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Nathan TilleyBy Nathan Tilley
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Nathan TilleyBy Nathan Tilley
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$13,968
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 21 2018 7:41 AM UTC +00:00

About

Who We Are:

   Agrarian Ales is a small and unique family owned brewery on 25 acres residing in the picturesque Willamette valley. We grow all of the hops, herbs, berries, chiles, squash, etc. for our Belgian, French and Northwest inspired farmhouse ales right at our brewery and tasting room. All of our farm-to-glass creations are made on a rustic brewing system in a renovated 1940’s era dairy barn - a nod to our resourcefulness and the historical roots of beer and agriculture.

Agrarian-Grown Heirloom Painted Mountains Corn
Agrarian-Grown Heirloom Painted Mountains Corn

   After a successful 5 years of sharing our vision and artisanal craft at our farm, and receiving praise for what we represent and do in local and national publications, our local county bureaucracy (citing current commercial building codes, i.e. seismic upgrades) has recently deemed our rustic barn brewery unfit to continue receiving the public under its roof.

Agrarian Beer Garden and Surrounding Farm
Agrarian Beer Garden and Surrounding Farm

    As a small grassroots brewery we have built our success largely on welcoming the community out to the farm where we grow beer. Every year we host a hop harvest festival where our friends, family and community hand pick every hop cone we grow. We have created a deep sense of place for our patrons to not only see and be on the land where our beer is grown, but also to explore the opportunity to experience and contribute in the harvest of the beer they drink throughout the year.

   The educational, experiential and socially relevant model we represent as a nearly closed-loop participatory brewery is invaluable for understanding and enjoying the historical roots of beer and its intimate connection to agriculture. Help us continue to provide this unprecedented opportunity to our community and beyond for the future of family farm agriculture and the growing artisanal beer movement as a whole.

Hop Harvest at Agrarian
Hop Harvest at Agrarian

What We Need Moving Forward:

   We need your support to re-establish our ability to properly welcome our amazing visitors by building a new Tasting Room and Reception Space adjacent to our 2 acre beer garden.

   Our innovative plans for a new Tasting Room involve the addition of three small structures - one for relocating our tasting room, and the other two designed for receiving visitors in a comfortable and visually inspiring way. These structures will feature an abundance of large entryways and panoramic views of our fertile farm and the surrounding Willamette valley beauty.

   Our primary design intention is to further enhance the enjoyment and uniquely interactive nature of our farm-to-community brewery as it relates to: hop harvest, seasonal demonstrations, observing our operational farm and, of course, the wholesome family atmosphere that we have become so well known for. This build will be engineered with minimal impact in mind, including elements of passive solar design and similar long-term energy efficiencies. By retaining an exterior red barn motif, all of these concepts will integrate nicely into our beloved barn-on-a-farm ambience. As a destination for internalizing the true agricultural nature of beer - our project focus is specific in making that experience even more of a reality.

Our Latest Barrel-Aged Root Cellar Release
Our Latest Barrel-Aged Root Cellar Release

The Launch of our Grand Farmhand Society:

  Your investment into our family farm brewery is also an investment into our connection to you. With this in mind, we have chosen to launch our Grand Farmhand Society club right here in this Kickstarter project!

   By becoming a member of this special club, you are providing us with an opportunity to reward you throughout the year with the finest bottled offerings we produce. With almost 40 unique wine and spirits barrels for aging beer and many special vessels designated for unique and wild fermentation, we have some incredibly rare and wonderful creations to look forward to. For all the details, explore the Grand Farmhand Society page on our website.

Biere de Garde for Grand Farmhand Society Bottles
Biere de Garde for Grand Farmhand Society Bottles

 Through this Kickstarter platform, you have an opportunity to join our beer farm family and participate in supporting the continuation of what we are and what we represent. Thank you for believing in us.

Grand Farmhand Society Expectations
Grand Farmhand Society Expectations

 Project Goals:

    Our new Tasting Room and Reception Space will cost more than $50,000 to complete. We have intentionally set our initial goal at $50,000 to establish a reasonable starting threshold - since Kickstarter will only fund a campaign when a stated milestone is achieved.

   We believe in what we do, and we know a lot of wonderful people are interested in seeing us succeed. We have outlined our "stretch" goals to help guide you in where your support will be directed after the prerequisite initial goal is reached.

Base Goal & Stretch Goals:

Base Goal: $50,000... We need this to get the project started.

Stretch Goal 1: $100,000... We build our new Tasting Room structure.

Stretch Goal 2: $150,000... We build our first Reception Space structure.

Stretch Goal 3: $200,000... We build our second Reception Space structure.

Stretch Goal 4: $300,000... Increase and enrich our barrel, bottle and farm projects to sustain even more farmhouse offerings to our Grand Farmhand Society members and wider community. This will help keep our family farm stable and thriving for the years to come - providing a model for the future of small and relevant agriculture.

We Grow Beer
We Grow Beer

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge we will face involves phasing each component of this project appropriately while remaining open to the public. The placement of this construction will be front and center to our visiting customers, whom will be able to keep a close eye on all developments...

We are working with a crew of professional contractors who have assessed our designs and aspirations, and we all understand the potential challenges when building new structures from the ground up. While we can't predict a seamless transition, we can say with confidence that we have enlisted a extremely competent crew. They also happen to love our beer and are highly supportive of our grassroots family farm operation.

