Artifice Ales & Mead | We are pre-selling Mug Club, and Throwing Club memberships to finish our addition and buy barrels.
Thank you for checking out our Mug Club pre-sale. Who is Artifice Ales & Mead? We are your neighbors, we live here in Manheim. We are starting this project in Manheim to build a legacy and sink our roots deeper into the community. Time and time again we hear from folks how this community is ready for something big to come here. We couldn’t agree more! We really hope this is what you had in mind.
Our experience: We are the owners and operators of Meduseld Meadery in Lancaster. Meduseld has grown in the three years that we’ve been operating, and we are bursting at the seams with our production space. Renovating the old Bickels Chip factory at the REO Manheim Marketplace into a brewery/restaurant is going to give us the space we need to expand our Mead production and branch out into brewing Beer. We are also going to be a full service restaurant that is focusing on being a Gastropub. A Gastropub is a style of restaurant that focuses on Food and Beverage pairings.
We’re not using the typical fund raising format. We want to offer our Mug Club Membership so folks who’ve been following our progress can get the jump on it and not miss out if they can’t get to us right away when we open. Additionally, we feel that offering Axe Throwing Memberships (and tiers that combine both) will help strengthen the bonds between us and the community we’re trying to foster at Artifice. We will use the extra funds to support two different aspects of our business that will provide our community with more goods and services…an initial lot of barrel cooperage for aging special Beer and Mead, and finishing our Axe Throwing Range/Event Space.
Why are we doing pre-sales?
We are launching this campaign to build awareness to our upcoming opening late in 2020. The more Memberships we pre-sell means we’ll be able to finish our covered patio, which will house our Axe Throwing/Event Venue…which will give us additional capabilities we want to offer our community.
The Event Venue is an out-building addition that will house our Axe Throwing Ranges and possibly a second bar. It will be rent-able space for our community and local businesses to use for their gatherings, as well as a separate but connected area to enjoy the Sport of Axe Throwing during our regular hours.
The budget we have now is sufficient to cover the costs of construction and purchase our equipment and furnishings…so either way we will be enjoying a pint together over a plate of excellent food!
This is what we need in order to enhance your experience with us:
- Addition Finishes will require $45,000…we need half of that to get started. This covers finishing the structure with garage doors on both of the open sides, a bar, and more furnishings, as well as a second range.
- Left over funds will go directly into purchasing barrels for aging our products.
The impact of your purchase:
If we don’t reach our funding goal it will restrict our capabilities initially. We are almost finished building this Gastropub, so regardless of the results of this campaign we’re due to open in April. We thought we would offer some of our memberships ahead of time, and build some excitement around our project. We can’t wait to strengthen our ties to the local community and build a community hub!
Some perk Highlights:
- Mug Club members will get an exclusive branded mug and a FREE beer on scheduled Membership days, plus other perks.
- Axe Throwing enthusiasts will get a lot of mileage out of their throwing passes.
- Pro Tip: Pick the tier you want that supports your future involvement with us…some include rare bottle release privileges for the die hard beer enthusiast.
- These perks make great gifts for your hard to shop for family members!
Risks & Challenges
Some of the Risks to our project…the aftermath 2020, Covid-19…by now we don’t have to tell you that the restaurant industry has taken a huge hit. We had these plans in motion from the beginning of the year, and we’re sticking to them. If we didn’t believe in our ability to execute, or the ability of our community to show us support, you wouldn’t be reading this. We’re going to get through the other side of this stronger together, but we could use your support to make this even better!
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, or maybe you don’t want a membership? Here is how you can still help:
- Get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
- Like, Share, Follow and comment on our Social Media pages.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools!