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Help us open a craft brewery by bringing together local farmers, businesses, and townies to brew truly local beers from farm to pint. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 23, 2012.

Help us open a craft brewery by bringing together local farmers, businesses, and townies to brew truly local beers from farm to pint.

Kutztown, PA Food
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Who We Are

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. is a new distributing, craft brewery in Kutztown, PA. The brewery will be located in the old Saucony Shoe factory building on the banks of the Sacony Creek. Interestingly enough, the name was changed to Sacony sometime in the past century, however, we decided to keep the historical spelling of the name. Seeing that beer is made up of around 97% water, we thought it only natural to name our beer after the main water source in Kutztown. 

Our goal is to craft and brew beers made with the finest and freshest locally grown ingredients. When we open, we plan to be distributing on tap at the Kutztown Pub, our flagship pub, as well as a few other pubs and taverns in the local area. There will also be a tasting taproom, socializing lounge, outdoor beer garden, and we plan to host events and create a social epicenter around the brewery to provide a platform for local artists, musicians, film makers, or just the casual board game between friends. We are starting on a very modest, nano-brewery system, with hopes that we can organically grow by genuine word-of-mouth.

Why You Should Donate and Support Us

We are fortunate enough to be working with an amazing and generous landlord, allowing us to be able to afford our location. Also, collaborating with locals and using seasonal products and processes has really helped us keep costs low. Unfortunately, we've hit a bit of an obstacle when it comes to equipment. Right now we are brewing on a basic home brew set up, but it prevents us from brewing completely local beers. 

The Kickstarter project funds will go towards the completion of our brewhouse as well as the purchase of larger fermentation tanks allowing us to brew larger quantities of beer. This will be enough to support our tasting room, brews to go in growlers and provide product to the Kutztown Pub and other local pubs and taverns. The larger quantities will also help us negotiate with local companies to purchase mass amounts of grain as opposed to purchasing smaller quantities on a global scale.

With a donation to kickstarter, you will be pledging your support of all that our brewery stands for and helping us bring Kutztown to life again, one locally brewed beer at a time. 

How to Pledge

To pledge your support, simply select the reward on the right and follow the steps to complete the process. You will need an Amazon account to finalize the pledge, but an account is free and easy to set up. Just as an additional reminder, your card will not be charged unless our project is fully funded ($10,000) by the April 23rd deadline. 

Now, we know some of you may not have the means to support us financially and we completely understand. We will still give you a very big hug when we see you if you share our story and Kickstarter project with friends. Ultimately, this is a community effort and we want you to feel as though you’re a part of our brewery family, so your input is always welcomed and our door will always be open. We want you to have the ability to meet and get to know everyone involved in the process, from the local farmers, us as the brewers, the servers at the local pub who pour your pint, and your friends that enjoy the experience with you. Together let's brew a truly local beer from farm to pint.

“Like” us on Facebook for the most current updates and progress on the project: http://www.facebook.com/SauconyCreekBrewing

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    4 backers

    Receive ONE GIANT HUG when you visit us at the brewery, a gracious THANK YOU, and your name on our Kickstarter Website and Facebook Wall. Also receive our newsletter with special updates on Saucony Creek Brewing Co. beers, collaborations and events.

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    30 backers

    Membership into the Founder's Club. You will be forever featured on our wall of founders located at the brewery and every single beer release from the brewery will be offered to our founders prior to the general public. Founder's Club members will also receive special benefits at events hosted at the brewery.

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    Pledge $45 or more

    65 backers

    Membership into the Founder's Club. You will be forever featured on our wall of founders located at the brewery and every single beer release from the brewery will be offered to our founders prior to the general public. Founder's Club members will also receive special benefits at events hosted at the brewery. ALSO receive ONE LIMITED EDITION Saucony Creek Brewing Co. Founder's Club mason jar mug with logo.

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    48 backers

    Receive all previously mentioned rewards, PLUS an invitation to the exclusive Founder's Club THANK YOU PARTY when we reach our Kickstarter goal, where you'll receive DOUBLE HUGS from all of us and plenty of entertainment and fun!

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    18 backers

    Limited edition Founder's Club Saucony Creek Brewing Co. skateboard deck with exclusive art designs from local artists. Each skateboard features the Saucony Creek Brewing Co. Founder's Club logo on the top of the deck and original art designs on the base. Each board is numbered and signed by the artist. Also receive all previously mentioned rewards.

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    Pledge $301 or more

    3 backers

    Receive ONE seat at our LEARN TO HOMEBREW class hosted in Kutztown, PA and membership to the Founder's Club. The homebrew class will teach you the all-grain brewing process that we utilize to brew all of our beer. Each participant will take home a LIMITED EDITION Founder's Club growler. There is no limit to the amount of availability to the class, however we will be scheduling small classes of 5-10 participants. In addition to the class you will also receive rewards from the $80 level including all special Founder's Club benefits.

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    Pledge $650 or more

    1 backer

    Limited edition Saucony Creek Brewing Co. Founder's Club snowboard built by our friends at Humanity Snowboards. The snowboards feature exclusive designs from local artists. Humanity Snowboards are handcrafted here in the USA using top technologies. The board is a light weight, cambered board for responsive all-around riding styles. The core is an all Midwest poplar core with a vertical bamboo stringer. Also receive rewards from the $80 level.

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    Pledge $1,200 or more

    0 backers

    For you, plus three (3) guests, we will personally host a private food and beer pairing dinner at the brewery. We will give you a guided tour of all of our beers and the foods that compliment them best. The dinner will be hosted in Kutztown, PA, if you are traveling from out of town you are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. But, we know the owners of the Kuztown Main Street Inn B&B and they'll take good care of you. PLUS, also receive the $301 level rewards.

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    Pledge $3,500 or more

    1 backer

    Build-A-Beer! We will work with you in a step-by-step design process to develop a seasonal recipe and name a beer in your interest. Our graphic design artist, Ben, will work with you to design a label and packaging. Your story and the story about your beer will be featured on the website. The name and label is subject to government and owner approval. You will receive two (2) cases of your beer and a private release party for you and ten (10) of your closest friends at our brewery where your beer will be featured on tap in our taproom. You will also receive rewards from the $301 level.

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