Braven Brewing Company Signs Distribution Agreement with S.K.I. Beer

Brooklyn, New York – October 1, 2014 - Braven Brewing Company, a new craft microbrewery based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with S.K.I. Beer, one of New York’s leading beverage wholesalers.
 
“We love S.K.I.’s focus on craft beer and the attention they give to small, start-up breweries like ourselves,” says Braven Co-Founder Marshall S. Thompson. “They have an amazing team of salespeople that understand the needs of a local brewery and how to sell our beer throughout the region. We believe that S.K.I is the perfect partner to help our small brand get off the ground.”
 
“Local beer brands like Braven complement our craft beer portfolio, which include breweries from across the country” says S.K.I. Co-Founder Ralph Mauriello. “We think they are ideally suited to succeed in this market and we are excited to have them join the S.K.I. family of brands.”
 
Under the agreement, S.K.I. will have exclusive rights to distribute Braven’s beers to Manhattan, Queens, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties from its 60,000 square foot facility on Gardner Avenue in Brooklyn.
 
Look for Braven’s beer on draft in bars and restaurants across New York City later this year.

Get your discounted tickets for Brooklyn Pour.
The Village Voice was nice enough to pass along a discount code for this Saturday’s 4th Annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Get your tickets here and use VOICE5 to take $5 off your ticket.We’ll be giving away some killer Braven merch and pouring Braven White for your sampling delight. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Get your discounted tickets for Brooklyn Pour.

The Village Voice was nice enough to pass along a discount code for this Saturday’s 4th Annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 

Get your tickets here and use VOICE5 to take $5 off your ticket.

We’ll be giving away some killer Braven merch and pouring Braven White for your sampling delight. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Braven Pours at Brooklyn Pour
We are delighted to invite all of our fans, friends, and family to join us in Brooklyn on Saturday, September 27th for the Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour. Dozens of the finest breweries from across New York City, the country, and the world will set you up with their finest craft brews for a veritable beer-sampling bonanza. Over 100 beers, entertainment, and a food court can be found in the magnificent Skylight One Hanson, an art deco New York City landmark.
We can’t wait to serve you some Braven White on September 27th! Get your tickets now and we’ll see you then.

Braven Pours at Brooklyn Pour

We are delighted to invite all of our fans, friends, and family to join us in Brooklyn on Saturday, September 27th for the Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour. Dozens of the finest breweries from across New York City, the country, and the world will set you up with their finest craft brews for a veritable beer-sampling bonanza. Over 100 beers, entertainment, and a food court can be found in the magnificent Skylight One Hanson, an art deco New York City landmark.

We can’t wait to serve you some Braven White on September 27th! Get your tickets now and we’ll see you then.

Happy summer, Braven fans!

We’ve known for a while that nothing beats the heat like a freshly drafted pint of Braven White. So when Josh Bernstein and Chris Cuzme asked us to pour our first keg at their Summer Solstice BBQ event last Saturday, we were honored to serve our flagship white IPA to Brooklyn’s overheated beer lovers. No surprise - everyone loved Braven White just as much as we do. In fact, we were one of the first kegs to get kicked!

We handed out Braven stickers, enjoyed plates of slow smoked pork and slaw from Tyson Ho’s Arrogant Swine, sampled over two dozen amazing craft beers (most from right here in NYC), and made a lot of new friends along the way. We even sold some T-shirts. 

It was an incredible event and we can’t wait to see all of you at the next one. Stay tuned for more from Braven - and keep an eye out for your chance to check out a frosty pint of Braven White to beat the summer heat.

Cheers,
-Marshall & Eric

Cheers to our friend Mitch for rocking a Braven t-shirt at Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

What a long, cold winter that was, right? We’ve been so hard at work on the business end of Braven all winter that we haven’t really stayed in touch too well. Sorry about that.But summer is nearly here and we’re participating in a great event in our backyard! Join us for the Summer Solstice at the Arrogant Swine on Saturday, June 21st for beers and BBQ. We’ll be pouring our Braven White, alongside plenty of other great local brewers and friends like Barrier, Finback, SingleCut, KelSo and more. Tickets just went on sale today at 2 pm and are going quickly. Get yours now before they’re gone.

