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Aurochs Brewing

A New Gluten Free Beer Experience

Aurochs Brewing

A New Gluten Free Beer Experience

Emsworth, PA
Food & Beverage
At Aurochs Brewing, we believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between a gluten-free beer and great taste. Since our inception, we have brewed over 40 different styles of award-winning, naturally gluten-free beer while developing strong partnerships and an enthusiastic customer base. After an incredible few years of growth, we are ready to expand regionally to deliver our product to as many people as possible.

$298,558

raised
301
Investors
$15M
Valuation Cap
6.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$250.00
Min. Investment
15.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
09/01/24
Maturity Date
0
Days Left

$298,558

raised
301
Investors
$15M
Valuation Cap
6.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$250.00
Min. Investment
15.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
09/01/24
Maturity Date
0
Days Left
This offering ended on May 03, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

  • Our award-winning craft beer is truly & naturally gluten-free without sacrificing the complex, delicious flavors of craft beer.

  • Our product fills a niche at the intersection of the $29.3 billion craft beer market and the $6 billion gluten free market.

  • We have grown 800% in the past four years and we are ready to expand regionally into 38 states.

  • H1 2021 Revenue is up 79% in comparison to H1 2020.


“We are changing the way the world experiences gluten-free beer.”

The Problem


Inadequate Gluten-Free Beer Options

When our co-founder Ryan Bove discovered he could no longer process gluten, he enlisted the help of lifelong celiac and co-founder Doug Foster to help navigate the transition to a gluten-free diet. In the process, they discovered that beer options were extremely limited. Products either reduced gluten without eliminating it, or lost the delicious taste of craft beer.

The Solution


Brewing a Delicious, Gluten-Free Craft Beer

Ryan and Doug started home-brewing the kind of beer they wanted to drink. When they found that their beer tasted better than anything they could get at a bar, they made it their mission to revolutionize the world of gluten-free brewing. 

Now, Aurochs Brewing makes great-tasting craft beer that is 100% gluten free from start to finish. Our beers are brewed with millet, quinoa, and buckwheat and  are milled, brewed and packaged at our dedicated gluten-free facility.

The Market


Filling the Intersection of Two Major Markets

By providing a great-tasting product that is naturally gluten-free, Aurochs Brewing Company is filling a niche at the intersection of two growing markets: craft beer and gluten-free.


The overall beer market in the United States is $94 billion, and the craft beer market in the United States is $29 billion. 


Meanwhile, the gluten-free market is $6 billion, and the active lifestyle lager market is $1.9 billion. In addition to being gluten free, our Aurochs Light Lager is only 85 calories.

Our Traction


Significant Sales, Prestigious Awards, and Relentless Growth

We have earned over $1 million in revenue to date. Throughout the state of Pennsylvania, we have distribution in key retailers including Wegmans, Whole Foods, and Giant Eagle.

We have won four national awards in the past four years including the Gold Medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival®  for our Aurochs Hazy IPA.  Other awards include:

  • Silver Medal - Gluten-Free Beer Category - 2018 Great American Beer Festival®

    • Aurochs Brewing Company - Aurochs Blonde Ale

  • Bronze Medal - Gluten-Free Beer Category - 2018 US Open Beer Championships

    • Aurochs Brewing Company - Aurochs Session IPA

  • Bronze Medal - Gluten-Free Beer Category - 2019 US Open Beer Championships

    • Aurochs Brewing Company - Aurochs Porter

We have grown 800% from 2016 to 2019, and 40% from 2018 to 2019 alone in our home state. We have averaged 75% CAGR since 2014. In addition, our direct to consumer shipping has averaged over 50% growth from Q3 2020 to Q1 2021.


In Q4 2020, we started distributing outside of Pennsylvania and have added 8 states in 6 months including Connecticut, Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

What We Do


We Make and Sell Delicious, Gluten-Free Craft Beer

We make great tasting craft beer that is naturally gluten-free, filling a niche need in multiple markets. 


