• Our Brewery

    Bringing Brewing back to the Bronx on 136th Street

Our Brewery

We’re a small team, with a big mission: to craft the absolute  best pale ales on the east coast. That’s why we are manically focused on brewing  this one style of beer. No nonsense, no pretense, no silly  names – we simply strive to make great beer for people that love great beer.

How we got here

Original BxB
An idea forms.

July 1, 2010

Fate, and beer, bring our Founders to the table. Bronx residents, Steve and Niall, meet up with beer guys Chris and Damian, and creative Kirk to start the team and bring brewing back to the Bronx.
Original BxB
Good-bye jobs, hello poverty (and beer)!

February 1, 2011

The team quits their day-jobs and pushes full-steam on the brewery.
Bronx Pale Pilot
Pilot batches of our flagship Bronx Pale Ale begin.

April 1, 2011

There ends up being 11 batches, totaling over 100 hours of brewing time.
We're mobile
We’re mobile.

May 1, 2012

A used Red Bull truck is the perfect fit for delivering kegs in the city.
Truck crashes
We incur some minor traffic infractions.

June 1, 2011

Chris hits a few things testing out the new truck (including a school bus and a parking lot exit somehow). Thankfully no one is injured.
Tanks at Cottrell
Cottrell brewing partnership.

June 6, 2011

We partner with Cottrell Brewing Co. in Pawcatuck, CT, buying and installing our own fermentation tanks at their brewery. We’ll cook in their kitchen for the next 3 years!
Bronx Pale Ale First Brew
Bronx Pale Ale Production Starts.

August 1, 2011

We brew the first production batch of the Bronx Pale Ale at our partner, Cottrell Brewing.
Official Launch
Official launch in the Bronx.

September 8, 2011

We hit the Bronx and Manhattan with our first brew. The Bronx Alehouse sells our first beer.
Hard decisions dumping
Hard decisions.

November 1, 2011

Batch 7 falls just shy of our quality standards. We make the hard decision to dump the beer instead of putting anything subpar in the market. Ouch!
Delivery cold winter
A Cold winter.

January 1, 2012

Damian and Chris brave the first NYC winter delivering kegs.
More Tanks.
More Tank Space Arrives.

March 8, 2012

Demand for Bronx grows. We buy another (bigger) fermentation vessel to install at our partner, Cottrell Brewing.
Union Beer
Union Beer Distributors Partnership.

July 1, 2012

We partner with Union Beer Distributors in Brooklyn NY to deliver our beer. Yay – our backs can recover!
Bronx Rye
Our first seasonal beer is a hit.

August 9, 2012

The Bronx Rye PA hits the city. Learn more.
NYC map
Growth.

November 1, 2012

We share the love and expand to all of New York City and to Westchester County.
Bronx Black
Bronx Black PA Hits NYC for Winter.

December 1, 2012

We brew our next seasonal – and a team favorite – the Bronx Black PA. Learn more.
City
City Brewing

January 15, 2013

After an exhaustive search, we partner up with City Brewing to help meet growing demand for our beer. These guys are amazing brewers, making beer out of a state-of-the-art brewhouse in the renovated Heilemann Brewery.
Bronx Belgian
Bronx Belgian PA Comes in for Spring.

February 1, 2013

Seasonal brew number three – Bronx Belgian PA – is introduced. Learn more.
Port Morris
Port Morris Move.

March 1, 2013

We move into what will be the future home of The Bronx Brewery in Port Morris. We'll spend the next 18 months converting this old iron company building into a brewery.
Cans
Cans!

April 1, 2013

We launch our Bronx Pale Ale in cans throughout NYC and the surrounding counties.
Equipment
We Buy Our Own Equipment.

June 1, 2013

We order custom-built brewing and cellar equipment from brewing expers DME. The whole Bronx team makes a trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada to check it out in person.
Bronx Summer Pale Ale
Bronx Summer PA Arrives.

June 18, 2013

Our fourth seasonal – Bronx Summer PA – rounds out the portfolio. Learn more.
Demo Time
Demo time!

September 1, 2013

Our massive demolition project begins in the South Bronx. Decades of dirt are scraped away, a second floor is removed, and office is ripped apart to prepare the building to be transformed into a brewery.
Construction Begins
Construction begins.

January 1, 2014

After months of demo and clean up, the first step is a new brewery floor.
Equipment is here
Equipment is here!

April 1, 2014

The equipment arrives from Canada. The installation goes smoothly, except for a brief trip to the ER when Chris was crushed by a tank. (He's still alive.)
Bronx Autumn
Autumn Pale Ale.

August 15, 2014

Our new fall seasonal, Autumn Pale Ale, brewed with freshly-pressed New York State apple juice from Soons Orchard, debuts. And it goes quick!
Commissioning Brewhouse
Commissioning the Brewhouse.

September 25, 2014

After a painfully long wait for the final pieces of construction to come together, we commission the brewhouse and brew the first batch – our Rye Pale Ale.
Bronx Brewery Year Round Lineup
A New Lineup.

November 1, 2014

Rye PA, Belgian PA, and our brand new Session IPA become year-round beers.

Our Team

Bringing NYC, and the Bronx, craft beer that they can be proud to call their own!

CHRIS GALLANT
General Manager, Co-Founder
DAMIAN BROWN
Head Brewer, Co-Founder
KIRK VOLTZ
Creative Director, Co-Founder
ATTILA SARY
Regional Sales Director
MARK SVOBODA
Area Sales Mangaer
MIKE PESCE
Area Sales Manager
ANDREAS HANDRINOS
Tasting Room Manager
SAVANNAH WOODS
Tasting Room Staff