Campaign Introduction

Raising capital to bring a beer garden to Monroe!

Major Humphrey’s Brew Co.

by Amanda Jeffers

  • $10,000

    Funding Goal
  • $10,910

    Funds Raised
  • Dec 2018

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
109.10%
This campaign was successful! 😃
Monroe, GA

Amanda Jeffers

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Campaign Story

Who is ready for a craft brewery and taproom in Monroe?

Major Humphrey’s Brew Co. and Assembly Room is opening in 2019, and we want you to be a part of it.

One thing we’ve noticed as residents of Monroe… we need more community gathering spaces! More space to listen to live music, play games, connect with good conversation, and most importantly, unplug and relax with our friends and neighbors.

Major Humphrey’s will be the first brewery open in Walton County, meeting untapped demand in Monroe and the surrounding communities.

You might be asking, “Who is this Major Humphrey?”

Our brewery is named after the very first tavern/gathering space in Monroe.

“In the 1820s, Elisha Betts aided the erection of log and frame houses, stores and a tavern known as “Major Humphries Assembly Room,” which was used for public meetings, dancing and other forms of amusement.”

With your help, we will recreate this community space that brings us all together and promotes connection in our city.

All funds from this campaign will be used to jumpstart existing plans for the microbrewery and upgrade plans for an amazing beer garden space!

BREWERY PLANS

Major Humphrey’s will be a 6000 sq/ft. brewery and taproom located in Monroe, Georgia in part of the old Cotton Gin at 320 S. Madison Avenue.

Our plan for the brewery is a small brewing system for the taproom and a larger system for distribution. Our smaller system will be used to experiment with delicious new beer recipes and, Monroe, you will get to be our tasters!

This iconic historic building has been abandoned for years and will soon be brought back to life as a multi-use space including brewery, co-working, and event space.

The Beer Garden (a fancy name for patio/outdoor space) will include pouring station, community seating, cornhole, oversized lawn games, as well as more intimate seating options for date nights!

Bonus: We are also located next to Monroe’s future town green! Imagine all the epic outdoor events we can host in this space… concerts, festivals, tournaments, etc. We can’t wait!

We have such a beautifully diverse city and we love the input we receive from those who are newbies to the craft beer scene and those who are seasoned craft drinkers. Our brewers have a variety of tastes, from stouts to IPAs, and they love to experiment!

Our main goal is to make beer so irresistible, it brings everyone in Monroe over to the crafty side.

Who Are We?

Shaun and Brittany Berube. (Right)

Shaun is currently a fireman and has enjoyed home brewing for years. He will bring this experience to Major Humphrey’s as head brewer. Brittany brings her legal background and organization skills to the team to keep everyone on track and moving towards the goal.

David “Goose” and Lily Bilsland. (Left)

Goose is our second brewer and business manager. Lily is in charge of design and marketing of the brewery. Goose and Lily have had their store, Sailors, in downtown Monroe since 2014 and know the hustle behind running a small business. They can’t wait to dive into this new endeavour.

The Berubes and Bilslands met at church in Monroe, and bonded over their love of this city and craft beer. Both families have young sons, and they want the Assembly Room and Beer Garden to be enjoyable for the whole family.

Questions? ideas? Interest in larger investment opportunities?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have! Please email us majorhumphreys@gmail.com

Rewards

$5

I GOT FIVE ON IT!

For every $5.00 spent on this level, you will receive $5.00 to spend at the brewery the first week we open!

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$10

MH Supporters!

"We don't like beer, but we love you guys!"

For those who aren't beer drinkers, but love Monroe and want to support us in this project!!

Thank you all so much!!

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$15

Raise your Glass!

Give at this level for a custom Major Humphrey's Pint Glass! This special design will be for our crowdfunding supporters and investors only!

Pick up at the brewery includes one pour of your favorite brew!

(Will be available for pickup or shipping at brewery opening.)

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$20

First Edition Major Humphrey's T-shirt

1 Tri-blend super soft Major Humphrey's tshirt (Choose from 2 designs shown)

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$40

Crowdfunding Friends- Exclusive Tshirt!

Give at this level and receive an exclusive tshirt designated for our crowdfunding investors! We will not run this shirt design ever again so get in on this exclusive design now!

BONUS: For the first year, every time you wear this shirt to the brewery, your first pour is $1!!