We have released over 40 unique brews  through our tasting room, but primarily sell our core six styles through distribution (Aurochs Blonde Ale, Aurochs Session IPA Aurochs Amber Ale, Aurochs Porter, Aurochs Light Lager, and Aurochs Hazy IPA). We anticipate that if this offering is fully subscribed, we will be able to launch an additional 8 styles into distribution including our Aurochs Hefe, Aurochs Strawberry Blonde Ale, and Aurochs Pumpkin Ale.

The response to our products has been enormously positive. Gluten-free customers drive for hours to stock up on our product. We are ready to expand and make our beer more accessible to those customers who desperately need and want it.

The Business Model


Expanding to Regional Sales

We sell our beer through three primary channels:


Our Tasting Room
In this channel, customers will purchase beer to go in the form of cases, cans, and 32 oz. crowlers or consume beer on premise (pre-covid) in the form of pints and tasters.

Distribution in the Three-Tier System

In this system, beer is shipped from the brewery to the wholesaler. In turn, the wholesaler sells beer to retail accounts such as bars, restaurants, six-pack shops, and grocery stores. 


Also in Pennsylvania, we are sold at over 100 accounts including Wegmans, Whole Foods, and Giant Eagle. We launched through wholesale into Connecticut in December 2020 with partner Craft Connecticut. 


Already this year we have launched with two additional wholesalers, expanding our reach into retailers in West Virginia and North Carolina. We currently have five wholesale partners distributing to retail across four states - Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Connecticut.

Direct Shipping to Consumers

We launched direct shipping to consumers in June 2020 in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. We also launched direct to consumer shipping in Virginia, Vermont, and New Hampshire in Q4 2020, and in Ohio and Kentucky in Q1 2021. 

How We Are Different


A "Beer for Everyone" with an Incredible Taste

We sit at the intersection of gluten-free beer and craft beer, and we are outperforming the growth rates of both industries. We believe most of the other nationally distributed competitors are either not entirely gluten-free (gluten-reduced) or have an inferior taste profile. As of right now, no one has captured this market on a national level.

Our beer tastes incredible and is naturally gluten-free from grain to glass. We brew our beers with millet, quinoa, and buckwheat and we test every ingredient that comes through the door to ensure no cross-contamination. Our beers are brewed in a dedicated gluten-free facility. 


We have a high quality, truly gluten-free product that we believe can capture the market on a regional and eventually national level.

The Vision


Working to Bring Gluten-Free Craft Beer to Everyone

Our vision is to fly anywhere in the world and be able to drink great tasting gluten-free beer brewed by Aurochs Brewing Company. 

We plan to expand distribution from our home state of Pennsylvania to a total of 38 states, transforming the company from a local to a regional brewery. We have already begun shipping and distributing beer into 10 of these markets in the past six months. In 2022, we hope to finalize our launch in the remaining states and start driving volume through these additional 28 states and growing within our current building.

We also anticipate expanding our 12oz can product offerings to include a total of 14 different styles by the end of 2022. 


In the future, we anticipate transforming our company from a regional brand into a national brand with a build out of a larger production facility. 

OUR LEADERSHIP


Craft Beer Lovers with Extensive Business and Sales Experience

The journey began in 2012, when after a prolonged, serious illness, our co-founder Ryan Bove discovered he was no longer able to process gluten. Longtime friend, co-founder, and lifelong celiac Doug Foster helped Ryan transition to a gluten-free diet. Everything was going smoothly until they got to beer. The choices were limited, either not entirely gluten-free (gluten-reduced beer) or tasting nothing like the delicious craft beers Ryan loved. 


In search of a solution, Ryan and Doug started home brewing the kind of beer they wanted to drink. When they found that their beer tasted better than anything they could get at a bar, Doug and Ryan made it their mission to revolutionize the world of gluten-free brewing.

Our team of founders and advisors has extensive combined experience across product development, sales, craft beer brewing, strategic planning, and finance. We believe that nobody should miss out on the great taste of a craft beer, and we have the perfect product to make sure there’s a beer for everyone.

