Back to Bushwick
Once dubbed “the beer capital of the Northeast,” Bushwick was home to a large German immigrant population and a thriving brewing industry in the late 1800’s. Local beer was everywhere--in particular, on "Brewer’s Row," where at one point there were 14 breweries operating within a 14 block area.
We have a lot of character
By the turn of the century, a whopping 10% of the beer produced in the US came from Brooklyn, and the majority of that beer was brewed in Bushwick. Then came the New York State hop blight and Prohibition. Ughhhhhh. Only a handful of Brooklyn-based breweries survived. When Rheingold and Schaefer breweries both closed their doors in 1976, Bushwick was left without a local brewery… UNTIL KCBC CAME ALONG! KCBC was the first brick-and-mortar brewery to operate in the neighborhood in more than 40 years.
How We Operate Today
Since opening in 2016, we have grown from a small posse of co-founders to a kick-ass team of nearly 30 full-time employees. 100% of our product is brewed and packaged on-site here in Bushwick. The neighborhood surrounding us has evolved into a mecca for food, art, music and nightlife. KCBC is smack dab in the middle of all the action, and there’s no place we’d rather be. Our Taproom at 381 Troutman St. is right off the Jefferson stop on the L Train. We’re open 7 days a week for all your hoppy / fruity / crispy / cold beer needs. Can’t make it to Brooklyn? No worries! We distribute weekly to bars, restaurants and stores across NYC and throughout New York State. Outside of that, we also send beer regularly to NJ, PA, CT, VA, MA, RI, MD, DE, FL, and CA–plus we even export beer occasionally to the UK, Scandinavia, Japan, China, and Australia. Wishing that KCBC was available at YOUR local watering hole? Hit us up!