Provocative Beer For Conscious Thinkers Drinkers

Social Business
Calgary

C$9,010

C$9.0K
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Everything Counts - $20

Everything Counts - $20

Pledge: C$20.00
Give what you can knowing every bit counts! In return for your generosity XhAle will send you... - Branded stickers - A thank-you card with a special discount code to our online merchandise store to use forever
Give what you can knowing every bit counts! In return for your generosity XhAle will send you... - Branded stickers - A thank-you card with a special discount code to our online merchandise store to use forever
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-28
5 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle Beer Gear - Hat package - $50

XhAle Beer Gear - Hat package - $50

Pledge: C$50.00
In appreciation XhAle will send you... - A hat logo'd XhAle flat brimmed hat or Snowflake touque (available in black or mustard - please specify) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers You will need to provide a mailing address.
In appreciation XhAle will send you... - A hat logo'd XhAle flat brimmed hat or Snowflake touque (available in black or mustard - please specify) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers You will need to provide a mailing address.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-01
11 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle Bear Gear - T-shirt package - $60

XhAle Bear Gear - T-shirt package - $60

Pledge: C$60.00
As a thank you XhAle will send you... - An XhAle ECO friendly Just Be F*#@ing Kind T-shirt (please specify unisex size) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
As a thank you XhAle will send you... - An XhAle ECO friendly Just Be F*#@ing Kind T-shirt (please specify unisex size) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
Pledge: C$60.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-01
13 of 100 Boosted
Thumbnail of: XhAle Beer Gear  - Hoodie package - $100

XhAle Beer Gear - Hoodie package - $100

XhAle Beer Gear - Hoodie package - $100

Pledge: C$100.00
We love you, and we would love to to stay warm! As a thank you, you will get... - An XhAle ECO friendly See Ya Next Tuesday hoodie - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
We love you, and we would love to to stay warm! As a thank you, you will get... - An XhAle ECO friendly See Ya Next Tuesday hoodie - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-01
12 of 100 Boosted
Thumbnail of: XhAle Beer Gear  - Leggings package - $100

XhAle Beer Gear - Leggings package - $100

XhAle Beer Gear - Leggings package - $100

Pledge: C$100.00
Nothing gets better than sipping XhAle suds in your very own XhAle leggings! As a thank you, we will send you... - A pair of XhAle leggings (all genders and sizes catered to! Please specify preference for 'Men's cut', 'Women's cut' or 'Plus Size Women's cut', and your size) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
Nothing gets better than sipping XhAle suds in your very own XhAle leggings! As a thank you, we will send you... - A pair of XhAle leggings (all genders and sizes catered to! Please specify preference for 'Men's cut', 'Women's cut' or 'Plus Size Women's cut', and your size) - A thank you card with a personalized merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. You will need to provide your size and mailing address.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-01
6 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle VIP Event Package - $250 (option to annually renew)

XhAle VIP Event Package - $250 (option to annually renew)

Pledge: C$250.00
Get your VIP ticket to every XhAle event over 2022 - Your ticket/cover charge, and first XhAle beer will be on us! Upcoming 2022 events... - Versions Patio Party @ Broken City, YYC (Every Tuesday ALL SUMMER LONG!) - Technu Music @ various secret moving venues over the the year - Icarus Sound @ alternative spaces across Alberta - Parachutes for Pets Gala & Tripawd Penelope NEIPA launch @ Free House YYC, Apr 2 - YYC International Beer Fest @ BMO Centre , Apr 2022 - MANY MORE tastings and events through partners and festivals! You will also need to rock-out in your own XhAle shwag so we will give you... - A $50 voucher to our online merch store - Your own personalised merch discount code you can use forever - AND XhAle stickers
Get your VIP ticket to every XhAle event over 2022 - Your ticket/cover charge, and first XhAle beer will be on us! Upcoming 2022 events... - Versions Patio Party @ Broken City, YYC (Every Tuesday ALL SUMMER LONG!) - Technu Music @ various secret moving venues over the the year - Icarus Sound @ alternative spaces across Alberta - Parachutes for Pets Gala & Tripawd Penelope NEIPA launch @ Free House YYC, Apr 2 - YYC International Beer Fest @ BMO Centre , Apr 2022 - MANY MORE tastings and events through partners and festivals! You will also need to rock-out in your own XhAle shwag so we will give you... - A $50 voucher to our online merch store - Your own personalised merch discount code you can use forever - AND XhAle stickers
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-28
1 of 100 Boosted
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2022 XhAle New Release Package - $500 (with option to renew annually)

