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Dead Cowboy Brewing (Canceled)

We are canceling our Kickstarter campaign. Explanation found in our latest update. June 4, 2013

Dead Cowboy Brewing (Canceled)

We are canceling our Kickstarter campaign. Explanation found in our latest update. June 4, 2013

$6,825
pledged of $38,000pledged of $38,000 goal
64
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2013

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We are canceling our Kickstarter campaign. *explanation in latest update. June 4, 2013

Important details to notes:

#1Correction: The absolute latest date of arrival for all merchandise including: stickers, bottle openers, glasses and T-shirts is September

#2.  Since the making of our video we have upgraded our equipment from a 5 barrel system to a 15 barrel system so that we will be able to can our brews and not only keg.  There's a lot of towns east on I30 that deserve local craft beers, too.  Canning is the way to help our fellow Texans get great beer in their communities!

Won People's Choice award at Brew Riot in competition with 57 other exceptional brewers!
Won People's Choice award at Brew Riot in competition with 57 other exceptional brewers!

#3.  New T-shirts have been added!  Our "Original" design T-shirts (pictured above and below) were for sale at Brew Riot and were such an incredible success we have added them as another option for your T-shirt reward.  You can choose either the "Original" or "I Support Real Beer" for any T-shirt reward.  Plus you can also add multiple T-shirts to any $50 or more reward by adding $25 for each additional T-shirt!

Second option for DCB T-shirts!  Our "simple" design T-shirt available in Black, Crimson, Heather Black and Chocolate.
Second option for DCB T-shirts! Our "simple" design T-shirt available in Black, Crimson, Heather Black and Chocolate.
Our Texas Grapefruit Sunrise Wheat, Texas Crude Stout and East Texas Pine IPA
Our Texas Grapefruit Sunrise Wheat, Texas Crude Stout and East Texas Pine IPA

What's DCB's goal?

Too many people are still drinking the fast food standard of beer.  Our mission is a righteous one: we are obsessed with making great beer that will awaken the inner beer aficionado in everyone.

All the king's men and all the king's horses: The entire DCB posse.
All the king's men and all the king's horses: The entire DCB posse.

As homebrewers we've been creating recipes with fresh quality ingredients that honor the tradition of brewing with the creativity and artisanal flavors of modern times.  There are plenty of people out there who have not had the opportunity to experience craft beer yet.  Its time we mature the palette of America's beer drinkers!  We have all watched wine boxes in our friends and families’ refrigerators be replaced with great wines from all over the US.  And now hand-crafted beer has finally begun to replace those watery, low-quality brewed beers like a farm fresh cooked meal replacing fast food.  That's a victory Dead Cowboy Brewing is out to keep going strong!  

Our malty grapefruit Wheat we are crazy about
Our malty grapefruit Wheat we are crazy about

What's so great about the Craft Beer Scene?

It might be a new concept for some who haven't been involved with the craft beer scene, but you'll find that this circle is a collection of awesome people who care about farm fresh ingredients and strive to support and improve farming production with quality, diverse ingredients.  We're also an oddball, creative group who are always inventing new techniques and flavors to brighten up people's interest in what they think beer can taste like.  Of course, at the end of the day, all craft beer-lovers are a bit nostalgic for what beer has been providing for the last 9,000 years: bringing people together and adding more to their lifestyles through a pint of beer.  Craft beer drinkers are simply one of the best kinds of people.  If you don't already know, you will soon.  You're about to make a whole lot of new friends. 

What will DCB do for Rockwall County?

Our location on Main Street in Royse City is flanked with boutiques, restaurants, markets and cafes.  We are adding to the local lifestyle and economy by providing another reason to visit Main Street.  We cant wait to open the doors to the public for weekly tours and special release parties at the brewery and beer garden, but we're also amped up to provide a large public space that will hold community events and benefits, food competitions and showcase parties for local homebrewers who normally do not have the chance to share their unique, beloved beers with the public.  And since Rockwall County has terrific events going on all year round, we want to be a staple presence as sponsors for as many community events as possible.  To put it simple, we are going to be adding to the community and economy while doing something we naturally love.

Downtown Royse City
Downtown Royse City

What about the future?

We love great beer and we're taking the small-batch brewery approach so we can have hands-on quality control and to maintain a steady growth into the Dallas metroplex craft beer scene. Since the making of our kickstarter video we have been able to upgrade to a 15 barrel system which will allow us to produce a larger yield for canning.  Our upgrade to a micro-sized brewery who cans our brews has not changed our intentions to be a small, sustainable brewery in the market.  There are great craft brewers in North Texas we love and support and whose business growth projections are much larger than our own.  Dead Cowboy Brewing wants ordinary beer drinkers from all over to discover the greatness that is craft beer.  That success happens with multiple nano and micro breweries taking-off in new communities.  We want to leave plenty of room for other small breweries to open and prosper throughout the North Texas region.  There is no success for the craft beer community if even one of our North Texas craft breweries closes down.

What's in a name?