Why Invest


Join Us as We Hope to Change the Experience of Gluten-Free Beer

We anticipate that if this offering is fully subscribed, we will be able to expand our distribution to 38 total states and launch 14 products in those states, accomplishing four major goals: expand distribution, release new products through distribution, implement cost reductions through process improvements, and decrease some older credit card and equipment financing debt. 

 

We are a fast-growing company at the intersection of the $29.3 billion craft beer market and the growing $6 billion gluten free market. This expansion will provide us access to six times the population our product currently reaches. With current access to 17% of the population today, we hope to expand our reach to 82% of the US population by the end of 2022.


Join us as we change the face of gluten-free craft beer with our delicious, truly gluten-free product. 

Meet Our Team


Offering Summary


Company

:

2124 Brewing Company LLC

Corporate Address

:

8321 Ohio River Boulevard, Emsworth, PA 15202

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$525,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Convertible Promissory Notes

Type of Equity Converted Into

:

Common Units

Conversion Trigger

:

$5,000,000.00

Maturity Date

:

September 01, 2024

Valuation Cap

:

$15,000,000.00

Discount Rate

:

15.0%

Annual Interest Rate

:

6.0%
















What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Common Units in 2124 Brewing Company LLC. The amount of Common Units you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $5,000,000.00 in a qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per security is set based on a $15,000,000.00  Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 15.0% discount on the price the new investors are paying.  You also receive 6.0% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Common Units equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding equity securities of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).



*Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment of 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% bonus below.

Voting Rights (applies when the convertible notes of this Reg. CF offering convert into Common Units)

Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

Investment Incentives*

10% Family and Friends Discount - Invest in First 72 hours

2124 Brewing Company LLC will offer 10% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by investors within the first 72 hours of launching the campaign.

5% Early Bird Discount - Invest in First 7 Days

2124 Brewing Company LLC will offer 5% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by investors within the first 7 days of launching the campaign.

Tier 1 Investment Perks: $250

1 Can Magnet Opener

1 Sticker

1 Ownership certificate

Tier 2 Investment Perks: $500

1 T-Shirt

All Tier 1 Perks

Tier 3 Investment Perks: $1,000

1 Can Glass

All Lower Tier Perks

Tier 4 Investment Perks: $5,000

1 Backpack

All Lower Tier Perks including 2 each of perks from Tiers 1-3.

Tier 5 Investment Perks: $10,000

1 Cooler

All Lower Tier Perks including 4 each of perks from Tiers 1-3.

A zoom call with the founders.

Note that beer can only be provided for the call in states in which Aurochs Brewing Company is eligible to ship or distribute into at the time of the call.

2% Bonus interest

2124 Brewing Company LLC will offer 2% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by investors who invest $10,000 in the campaign.

Tier 6 Investment Perks: $25,000

All Lower Tier Perk in Tiers 1-4 including 4 each of perks from Tiers 1-3.

A zoom call with the founders. 

Note that beer can only be provided for a call in states in which Aurochs Brewing Company is eligible to ship or distribute into at the time of the call. 

5 % Bonus Interest for Tier 6 Investors

2124 Brewing Company LLC will offer 5% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by investors who invest $25,000 in the campaign.

*All perks occur after offering is completed.

10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

2124 Brewing Company LLC will offer 10% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

Eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering. This means your annual interest rate will be 6.6% instead of 6%.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Inter company debt or back payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”. Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$736,749.00 USD
$773,314.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$204,943.00 USD
$142,197.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$168,128.00 USD
$168,022.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$416,339.00 USD
$262,641.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$276,357.00 USD
$284,591.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$163,978.00 USD
$148,585.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$362,263.00 USD
-$463,437.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Thank You and Congratulations!

6 days ago

The Aurochs team wanted to reach out to say thank you for a great campaign and congratulations to our new investors! We're working on getting all investor perks shipped as soon as possible - some of you should have already received yours!

