fbpx

THE UP AND COMERS SERIES

Limited Releases x Rising-Star Creatives.

Twice a month, we release a limited-edition small batch of a boundary-pushing beer. On each one? Label design from up and coming creatives in the Bronx & across NYC.

Grab our newest releases below before they're gone forever -- or apply here to have your work featured on one of our upcoming labels.

THE UP AND COMERS SERIES

Limited Releases x Rising-Star Creatives.

Twice a month, we release a limited-edition small batch of a boundary-pushing beer. On each one? Label design from up and coming creatives in the Bronx & across NYC.

Grab our newest releases below before they're gone forever -- or apply here to have your work featured on one of our upcoming labels.

Heavy Hitter

A New kind of bronx bomber

Brewed with Kveik Hornindal yeast and a bouquet of hops that lend huge fruit notes, this 10% crusher bursts with flavors of mango, pineapple, citrus and berries with dank pine and citrus aromas.

For the release of this ample IPA, it only made sense to partner with Hot 97 regular DJ E-Stylez. E-Stylez is also a member of worldwide DJ collective, The Heavy Hitters - where this big brew gets it's name!

WRU Brew

Run - Don't walk - to get this new brew!

A crisp base of Pilsen, Carapils, and Brown Rice malts builds the foundation for a refreshing and fruited Rice IPA - letting the flavors of added tamarind puree and lime zest shine through. 

The perfect post-run brew, we've partnered with local running club We Run Uptown on this release in connection with their 8 year anniversary. Established in 2013, We Run Uptown meets every Monday evening, rain or shine, for social, free runs through Washington Heights.

Das Bronx

As Fall approaches, so does Oktoberfest

Biscuit-y, toasty, smooth, and savory - our Fall seasonal, Das Bronx is made using traditional German malt and hops to keep it as close to the classic Oktoberfest styles as possible.

A little upfront sweetness is mellowed out by some roasted malt flavor, and finished clean with a crisp hop edge.

For this release, we've also partnered with Beer Kulture on their annual school supply drive, Kulture 4 Da Kids and will be collecting school supplies from now until September 3.

el condado de la salsa

Preserving culture through beer

This year we brewed El Condado as a traditional light lager but with the same fruit-forward flavor as last year. You’ll get the passion fruit and lime right up front - boosted by the citrus-y and tropical experimental hop 10416 - which then mellows into a coconut water vibe. As you sip, you’ll get aromas of toasted coconut.

About The Salsa Project


"The Salsa Project" is a movement rooted in getting more young people involved in Salsa music. The goal of this project is to protect, preserve, and ensure that Salsa does not die amongst the younger generations to come. "The Salsa Project" takes on a multi-disciplinary approach, which covers a docu-series, community engagement, events, and merchandise. The culmination of these four elements will help create a platform for all to engage, learn, and partake in our mission to keep the culture alive.

This playlist is a tribute to the sounds that were being heard in the streets and homes of the communities that existed in the South Bronx during Salsa’s inception. May it serve as your own personal time machine and transport you back in time.

This playlist was curated by The Salsa Project’s Historian, Nicole Espinosa. Nicole is a Puerto Rican and Cuban Bronx based Salsa enthusiast. She holds a BA in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Studies from New York University.

Hop-A-Shot

A Tribute to Hoops, Hops, and High-Tops

Big hop flavor bounces out of this West Coast IPA with dank pine and citrus notes from traditional hops Altus and Cascade, but is balanced out with a little sweetness from the addition of pilsner, 2-Row, and caramel malts.

Inspired by brewer "Wild Willy" Kane's record-breaking Pop-A-Shot scores, with can art from sports illustrator Peter Richter (@floppyaction), this brew pays homage to the greats of basketball.

We've also teamed up with Project Renewal to host a sneaker drive, benefiting the residents of their Recovery Center. 

Some Like it Hopped

A Hopped up vienna lager, brewed for pride month

Our special, hop-loaded, Vienna Lager, ‘Some Like it Hopped’ is back for PRIDE 2021!

This hoppy lager boasts a malty caramel backbone with an aggressive hop profile that adds grassy notes. Balanced by crisp, clean yeast, Some Like it Hopped is a quintessential Summertime crusher.

Also returning for 2021- our bartender Christine Correa (@christinecorrea) is leading the charge on beer style, can art, and linking us up with NY based LGBTQ+ health center, Callen-Lorde.

City Island Mango

Our fan-favorite Sour IPA with a burst of mango

Our summertime staple, City Island, is well known for its laid-back, tropical vibes. But now, for a limited summer 2021 run, we’ve added a heavy hit of mango puree to add even more juicy sweetness.

A hazy, refreshing, and slightly tart Northeast IPA punctuated by a dry, pine-y flavor from the mango. Born in the Spring. Raised in the Summer. Perfect for every season. And now even more tropical.

Rise & Grind

A new kind of "cold brew"

A crispy Kolsch with some residual sweetness and a hint of smoked malt to compliment a coffee kick from a custom whole bean blend created by our neighbors at Mottley Kitchen. 

