Kettlesmith Expansion Project

by Kettlesmith in Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England

£2,945

raised of £12,000 target

35

supporters
25% 4 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 14th 2018 at 5:48pm

To expand the brewery - primarily we would like to add a tap room for our customers, as well as buy a new fermenter and bottling equipment.

by Kettlesmith in Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England

About Kettlesmith

Kettlesmith Brewing was founded 3 years ago and is owned by husband and wife, Antony and Caroline Field. Antony is the Head Brewer and is supported by one full time assistant brewer (Gez), one part time assistant brewer (Andy) and our part time head of sales, Evan. Given the small, local nature of the business, family members tend to get roped in - especially for events such as local markets or beer festivals. Antony's dad is a familiar face around the brewery, helping with DIY projects as well as bottle labelling (and sampling!). 

The brewery prides itself on producing high quality, well-balanced and delicious ales. We provide a variety of styles, flavours and alcohol levels. We are passionate about beer education and provide beer tours, beer styles and food pairing courses. Our mission is to elevate beer to be an accepted equivalent to wine.

Awards

We are proud to have been voted 'Best Food or Drink producer' for three years running in the Bradford on Avon business awards. 

In addition we have picked up a string of awards at SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) beer competitions over the last 3 years. The have been for beer in bottle, cask and keg formats and have included a gold for Ridgeline last year and a gold for Timeline this year. We are in the national finals with Timeline to be held next March. 

Brewery Growth

The Brewery has grown 50% each year since it began and we are looking to double this next year so that we can make the business sustainable for the future. Our strategy is to increase direct sales to our customers by installing a tap room at the brewery and also to engage with more wholesalers to distribute our beer further afield. We also need to increase the efficiency of our beer production process, particularly around bottling and labelling. We currently do this manually and it takes a lot of time! 

To achieve these goals we need to raise funding for installing the taproom and equipment at the brewery, renting additional space for storage (so we have space for the taproom), purchase a new fermenter and a new bottling/labelling system.

This has been a long dream in the making and we need to increase our sales and efficiency to make sure this is a sustainable business for the family and employees and we thank you for your support in this endeavour!

History

Antony began brewing over 20 years ago as a student using kits bought in Boots. After moving to London in the mid 90s he began ‘all grain’ brewing which follows the steps used in commercial breweries but at a smaller scale. When he and Caroline moved to California in 2002 he bought a ‘pilot brewery’ – a 10 gallon set up used in commercial breweries to develop new recipes. 

He brewed on that right up to the point he opened Kettlesmith in 2016. He still uses this system to create and refine our line up of beers before going into production.

Whilst in California, Antony studied Brewing and Packaging at UC Davis and then did a number of courses at the Siebel Institute in Chicago including: "Starting your own brewery", Beer and food pairing and Beer Styles. 

He is a certified "Ciccerone" - the US equivalent of a beer sommelier and is passionate about elevating the position of beer as a viable alternative to wine. He enjoys beer and food pairing and teaching people about the vast variety of beer styles from around the world.

Caroline and Antony moved to Bradford-on-Avon in 2013 and opened Kettlesmith, just 10 miles from where they grew up in Corsham. The beer is heavily influenced by their time in California, but also from their love of Belgian beer. Antony is passionate about producing high quality beers and continuously seeks to learn and innovate. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£12 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition 750ml Sharing Bottle

A 750ml wax-sealed, limited edition bottle. Call for selection. Collect from brewery.

£15 or more

3 of 100 claimed

3 Bottle Gift Set

A 3 bottle gift set of 3 x 500ml bottles in a Kettlesmith branded display box. Collect from brewery.

£20 or more

5 of 100 claimed

2 Bottles with Glass Gift Set

2 Kettlesmith bottles with a Kettlesmith branded stem pint glass in display box. Collect from brewery.

£25 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Branded T-Shirt

Kettlesmith Branded T-Shirt. Including delivery.

£25 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Tour & Tasting

Brewery Tour & Tasting Includes 1-1.5 hr tour of brewery process, tasting of ours beers plus 3 bottle gift pack and branded stem pint glass to take away. A voucher will be sent by fulfilment date that will be valid for 6 months. Call to schedule with brewery.

£30 or more

1 of 40 claimed

2L Stainless Steel Kettlesmith Growler

A gorgeous refillable stainless steel 2L growler. Collect from brewery. Shipping can be arranged for additional cost.

£30 or more

10 Pints of beer

Redeem this voucher for 10 pints of beer at the brewery at our open day or taproom. Voucher sent on fulfilment date. Valid for one year.

£50 or more

20 Pints of beer

Redeem this voucher for 20 pints of beer at our open day or taproom. Voucher will be sent on fulfilment date. Valid for one year.

£75 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Brewery Experience Day

Spend the day pitching in with the team on brew day. A voucher will be sent by the fulfilment date. Event to be scheduled with brewery within 6 months of receipt. This will be Mon-Fri (not weekends).

£100 or more

Monthly Growler Refills for One Year

For those who already own one of our 2L Growlers - monthly refills for one year. Beer to be collect from brewery. A voucher will be sent on the fulfilment date.

£120 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Growler plus refills for one year

Growler with 1 year of monthly refills. Our gorgeous branded 2L stainless steel growler with one refill per month for a year. Collect from brewery.

£150 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Group Tour & Tasting Event

Brewery tour and tasting for up to 12 people. Includes 10% discount on purchases. Voucher will be sent by fulfilment date. Event date to be arranged with the brewery within 1 year of purchase.

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Beer Styles Course for up to 8 people

A bespoke course covering a variety of beer styles, how to taste. A voucher will be provided by fulfilment date. Please contact the brewery to schedule a date within 1 year of purchase.

£200 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Beer & Food Pairing Course for up to 8 people

Our certified cicerone, Antony Field will chair a delicious food and beer pairing event for up to 8 people. Beer and food provided. Voucher will be provided by fulfilment date. Please contact the brewery to schedule the event within 1 year of purchase.

£250 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Catered Party (2 casks plus setup)

Have us provide beer for your event. 2 casks (72 pints each) of your choice (subject to availability). Includes setup. Voucher will be delivered by fulfilment date. Please call to schedule event with brewery. Must be within 20 miles of brewery.

£350 or more

Monthly Mixed Case for One Year

Mixed Case per month for one year. A case of 12 x 500ml bottles of your choice per month for one year. Collect from brewery (or local delivery)

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Group Brewery Experience Day

Group brewery experience day for up to 6 people. Come and join our brewers for a day of brewing. Voucher will be despatched by fulfilment date. Event to be scheduled with the brewery within 1 year of purchase (note does not run at weekends).

£500 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Brew your own beer

Join one of our brewers in designing and brewing your own beer on our pilot brewery. You will be taught how to develop recipes, choice of ingredients and how to brew. You will go away with 40L of your own beer. Great for home brewers! Maximum 6 people. Voucher will be sent by fulfilment date. Event date to be scheduled with the brewery within 1 year of purchase.


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