We will be sending quarterly updates to keep our Start Engine investors posted on Aurochs Brewing's growth as we bring great-tasting, naturally gluten-free beer to more people. Feel free to email any future inquiries to aurochs@aurochsbrewing.com - cheers!

- Team Aurochs

Only Hours Left to Invest!

15 days ago

Time is running out! Secure your equity in a business at the intersection of the booming gluten-free and craft beer markets. Invest in Aurochs Brewing Co. today!

Don't Miss Your Opportunity!

18 days ago

Don't miss your opportunity to invest in a new gluten-free beer experience!


Reasons to invest:

  • 50%+ revenue growth YoY for fiscal year 2021
  • Increased distribution and direct shipping from 1 state to 10 states since 2020
  • New seasonal styles accelerating growth

Join over 270+ investors - invest in Aurochs today!

Aurochs Signs Initial Agreement for Distribution Expansion

19 days ago

Aurochs Brewing has signed an initial agreement to expand distribution via TapRm. TapRm is a technology-driven wholesaler whose online platform connects consumers with beer brands they love. TapRm maintains a wholesale network that allows them to distribute to a large array of new markets where Aurochs has previously been unavailable. More details to come!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

21 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Aurochs Brewing offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is changing responsibilities of CEO, updating indebtedness, extending campaign end date and disclosing Insider investments.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

21 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Aurochs Brewing offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is changing responsibilities of CEO, updating indebtedness, extending campaign end date and disclosing Insider investments.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

3 DAYS LEFT!

21 days ago

3 DAYS LEFT!

Don't miss this opportunity! Join 270+ investors - invest in naturally gluten-free beer today!

Tasting Room Opening Date Set!

25 days ago

After focusing on production, distribution, and expansion over the past 2 years, the Aurochs team has reclaimed the Tasting Room from a small mountain of boxes and production materials. We're thrilled to invite our loyal customers back on site to enjoy great-tasting, gluten-free beer with us starting Thursday, April 28th!

The Aurochs Tasting Room and brewery is located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA in the neighborhood of Emsworth. Our new tasting room hours will be:

Thursdays 5-9pm

Fridays 5-9pm

Saturdays 12-8pm

Cheers!

Team Aurochs



10 Days Left to Invest!

28 days ago

Less than 10 days left to invest in a new gluten-free beer experience! Demand for our award winning gluten-free beer continues to outpace our capacity to supply it. Investing in Aurochs will enable us to capture this demand and continue our rapid growth. Become an Aurochs investor today!

March Revenue Up Big

about 1 month ago

Aurochs Brewing's growth story continues in early 2022. Revenue in March increased 29% over the same month in 2021! Release of our popular Spring seasonal Aurochs Hefe led the way for this growth.

3 Weeks Left to Invest!

about 1 month ago

Less than 3 weeks left to invest in a new gluten-free beer experience! Join 250+ investors with equity in Aurochs Brewing!

Largest Wholesaler Expands Aurochs Offerings

about 1 month ago

Aurochs Brewing's largest wholesaler has picked up an additional style to add to their offerings for 2022: Aurochs Porter! Frank B. Furher Wholesale has served as our wholesaler in the western PA region for several years and this order marks another important milestone in our producer-wholesaler relationship. We're excited for Aurochs Porter to start hitting the shelves later this year - cheers!

Less Than 30 Days Left To Invest!

about 2 months ago

There's less than 30 days left to invest in a new gluten-free beer experience!

Reasons to invest:

  • 50%+ revenue growth YoY for fiscal year 2021
  • Increased distribution and direct shipping from 1 state to 10 states since 2020
  • Rabid demand from our fans for great-tasting, naturally gluten-free Aurochs

Join well over 200+ investors - invest in Aurochs today!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Aurochs Brewing offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Campaign Crosses $200k!

about 2 months ago

Aurochs crossed over the $200k threshold in commitments to the campaign! We've had a strong start to 2022 putting campaign investment to work with the delivery of our new mash tun, which will double our brewing capacity! Next up is the re-release of our spring seasonal: Aurochs Hefe.

