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Help us KickStart the Brewery! We are two brewers with a dream of bringing to life the WORLD'S GREATEST BREWERY! (well, it'll be pretty darn good!)
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492 backers pledged $40,075 to help bring this project to life.

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Are we there yet? =)

Happy New Year!

Well, we weren't able to get beer into tanks before the end of the Holidays... but we are just mere days away from actually brewing!!! 

Last Thursday, the 12th, we were paid a visit from our friendly Illinois Liquor Control Commission inspector.  This means we should be receiving our state brewers license any day now!  

Since our last update to you, we've raised another $13,000 through donations here: (or

We're still accepting donations that come with the same rewards as listed here on  Please help us spread the word as every dollar really goes a long way. is the best way to keep up with the progress 


Gerrit, Beejay & also Scott <-- who's a big part of the brewery

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Getting closer! Thank you for your patience!

Beer should be flowing soon!

For backers: your coupons should be getting screen-printed very soon and then we'll be sending out the survey for your mailing address, T-Shirt preference, etc.  

We've tiled the brewery and moved the fermenters into place!  Found a nice used walk-in cooler too! We're in the homestretch and final touches will continue over the next two months!  Hopefully we'll brew our first batch of beer before the end of the year, with beer ready for you by the end of January! :::Fingers crossed:::

We're very close, but we are still just a bit shy of our funding goal.  We're still taking donations and offering the same rewards as we have listed here on Kickstarter.  If you missed out on the first round of donations, want to help some more, or know someone who would like to help, you can do so by following this link: (we'll have a non-facebook link up in the next week)

As always THANK YOU!  We're making a giant plaque and every Kickstarter Backer will have the opportunity to sign the plaque.  Then we'll frame it and hang it in the front of the bottle shop permanently!  


Gerrit & Beejay 

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$25 or over donation - Backer Reward Commemorative Coupon!


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Everything according to plan!

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We are very pleased to report that we have found Pipeworks a home:

1675 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 in the Bucktown area.  Close to I-94, Wicker Park, and the Armitage Blue-line El-stop!  

We signed the lease on Thursday June 23rd!  As reported by The Chicago Tribune:,0,3170708.story

Can't wait to open!  

- B & G

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