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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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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