But the campaign isn't over - there's still time to invest in great-tasting, naturally gluten-free beer! Aurochs is seeking investors to amplify our growth. We're looking to:

  • Expand distribution to 38+ states
  • Implement equipment upgrades to enable cost savings
  • Increase the number of styles available in our 12oz can offering

Thank you to our new investors and welcome aboard!

To our prospective investors - join us in crafting a new gluten-free beer experience! Invest in Aurochs today!


Seasonal Styles Drive Growth

2 months ago

Aurochs Brewing’s seasonal styles are a major catalyst of growth for the brand. After picking up Aurochs seasonal styles In 2021, revenue from our largest wholesaler grew 54.9% year over year. Big orders of our Hefe, Strawberry Blonde Ale, Pumpkin Ale, and Christmas Ale led the way for this substantial growth. 

What is a Convertible Note?

2 months ago

As a prospective investor in Aurochs Brewing, you may be wondering - what exactly is a Convertible Note? The Aurochs team would like to take a moment to offer a definition of this investment type in more approachable terms. 

Companies typically have two ways of raising money to finance their business: debt and equity. Debt financing is done by taking out a loan - either from a bank, friends and family, or some other source. Equity financing is done by selling ownership shares in a company to investors. 

A Convertible Note blends these two models together. Essentially, a Convertible Note is a short-term loan that can be converted to equity at a later date.

Given that a Convertible Note is a type of loan, it has the attributes of a typical loan: an interest rate and a maturity date. When the maturity date arrives - September 1st, 2024 in the case of our offering - an investor's initial investment “converts” to equity. But it’s not just the initial investment that converts to equity - it’s the initial investment PLUS interest.

Let’s look at an example based on our offering:

An investor makes a $1,000 investment in Aurochs Brewing in the form of a Convertible Note during our Start Engine campaign in March 2022.

The interest rate on our Convertible Note offering is 6% per year. That means by September 1st, 2024 (the maturity date) a $1,000 initial investment will actually convert to $1,123.60 ownership units in Aurochs. As an LLC, our "shares" are technically referred to as "units".

Pretty straightforward!

However, there’s one more thing to “note”. The arrival of the maturity date isn’t the only event that triggers a conversion. Convertible Notes can also be converted to equity if Aurochs conducts another equity financing round worth at least $5 million before the maturity date.

If that happens, there are two things to keep in mind:

  1. The 6% annual interest rate still applies. When the conversion occurs, Convertible Note holders are entitled to units equal to the value of their initial investment plus interest.

  2. If Aurochs raises money before a $15 million valuation* is achieved, Convertible Note holders are entitled to a 15% discount on the units they receive.

And that is the Aurochs definition of a Convertible Note!

If you have any additional questions feel free to leave a message in the comment section of our Start Engine page and the Aurochs team will respond promptly - cheers!

*For those of you curious how that valuation is calculated: Number of outstanding Units x Price/Unit

First Look: Campaign Perks

2 months ago

Here is a first look at some of the awesome campaign perks headed to our Start Engine investors! We're waiting on a couple final items from our suppliers, but will begin shipping soon!

- Team Aurochs

First Seasonal Brew of 2022 Begins!

3 months ago

Production on Aurochs Brewing's first seasonal release of 2022 has begun! The Aurochs Hefe is a Hefeweizen done gluten-free. Like the German style, this "Hefequinoa" is light and refreshing with fruity esters and yeast driven flavors of banana and clove. The Aurochs team is excited to get this seasonal style out to our wholesalers, distributors, and brewery patrons!

*Also, point of clarification on the prior update: Our original mash tun was 7 barrels and the new mash tun is technically 15 barrels (~500 gallons). We will be double brewing using the new mash tun, which is where the 30 barrel (~1000 gallons) figure originated from. Cheers!

