Skygazer Brewing Company is a craft brewery soon to open in Southington, Connecticut.
Hi! This is Taylor, Erik, and John from Skygazer. In 2016 we came up with a concept, a name and a business plan to bring our take on craft beer to the public. We are hop heads. We eat, sleep and breathe humulus lupulous. While we 100% plan to offer a large variety of styles, we have no reservations whatsoever about stating that we plan to put a lot of heavily hop based beers out there.
Our plan from the get go has been to open a brewery following a startup model, progressing in a highly phased approach:
Phase 1 (Current): Locate a facility (already did). Open to the public and commence weekly can releases. No taproom. Onsite samples only. Read more about this further down in our philosophy.
Phase 2: Expand to accommodate a taproom. Offer a stronger customer experience via on-site pours and a personal touch. A place to hang.
Phase 3: Build our own facility on our own land where only our imagination will limit us.
If you want to join the founders club and donate to our cause here's what you need to do:
- 1 - Signup For Kickstarter - Or use your Facebook credentials to login.
- 2 - Back Our Project - Choose the reward of your liking and we'll deliver from our end if we reach our goal.
- 3 - Get The Word Out - Smash those share buttons! Near the top of our project, under the main green "Back this project" button are social icons where you can spread the word of our crowdfunding effort. The more people we reach the higher our chances are of succeeding. Tell friends and fam! This is an all or nothing campaign. If we don't hit our goal, we don't get any of the funds raised.
WE PERSONALLY UNDERSTAND...
...how hectic and overwhelming all our lives can get, and how difficult it can be to find the time to enjoy an evening away from home. It is for this exact reason we chose to make our fresh, local, artisan beer available in 16 oz. cans to bring home and enjoy on your terms!
Not yet. We know not having a taproom may go against everything we are supposed to be as a craft brewery, but we also know how important your time is, and how sometimes it's better to be able to quickly grab something delicious to take home so you can spend those limited precious moments with the ones you love!
WHAT WILL WE USE THE MONEY FOR?
We've got the big stuff handled. But we don't want to skimp on final details. This Kickstarter will help us maintain our high standards and make sure we're ready to roll when we open to the public. A rare and odd soil related issue caused us an unforeseen expense as well as a lengthy delay in our building's construction, so we're looking for a boost from our generous future patrons to get us across the line.
STRETCH GOAL - $15,000
If we successfully fund our campaign, we will initiate a stretch goal target of 15K. To help us hit that 15K we'll unlock additional rewards in the form of (1) a Skygazer Branded Beanie and (2) a third Skygazer Tee-Shirt Design. Think of these rewards as bonus chapters in a crowdfunded adventure novel or an extra level in an indie video game. We offer up cool new rewards in return for you generously helping us make our brewery better. How will we spend any potential stretch funding? We'll use it to purchase an automated can labeler so we can label up our beers faster to get them into cold storage more quickly. The time savings will allow us to focus on other critical items in the brewery, which is always a great thing!
ON TO THE REWARDS
We've teamed with Embrewdery and Egrandstand to bring you the slickest possible apparel and glassware we could come up with. We also have rewards that are "experience-oriented". Meaning you can come and brew with us, build and name a beer with us and more!
If you're local and want to pick up your goodies, we'll be doing a reward event on a date to be determined where we have everyone in to pick up their swag and have a mini meet and greet. If you can't make it or aren't local we'll ship your stuff out (items that support shipping only).
Each reward pictured below has a Reward Number that corresponds with the reward boxes on the right side of the page.
PS: Don't worry about sizes! When the crowdfunding is done, assuming we meet our goal, we'll send a survey to all backers to gather your deets!
PPS: If you're not planning to come to our pick up event or aren't local, we expect to have all merch rewards shipped by December 15th to make it in time for Xmas!
PPPS: You can only contribute to the campaign once, by selecting a single reward. Kickstarter does not allow backers to combine or pool rewards, so we've done the work for you. We have included of as many different varieties of our goodies at as many price points as we could come up with. Now onto the good stuff, seriously...
For the remaining, "experience-oriented" rewards, please check out the reward boxes on the right side of the page. Ask us any questions at all! Navigate into the FAQ section and ask us if you'd like further information about our business plan, our philosophy, our can art, how we brew, etc. Anything!
If you made it this far, thanks so much for your interest in our brewery and our crowdfunding effort. We can't wait to meet each and every one of you!
Erik, John, and Taylor
Skygazer Brewing Company
Risks and challenges
We're a three man show with some tertiary help from our significant others and loved ones. At times running the brewery will put us over our own capacity. If that occurs we'll recruit additional assistance to facilitate getting all rewards out in a timely manner. We don't foresee it being an issue but we're calling it out now to be safe.
Additionally, since we're working with vendors to produce apparel and glassware for us, we're at the mercy of any scheduling or production backups that they face, but we will do everything we can to get in front of such issues.
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