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Serving up memorable uniqueness one pint at a time, our hand crafted ales have that home grown KC pride built into every single glass.
Serving up memorable uniqueness one pint at a time, our hand crafted ales have that home grown KC pride built into every single glass.
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Who We Are

Colony Handcrafted Ales will be a unique brewery, creating local ales with a friendly taproom. Since the day Colony opened, it has made a name for itself throughout the city with a unique atmosphere, quality commercial beers, well-crafted cocktails and an excellent espresso bar. Once we opened, we knew it was only a matter of time before we wanted to join the other fantastic breweries in North Kansas City with our own beers. For the past 4 months, we've been able to serve our handcrafted ales at countless beer fests around the city with great reception. We're excited to serve you by bringing great brews and a community-minded business to North Kansas City.

Master Brewer: Rodney Beagle is our guy. We've never met someone so passionate about their craft. He's an award winning brewer with many accolades under his belt between multiple brewing events. Here's just a few of them.

Best in Show (1st place out of 67 beers) - Peppercorn Whiskey Saison

Gold Medal - Peppercorn Whiskey Saison in Belgian specialty ale category.

Silver Medal - Royal Gose in the Belgian specialty ale category.

Bronze Medal - Cream Ale

Iron Brewer - 2015, 2016

The Plan

Our hope is to begin serving our own beer at Colony as early as Spring 2017. Once we meet our Kickstarter goal, we can purchase the rest of the brewing equipment and finish renovating our brewery space. Our brewery will be a 3 barrel brew system, capable of brewing 90 gallons of fresh, delicious beer at a time. This system will supply us with brewing kettles, fermentation vessels and kegging equipment to supply local bars and restaurants, as well as our loyal, thirsty, beer-loving customers.

We're excited to share our dedication and passion for local beer, made right here in the Kansas City metro! Our facility is already an inviting, comfortable, friendly taproom with a full espresso bar featuring our North Summit Slow Brew and Kombucha on tap.

What will your contribution be used for?

With your help, we will be able to complete construction, order our brewing equipment, stock supplies, etc. Our community support has already been amazing since we opened and we hope to continue that even more once our beers are brewing.

The Beer

We've already been able to take our beers to many festivals in the Midwest with great reception. We hope to feature some of these ales when we start brewing in house. Below is a list of beers that our fans keep asking for.

'83 Hamlet | Whiskey Saison - Brewed in collaboration with Wood + Salt, this Saison incorporates both rye and smoked malts to create a whiskey like appearance and taste. (7% - 49 IBU)

Ella May's Twisted Roots | Peach Belgian Strong - Made with one of our baristas peaches off of her peach tree in her parents back yard, this Belgian Ale is all juicy fruit! (7.5% - 40 IBU)

Fuller | Caramel Latte Porter - This Pre-Prohibition style Porter is made in collaboration with Post Coffee Company out of Lee's Summit, Missouri using one full gallon of their rotating single origin coffee to every 5 gallons brewed. Could be caramel, mocha, pumpkin, vanilla, or hazelnut depending on the season/occasion! (6% - 24 IBU)

Winner's | Strawberry Cream Ale - Made in collaboration with a local tea shop out of KC, this cream ale based beer is made with a tea blend including rose hips, hibiscus, apple, and wild strawberries. Summer in a glass!

Rewards!

Colony Founder T-Shirt Colony Founder T-Shirt
Colony Founder T-Shirt Colony Founder T-Shirt

 

Founder Pint Glass Founder Pint Glass
Founder Pint Glass Founder Pint Glass

 

Membership Mug Membership Mug
Membership Mug Membership Mug

 

Growler Options Growler Options
Growler Options Growler Options

 

I'm new to Kickstarter – How does it work?

We set a goal -- in this case $10,000. We set a deadline for 30 Days. You pledge whatever you feel like. Remember that the bigger the pledge, the greater the reward (look above for a list of all the cool rewards we offer).

