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$3,386 pledged of $25,000 goal
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By Antonio Maradiaga
$3,386 pledged of $25,000 goal
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About this project

Well it's time for a move! After taking some great advice, we've decided to move our fundraising campaign to IndieGoGo. Why are we moving our campaign to IndieGoGo?

Flexibility and increased visibility!

The flexibility part of IndieGoGo allows our supporters to make a pledge using ANY credit card or your PayPal account! You don't have to register for an Amazon account and don't have to link it to your Kickstarter account. IndieGoGo allows users to makes it easier to make a pledge by using whatever credit card you have or by using your PayPal account.

The visibility part of our move allows us to get away from the spawn of "I wanna make potato salad" campaigns on Kickstarter. Our project seems to have been buried under similar "I want to make beer" type campaigns that sadly have taken away from more deserving projects. Although Kickstarter claims to review projects prior to allowing them to go live, Kickstarter is overflowing with these type of nonsense projects hoping to cash in on goofy campaigns.

For this reason, we are kindly asking all of our current backers to PLEASE cancel your Kickstarter pledges and make a similar pledge on our IndieGoGo project. You can get to our project via the following links.

IndieGoGo URL:
- http://igg.me/at/twinpanzee

Twinpanzee URLs:
- Twinpanzee.com/indiegogo
- Twinpanzee.com/fund

We know it's a HUGE risk to relaunch our fundraising campaign on a different site, but we feel the flexibility and visibility on IndieGoGo will better help us meet our goals. We're going to leave our Kickstarter project page up and running until it expires next Thursday (August 21st) as a way to redirect users to our IndieGoGo project page. Because we're far from reaching our $25,000 goal, none of our backers will be charged...promise!

So please help us get the word out and visit our new home on IndieGoGo. We've adjusted our reward levels in order to make sure we can reach our newly set goal. Thanks so much for your support and time and we hope you'll check out our new fundraising campaign at IndieGoGo.

All the best and remember to please support your local breweries & cheers to VA beer!

Maha & Antonio ask you to, "Please follow us over to IndieGoGo. We'll toast you if you do! Thanks!"
Maha & Antonio ask you to, "Please follow us over to IndieGoGo. We'll toast you if you do! Thanks!"

Risks and challenges

Laws, licenses, permits...oh my! As we continue to move forward in planning our brewery, we've found that one of the most challenging aspects of starting a brewery (regardless of the size) is obtaining the proper permits, licenses and dealing with the many laws.

Breweries are closely monitored and heavily regulated at both the state and federal level. In addition to the normal business licenses and permits required of everyone in Virginia, we also must meet the requirements of Federal TTB (formerly ATF) and the ABC of Virginia.

If that wasn't enough, the amount of time it takes to obtain all the necessary permits and licenses are astounding. Imagine paying a monthly lease and not being able to open your doors to the public and sell your brews until you have the right license/permits. We're at the mercy of our state and federal government but will do our due diligence to ensure all of our requests are in order to expedite processing. As we've learned from other brewer friends, once you submit the paperwork we have virtually no control over how long it takes for approval.

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    A virtual banana & beer scented primate high-five for your $1 support. Every bit helps and we will kindly keep you in our hearts and thoughts! Thanks for your support and HIGH FIVE!! :-)

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    Primate love on the interwebz! A special "Thank You" on our Twinpanzee.com website where your name will be listed and we will be forever thankful for your very kind contribution.

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    You'll get one super-amazing-extra-sticky official Twinpanzee Brewing Co sticker for a $7 pledge! What a bargain! You can stick this sticker on your wall, your kegerator, beer fridge, bar, your bum-bum, sports car or anywhere you'd like to show your love and support for Twinpanzee Brewing Co! Plus we'll add your name to our website to thank you for your support.

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    Official Twinpanzee Brewing Co sticker, coaster and your name on website

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    Twinpanzee Bottle Opener - Large credit card style bottle opener with the super cool Twinpanzee logo. Also includes sticker and coaster

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    Official Twinpanzee Brewing Co T-shirt. A premium limited edition t-shirt (mens and ladies sizes available). Also includes bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Twinpanzee Pint Glass - A pint glass screen printed with the official Twinpanzee logo. Also includes the sticker, coaster, bottle opener, and premium t-shirt.

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    Official Twinpanzee Growler (in-town pick-up only). Stop by and pick up your 64oz screw top growler with Twinpanzee Brewing Co logo. Also includes t-shirt, pint glass, bottle opener, sticker and coaster. Non-mailing option, you must pick up in person.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Official Twinpanzee Growler (delivered by mail). 64oz screw top growler with Twinpanzee Brewing Co logo. Also includes t-shirt, pint glass, bottle opener, sticker and coaster

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Private Grand Opening Party - One (1) ticket to a private Kickstarter supporters only grand opening party. Two hours of brewery tours, snacks, and drinks. Also includes growler, pint glass, t-shirt, bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Grand Opening Party x2 - Two (2) tickets for you AND a guest for our private Kickstarter grand opening party. Also includes 1 of each: growler, pint glass, t-shirt, bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    Name on a prominently displayed wall in the brewery called "Our Family Tree". Also one (1) ticket to our private Kickstarter Grand Opening party, includes growler, pint glass, t-shirt, bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Private Dinner Party - Enjoy one (1) ticket for an evening filled with decadent home made Moroccan food made by a real Moroccan primate! You'll feast on amazing food, sip tasty beverages while chatting about craft brews and food with the Twinpanzee primates. Also includes name on "Family Tree" plaque, growler, pint glass, t-shirt, bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Private Dinner Party x2 - Two (2) private dinner party tickets. You and one guest will enjoy an evening filled with decadent home made Moroccan food made by a real Moroccan primate! You and your guest will feast on amazing food, sip tasty beverages while chatting about craft brews and food with the Twinpanzee primates. Also includes two of each: name on "Family Tree" plaque, growler, pint glass, t-shirt, bottle opener, sticker and coaster.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Brew a batch with the Primates - Work with the Primates to design your own recipe and brew it on our system. You'll come back a few weeks later to check on your creation. Includes an official Twinpanzee "staff" shirt, 1 ticket to the private Kickstarter party, bottle opener, name on "Family Tree" plaque, a growler, pint glass, t-shirt, coaster and sticker. Does NOT include transportation and hotel.

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Funding period

- (59 days)