(ESTIMATED DELIVERY: Before brewery opening )

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$40

Additional-Crowdfunding Friends- Exclusive Tshirt!

Give at this level and receive an exclusive tshirt designated for our crowdfunding investors! We will not run this shirt design ever again so get in on this exclusive design now!

BONUS: For the first year, every time you wear this shirt to the brewery, your first pour is $1!!

(ESTIMATED DELIVERY: Before brewery opening )

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$50

MH SWAG BAG

2 Major Humphrey's Tshirts, Sampler Glass, 2 Koozies, and 2 Stickers

(Available for Pickup or shipping in December)

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$75

Make Your Mark!

Pledge $75 at this level and we will make a placard with your name on it to place in our beer garden/patio area with our other crowdfunding sponsors.

Each time you come for a pour, you can see your name and know you are a founder of something amazing!

(Delivery on Grand Opening)

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$100

Major's MUG CLUB

Admit one into our Major Humphrey's Mug Club for 1 year.

This membership will include:

*Your own personalized glass to use in the taproom, kept on our mug wall. (It is yours to keep once membership is over.)

*Mug Club Nights at the brewery

*Pour of special releases the day before anyone else

*Pre-sale discounted ticket offers to special events

*Swag Bag (Club Tshirt, koozie, sticker pack)

(membership starts date of grand opening and is open to a limited number of patrons per year)

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$100

Additional-Major's MUG CLUB

Admit one into our Major Humphrey's Mug Club for 1 year.

This membership will include:

*Your own personalized glass to use in the taproom, kept on our mug wall. (It is yours to keep once membership is over.)

*Mug Club Nights at the brewery

*Pour of special releases the day before anyone else

*Pre-sale discounted ticket offers to special events

*Swag Bag (Club Tshirt, koozie, sticker pack)

(membership starts date of grand opening and is open to a limited number of patrons per year)

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$125

Guided Tasting for 8

Bring 7 friends and enjoy a guided tasting through 5 of our house beers at the Major's Table, reserved for you!

Includes a sampler flight for each person and light snacks, tasting led by our bar staff. Everyone in the group gets a sampler glass to take home!

We'll work with you to schedule the tasting after we're open.

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$200

Brewery Friends and Family Night

Tickets for YOU AND A FRIEND to an exclusive "Sneak Peek" thank you night at the brewery! This intimate event will take place before our grand opening, and will include live music, pours, and catered dinner.

Also includes MH Swag Bag (tshirt, koozie, stickers)

Be the first to taste, tour, and enjoy the brewery!

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$200

The Major's MUG CLUB Membership + First Pour

Give at this level and get all the perks of Major's Mug Club membership for a year PLUS every day you come in, for the first year we are open, your first pour will only cost you $1!

(membership starts date of grand opening)

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$250

BREWER for a DAY!!

Join us for a day of brewing! (Hint, hint, this would make a great Christmas gift for that home-brewing buddy!)

Get an in depth tour of the brewery, hang out for the day with our master brewers, and lend a hand on a batch! Learn the ins and out of beer making and how it all works!

Lunch and drinks are on us.

Also includes:

Growler of the beer you brewed when we introduce it in the taproom!

(Limited to 10 patrons)

(Brew Date decided after opening)

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$300

Say my name, say my name!

YOUR NAME ON A TAPROOM SEAT!

Get your name engraved on a customizable nameplate, which we'll then attach to one of twelve taproom seats. Let everyone who comes in know that you did your part to help make this a reality. Sorry, you can't take it home and you have to share. :)

ESTIMATED DELIVERY: Brewery Opening

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$500

Major Craft Fans! TOTAL Package

For our MAJOR Craft Fans:

Give at this level and enjoy the all of the following rewards from above:

* Brewer for a Day

* Membership into our Mug Club for one year

* 2 tickets to our pre-opening exclusive Thank You event

* Name on community table with other sponsers

* MH Swag Bag

Brew Day includes: hang out for the day with our master brewers and lend a hand on a batch! Learn the ins and out of beer making and how it all works!

Lunch and drinks are on us. Also includes a swag bag and growler of the beer you brewed when we introduce it in the taproom!

(Brew Date decided after opening)

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$750

Brewmaster for a Day!

For the true craft beer aficionado!