Double the Beer: Your Investment At Work

3 months ago

Check out this video of our founders Doug and Ryan bringing in Aurochs Brewing's newest piece of equipment. The new equipment is a 30 barrel (or roughly 1000 gallon!) mash tun will allow us to double our batch size and meet demand. This game-changing upgrade was made possible by the Start Engine campaign. It is a huge accomplishment for our investors and the Aurochs team - cheers!

Campaign Hits 200+ Individual Investors

3 months ago

Aurochs Brewing is excited to announce that our campaign surpassed 200 individual investors over the weekend! Existing Aurochs supporters and new investors alike are showing up to invest in a new gluten-free beer experience. A big thank you to everyone following and supporting the campaign!

- Team Aurochs

U.S. Gluten-Free Market Growing Rapidly

3 months ago

According to analysis firm Research and Markets, the United States gluten-free market is set to grow from $6.4 billion in 2020 to $11.4 billion by 2026. This represents a 10.1% compound annual growth rate. Aurochs Brewing's high-quality gluten-free beer is uniquely positioned to capture this market growth as we continue to expand our offerings and market footprint.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aurochs Brewing has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aurochs Brewing be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Growth in Home Market Means Opportunity Outside PA

3 months ago

Aurochs has had phenomenal growth with our Pennsylvania wholesalers over the past year. Our western PA wholesaler ordered 54.9% more Aurochs in 2021 and our eastern PA wholesaler ordered 11.4% more in the same period. Significant momentum in our home market of Pennsylvania is a notable accomplishment, however it means room for growth in other markets.

Because of the growth in PA, we’ve been forced to put our wholesalers in other states on a more limited allocation of product despite swelling demand. Investing in Aurochs will allow us to capture this demand and accelerate our growth trajectory outside of Pennsylvania.

Impressive Revenue Growth in Early 2022

3 months ago

Aurochs is off to a strong start in 2022. Revenue in January 2022 increased 58% over the same month in 2021! The Aurochs team is working hard to continue this growth trajectory in the months ahead.

Investing Perk Designs Finalized!

3 months ago

Customers Sound Off on Aurochs

3 months ago

At Aurochs Brewing we embrace feedback from our awesome customer base! Everything we do is with the gluten-free consumer in mind and we value their input greatly. Nothing feeds our motivation like hearing that we've brought someone back to the table to enjoy great beer who otherwise may not have been able to without Aurochs.

12oz Sales Volume Accelerates in 2021

3 months ago

Total number of 12oz beers sold grew 64.1% in 2021! This metric has grown year-over-year since 2016, but increased notably over the past 12 months. Momentum is strong in 2022 as Aurochs plans to capitalize on this accelerating growth!

5 Minutes with Doug Foster - Co-Founder, Manager

4 months ago

Bio

Doug Foster was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was diagnosed with Celiac disease at the age of five. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that prevents the body from processing gluten. Doug went on to graduate from Penn State with a B.A. in Communications. After college, he managed sales accounts at two companies with a presence in the Pittsburgh area: Paychex and Acosta. At Paychex, Doug managed new client growth, customer service and the further development of 28 territories - increasing sales by 41% over a six-month period. At Acosta, Doug managed accounts for six different consumer packaged goods companies throughout the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets. Accounts combined for over $5 million dollars in annual retail sales.

Favorite Aurochs Brew

Aurochs Light Lager

Q & A

Q: What was your experience like with Celiac diagnosis?

A: “I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of five. I was fortunate that my mom and dad and my grandmother were so attentive and relentless in helping to pursue that official Celiac Disease diagnosis. I was five years old and had gotten really sick, stopped growing, and wasn’t eating any of the foods most kids liked to eat. After almost two years I received the diagnosis, fixed my diet, and started to regain my health.”

Q: What lessons have you brought to Aurochs from your prior career managing sales accounts?

A: “There are two main lessons I brought to Aurochs from my past life in sales. One is the importance of building relationships and the other is providing a winning solution that benefits all parties involved. Delivering a high-quality product that fills a need for our customers, wholesalers, and distributors is key to our business. Communicating that need and how Aurochs meets it is equally important.”

Q: What inspired you to make the leap in co-founding Aurochs Brewing Co?

A: “Initially it was curiosity - what is craft beer? What is this thing that people are so excited about that I can’t partake in? Bringing people back to the table who otherwise couldn’t enjoy craft beer (or beer at all) is fundamental to our mission at Aurochs. At first it was really that feeling of FOMO. Not wanting to miss out on, for example, drinking light beer and watching a football game. That and similar experiences really drove me to take the leap on co-founding Aurochs.”





Aurochs Hits Funding Milestone + Message From Our Founders

4 months ago


Aurochs Brewing Company passed the $150,000 mark in commitments to the campaign! Doug, Ryan, and the Aurochs team are excited by the campaign progress to date. We’re looking forward to putting the capital to work and brewing more great-tasting, naturally gluten-free beer in 2022. Thank you to all of our investors!

Cheers!

- Team Aurochs

Direct to Consumer Orders Up Big

4 months ago

Q3/Q4 Direct to Consumer shipping orders were up 218% in 2021 compared to the same quarters year over year! Aurochs ships Direct to Consumer in 6 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

Demand for our naturally gluten-free beer and increasing customer awareness in new markets contributed substantially to this achievement!

5 Minutes with Ryan Bove - Co-Founder, CEO

4 months ago

Bio

Ryan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied Mechanical Engineering. After college, Ryan worked at a global safety products company managing a $2M global new product development initiative. During that time he began experiencing health issues that would later be identified as gluten-related.

Shortly thereafter he began his MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University. His past health challenge coupled with a passion for entrepreneurship inspired Ryan to co-found the company that would eventually become Aurochs Brewing.

Favorite Aurochs Brew

Aurochs Porter

Q & A

Q: How did you discover you were Celiac/gluten-intolerant?

A: “When I started my job as an engineer in 2008, my health started to deteriorate. I lost approximately 30 pounds. I was 22 years old, and I could barely make it through a day because of exhaustion. Every time I ate, I would have gut-wrenching pains in my stomach. After six long months of doctor visits and extensive testing, it was suggested I try a strict gluten-free diet. My symptoms started to improve immediately and I was able to get back to full health.”

Q: What was your most valued experience at Carnegie Mellon?

A: “The network of people who were willing to work with me when I was a student. We started formulating the business idea for Aurochs while I was in school. People were so generous with their time. Fellow students, alumni, professors, professional investors, and professionals in the beer industry always made themselves available. The guidance and advice they provided on how to start a business and the beer industry in general was invaluable.”

Q: What drew you to the craft beer industry?

A: “When I was studying abroad in Perth, Australia there was a brewery called Little Creatures in a nearby city. This was where I was first introduced to good beer - my favorite of theirs was the Little Creatures Pale Ale. I’m glad I got to enjoy this beer before my gluten problems began, because it helped me understand the potential for gluten-free beer.”

Aurochs Expands to 4 New Markets in 2021

4 months ago

Aurochs Brewing Company entered into wholesale partnerships in North Carolina and West Virginia in 2021. We also launched direct to consumer shipping in Ohio and Kentucky. We currently offer distribution and direct shipping in 9 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. Our goal is to bring our great-tasting, naturally gluten-free beer to 38 states by the end of 2022!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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Aurochs Christmas Ale Smashes Sales Record

4 months ago

Aurochs Brewing sold 5.7x more Christmas Ale in 2021 than our equivalent seasonal style in 2020! The 5.7x increase smashes the benchmark set by our 2020 seasonal style Winter Spiced Ale. Massive growth in our wholesale and direct to consumer businesses contributed substantially to this achievement.

Here’s to brewing (and selling) more great-tasting, naturally gluten-free beer in 2022!

Aurochs Grows Annual Revenue by over 50 % in 2021.

