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By Turning Point Beer
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About this project

 

A Turning Point Has Arrived In Dallas/Fort Worth!

  • Here's the deal, we need a few bucks in order to get our brewery off the ground. This includes licensing, location, and equipment!
  • 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.
  • With our powers combined, we can finally bring the east coast-style to the Great South! 

Donating Is Easy!

Just pick a reward that aligns with your pocketbook, and follow the prompts! We have plenty of super cool stuff to offer. And while you're at it, tell a friend!

Notable Quotables

"At the end of the day, I could write an entire blurb about how the combined experience, passion, knowledge, etc. of those involved is almost certainly setting Turning Point up for success."

- Matt Dixon Founder/Owner of Dallas Brew Scene, President of North Texas Beer Week

"Going in, I was not sure what to expect from the beers, but having now tasted them all, I have to say these guys are legit. That shouldn't surprise anyone, though, since all of the guys have worked with some of the best names in the area for a long time."

- Robert Holcomb Admin of Dallas Fort Worth Let's Talk Craft Beer

"... what matters most is whether or not the beer itself is good... and this one certainly is."

- Brian Brown Founder of Beer In Big D

 

Why Beer?

The four of us have tried our hands in many different professions, but brewing and selling fantastic beer is the only profession that we've attempted where our passions and skills align in perfect harmony. With a combined total of 13 years of beer industry experience, we now have the necessary tools to succeed in owning and operating our very own brewery. Now all we need is your help to make this dream a reality!

What Makes Turning Point Different?

Simple, east coast-style hoppy beers! After years of tasting beers from all around the nation, we noticed that the DFW Metroplex is far behind other mature beer markets in that we don't have a single brewery constantly pumping out fresh, juicy, hazy hoppy beers without the extreme bitterness that typically turns people away from such styles. We intend to be the ones to fill this void. On top these glorious juice bombs, we will also put a heavy emphasis on brewing experimental sours and stouts with the intention of starting an extensive barrel-aging program whenever we have the space and funds to do so. Still not convinced? Turning Point will never brew the same beer twice in a row! That's right, folks, we've heard your demands, and we're here to answer them. The great people of DFW have an insatiable thirst for new hop varieties, different types of barrels, new styles, and constant innovation. We will always bring beers back based on popular demand, but we'll never stop learning, researching, and innovating for your drinking pleasure!

Money? Who Needs Money?

We do! We're just a few friendly local beer guys that have run into a seemingly endless amount of financial road blocks, and we're asking for your help. We genuinely believe that we have a product worth slaving over, and we refuse to let financial hardships get in our way. Not interested in blindly throwing your money at a project run by four guys you don't know? We've got you covered! We've already started our ground campaign by booking nine complimentary beer pouring events (spanning the length of this Kickstarter campaign) at some of DFW's most noteworthy craft beer bars. After going through nearly 36 gallons of our product, 96 Turning Point glasses, and around 1000 stickers in just our first two events, we realized that we're not the only ones who believe in our vision. Just check our Untappd ratings linked below and see for yourself! The overall interest and support has been absolutely overwhelming thus far, and we hope to see you at our next event so we can let our beer do the talking.

https://untappd.com/TurningPointBeer

What's Your Plan?

Glad you asked! If we simply reach our goal, the plan is to brew on a 2.5 barrel system with 5 barrel fermenters, canning everything we brew, and selling the cans out of our door. This will allow us to save as much money as possible in order to one day open a brewpub with a 15 barrel system, full-scale bottle shop, and brick oven restaurant. But let's not stop at $30,000! The more money we receive, the larger our brewing system will become, and the greater chance of our beer appearing at a bar or bottle shop near you. Believe us, a 2.5 barrel brewing system was not our first choice, but if that's what it takes to get this brewery up and running, we're all about it.

LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Turning Point Beer
"Shifting the paradigm one beer at a time"

Risks and challenges

If we successfully reach our goal, there will be no risks. However, there will always be challenges to overcome. Here's a list of our challenges:

- Securing a location.
- Receiving TABC licensing and city permits in a timely manner
- Acquiring brewing equipment in a timely manner
- Possible plumbing issues
- Securing hop contracts
- Hiring a reliable staff
- Thinking of clever beer names

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    Shout, Shout, Let It All Out!

