$1,911
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40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 11 2015 2:15 PM UTC +00:00
$1,911
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 11 2015 2:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

Clevelanders love Cleveland, and finally it feels like everyone else is starting to catch on to what we knew all along. Whether you're an "all in" Cavs fans, an eager republican anxious for the convention, or just a a newcomer enjoying the city you're sure to find something going on to get excited about. Our city has become a destination, and our craft beer scene has been recognized as one of the best by Conde Nast, GQ, and Travel and Leisure magazine. With accolades like these, it's hard not to be both proud and energized by our ever-evolving city.

The Guardians of Beer is a concept that combines the then with the now of Cleveland. Our Hope Memorial Bridge is iconic, but more importantly it represents our cities industrious roots. Our adaptation places one of our new burgeoning industries in the hands of the guardians, for them to safeguard as our city continues to flourish.

Our coasters are made from high quality hardwoods and stone. Instead of printing the design on the coasters, we engrave them with a laser to ensure that the artwork doesn't fade with time. Each hardwood set is finished with many coats of linseed oil to enhance it's durability and beauty. Like Cleveland, they’re meant to last a long while. 

We expect to begin fulfilling orders within the first two weeks of the campaign ending and delivering/shipping all orders by December 15, 2015.

Risks and challenges

We were able to keep our goal amount low by sourcing a fairly inexpensive laser engraver that is different from our prototyping engraver. It’s possible there may be a learning curve to the engraver we purchase for this project that could lead to a delay in production. Additionally, should we encounter any mechanical issues with the engraver purchased, we may face delays related to troubleshooting and customer service from the engraving company. (However, We do have some brainy engineer colleagues that have offered their assistance in the event that something goes wrong.)

From a production standpoint, the coasters have been thoroughly tested, and over 30 sets have been made to ensure consistency across different materials. Our funding goal allows for a small percentage of material waste.

There is a longer engraving time (4 hours per set) on the marble, so there may be some delays in fulfillment if we receive a disproportionately high order for that material. For that reason, we created a backing tier for marble with estimated delivery dates so that it would allow us to still get all other items shipped by December 15, 2015.

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    Single Wood Coaster

    Select a your favorite guardian and wood type for this single item.

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    Speed Bottle Opener

    Impress your friends (or not) with your lighting speed bottle opening

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    8"x8" Print of Guardian

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    Craft Lovers T-shirt

    Soon to be your favorite CLE t-shirt ever! Possibly second favorite, we're not picky.

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    12"x12" Engraved art of Guardian

    Select a your favorite guardian and we will make a wall ready wooden engraved piece

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Set of 4 wood coasters. Choose from Maple, Cherry, Walnut, or Basswood.

    (for additional sets please use add-on guide)

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    Craft Lovers Glassware

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    Wood Coaster set
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    Set of 4 8"x8" Prints of Guardian

    Lino-cut prints of all the Guardians on high quality paper

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    Marble Coaster set
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    Etched Black Marble with felt Feet

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    Set of Wood Coasters and Glassware

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    The Care package

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    All Coaster sets!

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    The Deluxe Wall Art Package

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    The Start-up Brewer

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    The Deluxe Packaging Package

    Impress all the craft lovers with a new beer can or label design. For those bottlers we'll redesign those paper caddies as well!

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Funding period

- (45 days)