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Inspired by the home-brewing going on at the White House: I designed a shirt, a pint glass, and more around the idea.
Inspired by the home-brewing going on at the White House: I designed a shirt, a pint glass, and more around the idea.
84 backers pledged $2,963 to help bring this project to life.

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First and foremost: This isn't about politics. This is about portmanteaus and alcohol. If that's not enough to get you excited, then I don't know how you get out of bed in the morning.

UPDATE #1 - FUNDED in 2.5 hours!

UPDATE #2 - STRETCH GOAL HIT. Scroll to the bottom to check out the sweet pint glass design the backers voted for.

UPDATE #3 - PINT-SIZED PACKAGES, NOW AVAILABLE. Now, the estimated delivery date seems late, but everything except the glass should keep the october delivery date. With glass, there's proofs, and more shipping involved, which adds on time. Odds are, they'll show up at your doorstep in November.

So the President brews beer.

Or rather, he bought a home-brew kit and sent it off to the White House kitchens. Either way, it's awesome. So awesome, I designed a shirt about it!

Look at this handsome, headless couple.
Look at this handsome, headless couple.

Originally, this was going to be a one-off shirt, just for me. I first looked to zazzle.com, but their print quality wasn't up to snuff. Then I looked to spreadshirt.com, but my design was "too complex" for them.

So I went to a local print shop, and they said, "Yeah, no problem". 

But when you go professional, there's a catch: You have to buy in bulk. I can't just make something for me anymore, so I'm going to make it for all of you. 

The goal of this kickstarter is to get these shirts into existence, then shipped into loving homes. There's no quest for profits here. $300 covers the cost for the smallest print run, shipping, tax, and kickstarter/amazon fees. In the end, I end up with a shirt, and so do you.

About the tees: 

As noted above, I'm going for quality shirt printing here. So I've settled on a Canvas brand tee, Heathered Brown. Which comes in Men's and Women's sizes, S-XXL. If you want a larger/smaller size, contact me. I'll see what I can do. 

UPDATE: Just in case you missed it in the paragraph (and photo) above, we have women's tees now, offered at no additional charge! What kind of tee you want will be chosen after the backing period has ended, in an email. So if you've already backed, don't fret! You don't have to change a thing.

Each shirt will be printed locally, in cooperation with the fine folks at stl-style.com. Close enough to my apartment that I can stand uncomfortably close and peer over their shoulders while they're being made, to ensure every tee comes out right.

Sorry, no international shipping.

So you're not into printed tees but still think the design is neat? There's a backer reward for that.

Postcards and Recipe cards. After white-house.gov released their home-brew recipes (under a Creative Commons 3.0 license), I designed a little more around that. Backing these tiers helps make printing and shipping a little less stressful. I'm just one guy, after all.

Fun Fact: Creative Commons 3.0 allows for resale, with attribution.
Fun Fact: Creative Commons 3.0 allows for resale, with attribution.
The "Greetings from Baracktoberfest" Postcard
The "Greetings from Baracktoberfest" Postcard

UPDATE: Holy smokes! $1,000 STRETCH GOAL HIT.

You folks are incredible! Over $1000, in such a short time! Shipping options have been sorted out, and "Pint Sized" Package tiers have been added. One pint glass is $20, or you can get two for $35. Shipping included. No international orders. Continental U.S. only. 

Sorry Hawaii and Alaska.

The "Pint Sized" packages include one glass. Add $10 to any bundle, and get a second pint glass. Due to the difficulty and expense involved with shipping glass, I'm limiting these to two per backer. If you want more than two, you'll have to be sneaky. Maybe get someone to back on your behalf? 

The backers voted for satin-etched glass. I'll drink to that.
The backers voted for satin-etched glass. I'll drink to that.

Wow. We've got a lot of backer options, now! Here's a visual breakdown:

Add $10 for a pint glass, $5 for an extra set of postcards or recipes, or $22 for an extra shirt.
Add $10 for a pint glass, $5 for an extra set of postcards or recipes, or $22 for an extra shirt.

Thanks for your support!

FAQ

  • After the backing period ends, you'll get an email linking to a order form. You'll pick the size, and give me your address then.

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  • The pint glass will be another backer tier, offered at cost. I'd love to give one out to every backer who grabbed a shirt—it'd make great padding for shipping too!—but I just don't think it'll be possible.

    Also, since I have to get the glasses made outside my immediate area, they'll have to be shipped to me, then shipped to you. So they'll arrive separately and after the shirt.

    Just so we're clear, "at cost" includes the price of the glass, tax, shipping, kickstarter's 5% fee, and amazon's credit card processing fee.

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  • It will probably be before December. But because I have to get proofs, and have glasses shipped to me from a little farther away, it'll take more time. All other items will ship separately, and earlier. Probably by October.

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  • Sure! Just tack on $5 per copy if you want an extra post card, and send me a note about what you want. The note is the important part. If I don't know what you want, I'll just pocket that money.

    Additional shirts are $22.

    Additional pint glasses are $10, but you can only add on one of these, for a total of two (2) pint glasses per backer.

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    A hearty thank-you for your support, and the knowledge that I'll be panicking a little less when it comes time to ship things out.

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    Package Deal 1: The White House homebrew recipe cards, and two "Greetings From Baracktoberfest" postcards.

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    One Baracktoberfest Pint Glass, with an etched satin finish.

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    Package Deal 2: One Baracktoberfest Shirt + Two "Greetings from Baracktoberfest" postcards. Shirt Sizes S-XXL. Make sure to check the sizing chart!

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    Package Deal 3: One Baracktoberfest Shirt + One set of Recipe Cards (two cards total). Shirt Sizes S-XXL. Make sure to check the sizing chart!

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    PINT-SIZED PACKAGE #3: One Pint Glass + One shirt.

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    PINT-SIZED PACKAGE #4: One Pint Glass + One shirt + Two "Greeting from Baracktoberfest" Postcards.

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    PINT-SIZED PACKAGE #6: One Pint Glass + One shirt + One set of recipe cards, complete with Baracktoberfest design +Two "Greeting from Baracktoberfest" Postcards.

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    LAST DAY SPECIAL: So you REALLY like this design, eh? Well, now you can own it! Reprint it, frame it on the wall, or make your own shirts and glasses. Do whatever you want with it. I keep enough rights to put it in my portfolio, and complete this project's fulfillment.

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