We passed the $30,000 GOAL!!!! Thank you all soooo much! That doesn't mean the work is over yet. Every dollar passed the $30k mark is going to make a huge difference in getting Pipeworks off the ground. You still have about a week to contribute towards our cause if you believe in us. Don't forget that for every donation of $25 and above you'll get a coupon for 50% off your first purchase from our bottle shop (on purchases up to $100)!
Okay, here's the skinny:
- We need some $$$ so we can finally start brewing at a commercial level, meaning there will finally be beer for you to try!
- Kickstarter allows people with great ideas a chance to execute them with help from supporters like you, i.e. a small donation.
- Kickstarter will only charge your card and disburse the money to us if we reach the $30,000 goal by the deadline.
- If we can reach $30,000 by New Years Eve, another backer has come forward saying they will then donate matching funds which will allow us to actually move into our own brewing space!!!
- WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!
- Also, it's quick and easy:
STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter - just need an e-mail and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're good to go)
STEP THREE: Kick us $5 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach that $30,000 goal!
WE ARE PIPEWORKS!
"My last beer of the day was Abduction, by a brand-new local brewer called Pipeworks. They aren't strictly speaking in business yet—they're looking at a couple locations in Garfield Park, and hope to be selling beer in six to nine months—but they clearly already know what they're doing. Abduction has a long, complex profile that covers an amazing range of the flavors that a stout can have: hoppy and sweet up front, toasty and molasses-rich in the finish, with a tangle of notes in between that remind me of honey roasted peanuts, burnt toffee, and Kansas City barbecue. Look out for Pipeworks!"
- Philip Montoro Chicago Reader
We need your help to KickStart the Brewery!
We are artists with a dream. We aren't doing this project to become wildly rich (which brewers usually are not). We are doing this because we can't imagine doing anything else with our lives. We take this venutre very seriously as both brewers and business savy go getters. We understand that it is one thing to have a dream and another to have the pieces in place to execute it. Over the past two years of serious planning we are confident that we have both the brewing expertise and good business sense to not just reach for our dream but make it a sucess.
What are we doing?
- Opening a microbrewery in Chicago, IL
Pipeworks’ ultimate goal is to stay true to our home-brewing roots by producing unique, small batch, handcrafted ales and lagers. Small batch brewing allows for more freedom to experiment, providing for an ever-evolving product range rather than a fixed seasonal schedule. Examples include the hefty barrel aged 13%ABV Imperial Stout “Abduction,” previewed at Goose Island’s Stout Fest 2010, and Pipeworks’ unique take on an IPA "Glaucus," brewed with Belgian yeast, coriander, citrus peel, and Szechuan peppercorns.
We will never shy away from using non-traditional ingredients. In fact, that’s pretty much the mainstay of our brewing! Expect plenty of things aged in unique barrels, including sour beers that will spend as much as 3 years in the barrel getting funky.
What do we need money for?
BREAKING NEWS!!! Turns out, we've had a few people come forward who will match the KickStart funds provided that we can reach the $30,000 goal here by New Years Eve! If we do that then we'll have enough startup capital to move into our own space with our own brewhouse and finally start our production brewery!!! This means Pipeworks beer on the shelves for you to ENJOY! This is really a remarkable development and to say we are excited about it is quite the understatement. Remember, even $5 donations help!
We can't wait to start brewing so you can finally have a taste of our hard work, but we need some start-up funds to do it first. With help from you we can finally move our vision from dream to reality! Check out the links section below to see previews of our beers!
What Pipeworks will be...
Our ideal space will encompass either a tasting room or small brewpub type area featuring real BBQ (yes, that means smoked long cooking) and other goodies! Think small but airy, a relaxed spot to enjoy the city and Pipeworks brew. This will of course include a bottle shop for you to take home your favorite Pipeworks beer or a growler of some of our more sessionable stuff.
We love Chicago. We are city boys and we know what it means to be part of a large densely populate area where one's actions can have a very immediate effect on the community. One thing we are both very passionate about is helping creative people like ourselves that don't have the means to promote their talents in the city. Since Beejay's a painter and Gerrit's a musician, we plan on dedicating a space in the brewery to act as both a studio space for artists and practice space for local area bands that can't afford one otherwise.
LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Fun things your should CLICK
Check out our beers, label art and future releases at: PipeworksBrewing.com
Click Here to see our Earth Day Dinner with City Provisions on FACEBOOK
or Click Here to see the Earth Day Dinner album at PhotoBucket
Check out the original Buckets to Barrels blog of our Belgian Adventures! Start at bottom and scroll up.
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