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Offering exceptional craft beer to the Roslindale community and beyond. Why? Because everyone needs a good Distraction.
202 backers pledged $20,363 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Distraction?

Located in Roslindale, a neighborhood of Boston, Mass., Distraction Brewing Company is made up of three friends with a passion for beer. 

We're driven, but humble. Our beer is local, yet worth sharing far and wide. And we're just quirky enough to call Roslindale home.

Join us in celebrating craft beer. From enjoying a glass in our cozy taproom to surprising friends with growlers to go, there’s always a good reason to find your Distraction. 

Justin Garnache, Mike Estey, and Patrick French make up the Distraction team.
Justin Garnache, Mike Estey, and Patrick French make up the Distraction team.
Future home of Distraction
Future home of Distraction

Why a Kickstarter?

We’re in the final stages of our buildout and looking towards opening day. Apart from a few few final construction items and the "go-ahead" permits from the state, county, and city, we're nearly there. 

To meet demand, we're upgrading our equipment so we can churn out more beer for you. We also need a place to store this delicious brew before it fills your glass. Specifically, this campaign will fund: 

  • 15bbl Hot Liquor Tank
  • 10bbl Mash Tun
  • 10bbl Boil Kettle
  • Space enhancements, including an upgraded sound system

In short, we need this Kickstarter to help us make more beer for more of you.

Introducing a few of our beers: Hoppily Distracted [our juicy New England IPA], Bank on Brown [a full-flavored Brown Ale], RoslinPale [our easy-drinking Pale Ale].
Introducing a few of our beers: Hoppily Distracted [our juicy New England IPA], Bank on Brown [a full-flavored Brown Ale], RoslinPale [our easy-drinking Pale Ale].

Cool swag to show our appreciation: 

Most of all, THANK YOU! We love you and appreciate your support. 

You can read about each reward to the right—but if you have any questions, contact us.

A few clarifications:

  • If you would like to support at a higher level, but would prefer an reward from a lower level, just let us know! We'd be happy to accommodate.
  • We're not allowed to give away beer for legal reasons, sorry. Growlers will be distributed empty, but will make for a handy vessel with which to bring our brew home after purchase of beer.
  • If your reward involves scheduling a date, we will contact you after the closing of the Kickstarter campaign to coordinate. 
  • Once the Kickstarter campaign closes, we will reach out to gather mailing addresses and sizes, etc.
  • Send us a message with any questions about your donation, rewards, or for more information about the campaign.

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Risks and challenges

As a new start-up brewery, we hope for smooth sailing and we’ve done our best to plan for any cash flow, supply line, or construction scenario. But we have to expect the unexpected, and as our backer, so should you. While your support will certainly help us get up and running, please understand that delays and complications are possible. We will do our best to communicate with you should any such situations arise.

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    Social Shout Out

    Every dollar counts and with a dollar or more, we’ll give you a shout out through our social channels.

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    Paddle Opener and Button

    Show your love with a rubber-wrapped paddle bottle opener and pin.

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    32-oz Original Distractor Growler

    Would you like to bring fresh beer home from our taproom? Buy your 32-oz glass growler* now! These limited edition Original Distractor growlers are the perfect way to show your support. Available for pick-up at the brewery in May.

    *Growlers will not contain beer. You'll have to pay for the beer. Sorry, we can't give away beer for legal reasons.

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    Original Distractor T-shirt

    You were the first to support us. Let everyone know with this limited run Original Distractor T-shirt.

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    Original Distractor Bundle

    Bundle your support! For $100, you get a 32-oz Growler + Original Distractor T-shirt.

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    • 32-oz Original Distractor Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Etched in Glass: Entry-level Font

    Roslindale will forever know who to thank for making this possible when we etch your name in the glass that surrounds our brewhouse.

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    64-oz Original Distractor MiiR Growler

    Bring fresh beer home from our taproom in this premium 64-oz insulated, vacuum-sealed MiiR Original Distractor growler. Available for pick-up at the brewery in May.

    *Growlers will not contain beer. You'll have to pay for the beer. Sorry, we can't give away beer for legal reasons.

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    Original Distractors Grand Opening

    Be among the first to celebrate the grand opening of Distraction! You get two tickets to the exclusive party with other Original Distractors. Also includes Original Distractor T-shirt and 32 oz growler.

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    • 32-oz Original Distractor Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Etched in Glass: Bigger Font

    Your name etched in glass tells Roslindale that you were among the first to support Distraction. Your name will be slightly bigger than the entry-level font listed above.

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    • 32-oz Original Distractor Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Brewer for the Day

    Spend the day working hands-on with our brewing staff as we go from grain to glass. If you've ever wondered what it takes to make beer, here is your chance to find out. We'll work with you to schedule a date and time.

    Includes:
    • 32-oz Original Distractor Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Two tickets to Original Distractors Grand Opening
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Etched in Glass: Very Big Font

    Your name in very big font etched on the glass surrounding our brewhouse sends an important message: that you support bringing craft beer to the Roslindale community.

    Includes:
    • 32-oz Original Distractor Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Two tickets to Original Distractors Grand Opening
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Private Party for 25+

    Throw a private party in our taproom for up to 80 people. We'll work with you to schedule a date and time. $100/person (25 person minumum).

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    • 64-oz Premium MiiR Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Four tickets to Original Distractors Grand Opening
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Etched in Glass: Ginormous Font

    Your name for all to see. Let it be known that you support this local community, and you love craft beer. This reward recognizes that in the biggest way possible.

    Includes:
    • 64-oz Premium MiiR Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Four tickets to Original Distractors Grand Opening
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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    Brew & Name a Beer

    We work with you to create a new beer based on your preferred beer style, then you help us brew it and name it! (subject to approval)

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    • 64-oz Premium MiiR Growler (pick up empty at brewery)
    • Four tickets to Original Distractors Grand Opening
    • Original Distractor T-shirt (shipped in May)
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Funding period

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