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Building a brewery/distillery is a big project but we need a little system to bring it all together. Join us for our first round of R&D
Building a brewery/distillery is a big project but a little system will bring it all together. Our first round of R&D is a go thanks to our Kickstarter supporters! We have beers out on tap around NYC -Check out where to find us on via BeerMenus.com
Building a brewery/distillery is a big project but a little system will bring it all together. Our first round of R&D is a go thanks to our Kickstarter supporters! We have beers out on tap around NYC -Check out where to find us on via BeerMenus.com
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Interboro Spirits & Ales: The R&D Project

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INTERBORO SPIRITS AND ALES  is a new brewery and distillery opening in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2016. We'll be breaking down the barriers between beer and spirits while bringing a community together that wants to explore what can happen when you do. 

We hope you'll join us to find out what it takes to make great tasting, complex flavored products from such simple ingredients as grain, yeast and water.

THE R&D PROJECT

Building a production facility is a big project. While we're working on that, the R&D (Research & Development) Project will give us the ability to bring our community into the process. With a small pilot system to run small-scale runs of interesting products, both beer and spirits, we can explore flavors together.

R&D PROJECT COSTS

This chart summarizes the costs to make this happen.  It shows the various components of the pilot system to do these small-scale batches. With other costs like payment transaction fees and Kickstarter's fees (thank you, Kickstarter for being you!) we need to raise $11,500 to make this happen!

R&D Project Costs
R&D Project Costs

*****STRETCH GOAL ***** $14,800 *****
If we are able to raise an additional $3300, we can order 10 new barrels (yes, they cost that much!) We can either age the beer we make or distill R&D Project beers into limited run spirits.  We're really excited to get these types of cross-category pilot runs going. With your help, we will!!

REWARDS

We appreciate you even considering participating in our Kickstarter! To give everyone a shot at joining us, we've created a number of reward levels - hopefully there's one you like *and* feels right! More details in the Reward listing itself, but here's a quick look:

  • PITCH A PRODUCT NAME! --- $1
    Help us with a $1 and we'll put your product name idea into the mix! 
  • INTERBORO LOGO STICKER --- $5
    Up to you where you want to put it! If it's still that Trapper Keeper or a VW, we won't judge!
  • LIMITED EDITION INTERBORO R&D PROJECT T-SHIRT --- $35
    Just what it sounds like. We'll post an update with design soon!
  • LIMITED EDITION INTERBORO R&D PROJECT T-SHIRT
    + INTERBORO TASTING GLASS --- $50
    Yep, this is just what it sounds like, too. Tasting glass is perfect for beer or spirits!  Watch for the design update soon!
  • TOTAL INTERBORO SWAG PACK --- $100
    That's the R&D shirt, 32 oz growler, 2 tasting glasses and that awesome sticker!
  • R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP --- $150 
    As a member, you'll get a 32 oz growler and exclusive access to purchase fills of R&D PROJECT brews for our FIRST 12 MONTHS
  • PRIVATE PRE-OPENING TOUR --- $250
    Bring five of your friends and yourself for a private pre-launch tour of our facility.  Sneak peek extraordinaire! You'll each leave with an Interboro tasting glass, too.
  • BREW "R&D" DAY
    + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP --- $500

    Put a vacation day to good use by coming in once we're up and running and brewing a test batch with us. You'll get the R&D Project membership benefits too, and one of those brews will be one you helped make!
  • BREW "R&D" DAY
    + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP
    + PRIVATE TASTING PARTY --- $1000
    Brew a test batch with us and share it with friends at a hour-long private event at our space! R&D Project membership included too.
  • BREW "R&D" DAY
    + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP
    + PRIVATE TASTING PARTY
    + DISTILLED/BARREL AGING --- $1500

    Brew a test batch and share it with friends at a hour-long private event at our space, then set some of it aside for barrel aging or distilling too. R&D Project membership included here as well.

Everyone who contributes - even a dollar - will be invited to join us for our Launch Party!  We want to thank everyone for their early support!

And whether you can or can't join us on Kickstarter, sign up for our mailing list!

Thanks to everyone for reading and considering backing our Kickstarter! 

Risks and challenges

* Delivery timing of swag: We will do our best to ship these items to everyone as soon as possible.
* Timing of production readiness: We're working hard to be open by March 2016, but that is dependent on federal, state, and local regulatory bodies as well as construction completion.

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    PITCH YOUR NAME IDEA!
    Don't want any swag or just have a buck? Suggest a product name for us and we'll post it as part of social media polls with your name (or anonymously, if you prefer!) and we'll see where we get! Imagine the fun of seeing it on our list of products!

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    INTERBORO LOGO STICKER
    We're thrilled to have everyone out there supporting us! Sport a sticker and show your support to the world! Put it on your laptop, your Trapper Keeper, your car, whatever you take everywhere these days!

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    INTERBORO R&D PROJECT T-SHIRT / LIMITED EDITION!
    Our R&D PROJECT t-shirts will be limited run for our Kickstarter backers only! Everyone will be asking where you got it!

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    LIMITED EDITION INTERBORO R&D PROJECT T-SHIRT + INTERBORO TASTING GLASS
    One of those limited edition t-shirts and a tasting glass to drink tasty craft beers from. Add them both to your brewery shirt and glass collections!

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    TOTAL INTERBORO SWAG PACK
    We'll send you the full set: the limited edition INTERBORO R&D PROJECT t-shirt, the growler (sorry, no exclusive access to R&D PROJECT fills with this though), 2 tasting glasses and an Interboro sticker. You'll be all decked out in Interboro swag!

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    R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP

    Your membership will get you an R&D PROJECT GROWLER and EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to fill it with R&D PROJECT brews for our FIRST 12 MONTHS OF OPERATIONS) You'll also get a LIMITED EDITION INTERBORO R&D PROJECT T-SHIRT, too.

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    PRIVATE PRE-OPENING TOUR
    Get a private tour for you and 10 of your closest friends before we open! Isn't fun to get a sneak peek?!

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    R&D BREW DAY + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP
    Maybe you have too many PTO days left to use or feel a headache coming on and have to stay home, we don't know, but you could put that day to good use by coming in once we're up and running and brew a test batch with us. You'll get the R&D Project membership benefits too, and one of those brews will be one you helped make!

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    BREW "R&D" DAY + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP + PRIVATE TASTING PARTY

    Brew a batch and bring your friends to drink it!
    Come and brew on our R&D system with Jesse and we'll open the tasting room for an hour-long private event for you and your friends to come and experience your handiwork! You'll have the R&D Project membership too! More details involved than will fit here due to product restrictions but email and we can explain!

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    BREW "R&D" DAY + R&D PROJECT MEMBERSHIP + PRIVATE TASTING PARTY + DISTILLED SPIRIT / BARREL AGING

    Brew a batch and bring your friends to drink it!
    Come and brew on our R&D system with Jesse and we'll open the tasting room for an hour-long private event for you and your friends to come and experience your handiwork! You'll have the R&D Project membership too! Either barrel-age some of your brew for later with us or have us distill it - you choose!
    More details involved than will fit here due to product restrictions but email and we can explain!

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