What a long, cold winter that was, right? We’ve been so hard at work on the business end of Braven all winter that we haven’t really stayed in touch too well. Sorry about that.

But summer is nearly here and we’re participating in a great event in our backyard! Join us for the Summer Solstice at the Arrogant Swine on Saturday, June 21st for beers and BBQ. We’ll be pouring our Braven White, alongside plenty of other great local brewers and friends like Barrier, Finback, SingleCut, KelSo and more. Tickets just went on sale today at 2 pm and are going quickly. Get yours now before they’re gone.

Just warm enough for Eric to enjoy a Braven White in a Bushwick backyard. This will be your new favorite beer.

Merry Christmas from the Braven Brewing Company family to yours!

Eric and Marshall were interviewed for Monocle about Braven’s humble beginnings and the interviewer even sat in on one of our brew sessions. Have a listen.

THANK YOU!

Eric and I want to express our sincerest gratitude to all of you who backed us during our Kickstarter campaign! We raised $23,060 from 243 backers - that’s 15% above our goal of $20,000.

What’s the next step, you ask? Well once the funds are transferred to us, we’ll purchase all of the amazing prizes that you’ve earned (which should be early next week). Depending on some of the printers, we should have all of the merchandise within 2-3 weeks, at which point we will request your mailing address. Then we’ll pack up your goods and send them your way! We really can’t wait to get all of these items in your hands.

So much more on the way that we don’t have time to get into right now, but rest assured, things are moving forward very quickly these days. With lots of bars and restaurants clamoring to get our beer already, we are working on brewing bigger, faster, and better to get everyone our beers as soon as possible. Thanks again and stay tuned!

Cheers,

-Marshall & Eric

We just achieved our goal of hitting $20,000! Thank you so much to those who contributed to our campaign! The foundation of our fledgling brewery is built on your generous contributions and we couldn’t be more appreciative of every last dollar from you.If you haven’t pledged yet or want to upgrade your pledge, you still have 4 days to do so. We’ll have a few more announcements over the next few days of what the next few steps are for Braven Brewing Company. We hope you’re excited to see what’s on the way.http://www.bravenbrewing.com/kickstarter

We just achieved our goal of hitting $20,000! Thank you so much to those who contributed to our campaign! The foundation of our fledgling brewery is built on your generous contributions and we couldn’t be more appreciative of every last dollar from you.

If you haven’t pledged yet or want to upgrade your pledge, you still have 4 days to do so. We’ll have a few more announcements over the next few days of what the next few steps are for Braven Brewing Company. We hope you’re excited to see what’s on the way.

http://www.bravenbrewing.com/kickstarter

This custom-made soccer scarf needs your help. It won’t exist until we hit our Kickstarter goal, so pledge today to give it a bright future. Just 5 days left!

http://www.bravenbrewing.com/kickstarter

Finish Line Party

As our Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, we are throwing one last party where you can sample our Braven Black and Braven White beers, enjoy some of NYC’s finest burlesque, score free shots of Sailor Jerry Rum, and boogie down to the best rockabilly around.

Join us next Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30 PM at Passenger Bar for our Kickstarter Finish Line party (RSVP here). The campaign wraps up 24 hours from this party, so we need all of your help with the final push towards our goal.

So far the Braven Brewing Company Kickstarter campaign has been nothing short of amazing. Midway into Week 2 and thanks to you we already have over 80 backers and reached over 60% of our goal! And the reception from our friends and the Brooklyn brewing community is better than we could have imagined.
 
Check out the latest stellar write-up from Bushwick Daily - 5 out of 5 stars for Braven Black and Braven White!
 
Despite the great start, we still need to hit $20,000 for Braven to move forward, and we need your help to get us there. With your support we will hit our goal this week. Don’t wait to donate - pledge here to bring brewing back to Bushwick!
 
 
Cheers,
- Marshall & Eric

Braven Brewing Company is releasing their fall seasonal beer, Dia, an orange, habanero, chocolate stout and they want to share it with you at Passenger Bar. 

In the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, they encourage everyone to dress in black and white to honor the dead. There will be a facepainter on-site to put you in the Mexican ghoulish mood. 

DJ Neville C. will be spinning the best in surf, punk, funk, Latin rock and hot rod, all wax - all night.

Get there early as samples of Dia are limited. ¡Viva el Braven!

RSVP here.