Rising Tides Taproom - Founders Club

Entertainment , Build Her Business , Food
Calgary

C$14,695

C$14.7K
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Funded Of C$15,000 Goal
98% Raised
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Founders Club Sweater + Invitation to Founders Club Party

Founders Club Sweater + Invitation to Founders Club Party

Pledge: C$100.00
The first 100 people to join the Founders Club secure an invitation to the Founders Club Launch Party in addition to their limited edition Founders Club Crewneck.
The first 100 people to join the Founders Club secure an invitation to the Founders Club Launch Party in addition to their limited edition Founders Club Crewneck.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-01
97 of 100 Boosted
Thumbnail of: Founders Club Sweater

Founders Club Sweater

Founders Club Sweater

Pledge: C$100.00
Anyone purchasing a Founders Club sweater after the first 100 spots are filled have a chance to be invited to the Founders Club launch party (capacity pending) and are welcomed into a community of other beer loving folks with a cozy symbol to be able to say "I was there when it all began!"
Anyone purchasing a Founders Club sweater after the first 100 spots are filled have a chance to be invited to the Founders Club launch party (capacity pending) and are welcomed into a community of other beer loving folks with a cozy symbol to be able to say "I was there when it all began!"
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-01
13 of 100 Boosted

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Campaign Description

Your opportunity to be a part of the Founders Club at Rising Tides Taproom is here. To help us raise funds and open our taproom, we are seeking some fun loving founders to support us. Limited edition Founders Club crewnecks are available for purchase. The first 100 individuals to support us are also guaranteed an invite to our Founders Club Launch Party prior to our official opening. This support will help us secure the additional funding we need to make our vision come to life. It will let our lenders know that we are backed by an incredible group of folks who can't wait to see an LGBTQ2S+ centric, socially responsible taproom and community space come to life!

The Tides Are Changing...

The tides are changing for the craft beer scene in NW Calgary! NW Calgary deserves great craft beer in a relaxed ambiance. Calgary LGBTQ2S+ (and allies) community deserves more visibly inclusive and safe spaces to spend time in. The Calgary craft beer and beverage manufacturers benefit from the opening of Taproom and Bottleshop style spaces to allow for continued expansion and permeation of their product. Rising Tides Taproom represents the unity of these three under met needs in the Calgary market and an opportunity to build a place and community that support this mission.

More than just a taproom, Rising Tides will be a west coast inspired space designed for people to gather and connect. It will be central to the revitalization of a community in a growing area. Guests will sip on local craft beverages, with a focus on amplifying BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and Women operations across Canada. Snacking on cheese plates, baked goods and sandwiches from iconic and innovative Calgary food partners will make each visit to Rising Tides an opportunity to explore the city in your own neighbourhood. We are also in the business of making drinking feel good! Local organizations will be highlighted monthly with specific times of the day and taps providing you an opportunity to contribute to the cause that speaks to you the most!

Beyond creating a physical space for Craft Beer Lovers and LGBTQ+ people to mix and mingle, Rising Tides will create a community through events of many types - from classes, trivia, drag competitions, to live music and entertainment. 

We are stoked to be bringing a taproom + bottleshop to NW Calgary with a focus on great beer, a fun coastal ambiance and above all else, a commitment to creating a visibly inclusive space. Rising Tides Taproom will serve as a neighbourhood hub and a safe space for gathering, conversation, exceptional local beverages and community.  As we support the flourishing fauna of craft breweries and distilleries, we will embody that Rising Tides really do lift all boats.

 

Photo by Katie Langmuir - Photographer

Meet the Team

Ali Goulet

Ali Goulet

Co-Founder, Rising Tides Taproom

Alison Goulet has a Bachelor Commerce from the University of Victoria with a specialization in Service Management. She has most recently been working at WestJet in Sales + Distribution as a Business Analyst. Prior to that, she was with TC Energy for 7 years in project controls and supply chain. She has also been working as a wedding and family photographer for 5 years. She has dedicated herself full time to building Rising Tides and will be the general manager, supply chain and logistics coordinator, and social media manager. She is a Certified Beer Server and is also an LGBTQ2S+ peer mentor through the Outlink community.

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Katie McNeil

Katie McNeil

Co-Founder, Rising Tides Taproom

Katie McNeil has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary and has been self-employed, working in wealth management for 8 years. Katie also has a certificate in both Digital Media Marketing and Graphic Design from SAIT. She has worked as a site manager for the National Ringette School, responsible for over 200 participants and 20-40 staff in locations across the country. In Food and Beverage, she has worked as a server, bartender and is Certified Beer Server. She will be continuing to work in wealth management during the first 16 months of operations, but will be managing the marketing, design and finances at Rising Tides.
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Jul 28, 2021

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1 Month Update!

Hi Everyone!

As we approach the one month mark since we launched our campaign, we wanted to reach out and say thank you again to everyone that has supported our dream and been so generous with their kind words and Founders Club contributions. We are only 6 Founders Club spots away from achieving our goal and can not wait to get these sweaters onto your body-ody-ody's! We will be closing the campaign as soon as we reach our goal and will send out an email requesting your preferred sizes for your sweater as well as your delivery/mailing address. 

We couldn't do this without all of you and we are excited to share what's coming next! Follow us on instagram @risingtides.taproom to watch our journey progress!

 

Ali + Katie

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Jul 13, 2021

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Thank you Founders Club!

Wow! We are blown away! Thank you so much to all 103 Founders Club members who have shown us such amazing support. We could not feel more grateful and excited to bring Rising Tides Taproom to this amazing community. 

While the 100 guaranteed invites to the Founders Club Party have been snagged, we still have 97 spots in our Founders Club available! We will have some pretty fun stuff up our sleeve for our Founders as we open so if you are on the fence about grabbing a limited edition sweater and permanent place in the Founders Club, we promise you won't regret it :)

Thank you again to everyone for your love!

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Jun 24, 2021
Project launched

FAQs

When will I receive my sweater?

You can expect to receive your Founders Club crewneck by Sept 1, 2021.

How will you know what size of sweater to get me?

Once you have purchased a sweater, we will send you an email to get your size for our custom order.

What sizes + fit are the sweaters?

The sweaters are a adult fit, (G180 Gildan Adult Heavy Blend™ 13.3 oz./lin. yd., 50/50 Fleece Crew) with sizes S - 5X available.

When will the Founders Club Launch Party be held?

This is to be determined based on work schedule, but we are estimating December, 2021. Once we have more clarity we will send out an update and eventually, an invite!

Where is Rising Tides Taproom going to be located?

We aren't ready to reveal this just yet, but we are in a small NW community close to the river.... can you guess it?!
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