a brief introduction
We are a trio of experienced brewers who have joined forces to bring our shared vision of quality, variety and community to craft beer drinkers throughout New York City and beyond. We love working together, we love drinking together, and we’re super-duper excited to bring our fresh & flavorful beers to life here in Brooklyn.
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.
Basically, we’re like Voltron—except we make beer.
Our 15 BBL production brewery + taproom is located in a 5,000 square foot warehouse at 381 Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn--just half a block from the Jefferson stop on the L train.
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 there were 14 breweries operating within a 14 block area (beat that, Portland).
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 the Brooklyn-based breweries survived and continued to operate afterward. When Rheingold and Schaefer breweries both closed their doors in 1976, Bushwick was left without a local brewery...
KCBC is the first brick-and-mortar brewery to operate in the neighborhood in more than 40 years.
Come visit us! Taproom open 7 days a week.
the brew commanders
Oak-Aged Coffee Pale Ale
OG: 1.975 • IBUs*: 66.7 • ABV**: 5.9
A hefty handful of blast-beat drums and blistering guitar, two scoops of good family lovin' and a touch of graying beard.
Piggyback Dinosaur (A,B,▶️↘️,B)
OG: 1.973 • IBUs*: 177 • ABV**: 5.9
Copious amounts of ink, a sprinkling of facial fuzz, a generous dose of adventurous spirit and a smidgen of extra dry wit.
Patron Norse God:
Tyr (rhymes with BEER)
Euro Funky IPA
OG: 1.978 • IBUs*: 44 • ABV**: 6.0
9 fl. oz. of non-linear creativity, 2 bushels of erratic dance moves, and a big bucket of FunTimes (turned up to 11).
* Intergalactic Bad-ass Units ** Average Body Verticality
Photo Credit: Jason Falchook
The Brooklyn Brewery Blog:
We Teamed Up With KCBC To Get Our Escape Goat
Young Urban Birders, Open Your Hearts to the Treetops!
The Toy Chronicle:
Smoked Guru Beer By CZEE x KCBC At Five Points Fest!
The Stem Cell Podcast:
Ep. 117: "Biology and Beer'' Featuring Peter Lengyel
Brewtal Truth: Morbid Hour Arrives at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
Hop Culture Mag:
Magnify, San City, and KCBC to Host Can Release in Pittsburgh
NYC's Best Brewery Is 18 Months Old And You've Never Heard Of It
American Craft Beer:
Transatlantic Beer Collaboration Madness in the UK!
Steal This Beer:
Episode - 143 Tony Bellis, KCBC (Kings County Brewers Collective)
Ale Street News:
The Man Behind the Glass: Pete Lengyel, Brewer, Biologist, and Birder
After 40 Years, Brewing Returns to Brooklyn's Bushwick Neighborhood
Bedford + Bowery:
Raise a Glass to Bushwick's Pioneering Brewery KCBC as They Celebrate Their Launch Tonight
Kings County Brewers Collective Brings Beer Brewing Back To Bushwick After 40 Years
Basement to Brewery: 9 Homebrewers to Watch as They Go Commercial
For the First Time in 40 Years, a New Brewery Opens in Bushwick
Beer Sessions Radio:
Episode 325: Jack’s Abbey & KCBC
Kings County Brewers Collective
Brewing Up Some Fun in Bushwick
Coconut Beer and Sunshine Will Be Plentiful at This New Bushwick Brewery
Kings County Brewers Collective Is Set to Open a Brewery in Bushwick This Spring
Real Estate Weekly:
Bushwick Gets Its Brewery Back
Beer Are They Now? With KCBC
what you do
This is where we’ll tell you about all sorts of KCBC beer-related happenings--both at the brewery and in the wide world beyond. Festivals, tap takeovers, beer release parties, beer dinners, beer breakfasts, beer elevenses, and more. Stay tuned...