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We are a startup brewery and beer hall in Ithaca, New York, and a community gathering space for all to enjoy.
We are a startup brewery and beer hall in Ithaca, New York, and a community gathering space for all to enjoy.
252 backers pledged $30,292 to help bring this project to life.

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It's All About Community

It takes a village! We at Liquid State Brewing Company are excited to be a part of our fantastic community. The City of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is home to both Cornell University and Ithaca College along with a population of small farm-sustaining, beer and wine-loving and local business-supporting people. Recent state legislation has helped create a vibrant and developing Beer Trail up and down the lakes boasting more than 30 breweries and hundreds of wineries. Located in Ithaca’s West End District among a growing community of businesses, we plan to make our neighborhood a destination not just for Ithacans, but also for tourists and all visitors alike. Our 2,800 square foot Beer Hall and patio is the perfect location for the community to meet up, enjoy a few beers and have a great time. Along with a basic German-inspired small plate menu, we plan to highlight local food trucks (a growing mobile food faction) to bring our customers a constantly changing menu of tasty bites. Our Beer Hall will also host local events such as live music, podcasts, live radio broadcasts, not-for-profit community fundraising, art openings, talented academic faculty and student speakers and what ever else tickles our fancy.

Thanks for your support!
Thanks for your support!

Well, It's Also About Beer Too...

Our goal is to strive to make amazing beer and also highlight the best from our local market. With our ‘90s era 20-hectoliter Japanese brewhouse we will make everything from the hottest new styles like New England IPAs and Barrel-Aged Sours, to more classic styles like a Belgian White, Czech-Style Pilsner and a German-Style Kölsch (with the traditional Kölsch service). We will also offer other NY beers, ciders, wines and sprits. Utilizing the newly passed NY Farm Brewers license we will incorporate locally sourced malt, hops (some from Liquid State’s 1-acre hop farm), and fruit to make beers you can feel good about drinking. Our plans are to create new and innovative styles of beer while continuing to make our favorite classics.

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Wait... How Will My Money Help Again?

Each and every dollar that you spend on Liquid State's Kickstarter campaign ends up doing great things. You are helping to create a special sort of beer hall welcoming to all friends, families, kids, visitors and future friends.  Well into our project we decided to take a leap and install a sprinkler system throughout the brewery.  Did we do this for the maze of pipes, steampunk gauges, valves and red paint you ask? Actually, no. The sprinkler system means more people, more fun, more skeeball and bigger windows looking out onto the shiny stainless steel tanks. It also means more live music nights, more beer events and more community events. We thank you greatly for helping with this expensive addition to our project. This is our Kickstarter goal.

Steampunk!
Steampunk!

Rewards!

Kickstarter is a great crowd-sourcing platform to help make great ideas become a reality. At the same time there are great benefits to the backers (that's you). However, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing model. This means that If we don't reach our goal you will get your pledge back, but you won't receive your awesome perks! So please share our Kickstarter page with all of your chums, companions, compadres, comrades, buddies, sidekicks, schoolmates, cronies, lovers. You get the idea...Every person that you share this page with gets YOU one step closer to your own exclusive rewards and gets us one step closer to opening our doors to you.  Now, let's check out all of our great rewards...

 

T-Shirts!
T-Shirts!

 

 

 

 

Woman's American Apparel Black T-shirt
Woman's American Apparel Black T-shirt

 

Woman's American Apparel Navy Blue T-shirt
Woman's American Apparel Navy Blue T-shirt

 

Work Shirt Front
Work Shirt Front

 

Work Shirt Back
Work Shirt Back

 

American Apparel Hoodie Front
American Apparel Hoodie Front

 

American Apparel Hoodie Back
American Apparel Hoodie Back

 

The Crowler!
The Crowler!

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are currently trying to finishing up the build-out phase of this project and about to brew our first test batch. As with any start-up there are many challenges and obstacles and we seem to have experienced so many of them already. We will overcome!! Our biggest challenge right now is funding. Without the help of your participation in this campaign we will have to go back to our banks and beg for more money. This would impact our ability to hit our monthly numbers to keep this ship afloat. The biggest risk that you as a backer faces is possibly not being able to come enjoy our beer hall and beers due to a delayed opening.

