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In the 1990s craft brewing was really a fad. There were a small number of brewers making beer with distinction, traditional influence, and personality. The craft-brewing scene was founded locally and as it has grown it's become steeped in local distinction, tradition and community character. 

There are more than 2,000 breweries nationwide and 45 in the State of Montana. Montana is third in the nation for breweries per capita. These are craft breweries. That tells us that Montanans love craft beer. Every major population center in Montana has a brewery. Missoula has seven breweries, Belgrade has two, Red Lodge has one, and Bozeman has three. 

We feel there is a large undefined beer culture in South Central Montana: Livingston has no production brewery and only a brewpub serving some of the three million tourists that visit the Yellowstone National Park every year. 

In November 2013, we began the renovation of a historic downtown building  built in 1881. As with most historic renovations, there were some unplanned for deficiencies. The back 1/3 of the building was structurally unsound and needed to be demolished and built back up. 

Although this sounds like a lot of work, it has all worked out for the best. We have a brand new production area that we've been able to build to fit our needs and help us make great beer. 

We also had to gut the entire building to upgrade the sewer, plumbing and electrical. Again this has allowed us to custom design how the beer is poured, the flow of the space and the look of our brand. 

Due to the time delays and increased renovation costs we've experienced we need to raise $10,000 to open our doors in September. 

We have had the great pleasure of experiencing wide spread support and encouragement. Now we're asking for your help to cross the finish line to serve our beer, to build on the craft brewery scene of Montana and to build a beer culture in Livingston.

Risks and challenges

We are in the final stages of our renovation and we are close to opening our doors. The only items we are waiting on is our State Brewers License and our City License. Both have to inspect and sign off on our renovations before we open. This is the last hurdle along with raising $10,000 to be able to open our doors.

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    A Katabatic Brewing Co. Sticker, it can stick to anything and it's damm fine looking too.

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    A Katabatic Brewing Co. pint glass. 16 oz of fun!

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    A Katabatic Brewing Co growler. 64 oz of fun! And we'll throw in 16 oz of fun with a pint glass too!

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    Katabatic Brewing Co. t-shirt to add some fun to getting dressed.

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    Katabatic Brewing Co. T-shirt, growler and pint glass for a lot of dressing and drinking fun.

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    Katabatic hoodie, pint glass and growler for a lot of drinking and dressing fun.

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    V.I.P brewery tour. You and four of your friends get a one-on-one tour of the brewery during a brew day, it's operations and it's beer. Only five of these are available!

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    Mug Club Membership you'll
    get: • $1 off each pint in the mug • 15% off schwag • Invitations to
    special beer tapping events

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    Goldenstein Membership: •
    All Brewmaster’s mug club awards plus: • Limited Edition Katabatic
    Goldenstein Mug • Free Katabatic Brewing Company T-shirt • 1st pint free in
    your new Goldenstein • 3 pints free each month

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