South Loop Brewing Company

Help us turn our dream of South Loop Brewing Company into a reality and get amazing perks AND local and memorable beer in return!
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Jeremiah Zimmer
Food
Chicago
United States
3 Team Members

Overview:

At present, South Loop Brewing Company consists of three guys, a home brewing operation and the dream of bringing our memorable beers and the community of small-batch craft brewing to Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. Through this campaign and your generous help, we aim to afford the equipment and ingredients necessary to turn that dream into a reality and get brewing.

Reaching our goal will allow us to do exactly that and we'll start this endeavor by brewing our beer with our friend Jerry Nelson at Une Année Brewery. We're able to use his brewhouse, but we'll need our own fermenter(s), glycol chiller, ingredients and packaging, which is what the bulk of the money raised from this campaign will help us purchase. Depending on the success of this campaign, we aim to utilize this approach for one year or less before moving into our own location in the South Loop. (Please see "Down The Road" below for more of our long-term plans.)


What's In It For You?

Given the recent meteoric growth of craft beer, we're probably not the first craft brewery to ask for your help. And, it's unlikely we'll be the last. So, when we started brainstorming on what to offer our supporters in return for their generous donations, integrating the South Loop community AND the city's craft beer community was a must. We sat down with local restaurants, bars, rock clubs, other breweries, etc. and found unique ways to partner up and provide you with the most exciting and compelling reasons we could think of to support the South Loop Brewing Company dream and ultimately, Chicago's burgeoning craft beer scene.

After you watch our video, take a few minutes and carefully read through all of the perks at each level. We're offering up a TON of awesome stuff, as well as some very cool and unique experiences. From free bowling to rum tastings and pizza/beer pairing events, something is bound to peak your interest! We have all sorts of additional incentives and promotions (on top of the already-listed perks) planned to help keep things interesting too! So stay tuned and watch for updates and announcements!


Down The Road

Now that you know a little bit more about how we intend to get started, as well as how we'd like to thank you for helping us, what about our long-term plans for South Loop Brewing Company?

  • Ideally, South Loop Brewing Company will be within the Roosevelt/18th Street/Clark St./Lake Michigan boundaries. We already have our eyes on a few specific locations within those boundaries and are in talks with the owners/agents that represent them.
  • Once we have our own location in the South Loop, we will operate as a production facility. A taproom would follow as soon as resources allow.
  • You saw that "spoiler alert" in our video and want to know what that's all about? We can't reveal all of the details this early (where's the fun in that?), but part of the South Loop Brewing Company soul does involve stadiums. Trust us, you'll hear about this as soon as there's more to share. In the meantime, watch for beer from us that you think might be related…

Beers To Watch For

  • Hop Monster of the Midway
  • Solidarity Stout
  • India(na Ave.) Pale Ale
  • Good Ryes Wear Black
  • Wit.Ka.
  • Hawktoberfest
  • Cow Tipper
  • 18th & Prairie Porter
  • Roosevelt Red
  • Golf Clap

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand. We've been there. Times are tough and as badly as you want to help, you just can't spare the money. Don't fret. We love you no matter what. There are other ways you can help us:

  • Help us get the word out by sharing our campaign with your friends (check out all of the sharing tools right under the video on our campaign page)
  • Liking, favoriting and commenting on our posts and announcements (helps our visibility in the social media world…stupid Facebook algorithm!)
  • Have an idea for a perk or promotion not listed and think we should add it? Know of a business interested in partnering and/or helping us out? (Send us a message and we'll look into it.)

Friends of South Loop Brewing Company

For more information on the restaurants, bars, breweries and other companies listed in our perks/rewards:

Flo & Santos: www.floandsantos.com

Zapatista: www.zapatistarestaurant.com

The Weather Mark Tavern: www.weathermarktavern.com

Reggie's Rock Club: www.reggieslive.com

IMBIBE Membership: http://www.illinoisbeer.com/imbibe/

IL Craft Brewer's Guild: www.illinoisbeer.com

DRAFT Magazine: www.draftmag.com

Chicago Brew Werks: www.chicagobrewwerks.com

Chicago Brew Bus: www.chicagobrewbus.com

Atlas Brewing Company: www.atlasbeercompany.com

Seven Ten Lounge: www.seventenlounge.com

DryHop Brewers: www.dryhopchicago.com


From the bottom of our beer glasses, THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy life to A) consider supporting our dream or B) support the dream (At any level - No amount is too small!)

