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A brewery and taproom with a toxic flair.
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Hello, we are Mike and Dayne, two lifelong friends from New London County that went to preschool together and have been the best of friends since fifth grade. The two of us are opening a brewery in New London, CT with our good friend Jon and the support of our families. New London is a city close to our hearts and has often been the canvas for our creative endeavors throughout our friendship. The three of us have been brewing for the better part of a decade and brewing together for several years.

Tox homebrews at Brew with a View
Tox homebrews at Brew with a View

Tox Brewing Company is owned and operated by brewers and friends. We are not MBAs, nor are we venture capitalists. We are beer nerds and curiosity-filled explorers first and foremost. We love the science and artistic process of creating the perfect beer for every occasion, and we're looking forward to finally having a laboratory to tinker in. We have poured our spare time, brainpower, and savings into this project to bring it to life on our own terms.  It takes so much money to open a brewery and it's hard to prioritize things that don't directly contribute to making and packaging beer.  This is why we're asking for your help to cross the finish line! 

Taproom and Production Area Progress
Taproom and Production Area Progress

We believe our taproom should reflect the inspiration behind our toxicology-themed beer, and we hope this campaign can bring that vision to life. We think our beer should be created and consumed in a place that embodies the inspiration behind it. We cannot wait to finally share the best beer we know how to make with as many people as possible. This project is meant to be fun and communal, and we want you to join our circle of goofballs and be part of our journey. Check out the options for involvement and GET INTO IT!

Left to right: Placebo effect, angel wings, copperhead, belladonna
Left to right: Placebo effect, angel wings, copperhead, belladonna

The names of all donors will be included on an original piece of art made by the brewers which will hang in our taproom forever, or at least until Benedict Arnold decides to burn down the city again. In addition, we have some cool stuff to give to donors at various levels. Be one of the first to get some of our merch and even some Kickstarter-exclusive items!

T-shirts and zip up hoodies
T-shirts and zip up hoodies
Branded glassware, stickers, coasters, and hats
Branded glassware, stickers, coasters, and hats

We are even giving away some cool limited edition bragging rights items as well as special access to beer!

You could take home an actual piece of our bar, name a fermenter, join the growler club, or score a special Tox edition uKeg!
You could take home an actual piece of our bar, name a fermenter, join the growler club, or score a special Tox edition uKeg!

We hope you consider joining us on our journey, and we look forward to seeing you at our taproom in New London!

Risks and challenges

Opening a brewery comes with risks, but we've cleared our biggest hurdles. We have our federal TTB permit, a commercial location, our equipment, and preliminary inspections complete. At this point, just a few odds and ends stand between us and brewing our first batch. These include:

-Final health inspection
-Certificate of occupancy
-Final state permit to operate a brewery (we currently have a provisional approval)

We don't forsee any issues with getting these last few things cleared up and getting onto hosting you in our taproom!

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    Tox wall of fame

    Your name will appear on an original piece of Tox-themed art that will be displayed in our taproom for years to come! We will also write you a handwritten thank you note. Included with every package.

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    Circles

    Two stickers and a coaster featuring our dart frog logo.

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    Glassware

    It's been rumored that the origin of glass clinking was to slosh some of your beverage into your guest's cup to ensure you weren't being poisoned. Practice your best "cheers!" with this Tox Brewing pint glass!

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    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
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    Threads

    Don this special edition “founder’s club” t-shirt featuring our dart frog logo. Also comes with a pint glass, stickers, and coaster.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Pint glass
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    Headgear

    Shield yourself from ionizing UV rays with a classic Tox trucker hat. It might just save your life.

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    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Pint glass
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    Thread and Head

    A matching tox shirt and hat. This combo might be the next hot thing on Paris fashion runways. Also includes glass, stickers, and coaster.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Pint glass
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    Hoodie

    A zip up hoodie featuring our dart frog and a devil's trumpet flower on the back. Ingesting the flower will make you delirious. Wearing the hoodie will just make you warm.

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    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
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    Double Layered!

