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.