The Hops Exchange

Bring hops back home to New England.
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Jameson Small
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
United States
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Isinglass River Hops Exchange Spurring On the Local Hop Market- Boston Magazine

N.H. farmer has high hopes for hops project Indiegogo campaign seeks to raise funds for local processing effort- New Hampshire Business Review


Beer brings people together,

But its ingredients build communities.

Help Us Create a Whole New Agricultural Industry.


We are in the middle of a tide here in New England. Even in the worst economic times in decades, two industries; local agriculture and craft breweries, have not only grown exponentially, but have thrived. Unfortunately, the two have yet to collide, but the Isinglass River Hops Exchange will change that.

Isinglass River Hops Exchange will be the first hop processing and distribution company in New England. Working hand in hand with plant specialist, extension agents, farmers, and brewers, we plan to establish an evolving list of guidelines that put quality first and helps create farm to pint beer. With your help we can invest in the proper infrastructure so we can turn farmer’s commodity crops into value added products, therefore strengthening local farms, and giving our craft breweries the opportunity to source local ingredients.

Currently, hops are sourced from primarily the Pacific Northwest. By supporting New England grown hops we will have a smaller carbon footprint, we will create good jobs, and we will help keep millions of dollars here in our communities. It makes our locally crafted beer more sustainable, both environmentally and economically.

By helping us YOU can be the catalysis that puts New England on the map for world class hop and beer production and puts local ingredients back into our beer.

More Questions? Our friends from Seacoast Beverage Lab created this video which explains everything in a bit more details. Enjoy!


What We Need: $30,000

What the money is for.

$5,000 for Farmers

This money will be split up among our network of farmers giving them some extra capital to plant and expand local hops. Projects include: purchasing rhizomes, building/expanding hop yards, and purchasing shared harvesting and drying equipment.

$5,000 for Brewers

This money will be split up among the breweries that we work with to help subsidize the cost of local ingredients. Modeled after the NY Farm Brewer Bill, this fund will pay barrel taxes for any brewery that sources at least 20% of their ingredients from New England.

$20,000 for The Hops Exchange

We hope to secure a loan of $80,000 to purchase all of the necessary processing equipment to pelletize and package the hops. 

The money raised in this campaign will help us pay to outfit our warehouse packaging space to food processing specifications, install a walk-in cooler, and set us up to become the premier hop processor in the Northeast.

What you get

                            

                                     Brainstorm original. 18"x24" screen print

                                                                  their work

We have a bunch of different perks to offer for pledging to the Hops Exchange. Original Art, Swag, farm dinners, brewery tours, hops, even the chance to brew a batch of beer with the folks from the IRHE!

But most importantly, YOU will know that you helped support a new industry; making New England Farmer's more profitable and our brewers' more sustainable.

Help bring hops back home to New England.


Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
  • Share this page on your Facebook, Twitter, and tell your friends in person too!
  • Hold a Pledge Party! Invite your friends, mix and mingle, and raise money for a great cause. For more info check out our website at www.isinglassriverhops.com
  • Support the Breweries who are making the change: When you order a beer, choose one who is supporting local agriculture.
  • Support Farms! Most farms that grow hops also grow other things like veggies, animals, and grains. Buy their stuff, its great!


Let's Revitalize New England's Hop Heritage!

Cheers!

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$4,900USD
raised by 75 people in 1 month
16% funded
0 time left
$30,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on July 11, 2014
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  • $100USD
    Featured
    HopArt

    For your contribution of $100 you will receive a 18''x 24" print created by Brainstorm, plus a T-shirt, plus a koozie! Plus you can join us for a special private tour and brew session at Tuckerman's Brewing Company in Conway NH.

    2 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $5USD
    Thanks!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! We'll send you a thank you e-letter and your name will be forever posted on our website and at our location.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $15USD
    Bumpa Sticka

    Let everyone know you care! e- thank you letter plus an Isinglass River Hops Exchange bumper sticker!

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $25USD
    Koozie

    Nothing says class like a custom koozie! You will receive the e-letter, the bumpa sticka, and a "I Love New England Hops" Koozie to keep your local beer cold.

    8 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $35USD
    Hop Lover

    Get some local Hops, you've earned them! You will receive the e-letter, the bumper sticker, the koozie, plus an ounce of locally grown hops! Make your own beer, hop tea, or salves.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $50USD
    Hop Exchage Swag Pack

    You will receive a Hop Exchange sticker, koozie, and a custom designed T-Shirt!

    11 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $75USD
    Beer Lover Swag

    Local craft breweries have donated tons of swag to the cause. You will receive a potpourri of random stickers, pint glasses, t-shirts, and bottle openers from your favorite local breweries!

    11 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $150USD
    Grand Opening!

    You will be invited to our Grand Opening Party at our new facility featuring all locally grown food and beer, live music, and a pelletizer demonstration!

    2 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $250USD
    Brew Your Own

    You are invited to the grand opening party as well as a private brew session at the Hop Exchange facility. You and a guest can come on down and we will collaborate a 5 gallon brew utilizing 100% locally grown ingredients. Plus, you keep all the beer!

    3 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $500USD
    Taste of New Hampshire

    You will receive an invite to the grand opening party plus you will receive TWO tickets to NH Growler Tours. You and a friend can spend the afternoon touring some of NH's best microbreweries. And don't worry, we've got you a driver.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $500USD
    Brewer Pack

    Get the kettles ready and Let's make it rain local hops! Your contribution will get you two tickets to the grand opening and 25 pounds of nitrogen flushed, mylar packed, local hop pellet goodness. Your choice of over 5 different varieties, mix and match!

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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