If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). We will have met our goal, you get your rewards and everyone is happy.

Even if we meet our goal, you can keep pledging. You will still get your cool rewards and you’ll be able to make Colony Handcrafted Ales even bigger and better!

If we don't make the goal, your credit card is NOT charged, we DON’T get a penny and you DON’T get any of the wonderful rewards. Let’s make sure THAT horrible scenario doesn't happen.

How can I help?

Besides backing the brewery itself, you can SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends about the project via email, share it on Facebook, tweet about it, take a selfie with us, anything!

Risks and challenges

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Starting a brewery requires a ton of work, as well as a lot of licensing. To ensure we do things properly and licenses are obtained, we're working with local and state officials, who are already helping guide us in everything along the way. We already maintain a close, friendly relationship with the city of Northtowne to ensure a smooth approval process for our local and state licensing.
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To stay within budget and incorporate our personal touch, we will be doing a lot of the final, detailed work on our own. We are crossing our fingers that there won't be any major hiccups during the buildout so we can get our beer into your hands as soon a we can.
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If our project is not funded, you will not be charged. There is no risk to you. If our project is not funded, our plans for the brewery will change, but we will keep working to bring more local craft beer to the KC metro! Therefore, we will still recognize your support on our website. Please contribute today!

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    Prost!

    Cheers! - We’ll toast your honor with a public thank you on Facebook & on our website (all levels).

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    Book A Flight

    Keep a custom Taster Glass with your flight!

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    Founder

    Get a founders' exclusive Colony t-shirt with our new Colony Hancrafted Ales logo, a thank you, and a sticker.

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    Swag

    For your $50 donation you will receive a super comfy founders' exclusive Colony t-shirt, two founders' exclusive Colony glasses, and don't forget the Thank You!

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    Beer 101 Class

    Take a class with Brewmaster Rodney and learn the basics of beer making. During this class you'll be able to go behind the scenes of our brewery and get hands on training while you make a batch of fresh beer.

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    Greatest Christmas Party Ever

    Snag 2 invites for our Private Christmas Party. Included will be food, festivities and beverages!

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    Member for Life

    Get your Brewery Membership without having to purchase again! After the crowdfunding is over, the public will be able to purchase a yearly membership for $60. This membership gets you your very own 20 oz. Arc Britannia Mug that will hang on our wall. Anytime you order a 16oz, your membership gets you a 20oz pour every time and you'll never have to purchase your membership again.

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    Membership + Beer Class Package

    Get your Brewery Membership and Beer Class together with this package!

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    Growler Club 1

    Growler of the Month Club:
    Receive our 64 oz. custom amber growler and a fill every month for a year! Also receive a logo decal and a thank you on the website.

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    Membership + Swag Package

    This reward gets you the Beer Membership + The Swag Package.

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    Growler Club 2

    Growler of the Month Club:
    Receive our 64 oz. custom stainless steel growler and a fill every month for a year! Also receive a logo decal and a thank you on the website.

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    The Regular

    Brewery Membership with Mug (Never purchase it again!)
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    The Regular Package

    Brewery Membership with Mug (Never purchase it again!)
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    2 Invites to Our Private Christmas Party

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    Coffee?

    Maybe you're not into the brewery thing but still want an opportunity to support our mission to serve creative and tasty beverages. Get the coveted "HEIRLOOM" card, which is good for 1 coffee drink each day we are open!

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    A Beer A Day Makes Everything OK :)

    You already know you're going to be spending a lot of time at Colony, or maybe you already do? Grab one of our coveted "BARREL-AGED" cards, which is good for 1 fill-up each day we are open!
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    Create Your Own Beer

    Work with our master brewer to conceive of and name a specialty brew of your preference. We'll also host a party with the Colony crew for you and up to 20 of your friends. (Includes food and pours!) Plus, you’ll get to name a fermentation vessel once we build our brewhouse. Includes all other reward swag.
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Funding period

- (30 days)