4 months ago

Aurochs grew its annual revenue in 2021 by 52% in comparison to 2020. Major areas of growth for the company were adding seasonal beers to distribution through its home market and expanding from one state at the start of 2020 to 9 states of distribution by the end of 2021. The growth has really stretched the production capacity of the company, causing distribution channel allocation and product shortages. The company is working hard to improve throughput as well as add additional capacity to start meeting current and anticipated demand in 2022.



Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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As you might know, Aurochs Brewing has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aurochs Brewing be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


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Aurochs Launches Christmas Ale in Cans, 7th New Beer in Cans Since September 2020

5 months ago

Aurochs launches the newly formulated Christmas Ale in Cans. An 8.0% holiday spiced brown ale is a true treat for Aurochs fans, both gluten-free and non-gluten-free alike. This marks the 7th new beer launched in cans since September 2020. Other new styles in cans include the Aurochs Hazy IPA, Aurochs Light Lager, Aurochs Pumpkin Ale, Aurochs Strawberry Blonde Ale, Aurochs Sunrise Series Hazy IPA, and Aurochs Hefe). The new cans have been offered through direct to consumer shipping as well as select retail and wholesale locations. The additional styles have been one of the major catalysts for Aurochs impressive growth trajectory.


The Aurochs StartEngine Campaign Continues to Gain Momentum with over the $100k in Commitments

6 months ago

Doug, Ryan, and the Aurochs team are extremely grateful for the support of the campaign to date. Aurochs crossed over the $100k threshold for commitments to the campaign, and we are starting to put the financing to work. 2021 has been a big year for growth with new beers, new distribution, and growing revenue. Be on the lookout for additional updates in the upcoming weeks. The campaign will enable the company to continue to expand the number of styles available to consumers, expand our distribution network, and implement process improvements as we continue to grow. We are excited by the progress in the campaign to date. It will put us in a great position for a strong close to 2021 and a springboard to further growth in 2022 and beyond. Thank you from Doug, Ryan, and the Aurochs Team.



Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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Hello!

As you might know, Aurochs Brewing has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aurochs Brewing be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aurochs sets Record Revenue in October 2021, Doubles Average Monthly Revenue from 2020

6 months ago

Aurochs sets record revenues in October 2021. Monthly revenue  for October 2021 more than doubled the average monthly revenue of 2020. October saw the continued growth of the Aurochs brand through expanded distribution and style offerings as well as the return of direct-to-consumer revenue with fall festivals, the annual Aurochs Pumpkin Ale release, and the continued popularity of the Aurochs Hazy IPA.

Aurochs revenue through first three quarters of 2021 surpasses revenue for all of 2020.

6 months ago

Aurochs revenue for the first three quarters of 2021 surpasses the company’s revenue for the entire year of 2020. During the past 12 months, Aurochs has expanded from 1 state of distribution (Pennsylvania) to 9 States of distribution and has launched additional styles in cans (Aurochs Hazy IPA, Aurochs Light Lager, Aurochs Pumpkin Ale, Aurochs Strawberry Blonde Ale, Aurochs Sunrise Series Hazy IPA, and Aurochs Hefe). Increasing distribution as well as increasing the available styles has led to the impressive growth in the first three quarters of 2021.

Aurochs wins 2 More National Medals, 5th and 6th Award in 4 Years

7 months ago

Aurochs won two medals at the 2021 US Open Beer Championship. The Aurochs Hazy IPA won gold in the Gluten-free IPA category at the 2021 US Open Beer Championship and the Aurochs Amber Ale won a silver medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category at the same event. This marks the fifth and sixth national award that Aurochs has won in the past four years. It also marks the second gold medal for the Aurochs Hazy IPA, which won gold at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival in the Gluten-Free Beer category. The Amber Ale is the fifth different Aurochs beer to win a national medal. Other medal winners include the Aurochs Porter, Aurochs Blonde Ale, and Aurochs Session IPA. 


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