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Brew Bracket is a beer tasting party in a box. Get all you need to compare 8 beers in a head to head blind tournament with friends.
Brew Bracket is a beer tasting party in a box. Get all you need to compare 8 beers in a head to head blind tournament with friends.
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BREW BRACKET: A beer tasting tournament kit

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What is it? 

Brew Bracket is a beer tasting party in a box. Pick 8 beers to compare in a head to head tasting tournament event.

How does it work?   

Gather up a group of friends and 8 different beers (a 6-pack or growler of each works best) of a similar style for the tasting tournament. The Host Guide will help you lead your guests through the bracket-style tournament where everyone blindly tastes two beers at a time and votes for a favorite. The orange and gray pitchers and tasting glasses help keep the tasting blind throughout the bracket. In the end, each beer in the bracket is revealed and a winner is declared!

Why you'll love Brew Bracket: 

The craft beer landscape is incredible, and incredibly complex. There are ~3,500 breweries in the US and the number is still growing. This event format offers you and your friends a way to taste new beers in a fun and safe environment. Talking through some of the specifics about the beers based on taste alone is a great way to better figure out what you really like, and can be a fun exercise for beer novices and beer aficionados alike. And the kit is reusable so you can take turns hosting and exploring a variety of styles. All IPAs, all pumpkin beers, all light beers perfect for the summer, all beers with names ending in '-ator'. The possibilities are endless.

Reward Levels:

The EXPERIENCE Brew Bracket kit has everything you need to host a Brew Bracket for up to 8 people: 16 glasses (8 orange and 8 gray), 2 pitchers, host guide, 5 host brackets and 25 participant brackets (for repeat play), 8 voting cards and 8 pencils. The only thing missing is the beer.

The EXPRESS Brew Bracket Kit is the perfect kit if you already have an extensive beer tasting glass collection. It contains everything you need to host a Brew Bracket for up to 8 people besides the glassware: host guide, 5 host brackets and 25 participant brackets (for repeat play), 8 voting cards and 16 reusable glass decals (8 orange and 8 gray). You still need to pick up the tab on the beer. 

The HANDCRAFTED Brew Bracket Kit is a labor of exclusive Kickstarter love from the founders. Double the everything, this kit is housed in a handmade wooden box branded with a Brew Bracket logo. Limited quantity. Kickstarter Exclusive. Awesomeness guaranteed.

+Add on "Experience Kit". Add $30 to any reward at the experience level or higher and we'll add one additional "Experience Kit" into the mix with no additional shipping. 

Team Brew Bracket:

Ryan Coyle and Mike Sale - We’re just two guys who created a 400-person beer tasting tournament event in 2011 in an effort to find the “best beer”. Over four years, we’ve hosted 10 events. We’ve helped over 3,500 people explore 120+ local beers they may not have otherwise tried. There’s so much variety in beer now, everyone needs a way to find out what they like best. Brew Bracket lets you do that, in the comfort of your own home with your own friends. Now, people don’t have to wait for us to host another event.

Cheers!

Risks and challenges

We've been hosting 150+ person events for four years now, scaled up from an intimate event of ~8 people. We're confident that the system works – people have a great time. Now, we’ve done our due diligence to make sure that we can manufacture Brew Bracket within budget and timeline.

We are trying to collect all our Brew Bracket components from the good 'ole US of A. And we've got several different options for package assembly, depending on how many of these we get the opportunity to build. We are very comfortable with our delivery commitment to get your kits to you in time to be stocking stuffers.

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    Brew Bracket BASIC (print at home):

    Assemble a Brew Bracket event with your own hardware, we'll provide the key pieces.

    (Includes PDF of participant and host brackets, PDF of host guide, and reusable glass decals for 2-8 participants)

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    Brew Bracket EXPRESS Kit:

    For the host with plenty of glassware to go around, we'll provide all the materials, you provide the beer.

    (Includes participant and host brackets, voting cards, instructions, and reusable glass decals for up to 8 participants)

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    EARLY BIRD Brew Bracket EXPERIENCE Kit:

    First run of the Brew Bracket at home kit at a huge discount. You deserve it for doing the virtual equivalent of camping out in a tent overnight for your copy. Limited quantity of 50.

    (Includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 8 participants)

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    Brew Bracket EXPERIENCE kit:

    All you need to host your very own Brew Bracket in your living room, basement bar, or strangely well furnished attic.

    (Includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 8 participants)

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    EARLY BIRD TWO Brew Bracket EXPERIENCE kits:

    Keep one for yourself, give one to a good friend. Save on the kit price and shipping! Limited quantity of 50.

    (Each kit includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 8 participants)

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    TWO Brew Bracket EXPERIENCE kits:

    Keep one for yourself, save one for your office's gift exchange (only if you like your co-workers). Save on the kit price and shipping!

    (Each kit includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 8 participants)

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    Brew Bracket HANDCRAFTED Kit

    Like a good barrel aged beer, this kit is rare and a Kickstarter limited quantity exclusive.

    Receive 2x the components from the Experience Kit in a branded box custom made by the BB founders. The kit is all kinds of fancy with a bottle opener attachment and a handwritten note from the founders. Limited quantity of 25.

    (Includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 16 participants)

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    TEN Brew Bracket EXPERIENCE kits:

    Work in a brewery and want a great employee gift? Have a large family that is impossible to shop for? Save kit price and shipping by picking up a pack of kits.

    (Each kit includes tasting glasses, pitchers, participant and host brackets, host guide, voting cards, and pencils for up to 8 participants)

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    Brew Bracket BRACKET BUILDER

    Receive a kit of your choosing (EXPRESS or EXPERIENCE) and help us build a "Brew Bracket challenge" by selecting 4 (nationally accessible) beers for a promoted event. We'll help fill out the rest of the bracket. Once the kits are delivered we'll publish your bracket proposal on our website and ask kit owners all over the US to play and share their results. We will post one Brew Bracket challenge per month beginning January 2016.

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