It’s been an exciting several weeks for the Bronx Brewery. This past Monday, Union Beer Distributors began distributing their beer, which has been self-distributed by General Manager Chris Gallant and Head Brewer Damian Brown since the pair started the brewery last March.
Last week the brewery was given the Entrepreneur of the Year award by New York City. And in this month’s issue of Beverage World, the magazine honored the brewery’s inaugural release, its Bronx Pale Ale, with its BevStar Bronze Award in beer, noting “there’s still an opportunity to make one’s mark within a classic, tried-and-true beer style segment.”
“We are so excited to have been recognized for the work we’ve put in over the past year to get The Bronx Brewery up and running,” said Gallant in an email message. “Managing our own brewery has long been a dream and to see it come to fruition in such a vibrant community is wonderful. We’re looking forward to many years of making great beer and working with great people in the South Bronx.”
Based in the Bronx, Brown and Gallant contract brew their pale ale at Cottrell Brewing Company in Connecticut. This past April, the pair released a barrel-aged version of the beer.