HalfCut - Pouring This Winter

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Jack Heekin
Food
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
2 Team Members


Biography:

Picture Provided By: Ian Hoops BeerQuestABV

Our names are Jack Heekin and Tom O'Brian. We grew up in Cincinnati, and would love your help in opening a beer bar and growler to-go shop, in Cincinnati. 

In 2011, we started a small company in downtown Cincinnati called, ‘The Pedal Wagon’ and have been happily running tours for almost 2 years. It’s been an incredible ride, but we’ve had this pesky passion, which we just can’t shake.

Last December, with nothing but adventure in mind, we travelled 6429 miles; from home to California, California to New Orleans, New Orleans to New York, New York to home. On our journey, that passion reared it’s gorgeous head.

What stood out the most to us was the craft beer industry: an community full of creative, and most notably, passionate people. From there, we set out to create a venue that does them, and their devoted supporters, justice.



What is HalfCut, really?:

With HalfCut, our number one goal is to offer you the best lineup of local and rare beer in Cincinnati. That goal centers on two customer experiences: "to-go" beer, and "the beer parlor". No matter what experience you’re looking for, knowledgeable, beer-loving brewistas will help you at the counter, and walk you through the tap list and bottled beer offerings to make sure you find something you love.

To-Go: Come inside and indulge in the sampling process, or grab your beer to go at our 12th street pick-up window.

Growlers: Using the growler as a container gives you fresh, draft quality craft beer. Take it home, bring it to a party, down it before a business meeting… we don’t judge.

Mix-6 Packs: Mix-6 packs offer a tasty spread for the adventurous beer lovers out there.

Beer Parlor: Using inspiration from across this wonderful country, we’ve worked to craft the perfect space for you to imbibe. Come in for a couple drinks, and indulge in good conversation, and good company. You may just bump into a tap takeover, beer class, or sampling night.

 Why HalfCut needs your help:

(click image for some history on the Gobrecht Building)

We want to create a craft beer mecca, which shines light on the local and regional brewers, with you, the beer drinker, on the front of our mind.

Revamping a building constructed in 1884 has been full of surprises. Some of those surprises have put us in a position where we may have to compromise our vision. We don’t want to compromise… so here we are!

 The Fruits of your Labor:

Draft System

Advanced direct draw tap and growler fill system.

What that means for you:

  • Your beer stays fresher, longer
  • Faster fills means less time between you and your beer
  • Less waste means lower prices

Larger Walk in Cooler

Downtown Cincinnati has a limited selection of “to-go” craft beer. Let’s change that…

A large walk in cooler means more space for us to fit a wider variety of bottled beer. With a larger cooler, you never have to have the same mix 6 pack or 22oz bomber.

GOAT GIFTS FOR YOURSELF / SOMEONE SPECIAL

Shipping Details

Greater Cincinnati Area: If fully funded, we will deliver all gifts to you home on December 19th or December 20th for just $5. We will also post pickup hours if you'd rather come down to our location in OTR.

Outside of Cincinnati: You will be responsible for the cost of shipping your gift. Contact tom@halfcut.com for details. Note: gifts delivered outside of Cincinnati won't arrive at your home until after the holidays.

HalfCut T-Shirt:

Click FMI on Keith Neltner's Work

One “HalfCut” T-Shirt created by nationally renowned illustrator Keith Neltner, of Neltner Small Batch--- $20.00

 GOAT GLASS:

One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER & Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. $25.00

Text on Front & Back of Growler

 HalfCut STARTER KIT:

One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---One “HalfCut” T-SHIRT designed by nationally renowned artist, Keith Neltner ---Your first fill is on us! $65.00

THE HalfCut GROWLER CLUB: 

Your Exclusive MEMBERSHIP includes: ---Access to one Growler Fill from a "rare" keg each month, and because this is America, the club gets to vote on their keg. Only 25 memberships available! ---One refillable "HalfCut" GROWLER ---Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---One “HalfCut” T-SHIRT designed by nationally renowned artist, Keith Neltner

STYLES STUDY HALL 

***STYLES*** STUDY HALL: 6 passes to a unique private introductory tasting class on style varieties. Whether you're a full blown styles geek, or have only scratched the surface, we welcome you to join us for some fun times and fun brews.. Snacks and drink included. ALL PARTICIPANTS ALSO RECEIVE---One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---One 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---

***STYLES***RECESS: 12 passes to a unique private introductory tasting class on style varieties. Whether you're a full blown styles geek, or have only scratched the surface, we welcome you to join us for some fun times and fun brews.. Snacks and drink included. ALL PARTICIPANTS ALSO RECEIVE---One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---One 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---

HOPS STUDY HALL:

***HOPS*** STUDY HALL: 6 passes to a unique private tasting class on hop varieties. The hop class aims to train palates to recognize specific hop flavors and aromas. We will tie the featured hops to the dominant hop profiles of the specific beers we are offering at that time. Each person will also receive one refillable "HalfCut" GROWLER & Two 16oz "HalfCut" Pint Glasses to enjoy your favorite beers at home. 

***HOPS*** RECESS:12 passes to a unique private tasting class on hop varieties. The hop class aims to train palates to recognize specific hop flavors and aromas. We will tie the featured hops to the dominant hop profiles of the specific beers we are offering at that time. Each person will also receive one refillable "HalfCut" GROWLER & Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. $700

YOUR ICONIC TAP HANDLE: 

For our first year in business, we will brand one tap handle in your honor. $1,000

Brand:

HalfCut

Halfcut was a slang term used in the 1920s to describe the state of mind you find yourself in after having a couple beers; that feeling of indulging in great conversation and being comfortable in your own shoes. We think being “HalfCut” is the perfect state of mind.

The Goat

 The goat symbolizes the curiosity that leads someone to journey “over the mountain”. Whether it be the novel experience of visiting somewhere new, or just tasting a new flavor of beer, it's all waiting to be discovered over the mountain.

Brand crafted by Neltner Small Batch

Brand crafted by Neltner Small Batch


$9,265USD
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  • $20USD
    HalfCut SWAG:

    ---One “HalfCut” T-Shirt created by nationally renowned illustrator Keith Neltner, of Neltner Small Batch

    17 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $20USD
    HalfCut PRINT:

    ---One “HalfCut” 18x24 screen printed poster created by nationally renowned illustrator Keith Neltner, of Neltner Small Batch. ---Printed right here in town, and signed, numbered, and embossed by Keith Neltner.

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    GOAT GLASS:

    ---One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home.

    25 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $65USD
    HalfCut STARTER KIT:

    ---One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---One $15 GIFT CARD for your first fill --- Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---One “HalfCut” T-SHIRT designed by nationally renowned artist, Keith Neltner

    25 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $250USD
    THE HalfCut GROWLER CLUB:

    Your Exclusive MEMBERSHIP (25 available) includes: ---Exclusive Access to one Growler Fill from a "RARE" keg each month, and because this is America, the club gets to vote on their keg! ---A $200 gift card redeemable for your years worth of growlers, or just some pints, and Halfcut swag --- One refillable "HalfCut" GROWLER ---Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---One “HalfCut” T-SHIRT designed by nationally renowned artist, Keith Neltner---

    25 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    YOUR ICONIC TAP HANDLE:

    For our first year in business, we will brand a tap handle in your honor. PLUS---One “HalfCut” 18x24 screen printed poster signed, numbered, and embossed by Keith Neltner. ----One refillable “HalfCut” GROWLER ---Two 16oz “HalfCut” PINT GLASSES to enjoy your favorite beers at home. ---One “HalfCut” T-SHIRT designed by nationally renowned artist, Keith Neltner

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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