Crossed Anchors Brewery

by XABrewing in Exmouth

We did it
On 9th May 2016 we successfully raised £39,550 with 346 supporters in 49 days

Setting up a community-based brewery in Exmouth, Devon, producing 3,500 pints per week. Bringing flavoursome beer to the South West!

by XABrewing in Exmouth

New stretch target

Amazing - we have reached our minimum target! Thank you all, but don't stop just yet, pause for a quick high five and let's overfund! 

So why should we continue and try to overfund? Well the rewards we're offering remain exactly  the same, but any overfunding received would be invested in much higher quality equipment, both the brewery hardware, and bottling equipment.

We'd also seek to install additional jacketed conical fermenting vessels (FVs). These will enable us to increase quality, capacity and output by allowing us to brew more frequently. 

Everything we gain in overfunding you will gain in better beer! 

Conical FVs are shiny and look a little like something from Flash Gordon, but they help produce amazing beer!

 


Crossed Anchors Brewing makes full-flavoured beers with passion and integrity. We launched in August 2015 and we have sold 15,000 pints of beer in our first six months of trading!

Our carefully tested recipes combined with our professional and distinctive brand are already building a significant and loyal customer base across Exmouth, Exeter and East Devon and with increasing interest nationwide, we are ready to grow.

We currently ‘cuckoo brew’ using another brewery’s equipment, but we need larger premises to brew enough beer to meet demand. Brewing equipment isn't cheap, and whilst we have already invested some of our own money into the company, we need some help to take the next step. Our plan is to purchase a six-barrel brewery in 2016 and bring this to our hometown of Exmouth, Devon! This is where you can help.

 

 

We are fortunate to already have suitable premises for a brewery at the back of the Grapevine pub, in Exmouth town centre. The first step in turning this into a brewery is minor refurbishment, wiring and plumbing of these old stables and once this is complete we can buy the equipment for a six-barrel brewery and initially install two fermenting vessels (FVs). This will enable us to brew up to 3,500 pints per week, and potentially with five FVs, we could soon be turning out 8,750 pints a week of our marvellous beer!

As well as being able to supply growing demand, we firmly believe that creating a brewery, taproom and retail unit will quickly become a town centre attraction, creating brewery tourism and employment.

 

Our community of backers (hopefully you will be among them) will receive fantastic, exclusive rewards for showing their support and confidence in our brewery. Please have a look at the pledges, ranging from £25 - £2,500, and the associated rewards you could enjoy*.

 

If you would like to pledge, to take Exmouth one step further to having its own brewery and keep our customers in the beer they are growing to love, please choose one from the options on the right. If you have any other ideas for support please contact us via info@crossedanchors.co.uk.

 

Many thanks for your time: Think local - drink local! 

 

Paddy O’Riordan & Ollie Bainbridge

 

*Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

 

We are a socially responsible brewery, and therefore our rewards are only available to people aged 18 and over.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

BEER SCOUT: (nationally available) Back us for £25 and receive up to £35 worth of rewards: Limited edition branded Crossed Anchors 'bar blade' bottle opener (delivered to the UK mainland); your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever!

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

BIG PACK: Back us for £50 and receive up to £80 worth of rewards: 2 gift packs* (4 bottles of beer & 2 branded glasses); your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

CENTURY BOTTLE CLUB: Back us for £100 and receive over £150 worth of rewards: 2 cases* (total of 24 x 500ml bottles) of exclusive beer brewed only for the backers; brewery tour for one person; your name on the Brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

CENTURY PIN CLUB: Back us for £100 and receive over £150 worth of rewards: 1 x 35-pint 'pin' cask of beer*; brewery tour for one person; your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

BUSINESS XMAS TOUR: A Christmas brewery tour (with sampling, naturally) for up to 10 work colleagues; and your business name or logo will feature on our brewery backers 'Wall of Fame' forever

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

THE TOUR: Back us for £250 and receive over £330 worth of rewards: Brewery tour with sampling for 5 people; 2 cases* (total of 24 x 500ml bottles) of exclusive beer brewed only for the backers; your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

BREWERY EXPERIENCE: Back us for £500 and receive £650 worth of rewards: 1 day brewing experience, including lunch and sampling; 6 x 35-pint 'pin' casks* (to be spread as you require); your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

RETAILER 500: If you're a publican or retailer interested in stocking our beers, this might save you a few £! You'll receive a 20% discount on your first £500 worth of orders; your business name or logo will feature on our brewery backers 'Wall of Fame' and you'll also get VIP invitations to our launches and events.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

COLLABORATOR: (nationally available) Back us for £1,000 and receive over £1,350 worth of rewards. We collaborate together to design and name a short-run beer; 4 cases (total of 48x500ml bottles) of your exclusive beer, delivered to the UK mainland; your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; an open invitation to the brewery for two people (just visit us when you're next in Devon!)

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

A GRAND TIME: Back us for £1000 and receive over £1300 worth of rewards: Brewery tour with sampling for 10 people; 4 cases* (total of 48 x 500ml bottles) of exclusive beer brewed only for the backers; 1 x 70-pint 'Firkin' cask of beer* each year for 5 years; your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

RETAILER 1000: If you're a publican, restaurant or retailer interested in stocking our beers, this might save you quite a few £! You'll receive a 20% discount on your first £1000 worth of orders; your business name or logo will feature on our brewery backers 'Wall of Fame' forever and you'll also get VIP invitations to our launches and events.

£2,000 or more

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£2,000 Reward

BAPTIST: Back us for £2000 and receive £2750 worth of rewards: You decide the name (within reason - nothing that would make your Granny blush!) of one of the Brewery fermenting tanks and we'll put that name on the tank; Tank baptism party in the Brewery for 10 people; 6 cases* (total of 72 x 500ml bottles) of exclusive beer brewed only for the Backers; 1 x 70-pint 'Firkin' cask of beer* each year for 5 years; your name on the brewery "Backers Wall of Fame" forever; 12 months 10% discount on Crossed Anchors beer bought in the Grapevine; free invitation to the brewery Grand Opening party; free access to the Grapevine beer festival 2016. *Please note that rewards that include gift packs; bottle cases; firkins or pins of beer will only be delivered within to a 50 mile radius of Exmouth, Devon, UK. Alternatively these are available for collection at the brewery or at hubs in Bristol and London. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss.


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