When we named ourselves Dead Cowboy Brewing, it wasn't just because we love a good pair of cowboy boots.  It's our way of honoring the "cowboys" of brew history: From the original beer pioneers in 9,000BC who began the agricultural revolution with their insatiable need for more barley, to the hard-working rebels past and present, who are ambitious and strong-willed enough to keep the tradition of craft beer alive while pushing the process of brewing to new boundaries.  "Dead Cowboy" stands for the spirits of our brewing ancestors who have lead the way since the beginning and for all our brewing brothers and beer-lovers who have resurrected craft beer from the grave that Prohibition and the "big beer" companies of today tried to put it in long ago.  That's why we call ourselves Dead Cowboy Brewing.  And that is why we love beer….. Oh and also because it tastes really, really good!

How did DCB get started?

Just above the list of rewards on the far left, You will find a blue link that reads "See full bios".  Enjoy reading our story there.  You can also take a look at our social media and website here:

facebook   twitter   instagram  website

The Fab Four
The Fab Four

What can I do to help DCB?

So what is it we are up to with this Kickstarter campaign and why are you reading this?  Because we both want more from life.  You want to make Texas an even better place.  You want Europeans and Australians to stop making fun of our watery beers.  You want to see more small businesses with community roots and faces you’ll actually meet.  You want Dallas and its greater region to have more reasons for tourists to visit.  You want an excuse to come down and support a small town Main Street filled with shops and restaurants.  And you want a lush patio filled with plants, art, live music, smiling, happy people and fun times. What do we want?  We want to give you that.

...But before we can, we need to gut the inside of our 1960’s bank, clean her up, add some doors and walls here and there, transform the safety deposit boxes into bar tops for our tasting room, turn a beautiful walk-in safe into a room for sour ales, convert our three lane bank-teller drive thru into a refreshing, joyful beer garden, add a stylish fence to corral drinkers off main street’s sidewalk and somehow use advanced technology to turn the pneumatic tubes for the drive thru into a delivery shoot for our beer.  (*Disclaimer: last item on the to-do list will not happen in reality, but unfortunately only in our dreams.)

You're helping us demo and remodel this simple bank whose insides have seen better days and also converting the drive-thru into a great-looking beer garden. Woo hoo!
You're helping us demo and remodel this simple bank whose insides have seen better days and also converting the drive-thru into a great-looking beer garden. Woo hoo!


It is you who will be getting the sledge hammers through the walls and chairs into the beer garden.  It is your collection of pledges that will give us the initial green light to turn our neat, little bank into a cool new place to hang out and drink artisan beers with family and friends. 

We are starting up our brewery with a combination of private funds, loans and Kickstarter fundraising.  There is no way we are not going to get this brewery up and running.  But it sure would be a whole lot easier and we would be able to provide a whole lot more for the public if we have your financial help, plus it would be amazing to know we already have the public's support early on in our venture!

How does Kickstarter work?

We will thank you for your $15 or more support with this limited edition 4x5 vinyl sticker.  (reward #2 through #16)
We will thank you for your $15 or more support with this limited edition 4x5 vinyl sticker. (reward #2 through #16)

Kickstarter is a "crowd sourcing" website that allows creative people to reach out to friends, family, communities, and even a wider indirect audience who wants to support great ideas and help get a project off the ground. If we are not 100% funded by the allotted time, then the project is not funded at all.  You will not be charged, we will get nothing and you will not receive any of the cool gifts you picked out as a reward to yourself for being awesome.

Since this is the case, please help spread the word infectiously about Dead Cowboy Brewing and our need for the public's support.  Plus you'll also be helping the world become a better place!  :)

ITS SUPER EASY!  (We seriously were surprised how easy the whole Kickstarter process was on our first time backing a project! )

  • 1.  Click the green button that says "Back This Project"
  • 2. Enter your pledge amount and select your reward.  (We will be sending a survey out for T-shirt sizes, addresses, etc. after our project has met the pledge goal and deadline.)
  • 3.  Create a kickstarter account by easily entering your email and a password.  (Don't worry kickstarter does not send spam!)
  • 4.  Sign into your Amazon account and its done.  (you will not be charged until the end of our fundraiser drive and if we hit our goal.)
  • 5.  Last step is to share this with friends, family and anyone who appreciates a better world.  YAY!!

SWAG!!!!

Alight, for you radical people out there who support our brewery with some dollars, pounds, yens, pesos, euros etc. here is the lowdown on your gifts for being stellar people!  (note: image of sticker for rewards #2 through #16 can be found just above)

Limited edition pint glass, reward #4 and #7 through #16.  Bartendar bottle opener, reward #6 and #8 through #16.  Keychain bottle opener, reward #3 through #16.
Limited edition pint glass, reward #4 and #7 through #16. Bartendar bottle opener, reward #6 and #8 through #16. Keychain bottle opener, reward #3 through #16.
Get a "I Support Real Beer" DCB logo t-shirt for your $50 or more reward.  Add $25 more to reward $50 or more reward and get an additional T-shirt. Mens style comes in Black or Heather Charcoal.  Ladies style comes in Navy Blue.
Get a "I Support Real Beer" DCB logo t-shirt for your $50 or more reward. Add $25 more to reward $50 or more reward and get an additional T-shirt. Mens style comes in Black or Heather Charcoal. Ladies style comes in Navy Blue.

