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Create your own unique custom engraved bottle openers! Handcrafted in the USA!

About this project

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NEW OPTION!

Hang a HomeBrewer or CraftBrewer on a hook by adding a cord for an extra $1 on top of your pledge. Send us a message if you would like this.

The HomeBrewer is the go-to opener for bartenders. The cord is a great feature so they can easily grab their opener out of a pocket and twirl it around their finger. Customize it with choice of opener color and cord color. Personalize it with a custom engraving.

 

 

Our openers make unique gifts!  Great for birthdays, holidays, wedding presents, groomsmen, and bridesmaid gifts! 

Check out these custom engraved, personalized groomsmen gifts our good friends asked us to make for their wedding.

 

 

After sharing a few beers one night, friends, Mike and Nicole wanted to create a fully customizable bottle opener, one that would allow the consumer to create their own, always unique, personalized product. Shortly after, CoLAB Bottle Openers LLC was born.

Mike, utilizing his 14 years of machining experience, envisioned the original opener design based on custom wrenches he made to work on motocross and mountain bikes.

Now, a few short years later, CoLAB Bottle Openers LLC is almost ready to bring these products to the market. Mike and Nicole are excited and ready to get custom CoLAB Bottle Openers into your hands!

 

Our bottle openers are designed and handcrafted near Salt Lake City, UT. We personally manufacture each aluminum opener, allowing for the highest quality of craftsmanship. We also work closely with local companies to buy material, anodize our aluminum openers (CraftBrewer, HomeBrewer, and MicroBrewer), and laser cut our stainless steel BrewersCard.

CraftBrewer 

•  Unique Fulcrum Design - Minimal Impact on Cap Integrity  •  Perfect for Cap Collectors and Hobbyists  •  Aluminum  • 

 

 HomeBrewer

•  Easy-Open Bi-Directional Design  •  Aluminum  •

 

MicroBrewer

•  Keychain Sized  •  Easy-Open Bi-Directional Design  •  Aluminum  •

 

 BrewersCard

•  Credit Card Sized  •  Open Cans and Bottles  •  Easy-Open Bi-Directional Design  •  Stainless Steel  •

 

Engravings

• Examples of Custom Engravings •

 

 

 

• Examples of Custom Logo Engravings •

 

Production

 Aluminum Openers  •  CraftBrewer  •  HomeBrewer  •  MicroBrewer  •

  • Made from 7075 series aluminum
  • We personally machine every aluminum opener
  • We individually hand sand every opener giving each one a unique finish 
  • We use a local company to anodize our aluminum openers
  • Custom engravings are prepped in house and engraved with the CNC machine
  • We press fit a magnet into a hole milled out with the CNC machine (CraftBrewer and HomeBrewer)
  • We hand tie cord onto each of our MicroBrewer keychains

Stainless Steel  Opener  •  BrewersCard  •

  • We use a local company to laser cut our stainless steel openers
  • We deburr each opener so they have smooth edges
  • We individually hand sand every opener giving each one a unique finish
  • Each "torched" color opener is individually hand torched so each one has slight variations in color making them wholly unique
  • Custom engravings are prepped in house and engraved with the CNC machine

 Functionality of Openers

• CraftBrewer •

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• HomeBrewer •

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• MicroBrewer •

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Caps 

Top and level views of caps after being opened with each opener

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 • MicroBrewer •

 

 

 • BrewersCard •

 

 

Kickstarter Funds

We rent a space at a local machine shop and have been borrowing tools and equipment to work on prototypes and make small batches of our openers with remnant material.  In order to continue production and make larger batches we need to buy our own tooling and vise for the CNC machine.  We also need other production tools and equipment for things such as cutting sheets of material and deburring and torching our BrewersCards after they have been laser cut.  With your support we can purchase these and other essential items.  Other funding will go towards Kickstarter rewards: material, production, packaging, shipping, Kickstarter fees, and Amazon Payment fees.

 

 

 Reward Information

*** Note: We cannot engrave anything that infringes on third party intellectual property rights such as trademarks and copyrights. Some examples are sports teams, company names, slogans, and logos. ***

 Pledge Reward Options - choices will be submitted in a survey emailed to backers at the end of our campaign (if applicable).

Opener Color Choices • CraftBrewer • HomeBrewer • MicroBrewer •

Cord Color Choices • MicroBrewer •

 Opener Color Choices • BrewersCard •

 Option for Press Fit Magnet • CraftBrewer • HomeBrewer •

 

 Pledge Rewards

$15  •  MicroBrewer  • Plain 

  • Choice of opener color
  • Choice of cord color

 

 $15  •  BrewersCard  •  Plain

  • Choice of opener color

 

$18  •  MicroBrewer  •  Custom Engraved (limit 3 characters)

  • Choice of opener color
  • Choice of cord color

 

$20  •  BrewersCard  •  Custom Engraved

  • Choice of opener color

 

$22  •  CraftBrewer   •  Plain

  • Choice of opener color
  • Option for press fit magnet (please add $2 to your pledge)

 

$22  •  HomeBrewer  •  Plain

  • Choice of opener color
  • Option for press fit magnet (please add $2 to your pledge)

 

 $27  •  CraftBrewer or HomeBrewer  •  Custom Engraved

  • Choice of opener color
  • Option for press fit magnet (please add $2 to your pledge)

 

 $32  •  CraftBrewer or HomeBrewer  •  Your Logo Custom Engraved

  • Choice of opener color
  • Option for press fit magnet (please add $2 to your pledge)

 