2022 XhAle New Release Package - $500 (with option to renew annually)

Pledge: C$500.00
Always know you will be the first to get any new release from XhAle! With 5 new beer coming in this year XhAle will have 2 x 4-pack's of it waiting for you at one of our preferred retail partners closest to you. You will also receive... - $100 merchandise voucher to our online store - A thank you card with your own personalised merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up.
Always know you will be the first to get any new release from XhAle! With 5 new beer coming in this year XhAle will have 2 x 4-pack's of it waiting for you at one of our preferred retail partners closest to you. You will also receive... - $100 merchandise voucher to our online store - A thank you card with your own personalised merch code to use forever - AND XhAle stickers. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up.
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-09
3 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle 1 Year of Beer - $750 (with option to renew annually)

XhAle 1 Year of Beer - $750 (with option to renew annually)

Pledge: C$750.00
Know every month you will get your fill of XhAle suds with 2 x 4-packs - including new releases - ready for you to pick-up at one of our preferred retailers near you. Add on... - $100 voucher to our online merchandise store - A copy of the 2023 Balls, Boobs & Beer calendar that donates 100% of profits to Each+Every: Businesses for Harm Reduction (will be released Nov 2022) - A thank you card with your personalised merch code you can use forever - AND XhAle stickers. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up.
Know every month you will get your fill of XhAle suds with 2 x 4-packs - including new releases - ready for you to pick-up at one of our preferred retailers near you. Add on... - $100 voucher to our online merchandise store - A copy of the 2023 Balls, Boobs & Beer calendar that donates 100% of profits to Each+Every: Businesses for Harm Reduction (will be released Nov 2022) - A thank you card with your personalised merch code you can use forever - AND XhAle stickers. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up.
Pledge: C$750.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-28
2 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle 50/50 - Parachutes for Pets - $1000

XhAle 50/50 - Parachutes for Pets - $1000

Pledge: C$1,000.00
We will donate $500 to Parachutes for Pets, send you an XhAle logo hat, a 4-pack of Tripawd Penelepe (a collab beer with Parachutes For Pets releasing in March), plus a thank you card with your very own personalised merch code to use for life, and XhAle stickers.
We will donate $500 to Parachutes for Pets, send you an XhAle logo hat, a 4-pack of Tripawd Penelepe (a collab beer with Parachutes For Pets releasing in March), plus a thank you card with your very own personalised merch code to use for life, and XhAle stickers.
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-28
1 of 100 Boosted
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XhAle Lifer - $7000

XhAle Lifer - $7000

Pledge: C$7,000.00
Become an XhAle member for life, and have your very own beer released! Here is the total mega package... - Receive 2x 4-packs of every new release XhAle does for life (to be picked-up at a preferred retailer partner near you, and hopefully one day directly from our brewery!) - Every year get a $150 voucher to spend on XhAle merch - Get a Balls, Boobs & Beer charity calendar every year for life - Get your own personalized merch code to use for life - Get VIP tickets to every XhAle event for life - XhAle sticker pack AND Have a beer created just for YOU, and for a social cause that aligns with our values, and that you would like to champion. Partial profits of that beer will be donated to that cause, and you will be included in every facet from style choice, recipe design and branding to make it come to life. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up. !!! ONLY 2 PACKAGES AVAILABLE !!!
Become an XhAle member for life, and have your very own beer released! Here is the total mega package... - Receive 2x 4-packs of every new release XhAle does for life (to be picked-up at a preferred retailer partner near you, and hopefully one day directly from our brewery!) - Every year get a $150 voucher to spend on XhAle merch - Get a Balls, Boobs & Beer charity calendar every year for life - Get your own personalized merch code to use for life - Get VIP tickets to every XhAle event for life - XhAle sticker pack AND Have a beer created just for YOU, and for a social cause that aligns with our values, and that you would like to champion. Partial profits of that beer will be donated to that cause, and you will be included in every facet from style choice, recipe design and branding to make it come to life. *Must be in AB or SK only. Based on your location we will organize a preferred partner closest to you for pick-up. !!! ONLY 2 PACKAGES AVAILABLE !!!
Pledge: C$7,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-02-28
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Campaign Description

XhAle Brew Co. aims to connect through craft, start conversations, and make the world a better place one pint at a time. In order to grow our current business model, move into the next stage of development, and keep up with demand we need to be able to improve our purchasing power and efficiency in our supply chain logistics and contractor rates, plus bring in team members for better market reach and add to creating jobs for post-pandemic economic recovery. Help us reach our goal of 20,000 continue the trend of growth we created in our first year in 2021

XhAle Brew Co - Provocative beer for conscious thinkers and drinkers

XhAle is built on the foundations of community thriving, sharing of ideas, challenging boundaries and imbibing passion. We aim to connect through craft. We deliver not only exceptional craft beer, but we deliver it with a clear social message and community sharing.