1-  For $10 or more you will be thanked and recognized as a supporter by having your name (or any non-offensive name of your choosing) incorporated into our mural.  We have a great collection of artisan friends, including Michelle and Kenny of Dead Cowboy Brewing, who will be composing a beautiful mural for the beer garden.  Take a look at the photo of our bank above.  See that beautiful big wall in the drive thru area?  That's gonna make for a pretty canvas!

2-  $15 will get you above gift PLUS an awesome vinyl sticker with our limited edition "I Support Real Beer" logo to stick on everything you can think of.  (as seen above)

3-  $25 will get you above gifts PLUS a sweet stainless keychain bottle opener with our awesome cowboy-skull logo!

4-  $40 will get you above gifts PLUS a very cool limited edition "I Support Real Beer" DCB willi becher style pint glass.   

5-  $50 will get you gifts #1 though #3 PLUS our specially designed "I Support Real Beer" DCB logo available in mens style in Black or Heather Charcoal and a ladies style in Navy Blue.  Or we have added our additional "Simple" design T-shirt in Black, Crimson, Heather Black and Chocolate.  (We will be sending out a survey at the end of our campaign asking for your size, preferred style and color.)

5.2-  This is a reward added after the campaign started:  add $25 dollars to any $50 or more reward and get an additional Tshirt.  There is no limit, so keep adding $25 for each shirt you want (you can mix up your order with any style, size or color you want).  Make sure to pick the reward package you want and we when we see that you have pledge with more money we will contact you to confirm the additional T-shirts with you. (if you have questions, shoot us a message.)

6-  For those of you who are particular about your T-shirts, we have a second $50 gift which include gifts #1 through #3 PLUS a stainless steel bartender bottle opener wrapped in vinyl with unique DCB logo design for those of you who want to feel like a professional with good taste. 

7-  $75 will get you all gifts from #1 though #5.

8-  $100 will get you all gifts from #1 through #6.

9-  $150 will get you #8 plus you will name four kegs any name of your choosing.  Names can be funny, ridiculous, embarrassing, charming, heart-warming, epic or just simply your name.... but please nothing offensive.  These kegs will be seen moving back and forth from the brewery floor to restaurants and bars and their names will be said out loud often. 

10-  $250 will get you #9 and two more kegs to name PLUS an invitation for free entry for you and a friend at our grand opening.

11-  $500 will get you the #10 VIP PACKAGE Plus you will get free entry to beer tours once a month and every special event party at the brewery for five years, starting at the grand opening.  

12-  $800 will get you the #10 VIP PACKAGE PLUS a private party for up to 8 of your friends for a taco and beer dinner party in the brewery's beer garden.  The DCB crew is famous with their friends and family for their traditional Mexican style tacos.  After a long day of brewing this is how we like to end it; so we thought we should invite you, too!  (We will accommodate vegetarians and children.)

13-  $1,200 will get you the #10 VIP PACKAGE PLUS a private party for up to 15 of your friends for a taco and beer dinner party in the brewery's beer garden.  The DCB crew is famous with their friends and family for their traditional Mexican style tacos.  After a long day of brewing this is how we like to end it; so we thought we should invite you, too!  (We will accommodate vegetarians and children.)

14-  $2,000 will get you the #10 VIP PACKAGE PLUS a private party for up to 25 of your friends for a taco and beer dinner party in the brewery's beer garden.  The DCB crew is famous with their friends and family for their traditional Mexican style tacos.  After a long day of brewing this is how we like to end it; so we thought we should invite you, too!  (We will accommodate vegetarians and children.)

15-  $2,500 will get you #14 PLUS a private day at the brewery learning from the DCB crew and with our assistance you will brew your own beer on our pilot system.

16-  $5,000 will get you #15 PLUS with your assistance and opinions you will help the DCB crew design a special release ale!

Risks and challenges

Dead Cowboy Brewery is not a fantasy of sitting around with a full pint in hand, surrounded by pretty steel tanks that with a push of a button magically make beer. This is a real business venture that takes a great deal of passion and stamina because craft beer is extremely labor intensive mentally and physically, and so is running a successful business. We have been looking for locations for quite some time, but it turned out that the city found us. After word spread through Royse City that we were looking for a space, the local EDC showed us right to our unbelievably perfect spot with lease owners who were immediately on board. Since then city hall has been working with us to push our brewery forward and fast. Our special-use permit will be reviewed and voted on right at the end of our kickstarter campaign. Our brewery will happen no matter what! If an unexpected event happens that will delay our permit, we will not be deterred. You will still be funding a beautiful beer garden and brewery, although our opening may be delayed for a few months. From our perspective, this is very unlikely as we have been working with the city diligently and the city has done the same in return. In fact, the city's actions and enthusiasm has been unbelievable. They completely understand the positive impact the community and economy will receive from our presence and we hope you will too.

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