Brooklyn’s BKE Kombucha Blends Healthcare, Heritage + Honesty

These delicate brews reflect the story of two frontline workers with a passion for fermentation

Biting into a sweet, juicy mango on a hot day in India—that’s the feeling that drinking BKE Kombucha’s mango version evokes, even for those who didn’t grow up spending their summers in Asia. But for Dr Saleena Subaiya, co-founder of BKE, nostalgic memories like these helped craft the flavor profiles of her and Dr Lawrence Purpura’s delicate brew. Together, the business (and life) partners bottle …

Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Craft Brewers Whiskey Project

12 exemplary whiskeys distilled from a dozen regional beers

A spirited collaboration more than five years in the making, Berkshire Mountain Distillers‘ Craft Brewers Whiskey Project finds the acclaimed artisanal alcohol producer releasing a trio of whiskeys every quarter in 2021. Each of the 12 small-batch whiskeys has been distilled by the Sheffield, Massachusetts-based brand from a different beer produced by a Northeast craft brewer that Berkshire Mountain Distillers cherishes. Collaborators range from Smuttynose Brewing …

NYC’s First Women-Owned + Women-Operated Production Brewery, Talea Beer Co

From accessible beers to a welcoming taproom, all the design considerations at this Brooklyn spot

There are two points of entry to an experience with Talea Beer Co: first, there are the Brooklyn brand’s beers (which can now be found in Whole Foods); second, there’s their Williamsburg brewery and taproom, open from 8AM every day of the week. The latter wouldn’t be the same without the former, as the reputation of a brewery’s products should surmount any in-person experience. Fortunately, Talea …