In the late 1800s, Bushwick was known as Brewer’s Row, thanks to its 14 local breweries and thriving beer scene. Kings County Brewers Collective hopes to bring that back. The first to set up shop in the neighborhood since Schaefer closed in 1976, this brewery, warehouse and taproom brews all its suds on the premises. The selection of beers changes seasonally, but on a recent visit, bartenders were pouring the Beggar’s Gold Belgian Ale ($5), Formula Check American Pale Ale ($5), Full Contact: Raspberry Sour Ale ($5), IPA ($6), Marble of Doom Sour Ale ($6), Monsieur Maniac ($5), What We Don’t See Imperial Stout ($5) and Rainmaker Stout ($5), plus Descendent Succession Cider ($6). Want to drink it later? You can buy one of the collective’s 32-ounce crowlers—a cross between a growler and an aluminum can—to take most of the brews on tap to go ($10-$14, depending on the beer).
After several years of honing our brewing skills in tiny apartments, at the American Brewers Guild in Vermont, and professionally at breweries across the city, we all independently came to the same conclusion: wouldn’t it be FRICKIN’ AWESOME to open a new brewery in NYC? Flash forward in time, and after various trials and tribulations (and many long drinking sessions together), we realized that if we combined our efforts, we could build a bigger, better, more badass brewery than if we each tried to do it alone. And thus: Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) was officially born.
Revolving uniqueness. As part of our Collective approach in the taproom, we have designated one of our twelve draft line to be as "Local Talent Tap." From this faucet shall flow a fountain of fresh, flavorful fluids, brewed on our pilot system in collaboration with friends and neighbors from the beer world and beyond. With these rotational one-off beers, we will celebrate the skill, innovation, diversity, and all around good beerfulness of other creative folks in our local community.
|Venue name:||Kings County Brewers Collective|
381 Troutman St.
|Opening hours:||Tues: 5p-10p, Weds: 5p-10p, Thurs: 5p-10p, Fri: 5p-11p, Sat: 12p-11p , Sun: 12p-8p|
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