 $60  •  CraftBrewer or HomeBrewer  •  Leather Wrapped

  • Choice of opener color

 

 $82  •  COMBO  •  One each of All 4 Openers Custom Engraved ($92 if donations are made individually for each opener)

  • MicroBrewer, BrewersCard, CraftBrewer, and HomeBrewer
  • See $18, $20, and $27 pledges for reward information and options
  • Option for press fit magnet on CraftBrewer and/or HomeBrewer (please add $2/opener to your pledge)

 

 $125  •  5-Pack CraftBrewer or 5-Pack HomeBrewer  •  Your Logo Custom Engraved ($160 if donations are made individually)

  • Choice of opener color
  •  Option for press fit magnet (please add $10 to your pledge)

 

 $200  •  10-Pack CraftBrewer or 10-Pack HomeBrewer  •  Your Logo Custom Engraved ($320 if donations are made individually)

  • Choice of opener color 
  • Option for press fit magnet (please add $20 to your pledge)

 

 Project Timeline

 

Special thanks to Kevin Brower and Taren Howes for helping us make this Kickstarter project possible!  A very special thanks to Tony for helping us make our products possible!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Risks and challenges

Though we don't foresee any delays, anything can happen. Production delays are possible if the local companies that do our aluminum anodizing and laser cutting have delays on their end. However, we are confident in our estimations of the length of production and turn around, and believe that the above risks and challenges are most likely avoidable.

In the event that we get far more orders than we anticipate, there could be a potential delay in production only because each custom engraving takes time to set up and engrave.

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FAQ

  • Kickstarter allows only one pledge donation per project/Kickstarter account. If you would like to combine tiers into a customized reward please follow these steps:

    1. Choose a single pledge donation tier.

    2. Pledge an amount covering the total cost of the combined tiers (or more if you would like!).

    3. Send us a message with a description of the reward items and quantities for your pledge via the "Contact me" button near the top right of our main Kickstarter page.

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  • You can definitely get our logo engraved on our openers! These are the available pledge donation/reward options:

    BrewersCard Plain - $15 pledge donation tier
    CraftBrewer Plain - $22 pledge donation tier
    HomeBrewer Plain - $22 pledge donation tier

    ****The MicroBrewer does not have enough engraving space to fit our logo****

    After you pledge, please send us a message through the "Contact me" button near the top right of our page letting us know you would like our logo engraved. After the campaign ends, we will send you a survey via email where you can choose other reward options associated with the pledge donation you chose.

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  • Yes! When you select a donation tier you will have the option the increase the amount of your pledge before proceeding to the next steps of the donation process.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    2 backers

    CoLAB Sticker and Bottle Cap Magnet. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    21 backers

    • MICROBREWER • PLAIN - choice of opener color and cord color. You will submit your color choices in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    4 backers

    • BREWERSCARD • PLAIN - choice of opener color. You will submit your color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $18 or more

    28 backers

    • MICROBREWER • CUSTOM ENGRAVED (limit 3 characters) - choice of opener color and cord color. You will submit your engraving and color choices in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    11 backers

    • BREWERSCARD • CUSTOM ENGRAVED - choice of opener color. You will submit your engraving and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $22 or more

    7 backers

    • CRAFTBREWER • PLAIN - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your color choice in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $22 or more

    1 backer

    • HOMEBREWER • PLAIN - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your color choice in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $27 or more

    8 backers

    • HOMEBREWER • CUSTOM ENGRAVED - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your engraving and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $27 or more

    18 backers

    • CRAFTBREWER • CUSTOM ENGRAVED - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your engraving and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after the campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $32 or more

    2 backers

    • HOMEBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $32 or more

    6 backers

    • CRAFTBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED - choice of opener color. Option for magnet (please add $2 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)

    • CRAFTBREWER • LEATHER WRAPPED - choice of opener color. You will submit your color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)

    • HOMEBREWER • LEATHER WRAPPED - choice of opener color. You will submit your color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $81 or more

    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    • COMBO • ONE EACH OF ALL 4 OPENERS CUSTOM ENGRAVED ($91 if donations are made individually for each opener) - MicroBrewer, BrewersCard, HomeBrewer, and CraftBrewer (Limited Release for Kickstarter). See donation tiers $18, $20, $27, and $32 for information and options. Option for magnet on HomeBrewer and CraftBrewer (please add $2/opener to your pledge). You will submit your engravings and color choices in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $82 or more

    12 backers

    • COMBO • ONE EACH OF ALL 4 OPENERS CUSTOM ENGRAVED ($92 if donations are made individually for each opener) - MicroBrewer, BrewersCard, HomeBrewer, and CraftBrewer. See donation tiers $18, $20, and $27 for information and options. Option for magnet on HomeBrewer and CraftBrewer (please add $2/opener to your pledge). You will submit your engravings and color choices in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    0 backers

    • 5-PACK CRAFTBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED ($160 if donations are made individually) - choice of opener color. Option for magnet on all openers (please add $10 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    3 backers

    • 5-PACK HOMEBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED ($160 if donations are made individually) - choice of opener color. Option for magnet on all openers (please add $10 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    0 backers

    • 10-PACK CRAFTBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED ($320 if donations are made individually) - choice of opener color. Option for magnet on all openers (please add $20 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    2 backers

    • 10-PACK HOMEBREWER • YOUR LOGO CUSTOM ENGRAVED -
    choice of opener color. Option for magnet on all openers (please add $20 to your pledge). You will submit your logo and color choice in a survey emailed to backers after our campaign ends. Free shipping within the US

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)