch finish with embossing and interior printing.
  • 52 custom poker size playing cards + 2 jokers + 2 ad cards. 
  • The target delivery date is before Father's Day - June 18, 2017.

Signed Decks:

Each backer who pledges for at least a single set will receive a signed (strap) set as one of those sets. Signed decks will be limited to the exact number of backers to this campaign and limited to one per backer. (Ex: Pledging to receive a half brick will include 1 signed (strap) set and 2 regular sets.)

Fully customized straps avoid directly impacting the decks.
Fully customized straps avoid directly impacting the decks.

 

Why back on Kickstarter instead of waiting until after production?

Backing on Kickstarter is far more than purchasing a product. Without backers, the end product won't exist. I'm not using Kickstarter to fund a massive production run - YOU are who I'm producing these decks for and the production amount will be largely based off the the number of backers. If companies do reach out about wholesale buying, I'll disclose every deal with my backers so you know what to expect after production, and I'll do all I can to make sure those decks are never sold under the price you'll be paying - that's a promise. As a backer you'll also receive a signed set and much better care and effort will be put into shipping and presentation, as I'll have my hands on every order. This set is still in the creation phase and you have the opportunity to help guide it into what it will eventually become through your feedback. I'm always available, so don't hesitate to reach out. 

Why is the goal so high?

I don't intend to spare any expenses to make this set the best it can be. $16,000 is below the minimum amount it will take to produce two fully custom decks of playing cards (which means two separate set-up fees for printing and new dies for the tuck embossing). After the hundreds of hours I've poured into this project I'm more than willing to add some of my own money to finally bring it to life. This is a big passion project for me and I intend to put everything I can into it. 

Updates and Instagram:

Although the set is completely designed, I'll still be making improvements throughout the deck as the campaign goes on. I'll be sending out continuous updates through Kickstarter, but to stay most up to date follow @brewhouseplayingcards on Instagram, where I'll be most active. 

Early Birds:

If you're in an early bird tier but would like a higher quantity of decks, stay in your tier level but pledge the amount for the total quantity you would like minus $10. ($35 for quad, $50 for half brick, $100 for brick)

Original Blue vs. Imperial Red

Each deck is 100% unique from the other. The court cards, number cards, back design, tuck boxes, jokers, and AOS all differ - but they still have a cohesive feel to be paired as a set and compliment each other. 

 

 

 

 

Brew House features an early 1900s Bicycle® logo.
Brew House features an early 1900s Bicycle® logo.

 

  

 

Goats were typically featured in bock beer advertising.
Goats were typically featured in bock beer advertising.

 

 

 

 

Two Jokers haulin' a hell of a lot of beer.
Two Jokers haulin' a hell of a lot of beer.

 

 

 

Long nights and too much beer...
Long nights and too much beer...

 

 

 

     Note: If you have a request for an add-on item you would like to order, please let me know. If enough people request a certain item, I will be glad to add it. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

More add-ons to come...

 

 

Part of my 1000+ different beer glass collection.
Part of my 1000+ different beer glass collection.

My Beer Glass Collection

My passion for beer advertising and design led me to start collecting brewery glasses from all areas of the world. I amassed a collection of over 1000 different glasses and displayed them proudly. After the experience of having to move them several times, I made the decision to part ways with my collection, but I'll always miss it. 

 

Follow Brew House on Instagram

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Fonts used for faces:

"Bourbon" by Mattox Shuler of Fort Foundry in Athens, GA.

"LHF Boston Ballpark" by John Davis. 

Shipping: 

I have nothing but good intentions with this project and can promise you I'm not looking to make a profit off international shipping. All I'm trying to do is cover my costs not lose money and I priced based on history of other decks. I apologize if shipping seems high, and can assure you I'll learn all I can from this project and work to improve every area next time. Your feedback is appreciated. 

Risks and challenges

This is my first playing card project. I launched this project a couple years ago but overthought the entire process. I tried to do too much with it, set too high of a goal, and complicated the project much more than it needed to be. This time around I'm determined to reach the goal and get these cards produced. It's been a passion of mine for a long time now, and I don't intend to fail once again. I have a great appreciation for hand crafted products and great customer service and you can be assured I'll do everything I can to make this project run smoothly. I want every backer to be thrilled with the product and experience you receive and intend to make every aspect the highest quality possible. All I ask is that you remain understanding of any hiccups that may occur in the process and know that my intentions will remain the best throughout it all. Cheers!

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