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A grassroots endeavor to bring small batch, artisanal beer to the greater Prescott community. Help GMB become part of the local flavor!
A grassroots endeavor to bring small batch, artisanal beer to the greater Prescott community. Help GMB become part of the local flavor!
242 backers pledged $18,012 to help bring this project to life.

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The Back Story

Granite Mountain Brewing is what happened when the four of us - Amanda and Michael, and Audra and Damon - got together to enjoy good food and Michael's homebrew. Then got together again. And again. Our shared love of food, beer, and community ignited an underground beer tasting movement, bringing our favorite things together with ever more people. In a little over a year, we've hosted nearly 100 individuals at 8 tastings and made many friends along the way. It was clear to us, as word of the tastings spread, that there was a demand for more local, craft beer in this part of Central Arizona.

The Beer

We may be the new kids on the Prescott beer scene, but GMB brings ten years of brewing experience to the table. Michael Stanger is the man behind the beer, blending influences from the farmlands of Vermont to the mountains of Alaska, the homelands of Idaho and now the high deserts of Prescott. These environments, communities, and travels around the world helped develop Michael's brews to the award-winning beers they've become (winning a total of 4 gold medals at the 2010 and 2011 Arizona Society of Homebrewers Oktoberfest competitions, the largest homebrew competition in the state).

Our flagship beers are Muddy Wash Milk Stout, Bradshaw Blonde Ale, and Thumb Butte Brown Ale. Seasonals might include Mesquite Smoked Porter, The Krampus Klaw (a spiced Christmas ale), Prickly Pear Blonde Ale, Oatmeal-Chocolate Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Vanilla-Bourbon Porter, and Lavender Saison - to name a few. There is no telling what Michael will think of next.

The Vision

With your help, GMB will produce small batch, artisan beers, operate a small tasting room for the sale of pints and growlers, and have beers on tap at local establishments. We hope to work with restaurants and bars to create styles unique to their establishment’s personality or fare, and offer our flagship beers, seasonal styles, and experiments at the tasting room. 

We're already on our way, growing Granite Mountain Brewing from a garage to a more substantial operation. Our 3-barrel brewing system arrived last month, we have a location in historic downtown Prescott, and we are in the licensing process now. To continue this momentum we are asking for support in the spirit of community that has propelled us so far. Funds raised through Kickstarter will help to purchase brewing equipment, make renovations to the space, and create the small, neighborhood gathering place that we envision. 

This is where YOU come in .... YOU can help bring craft beer to Prescott. 

KickStart Us!

DONATE to our Kickstarter campaign, and not only will you be helping make this project a reality, you'll also score sweet rewards!  We only receive funding if we reach our TOTAL goal--it's all or nothing, all the more reason for you to donate!To help kick-start GMB, follow these simple steps:  

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3. DONATE

On our Kickstarter project page, pledge at whatever level you like. Take advantage of our fun rewards or, if you prefer, you can opt to not receive rewards. Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal by April 2, 2012.


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Spread the word! Help us out by sharing this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, college buddies and whoever else crosses your path!The more support we receive, the sooner we can start serving up those craft beers that you love.

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    "Stuck on GMB". A hot-off-the-press Granite Mountain Brewing logo sticker and your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery. We'll mail your sticker and a hand-written thank you - no matter where you are!

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    "Pint for a Pledge." A GMB logo pint glass, logo sticker, and your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.
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    "Dressed for Success." A stylin' GMB logo t-shirt, pint glass, and sticker as well as your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.
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    "GMB Elite." A special-edition Mug Club pint glass and one-year membership to GMB's Mug Club. Your pint glass will be kept at the brewery and you'll receive special offers and treatment upon every visit. Plus, a t-shirt, sticker, and your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.
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    "The VIP." 2 tickets to our VIP Grand Opening Party plus a double-swag package: 2 t-shirts, 2 pint glasses, stickers, and your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.
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    "The Growl...er": your very own insulated, logo HydroFlask growler plus a set of 4 logo pint glasses and a t-shirt. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    "A Swell Sampler." A private tasting event with the head brewer for you and 7 of your favorite people at the GMB tasting room, plus a swag package for everyone. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    "Homebrewers' Delight." A basic homebrew kit and a personal lesson with brewmaster Michael plus a swag package. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    "Tastebud Teaser." A private, 4-course, beer-pairing dinner for 6 at the GMB tasting room. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    "You Brew." Join brewmaster Michael for a brew day at the brewery. Work with Michael to select the style and name it. You'll look so official in your embroidered GMB logo work shirt! Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    "Get Tanked." Your name proudly displayed on one of our tanks in the brewery! You'll also get a swag package: t-shirt, pint glass, sticker. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery.

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    "A Whole Lotta Fete." Your very own, exclusive, party at the brewery/tasting room for 30 people. You and your guests will receive a super-special party package for a night to remember. Your name emblazoned as a GMB backer on our website and in some monumental fashion inside the brewery

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Funding period

- (30 days)