Our $50,000 initial goal will certainly get things started, but we will need to keep the momentum going to complete this endeavor before the season turns cold again. Prior to the recent bureaucratic re-evaluation of our existing Farmhouse brewery, we were successful in keeping our visitors warm and comfortable in the off season. The objective of this project is to get us back to that point, and discover where it leads us moving forward.

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    You're Wonderful

    Our eternal gratitude. Your name will be included and framed in a collage made of all the names of all the people who supported us throughout this Kickstarter project. This will hang permanently in our new Tasting Room. Thank you!

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    We Appreciate You

    We appreciate you, and you us. Show that you support our family farm and farmhouse brewery with a special Agrarian sticker. We will know of your support when we see your sticker, and so will others who have chosen to participate. Thank you!

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    Splendid Support

    With your new Agrarian tulip glass you will be set to properly enjoy wonderful artisanal beverages wherever you find yourself. Show your believe in who we are and what we do with our sticker and patch. We will know of your support when we see your sticker and/or patch, and so will others who have chosen to participate. Thank you!

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    Delightful Decision

    Our utmost gratitude to you. Now your acknowledgement of support can be worn with a quality Agrarian T-Shirt, as well as shown with a special Agrarian sticker & patch. Also, you will receive a beautiful Agrarian tulip glass to properly enjoy our delicious artisanal offerings at your leisure. Thank you!

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    Delightful Decision...

    Same as the $100 pledge, but you choose to pick the rewards up at our Tasting Room. (No additional shipping expense.)

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    You're Incredible

    Now your acknowledgement of support can be worn with our quality zip-up hooded sweatshirt, as well as shown with an Agrarian T-shirt, sticker & patch. Also, the enjoyment of your new Agrarian glass will include knowing you helped out passionate people do important things. Thank you!

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    You're Incredible...

    Same as the $150 pledge, but you choose to pick the rewards up at our Tasting Room. (No additional shipping expense.)

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    Unique Agrarian Hoodie Sweatshirt
    Quality Agrarian T-Shirt
    16oz Agrarian Tulip Glass
    Embroidered Agrarian Patch
    Special Agrarian Sticker
    Personal Thank You Card

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    Grand Farmhand Society Membership

    Special access to the inaugural Grand Farmhand Society for 2018, gaining advanced and/or exclusive availability to our finest and rarest bottled offerings, perks at our Tasting Room and access to Society-Exclusive events and merchandise. This is a momentous opportunity to join our select club as a founding member, right at its inception! Incredible club-only wonders wait...

    See our website for more details:
    agales.com/grand-farmhand-society

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    • Your Membership Includes:
    • 9 Rare Offerings For 2018
    • 10% off Tasting Room purchases
    • Society Apparel / Merchandise
    • Society-Exclusive Club Event Invites
    • First Access to Exclusive Offerings
    • Priority Access to 2019 Club Membership
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    Grand Farmhand Society Membership

    Everything included in the Club Membership above carefully packaged up and conveniently send out to your doorstep in quarterly installments. Ships to the states of Oregon and Washington ONLY.

    See our website for more details: agales.com/grand-farmhand-society.

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    Taste, Blend & Create

    Join us with up to 5 friends to sample and blend straight from our barrels with the goal to discover our next Root Cellar barrel-aged wonder. Let our brewers lead you around to get a first hand liquid education into the alchemy of barrels at Agrarian. Includes lunch and pairing appetizers, and each guest will go home a 16 ounce tulip glass. Later, once this incredible creation is blended, bottled and labeled, you and your guests will receive 3 bottles of this custom blend for your own cellar.

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    Your Custom Brew Day

    This is your opportunity to get inside of our rustic farmhouse brewery and be the captain of your own inspiration! We will collaboratively brew a special wonder together where you and up to 4 guests guide us on the concept, formulation, and final name. With a Special Release event for the tapping of your creation, it will be put on tap at our tasting room and at select locations around town. This is our chance to get you turning the cogs for us - potentially creating a true masterpiece in the process. Imagine the possibilities!
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    Your Special Event (Level 1)

    Come enjoy our new reception space you helped create and let us host your family, friends and/or co-workers for one memorable day. It’s time to plan that special event ahead and let us know. Food, drink, and live entertainment provided (restrictions may apply). Scheduling not available for these events until June 2019 to ensure that we have enough time to build these spaces to host your event. Our Event Coordinator will meticulously assist arranging the details for the ultimate company party, family reunion, wedding rehearsal, etc. This could be huge!

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    Your Special Event (Level 2)

    Come enjoy our new reception space you helped create and let us host your family, friends and/or co-workers for one memorable day. It’s time to plan that special event ahead and let us know what you have in mind. Food, drink, and live entertainment provided (restrictions may apply). Scheduling not available for these events until June 2019 to ensure that we have enough time to build these spaces to host your event. Our Event Coordinator will meticulously assist arranging the details for the ultimate company party, family reunion, wedding rehearsal, etc. This will be huge!

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    One Special Gift

    Help us move things forward at a serious level. Your contribution will directly fund such projects as: the new walk-in cooler, the new bar, roof trusses, county permits... you name it. Several elements of this project will require certain leaps forward in capital, and this is your opportunity to be responsible for providing these crucial components. Help us create the future source of your delight, and that for all future visitors. In so doing, your contribution will be clearly recognized and your first drink is on us for the rest of our foreseeable existence! Huge Thank You!

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