Cheers,

Jeremiah, Jude and Jason (South Loop Brewing Company)

info@southloopbrewing.com 

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$23,785USD
raised by 264 people in 2 months
159% funded
No time left
$15,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on January 23, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    The Sipper

    - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker OR bottle cap magnet (your choice!) - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $15USD
    The Taster

    - A $5 certificate to Flo & Santos OR Zapatista (your choice!) - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker OR bottle cap magnet (your choice!) - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    41 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $25USD
    The Tour

    - Want a tour before we open up our (eventual) space to the general public? This level is your huckleberry. - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $15 level.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2015
  • $35USD
    The 12oz. Pour

    - A South Loop Brewing Company bottle opener (not available in all levels) - A $5 certificate to The Weather Mark Tavern - A $5 certificate to Flo & Santos OR Zapatista (your choice!) - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker AND bottle cap magnet - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $45USD
    Excuse me, Flo?

    Chicago craft beer lovers! We're planning on crashing Flo & Santos' beer garden with a couple friend brewers and rare, unique and one-off beers (from said brewers) you won't be able to try anywhere else. Moreover, Flo's is going to pair their delicious pizzas up with each brew being poured. Meet (the brewers), eat (the pizza) and drink something special! Please note: Donors at $500 and up receive tickets to this event. $45 equals ONE admission. Limited availability!

    12 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $55USD
    Finally! A Proper Pint.

    - A South Loop Brewing Company beer glass - A $10 certificate to Reggie's Rock Club - A $5 certificate to The Weather Mark Tavern - A $5 certificate to Flo & Santos OR Zapatista (your choice!) - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker AND bottle cap magnet - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $75USD
    The Howler

    - A South Loop Brewing Company T-Shirt - A $10 certificate to Reggie's Rock Club - A $5 certificate to The Weather Mark Tavern - A $5 certificate to Flo & Santos OR Zapatista (your choice!) - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker AND bottle cap magnet - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $85USD
    The Growler

    - A South Loop Brewing Company T-Shirt - A South Loop Brewing Company beer glass - A $10 certificate to Reggie's Rock Club - A $5 certificate to The Weather Mark Tavern - A $5 certificate to Flo & Santos AND Zapatista - A South Loop Brewing Company logo sticker AND bottle cap magnet - Your name immortalized in thanks on our official Web site

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $115USD
    Das Boot

    - VIP Access to all South Loop Brewing Company speciality & limited releases, updates, special events, etc. at the brewery. (Think of this as advance notice/sales or "first dibs" once we have our own location.) - A South Loop Brewing Company bottle opener (not available in all levels) - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $85/Growler level.

    45 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $155USD
    The Sixtel

    - Two "golden tickets" to any Reggie's Rock Club show PLUS $20 in Reggie's bucks - VIP Access to all South Loop Brewing Company speciality & limited releases, updates, special events, etc. at the brewery. (Think of this as advance notice/sales or "first dibs" once we have our own location.) - A South Loop Brewing Company bottle opener (not available in all levels) - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $85/Growler level AND an additional $5 certificate to Flo & Santos ($10 total).

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $200USD
    The Firkin

    - One IMBIBE membership & a 1-year subscription to DRAFT magazine - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $155/Sixtel level.

    5 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $250USD
    The Kilderkin

    - One learn-to-brew admission at Chicago Brew Weeks - One ticket to a special rum tasting event at The Weather Mark Tavern - One admission to the Chicago Brew Bus - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $155/Sixtel level AND an additional $5 to The Weather Mark Tavern ($10 total).

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $500USD
    The Half-Barrel

    - Two tickets to a private pizza/beer pairing at Flo & Santos with rare/one-off beers from SLBC and other Chicago craft breweries. - Two learn-to-brew admissions at Chicago Brew Werks - Two tickets to a special rum tasting event at The Weather Mark Tavern - One hour of free bowling at Seven Ten Lounge (via Atlas) - Two admissions to the Chicago Brew Bus - PLUS all of the perks listed at the $155 level AND an additional shirt, glass, $5 to The Weather Mark, sticker and bottle cap magnet.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,000USD
    The Old Bourbon Barrel

    - You and three friends brew a collaboration beer with us and Chicago Brew Werks - PLUS double all of the perks in the $500 level (minus all of the learn-to-brew admissions) - We've designed this level to be split by four people (think 4 tickets to F&S, 4 tickets to rum tasting event, 4 Reggies' golden tickets, 4 shirts, 4 glasses, etc.) - If you have any questions about this level, please contact us at jeremiah@southloopbrewing.com.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $2,000USD
    The Foudre

    - You and friends create and brew a beer with us from recipe formulation to brew day - PLUS double all of the perks in the $1,000 level (minus the CBW collaboration and the learn-to-brew admissions) - We've designed this level to be split by eight people (think 8 tickets to F&S, 8 tickets to rum tasting event, 8 Reggies' golden tickets, 8 shirts, 8 glasses, etc.) - If you have any questions about this level, please contact us at jeremiah@southloopbrewing.com.

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $5,000USD
    Let's Have A Conversation

    - Have more money than the average Joe and want to help us (or join us) in a major way? Let's have a private conversation. E-mail us at jeremiah@southloopbrewing.com

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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