In classic American folklore the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is thought to be a lucky and gifted child. With dedication and no small dose of luck, Seventh Son Brewing Co. is just weeks away from bringing great beer to Columbus along with a unique, flexible space in which to enjoy it.
The idea for Seventh Son Brewing was formed three years ago in Travis' back yard, appropriately enough, over a beer. Since then with the help of private investors, a Huntington Small Business Administration loan, coursework at the Siebel Institute of Chicago, talented designers, patient architects, extensive tasting (drinking), intensive recipe formulation, inspirational brewers, and countless hours of planning our project is almost complete.
We are so close. With your help we can make Seventh Son even better and complete a few projects that will help the brewery to shine. We would like to add a layer of insulation to our roof to make our building more energy efficient, customize our delivery vehicle, incorporate additional landscaping, resurface and stripe our parking lot, and purchase custom dyes and patterning for our floors.
But as important as these projects are, it is equally important to us to get you involved. We want you to wear our shirts, use our koozies, fill our growlers, meet us, talk to us, and learn about Seventh Son Brewing. We want you to experience what we are creating at the corner of Fourth and Fourth and this Kickstarter provides a platform for us to start the conversation.
So what about the beer? Seventh Son beers will be constantly innovative; yet will also maintain the highest standards of quality control, and our recipes will be guided by equal parts imagination and flavor. We are planning to bottle 2-3 types of beer year round and produce many different styles and flavors for our draft accounts and growler fills. Our first two offerings will be a hoppy, yet balanced American Strong called "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" and his ornery brother, a Foreign Export Stout named "Black Sheep".
Seventh Son beers will be made by two brewers. Vladamir Ponomarev has been brewing beer up and down the East Coast for nearly twenty years and has lately decided to return to his roots in Columbus. Vlad has extensive experience with large scale equipment, quality control and a natural mechanical inclination. Colin Vent has been a Sous Chef at the critically acclaimed Deepwood restaurant in the Short North and a home brewer for 6 years. He has won home brew competitions and constantly pushes the boundaries of style and flavor. He possesses a deep love and knowledge of craft beer and an innate ability to pair the perfect beer with the perfect food.
Vlad and Colin are going to be brewing on a 15 barrel steam jacketed brewhouse and fermenting into four 15 barrel jacketed fermenters. They will also be using a 1 barrel pilot system to test recipes before we scale them to our larger system. We hope to produce 1000 barrels of beer in our first year. **1 barrel equals 31 gallons of beer or two "standard" size kegs.
Our space at the corner of Fourth and Fourth (the center of the universe) will be essential to our ability to grow during our fledgling years. Our building is 5500 sq ft. Approximately 2750 sq ft will be devoted to brewing space and the rest of the space will be occupied by two gathering spaces that can operate independently or together for everything from wedding receptions, to beer dinners, to low-key live music shows. We also have a 1300 sq ft patio, nearly 30 parking spaces, and additional landscaped green space that will beautify the neighborhood and potentially grow into community gardens. It is very important to us to bring activity and renewed vitality to our corner rather than only using our space as a production facility.
Craft beer is a movement that is growing exponentially every year. Seventh Son will be an important part of this culture in Columbus and will let the rest of the country see some of the individual talents that make Columbus great. We look forward to meeting you and sharing a pint.
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