Uptown Market Brewery

Uptown Market is now expanding to become a Brewery! Help us reach our goal by supporting our products before we open!
AJ Shepard
Small Business
Portland, Oregon
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Uptown Market, a specialty beer store just outside of SW Portland in Beaverton, is pleased to announce as an extension of our existing business we will be launching the first brewery in Beaverton projected for completion July 2013! The shop currently includes an extensive list of beer and wine as well as brewing supplies, espresso, friendly staff, a full schedule of promotions, tastings, competitions and events, and soon will feature Uptown Market’s own finely crafted brews.

It gets even better! In addition to supporting the brewery and receiving some great incentives, during the first year of operation we will donate 50% of the brewery profits to charity if we meet our goal! The organizations we will benefit are Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), Dress For Success, Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington, Oregon Humane Society and I Have a Dream Foundation. Every dollar pledged will be a "vote" for the charity you would like to benefit. At the end of the campaign the percentage of votes each organization received will be the percentage of the profit share they will receive over the first year! The organization that gets the most votes will also receive a $500 check at the end of the campaign! We will follow up to pledges in an email with a link to the survey to cast your support.


Check out our incentives on the list to the right, we think there is something in there for everyone to participate. We know that not everyone can help us monetarily, but there are many other ways you can help our cause. Share this on facebook and twitter. Tell your friends about it and have them share it as well. And of course if you have any questions stop by the shop and we'd be happy to talk your ear off. We thank you in advance for your continued support!

What We Need & What You Get:

We need to raise $24,500 in order to make the necessary modifications to our building and purchase the brewing system. That number will cover about half of the total cost to start up the Brewery, but we will make it work. Obviously going over that goal will help us launch all that much faster! We have identified the system, which is from Two Kilts Brewing Co. They will have their system available in 12-16 weeks when they upgrade to their new system. We have put a down payment on the system to hold it for our store!

We will be getting the following equipment from Two Kilts:

A Mash Tun:


7 Barrel Kettle:


Two 8 Barrel Fermenters:


The fermenters are all jacketed so there is no need for a brite tank! Woohoo!


One 3 barrel fermenter:



These funds will go towards purchasing the necessary equipment that the 7 barrel system is made of that we are not getting from Two Kilts Brewing Co. We will have to source a good amount of equipment ourselves that Two Kilts Brewing Co. is keeping for their new system: hot liquor tank (Commercial Hot Water Tank), heat exchanger, glycol system for the jacketed fermenters and washdown accessories.  Along with those larger items, all the smaller items such as solenoids and controls for the glycol cooling system, we are going to need a mill for the grain, keg washing and filling stations and a carbonation station. Some pictures below are of the these ancillary items we will have to purchase in addition to the brewery house.

We will need to modify our existing building to house the brewery. Below is the updated layout for the brewery.


Thank you for your support, and Cheers!


(Note: New footage for the video was taken. Also extremely important to note: not filmed, the exceptionally good looking and charismatic: Chris Shepard. Pop Quiz: did you spot the Herb Apon sighting?)


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raised by 100 people in 2 months
30% funded
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$24,500 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on April 28, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD

    Cheers to you! Your name will be placed on the Recognition Wall and you will receive a Special Backer Sticker.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $15USD
    Beer Opener

    Cheers, you're on your way to helping us make beer. Take an Uptown Market Beer opener and Special Backer Sticker (We can mail it to you)! Your name is also forever etched on the Recognition Wall.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Full Supporters Kit

    Awesome Uptown Market T-Shirt, Beer Opener, Special Backer Sticker & Name on the Recognition Wall. Everyone needs another T-Shirt & Beer Opener!

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $40USD

    Literally a Growler filled with our beer after the system is up and running. Includes Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, T Shirt and Beer Opener)

    16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $80USD
    Steel Growler

    This time a Steel double walled vacuum sealed growler! Includes Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, T Shirt and Beer Opener)

    21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Hoody & Growler

    You'll get the regular Growler Fill & Full Supporters Kit, but we'll make you a custom Hoody to keep you warm when you're away from us.

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $175USD
    Mug Club

    1 year of Just Mug Club membership starting at the end of this contest and until a year after the brewery has been open. This also includes your own Personalized MUG. Includes Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, Shirt and Beer Opener). Details on mug club can be found at http://uptownmarketpdx.com/2012/09/01/introducing-uptown-market-mug-club/

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $350USD
    Homebrew Class

    Alright, this is where we get into the fun stuff! This is a private homebrew class for up to 8 people! Great business team building event or just a great way to catch up with some friends. This is also redeemable before the brewery is built! Plus you get the Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, Shirt and Beer Opener) for putting this on.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $750USD
    Brew Day!

    Catered Lunch and Drink, bring a friend and come brew with us for a day in the Brewery! Supporters Kits for both of you! You also get to take a Keg of your beer home once it's done! Woohoo!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Pints for Life

    You love beer, and we love you. We are going to make you a one of a kind STEEL card good for HALF PRICE BREWERY PINTS FOR LIFE and you'll get a Customized Mug to have in the store to drink those pints. Includes Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, T-Shirt and Beer Opener)

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Brew For Your Cause

    This is Bigtime: 5 Kegs of Beer Brewed Annually and sold as pints & growler fills at Uptown, ALL PROCEEDS donated to the charity of your choice. We will host an event for this release each year with opportunity for raffles and other fundraising as well. Sold as pints will net up to $3,000 in beer sales alone Every Year, FOREVER. Includes Full Supporters Kit (Wall Recognition, Sticker, T-Shirt and Beer Opener).

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Master of the Brewery

    You are the winner and can tell anyone what to do. Any of the incentives above look appealing? They're yours. Want a giant inflatable gorilla on the roof? Done. Super Customized Glass.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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