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We're just about there - but we need some help from Kickstarter to cross the finish line before we open this spring.
We're just about there - but we need some help from Kickstarter to cross the finish line before we open this spring.
66 backers pledged $8,525 to help bring this project to life.

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We find ourselves in one of Virginia’s most beautiful areas – the Shenandoah Valley – indeed, where we are located, in Luray, may just be one of the most beautiful areas of the country!  There are a few things we could ask for to make it better…and one of them is a craft brewery.  So, we took it on ourselves to create one – and now Hawksbill Brewing Company is almost ready to open.

Before we do, we’ve found that we have one or two final construction items that have to be taken care of so that we can welcome guests who will come to taste our creations.  This Kickstarter will help us fund an air conditioning upgrade that we need to put into our 1911 building – it was originally built as an ice facility for the railroad and operated as a creamery from the 1930s to the 1960s. 

Let’s talk about our goals for the brewery.  Because Luray is a small town, and Page County is a small community, we’re going to emphasis local here, and that means agriculture.  We’ve adopted the motto “Grown here – brewed here” to describe what we are trying to do, and eventually we hope to have a local ingredient featured in every beer we make!

A last few thoughts about our mission:

  • Our Purpose – Hawksbill Brewing Co. is a local Page County business that combines and promotes two of the community’s strengths – agriculture and tourism
  • People – Hawksbill Brewing Co. will enlist the help of others committed to the area and the craft, who in essence, share the vision of creating a local enterprise and products
  • Products – Hawksbill Brewing Co.’s products must be of the highest quality, because the goal is to sell everything we make, whether ingredients or finished product
  • Process – Hawksbill Brewing Co. will seek innovation that stimulates creativity, efficiency, and quality in a craft product – and produce it from Page County Grown and Virginia ingredients

Finally, the pitch…we’re trying to raise $7,500 with this Kickstarter, or about half of the cost of the A/C upgrade.  We hope you can help us, and we certainly appreciate your consideration!

Risks and challenges

Hawksbill Brewing Company is almost ready to open - we're planning a spring date, which we will be ready to announce by the end of this campaign.

This is the first time we've reached out to the community for help - even though there have been plenty of offers in the past.

Because we are so far along, we already have addressed most of the risks - we will open, there's no doubt about that.

Our project is simply seeking a little help from our community of friends and fans to take care of this challenge to our progress.

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    Brewery Fan

    We'll send a thank you card inviting you to our Kickstarter appreciation event, and acknowledge your by name on our web page for the remainder of 2017!

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    Craft Beer Enthusiast

    This level earns an imprinted bottle opener, plus the "Fan" level premium!

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    Hooray for Luray Fan

    We're adding this new level to give our fans more choices. In addition to the Kickstarter Appreciation Event, and the imprinted bottle opener, we'll give you two "collapsible can koozies" in the popular camo color scheme with our logo emblazoned on the front.

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    Grown here - brewed here Supporter

    Our brewery will feature locally produced ingredients - starting with local hops! The premium for this award is an embroidered ball cap with the Hawksbill Hops (our grower partner) logo. We'll also invite you to the Kickstarter appreciation event and acknowledge your support on our web page!

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    Kickstarter Challenge Level

    We'll give you a t-shirt for supporting us! A custom t-shirt that you can show off to friends and family! Plus we'll include the Kickstarter appreciation event and bottle opener premium, and acknowledge your support on our web page.

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    Hop Yard and Brewery Tour

    Join us for a barbecue lunch at the hop yard for up to four people, including a tour! Then we meet up at the brewery for a tour afterwards. This must take place on a July weekend to get the full hop yard experience - we may need to combine groups to ensure we recognize everyone at this level of support (limited to two groups)! We'll include four of the Hop Yards hats for each group.

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    Pilot Brew Day Experience

    Once we open, we will still be engaged in recipe development using our 1/2-barrel pilot system. At this level, you'll be part of a test brew - we'll coordinate recipe selection with you, and then meet you at the brewery bright and early on a Saturday morning to go through the process. We'll keep you posted as the brew goes through fermentation, and then let you know when it goes on tap - you get to name the batch, and you'll get a growler fill to boot! You'll also be invited to the Kickstarter Appreciation Event, receive the bottle opener, a Hop Yards hat, and a t-shirt, and we'll acknowledge you on the web page.

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Funding period

- (30 days)