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    Peel and Slap

    Plaster a nifty Liquid State sticker wherever you want. Also, how about a coaster? Plus everything in the "Hey Thanks!" perk.

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    Tip This to Your Lips...

    Anyone heard that glass is a supercooled liquid or an amorphous solid? Well it's one of those or both. Either way enjoy a cold beverage in a Liquid State Tulip or Pint glass, your choice. Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk.

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    Put a Lid on It!

    Stop squinting at the sun. Don our fashionable Liquid State mesh-back hat in a variety of colors. Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk.

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    Whiplash

    Watch people turn their heads as you walk by with your new Liquid State T-shirt. Your choice of various styles and designs. Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk.

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    Big GlAss Bottle

    Bring home your very own Liquid State growler. Includes two vouchers to fill your growler with Liquid State goodness. Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk. (**Teeny Tiny Print: Growler cannot be shipped full)

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    Best of Both Worlds, part 1

    This is definitely what you need. All the greatness of "Whiplash" with the intense excitement of "Tip This to Your Lips..." Oh, and let's not forget that unforgettable perk "Peel and Slap."

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    Double Your Pleasure

    Want your cake and eat it too? Get all of the perks of "Put and Lid on It" and "Whiplash." Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk. Also we'll throw in a pack of Doublemint gum.

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    Zip it Up

    Fall is coming and you'll surely need a Liquid State full-zip hoodie. Oh yeah, get them while they're soft. Of course you know by now, we'll throw in the "Peel and Slap" perk. Made in the US of A. Or choose a hoodless full-zip jacket...of course you should put a lid on it with this option.

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    UA Local 267

    For you hardworking women and men steamfitters: This handsomely embroidered Liquid State work shirt will get you through the work day to that cold beer after the whistle blows. Plus everything in the "Peel and Slap" perk.

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    Shout Out

    Kudos for supporting us! How about we give you a shout out on our website and at our Grand Opening party? Plus everything included in the "Whiplash" perk.

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    Punch It!

    Come visit us at the Beer Hall each Friday for six months, get your punchcard punched and walk out with a fresh Crowler of your favorite Liquid State liquid. A great way to start the weekend! Get two to cover the entire 52 weeks of the year.

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    Liquid State Founder's Club - Membership

    Want to be special? Here it is: Every Founder's Club member gets a voucher for a Crowler (an enormous 32 oz can!) of each of our first six new releases during our first year of operation. Members also get everything in the "Whiplash" perk plus two (2) limited Founder's Club glasses. And that's not all folks. You also get a limited edition Slate Coaster set. But wait, there's more! You'll also be invited to a members-only party and have first dibs on tickets to every event we have during the first year. Why? Because you're special and we like you. We don't want to put a price on friendship, but if we had to, it would be about $300.

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    Immortalized

    Always wanted your name in lights? Now's your chance, minus the lights. We'll engrave your name on one of our bar stools. Be the envy of all your friends as they sit on your seat. But keep in mind this doesn't guarantee a seat on it; it's still a first come first sit basis. Plus everything in the "Whiplash" perk.

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    Backstage Pass

    Explore the production side of the brewery and spend some time with our brewers while enjoying a private tasting, sampling liquid directly from the zwickel. Plus everything in the "Tip This to Your Lips..." perk.

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    Tour Des Lacs

    Spend 4 hours touring the Finger Lakes breweries and wineries along with 5 of your friends aboard a vintage 1971 VW Microbus care of Winewagen Tours. Start at the Liquid State Beer Hall where you will have a warm up tasting and private tour of the facility. Each of you will also receive a voucher for your very own Liquid State Crowler. Leave on the bus with Crowler in hand.

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    Not my Job

    With a friend, enjoy a private tour of the brewery, a meet and greet with our Brewers, Ben and Jamey, and an experience of a lifetime as you spend the day as Assistant Brewers helping create one of your favorite Liquid State beers. Plus everything in the "Tip This to Your Lips..." perk.

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    The Barn Burner

    Picture this: We close down our Beer Hall and we host you and up to 49 of your friends, employees or even strangers! We provide snacks, drinks, and music. Perfect for an office party, small rehearsal, graduation or retirement party. (Travel and lodging not included)

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Funding period

- (30 days)