Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)
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.
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.