    A Tox shirt and hoodie. New York Fashion Week, here we come! Also includes glass, stickers, and coaster.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Pint glass
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    Growler club

    Growler club members will receive an amber glass 64 oz growler with dart frog logo and every 4th fill free for two years with an option to renew afterwards. We will also guarantee early access for fills on new beers and set aside your allotment of anything we may package for a week. Also receive an invitation to our soft opening with a special founders club glass, which may or may not be gold rimmed.

    Okay it's gold rimmed.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Amber Glass Growler
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    Complete swag bag

    Rock out with your tox out! Get all the gear: stickers, coaster, glass, trucker hat, founder’s club t-shirt, zip up hoodie, and a special founder's club glass.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Hat
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Hoodie
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    First customer

    Roman emperors would avoid poisoning by hiring tasters. These lucky guys got to sample all the drinks before anyone else at the party. Why not be ours? At this level, get a sticker, coaster, founder’s club t-shirt, and an invitation to soft opening with special glass, AND be our first ever customer with your dollar and named framed on the wall behind the bar. This comes with a certificate of proof for bragging rights. Limited to 1 backer.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • First customer rights
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Amber Glass Growler
    • Growler Club Membership
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    "uTox" Growler Club

    Who tox? You tox. Stickers, coaster, t-shirt, invitation to our soft opening with special glass, AND a one-of-a kind, special edition Growlerwerks uKeg pressurized growler featuring our dart frog logo. Includes growler club membership complete with guaranteed early access to new beers and every 4th fill free for 2 years, with option to renew.

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    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Pressurized Growlerwerks uKeg
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    Name a tank

    Talk about the ultimate bragging rights! At this level, we will name one of our 5 bbl fermenters (cone shaped tanks) after you or whatever you want to call it. We will even stencil the name directly on the tank. You can visit it and take a picture with it anytime we're open.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Tank naming rights
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    • Amber Glass Growler
    • Growler Club Membership
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    Piece of history

    Take home everything from the complete swag bag, an invitation to our soft opening with special glass, membership to the growler club, and receive an actual piece of our bartop. This special commemorative piece of wood was cut from the same black ash tree and will be treated with the same Lichtenberg wood burning, finished, branded with our dart frog, and ready to display in your home in front of all of your jealous friends.

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    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Slice of black ash bar
    • Graphic T Shirt
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    Name our Brewhouse

    Talk about the ultimatest bragging rights (No, that's not a word). At this level, you can name our 5 BBL Brew House whatever you want. Every potion we concoct will start in this vessel and you can take credit for having something to do with it. We will stencil the name directly on the tank so you can visit it and take a picture with it anytime we're open. Everyone one that passes through the brewery will see it.

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    • Name our Brewhouse
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Amber Glass Growler
    • Growler Club Membership
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    Brewer for a day

    A special invitation to construct a beer with us based on your style and flavor preferences of choice. You can even come help us brew it and name it whatever you want (within reason). And hey...if it’s good, it could end up in regular rotation!

    Includes:
    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Brew day and beer naming rights
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    • Growler Club Membership
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    Private event

    Our tap room can be all yours for a 2 hour special event at the time of your choice outside of our retail hours. The event can be scheduled once we're open and includes a full pour for each person in attendance (limit of 40 guests) with an option for guests to purchase more. This is the perfect package if you have a special party or reason to celebrate anything in the near future, or just want to host a party for your friends. Food is not included.

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    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Private Party
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    • Amber Glass Growler
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    VIP

    Become the king cobra. The black widow. The ultimate tox backer. At this level, you get everything from every package (except first customer rights). That's the complete swag bag, brew for a day, membership to the growler club, uKeg, invitation to the soft opening with special glass, take home a piece of our bar, host a private party, and name a tank!

    Includes:
    • Name on the wall
    • Coaster
    • 2 stickers
    • Graphic T Shirt
    • Hat
    • Hoodie
    • Pressurized Growlerwerks uKeg
    • Soft Opening Invitation
    • Founder's Pint Glass
    • Brew day and beer naming rights
    • Slice of black ash bar
    • Tank naming rights
    • Private Party
    • Pint glass
    • Amber Glass Growler
    • Growler Club Membership
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