Become Brewmaster for a day! You and our headbrewers will design your very own recipe, we will brew it up,and you get to name it!! When it's ready, we will throw it all over social media, invite you to the launch party of your creation, and give you a 6th barrel keg of it to take home and enjoy! (or the equivalent in the taproom if it runs out on us.)

(brew day scheduled after opening)

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$1,000

Mug Club for LIFE!!!

Admit One into our Major's Mug Club for LIFE, plus first pours $1 for the first year.

Reward Also Includes:

*4 Tickets to Pre-Opening Thank You Event

*Name on the Major's Table

Mug Club membership will include:

*Your own personalized glass to use in the taproom, kept on our mug wall. (It is yours to keep once membership is over.)

*Mug Club Nights at the brewery

*Pour of special releases the day before anyone else

*Pre-sale discounted ticket offers to special events

*Swag Bag (Club Tshirt, koozie, sticker pack)

(membership starts date of grand opening and is open to a limited number of patrons per year)

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$1,500

Assembly Room TAKEOVER

Take over our assembly room one evening with 25 friends and enjoy locally catered food and refreshments with the place all to yourselves!

Private Tour and tastings. Brewers available to answer questions. Take-home glass for ALL your friends

Also includes the above rewards:

*TWO tickets for our exclusive "sneak peek" thank you event at the brewery pre-opening.

*Name engraved on our Major's Table

*MH Swag Bag

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  • 19-12-2018

    Your Major Humphreys Reward Info

    Hi Major Humphrey’s Family!

    Thank you so much for your contribution to your local brewery! We are one day away from the finish and we are preparing emails containing printable certificates for those who would like to give the reward for Christmas. We just need a few more details!

    If you gave for a Mug Club membership, Brewer for a day, or name on the community table reward, please send us the exact name you would like to use for it.

    If your reward was for the first edition or exclusive t-shirts, please let us know the sizes needed!

    Please send the info to majorhumphreys@gmail.com and we will follow-up with you asap.

    We are so thankful for every one of you!!

    – The MH Team

  • 23-12-2018

    You did it!! Thank you!!

    Hi Major Humphrey’s Family!

    You did it!! The campaign is done and we ended ABOVE our goal at $10,835. We just can’t express how grateful we are that our community is behind this project and we are so pumped to start build out and serve you in 2019.

    If you gave at a reward level, we might need a few more details. (If you have already sent your info, please disregard)

    If you gave for a Mug Club membership or community table reward, please send us the exact name you would like to use for it. If your reward includes t-shirts, please let us know the sizes needed. Just reply or send the info to majorhumphreys@gmail.com. If you would like a printable certificate for Christmas, let us know and we will email it asap.

    Thank you so much for contributing and being a part of Major Humphrey’s from the start.

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!!

    – David, Lily, Shaun, and Brittany

  • 22-10-2019

    You are invited! Major Humphrey's Taste and See Lunch

    Hi Friends!

    You are invited to a private tasting at the Metro for our MH crowdfunding sponsors on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

    320 S Madison Ave, Monroe, GA 30655 * Stop by anytime between 1:00- 3:00pm *

    See below for more details

    We have been working diligently to get the brewery open, but as with many start-ups, development has been taking longer than we would like. We thank you so much for your patience with Major Humphrey’s! That being said, we would like to invite you to a private tasting at the Monroe Metro building (the old cotton gin and future home of the brewery) to sample some great brews, eat some local BBQ, and pick up your swag bags. We will also have our building open if you would like to tour the space and get an update on build-out. PLEASE Respond to this email and let us know if you can make it. If you are unable to attend, please send us your shipping address and we will send your swag bag out asap!

    Thanks again for supporting your local brewery!

  • 04-11-2019

    Details for Beer Tasting and BBQ Lunch on Saturday!

    Thanks for your responses to the Major Humphrey’s event this Saturday! We will be set up outside of the Monroe Metro building, 320 S Madison Ave, Monroe, GA 30656. Stop by anytime between 1:00 – 3:00pm for tasty brews and Mojo’s BBQ.

    Please note, this is only a preview of the space before we launch into construction. If you would like to walk the space, please wear closed toe shoes!

    If you purchased a reward with a swag bag, we will have those available for pick up. We will be shipping the rest out next week.

    Can’t wait to see you all!

    – The MH Team

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