Big Push, Stretch Goal, Final Reward!
We're finally here; the last week of our Kickstarter. We want to take this time to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us. You not only crushed our goal in the first 9 hours, you doubled it soon after that.
As a result, we're going to unleash a stretch goal of $35,000. What do we have in store for you when we hit that goal? How about a Digital Pour system?
How many times have you been at a drinking establishment and had trouble reading what was scrawled on a chalkboard that was too low to read behind a wall of thirsty patrons? Worry no more. With the Digital Pour system, you'll be able to read our draft list, clear as day, on two LCD monitors placed at either end of our "10-Ton Bar." You'll know which beers are on tap (along with all specs), what's on deck, which glassware it's served in, how much each pour or Crowler is, and how much beer is left in the keg (ultra cool). Furthermore, we'll be able to display events like Fun Runs and Trivia Nights, as well as integrate the whole shebang with our website and social media. You'll pop up on our board when you check in on social media and freshly tapped beers will auto-push to Facebook and Twitter. Amazeballs, right?!
So, how are we going to meet this stretch goal and bring upon the Craftpocalypse? Well, besides the tank tops we released a few days ago, we're going to unleash the reward that everyone has been asking for. Zip up hoodies! We worked with our designer/merch man to ensure this becomes the hoodie you'll wear all the time. Ultra comfy, ultra hip, cool as hell.
Thank you...we're almost there!
Another Reward: Men's & Women's Tank Tops!
We have two weeks left on our Kickstarter and we're saving some of the best rewards for last!
With the warmer times among us you need to look cool while staying cool. Don't worry brah, we got you covered! With these fashionable tank tops, you'll look equally at home at the beach or eating Totino's Pizza Rolls in your mother's basement. And, seriously, it's too hot for shirts! Just wait and see; when we're in the throes of global warming, these tanks will be used for currency.
So Rollerblade over to our page to claim your dank tank (Men's and Women's sizes available). Once the season is over, they're gone!
New Reward Unlocked: Hand-Made Wall Mounted Bottle Opener!
Who We Are
Alvarium Beer Company is comprised of three amazingly hard-working and talented individuals who want nothing more than to blow your mind with some killer craft beer.
Nestled in the industrial center of New Britain, Conn., ABC was founded on the principal of revitalizing a historical city with the mighty power of some kick-ass craft beer. Our brewery is not focused on mass production. Instead, we want to create an ultra-communal space where people of all types can fly under the flag of "righteous craft beer."
ABC was founded by Brian Bugnacki, Chris DeGasero and Mike Larson; all of whom are building this space after their normal work hours and going into the wee hours of the morning on the regular. Our brewery has been sized to accommodate serving our taproom guests first, followed by an ever-growing list of outlying accounts.
We wouldn't dream of asking you to fund our brewery. Instead, we're asking for help to make it even more awesome than we already planned. We need your help to put this spot over the top...for you
If you help us in this noble goal, you are forever welcome to drop in the brewery for an epic forearm shake, sister or brother!
What We'll Do With The Money
You're kind enough to show us some love, so we're more than happy to show you where your dough is going:
1) Hand-built seating. What would a communal spot be without hand-crafted, rustic furniture? We want you to be planted and talking with others, so those seats need to be as conducive to sitting and socializing as possible.
2) Oak barrels. Epic beer needs equally epic vessels. Want to live it up while sipping on sweet-ass oaked bourbon stouts? Maybe Chardonnay barrel saisons and sours are your thing. Either way, we need your help in acquiring some super duper cooperage.
3) Outdoor Area. Look, we love our spot, but who doesn't dream of stretching out and bathing in the sun while sipping on a crisp Pilsner? Contribute to our Kickstarter and you could be drinking outdoors like royalty.
4) Lighting. Harsh, sterile lighting belongs in labs. Sex sells, and you drinking our silky suds while bathed in rich, warm light is bound to drive sales. Turn up your contribution and we'll crank up the atmosphere by installing some downright stunning, custom honeycomb lighting.
5) Games. So much room for activities! Corn hole, life-size Jenga, Ring on a String, arcade cabinets! pinball! It could all be yours! Help us turn Alvarium into an adult playground with craft beer.
Why You Should Care
The three of us are adventurous, crafty, motivated (and just foolhardy enough) to have gone into any business together.
Why build a craft brewery?
It's a mix of things. The three of us are varied in our talents but, at our core, we love to build, we love to craft, and we love to build lasting relationships. And it's the constant pursuit to help each other further these qualities that we sought to band together.
To put it humbly, we can't do this without you. Help grow a local CT business. Help build up the industrious city of New Britain that we're proud to call home.
Whatever your reason, we thank you.
Artistry through industry.
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Taproom Tackers sign
Fellowship of the Hive mug
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Risks and challenges
As stated before, we're not looking for you to fund our brewery. That would be unfair. Instead, we just need your help to make our space "over the top." Furthermore, by helping, you'll be making the taproom YOUR taproom.
That being said, the only challenge we face is HOW SOON we can open. We're well on our way to opening Spring '17, but we need your assistance to ensure it happens as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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