In March 2020 I, Christina Owczarek - XhAle owner and founder, lost my job due COVID, just like almost two million other Canadians. I had finally hit my big break in my career at thirty-eight years old, but that all came crashing down. Searching to find what was next, I took the big picture plans of XhAle that I had been working on in the background for the last decade while I was working various industry jobs, travelling for beer, and putting myself through on going educational programs, and I flipped those plans to a model I had the tools and finances for, incorporated in July 2020, and released the first beer - Impeachable - November 2020. 

With $14k, no external finincial help as traditional banking doesn't really offer much for someone in my circumstances, fourteen months later XhAle has...

- Released 6 beer (with 5 more planned in 2022),

- Donated over $3000 and meaningful time to non-for-profits,

- Sponsored four alternative music and art series,

- Handed out dozens of Naloxone kits whilst sitting on the board for Each+Every: Businesses for harm reduction, 

- Given the opportunity of sport to over 20 familes through the Calgary Kangaroos AFL youth program who otherwise wouldnt be able to afford it,

- Broke glass cielings by partnering with Centre For Suicide Prevention's 'Buddy Up' campaign with the release of Mates For Life to open up conversation to reduce the 3:1 male sucide rate. 

AND we also won a Culinaire Alberta Beverage Award with a Judges Selection for our They Weren't Raging Against White Goods, Dry Hopped Saison!  

WHY XhAle?

Our beer is just as conversation worthy as the packaging we put it in. XhAle has become known for having confronting conversations, and not being shy in doing so. From suicide prevention, political commentary (when your first release into the market with a beer that makes fun of Trump, you definately set a tone!), harm reduction in our opioid epidemic spaces, 2LGBTIQ+ rights and activations, and Indigenous freedoms and reconciliation. We want to create spaces for those who traditionally haven't had spaces created and held for them. We do not aim to sit in a space of mainstream silent compliance, but we aim to connect with people who care as much as we do about inclusivity and diversity.

XhAle's future plans...

While we don't have a brick and mortar space yet, and knowing that it will take us longer than most with a few extra hurdles to jump to get there, we have created interactive and alternative spaces through music and mixed media art events with local venues, DJ's, art studios, and music companies. Eventually XhAle has the dream to be a destination for all people to come stay with us at the brewery, have live music and art events, create sustainable practices in all we do, and in turn, create thriving communities. The other way in which we do that is to become an employee-owned co-operative and challenge traditional corporate structures for which we have already begun writing bylaws for.

We have a proven model and concept!

While we have had great success in where we have got to comparative to the place where we started, we need help getting to the next stage of growth that XhAle is busting at the seems to make. As female, queer, immigrant, non-generational-wealth backed or funded the road will be long - but we won't give up. XhAle has a great WHY we are true to in everything we do, and we have GREAT beer to get that WHY into the world!

How your contribution will help us get to where we are going...

Our next steps to build on the success we have already had is to become more efficient with volume purchasing power from labeling to ingredient procurement, plus also create local employment to help better implement sales and marketing planning. This will not only help create better profit margins to grow the business with greater efficiency, but it will also create more people-power to generate revenue and market reach.

We are hoping to gather more community, heads and hearts to along that road to create the thriving and diverse communities we want to build through craft beer. We hope you will be part of it! 

