Bellis, Lengyel, and Kinney agree that day-to-day business in the neighborhood makes it a great place to brew. “There’s a steel company, a paper company, a plastic company, a theater, a smoke shop, and a tile company all literally on our block on Jefferson Street,” Bellis says. “It’s almost an epitome of Brooklyn, right down to the great street art. It’s almost like an SNL sketch.”
After they’d brewed their first batches, the team realized they were going to need extra hands to grow. “The only thing we really got wrong in our business plan was assuming we would only have to hire two other people in our first year,” Bellis says. “We were really off.”
Their hires multiplied. One, Ben Williams, who works on special projects, says he settled in with KCBC “because frankly they’re a fucking good brewery.” And sometimes it’s just that simple.