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    Extreme Home Makeover: Wall Edition

    Time to pull down those pesky family photos and give your wall some pizazz. For this reward, we'll throw 2 different Turning Point posters into the mix. These babies pair well with a flat surface, and maybe even a white burgandy.

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    Glass Half Full, Or Glass Half Empty?

    We solved the puzzle, folks... just double-fist and have one of each! For this reward, you'll receive 2 shiny, brand new Turning Point glasses, as well as the previous awesome goodies.

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    Oh, Put A Shirt On Already!

    Time to show off that beautiful craft-brewed bod with a spiffy Turning Point shirt! For this reward, we're giving away a special Turning Point shirt only to be released to our amazing Kickstarter donators, as well as the previous rewards. Now get out there and show the world what you're workin' with!

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    Why Are Hats Cool?

    Because they just are! And that's a ridiculous question. For this reward, we're gonna throw in a super fancy Turning Point trucker hat to complete the whole ensemble. Perfect for weddings, job interviews, and jury duty! Not to mention, we're throwing a second shirt into the mix.

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    Early Bird Gets The Worm

    Congrstulations! You've just received two tickets to Turning Point's soft opening weekend. That's right, folks, the week before we open to the public, we'll have all you beautiful people out to our brewery for a party of epic proportions. We'll even throw in 2 "Special Koozies" with the other merch to keep the good times rolling. See y'all there!
    *merch will be delivered in June, 2017; koozies will be picked up at the soft opening*

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    Now We're Talking!

    For this generous donation, you will receive a voucher for a one-month reserved allotment of up to one half-case of each can we release on opening day! Don't forget to wear your Turning Point gear when you come out, because we're absolutely still including the previous rewards.
    *all merch except koozie will be delivered in June, 2017*

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    VIP

    What are you doing for the next 2 years? Doesn't matter, you'll be a proud member of the Turning Point Loyalty Club! For this reward, you'll receive all previous rewards, as well as an exclusive membership that entitles you to a one-month reserved allotment of up to one half-case of each Turning Point release for the first 2 years that we're open. Not to mention, you're one of no more than 40 people that will receive 2 exclusive, VIP glasses made specifically for this occasion, as well as your name engraved on a "Turning Point Heroes" plaque that will be permanently hung in our brewery.
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    Night Out With Turning Point!

    That's right, on top of all the other amazing rewards, we're going to treat you and a friend to a night out on the town with all 4 of us Turning Point founders to be redeemed sometime between 5/1/17 and 5/1/18! It's up to you what we do, but let's make it a night to remember. Bar crawl, bowling, karaoke, mani-pedis, the possibilities are endless!
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    School Is Now In Session

    Remember how grandma wouldn't give you her secret brownie recipe? Well this is your opportunity to get even! For this reward, we'll let you invade our brewery for a day sometime between 5/1/2017 and 5/1/2018, and we'll answer any questions you can possibly think of about brewing, the birds and the bees, or whatever else you crazy cats can come up with. Oh, and don't think we've forgotten that you still get all the previous rewards!
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    Take The Wheel

    Yup, you guessed it! For this reward, we will brew absolutely anything you want us to (within reason) and give it a name of your choosing (also within reason). Unfortunately, this will not include barrel-aged offerings, but we don't need a barrel to make a tasty brew. You'll also be one of no more than 10 people that receive an extended membership for the entirety of our humble brewery's existence, in addition to all previous rewards.
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    A Bottle Share For The Ages!

    Alright, y'all, this is the big boy; the grandmaster; the creme de la creme. We've traveled far and wide for these rare bottles we'll be sharing, and we can't think of anyone we'd rather drink them with than our #1, top tier donators. The growing list will include these and more: Toppling Goliath Assassin (purple wax), Toppling Goliath SR-71, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, Trillium Plum Soak, Side Project Fuzzy, Goose Island Bourbon County Rare (2015) and many more! And for the last time, you'll be receiving every single reward that we've offered up to this point. We can't thank you enough for your incredible generosity!
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