Meet the Team

Christina Owczarek

Christina Owczarek

Founder

Aussie ex-pat, Canadian Resident, and Citizen of the World. Christina was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. In 2009 she first stepped foot on Canadian soil, and after travelling the world for her love of skiing, beer and adventure, she decided to get back to a place she wanted to call her forever-home near her beloved Canadian Rockies in 2015. Equipped with a Bachelor of Applied Science among other qualifications such as a ski race coach and certified beer judge, Christina has worked her way through many roles in life, but the call of craft beer has been the strongest of them all. It was a love that started in 2010 when she was living in Santa Rosa California, and has since grown from a hobby to an obsession. From paid roles in craft beer from brewery packaging lines, taproom service, to retail beer program coordinating, draft line maintenance, and sales and marketing management, and now teaching sensory development at Olds College in their Brewmasters program, Christina made it her mission to understand as many facets as possible to make her dream come true. A decade later, a few professional certifications, and a whole lot of hours dedicated to her craft, XhAle is finally taking flight. When not fully immersed in beer you will find Christina sliding down the sides of mountains in winter, and hiking or running scenic trails in summer. She is true lover of wide open spaces, and finds anyway possible in her spare time to find refuge and clarity in them. She says that gratitude is a daily habit, and vulnerability her greatest strength - both of which she attributes to fighting the battles she has fought, and that will continue on her path to creating thriving communities through her love of craft beer.

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Eri Riot

Eri Riot

Co-Conspirator in Design

Eri turned to her loyal following on Twitter for this section. Here are the results....

@legday "More supportive than a back brace made of compliments holding up a bridge of support"

@Briggsycakes "Classic rock, DND shennanigans, and 'F*** 2020'  stickers are just part f the feul that feeds this theymer's fire and passion for life"

@KevinJamieson86 "Strong in the face of personal adversity.Gentle to all those who are kind"

@hoihoisado "With lines so clean you can eat off of them, Pixie excells on precision and attention to detail"

@xhalebrewco "The creative talent with intuition overflows. Having slayed their own dragons, Eri finds gratitude in the small things that really matter, and is never short of compassion. A purveyor of DnD, they inspire others on their journey to play with abandon in every way."

... And something from @Andy_Neat about "rocking harder than Led Zeppelin" (on some kind of pharmecuitical performance drug).

But seriously (as serious as we can get anyway), Eri Riot is a designer, illustrator and generally a creator of things who just can't stop. A lifelong Albertan, they're eager to get involved in projects that can make a change here, at home, for the communities they love. 

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Feb 3, 2022

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UPDATE 1 - Day 2 - 3/2/2022 - 16% there in only 2 days!

Hello!
 

Firstly, thank you SOOOO much for the love and donations sent so far! This means the world to us. While we are 16% of the way into reaching our goal, more than anything we have grown our community of people aligned with our values, and who also want to change the world one pint at a time. 

We have a long road ahead of us to get to our lofty goal, but no matter what the outcome, we are so grateful for the opportnuity. 

Your rewards will be on their way start of March once the campaign is done, but in the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. 

You lovely comments has made us teary, and a great source of encouragement. 

THANK YOU!

 

Cheers, 

Christina Owczarek. 

CEO - Founder

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Jan 24, 2022

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Welcome to one of the most humble experiences so far in XhAle's journey.

Hello and thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to check-out what is probably one of the hardest things for me (Christina) to do... Ask people for money. 

Honestly. 

This is the most humbling experience to allow oneself to be vulnerable in this way - to ask people to believe in a vision that has been in the making for the last decade, and hopefully come to it's fruition over the next decade and beyond.

XhAle has a proven concept, not just a pipe dream on a piece of paper, but over a year and a half of solid husstle and proof in the pudding of numbers and growth to show that what we are doing works! 

We hope you can help us get to where we need to get to either by donating or spreading the word like wild fire! Every little bit counts, and we are SO GRATEFUL for any help along the way. 

 

Cheers, 

Christina Owczarek

XhAle Brew Co. - Founder

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Jan 3, 2022
Project launched

FAQs

Do you have plans for a brick & mortar location?

Yes we do! In fact our concept is for a destination brewery where you can come stay, play, eat, and drink. We want to be able to fully immerse our visitors with inclusive and diverse spaces, and a love of sustainable and thriving practices.

Do you plan on bringing in investors?

Yes we do, BUT we will be looking for the perfect investors that are aligned with our mission and goals in social development enterprise. Our business will not be a get-rich-quick program or even a get-rich program, but it will be an investment in people and growing others in equitable business practices, and ones that we think should be standard.

Can I still donate if I am not in AB or SK?

Yes you can, but unfortunately not on any reward that has XhAle suds as a reward. We are currently unable to supply outside of AB & SK. If you would still like to subscribe to those rewards and can pick-up in AB or SK we can work out alternative arrangements to fulfill your reward in a single or intermittent pick-up.

Will I be able to use my personalised XhAle merch code on sale items?

As sale items will already be discounted, these items won't be available with a further discount code.

How do I know what the specs are of merchandise items?

Head to... www.xhalebrewco.ca We have a 'Merch' page that you can find all current items in :-)
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