After 3+ years of bringing healthy and vegan cafe options to Mott Haven, we've partnered with Mottley Kitchen on Rise & Grind to celebrate the start of their in-house coffee roasting program.

Side Hustle Seltzerita

Our margarita-inspired collab with Ilegal Mezcal.

We’ve teamed up with Ilegal Mezcal to create the very first Seltzerita – a hard seltzer with grapefruit, lime, and flavored with Ilegal Mezcal oak staves.

Bravo, Cascade, Zythos, and UK Pioneer hops alongside big hits of grapefruit and lime puree also help to bring forward the dry citrus-y flavors.

Strawberries & Dreams

Classic summer flavor for a city about to bloom.

Fresh strawberry flavor floats in on creamy clouds thanks to more than 400 lbs of strawberry puree. With juicy fruit and melon notes from the hops creating a dry finish and the flavor of a strawberry that's just a little underripe. 

One of our favorite Up & Comer artists Sofeia Eddy (of World Gone Rosé) has returned to create the dreamy can art and captured all the whimsy and potential that this summer holds. 

QUE FUEGO

sweet. spicy. with surprises in store.

For Que Fuego: El Santo Ardiente, we’ve remixed the original Que Fuego with four peppers – Arbol, Pequin, Chipotle Morita, and the famous Carolina Reaper courtesy of Señor Lechuga – ground them up in-house, and thrown them into the brew.

The heat’s balanced out by a healthy dose of blood orange, along with fruity and tropical Calypso hops. Brewed in the style of a traditional saison, this hot take will also provide the classic notes of clove and banana to round out the flavor.

Backyard Freestyle

A Backyard Classic. Remixed.

Backyard Freestyle opens with a rye whiskey vibe, before giving way to a big wave of stone fruit. Refreshing and crushable, we added 250 lbs of peach puree during fermentation to give this a full body, complimented by the tart rye malt.

To celebrate a decade of brewing in the Bronx we brought Backyard Freestyle out of the vault with a little remix from Bronx hip hop legend, Denzil Porter -- and Denzil's longtime collaborator Chris ‘Creasy’ Reg.

Bollywood in the Bronx

Mango Lassi with a Hop Kick

Smooth waves of sweet mango finish dry, elevated by raw honey, cardamom, and ginger in this hoppy take on the traditional Mango Lassi. 

Bronx community outreach super star Bharati Kemraj lent her talents as a henna artist to the can.

And with the assist from Bharati, we've also linked up with local nonprofit Sapna NYC. A portion of the proceeds from Bollywood in the Bronx will go towards Sapna and their mission of transforming the lives of South Asian immigrant women through health education.

Curveball

Hazy IPA with a body like a milkshake

Hop-forward fruit flavors combined with lactose make this hazy IPA smell like an orange creamsicle, but taste like a Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Can art by Sonsira Espinal ties Curveball to its sister from last season, Juiced Ball.

Black Moon Rising

Tall, Dark, and Mysterious. 

Pouring dark as a starry night, this take on the classic German Schwarzbier is surprisingly light on the palate with sour cherries and bitter orange adding tang to this smooth black lager. 

Made in collab with Bronx astrologer Mecca Woods, we're hosting an exclusive Zoom with Mecca to talk about what's in the stars at this moment! 

Yerrrr

Can I get a YERRRR?!

Crisp, clean IPA brewed with brown rice flakes and citrus forward hops balanced out with a hint of black pepper.

YERRRR also officially kicks off our new Bronx Brewery - Beer Kulture Production internship. A new way of looking at inclusivity and opportunity within our industry - with a portion of proceeds from YERRRR funding the first intern.

Secret Crush

A little sweet. A Little Spicy. A whole lotta love.

Just in time to celebrate the national day of love comes a Belgian Pale Ale to warm your heart. Pouring with just a hint of red, Secret Crush starts with a malty wave of sweetness, followed by a hit of smooth vanilla and balanced out by a gingery kick of cardamom. Like a boozy chai latte!

The Bronx’s own Val Daughtrey designed the label, with a secret waiting for you. Scan the label with your Instagram camera to bring it to life.

Never Stand Still

Big. Bold. Kissed by Rye and more than meets the eye.

Just like the label, with a snapshot self-portrait from rising NYC superstar Devon Rodriguez, this IPA captures a moment in time - a moment that's in love with BIG IPAs.

Complex, vibrant, and rich, this IPA lives up to it's "imperial" label, with an added kick from the rye. 

Side Hustle 

Hard Seltzer with Pomegranate & Spruce Tips

Heading into our 10th anniversary we wanted to do something a little different and try something we'd never done before: a brand new take on a craft seltzer.

Soft, Pilsner-like bubbles in tandem with subtle, natural flavoring create a sweet, yet tart hard seltzer that you'll only find here - from BXB Go - or in our Backyard.

Year Gone Hazy 

A sendoff to 2020. With a Label design by you.

Wrapped in "love notes" to 2020 submitted by you - this DDH IPA slams the door on the year that was. Super juicy and slightly sweet Year Gone Hazy features huge notes of tropical fruit and melon in a deep shade of hazy gold.

In tandem with our friends Bronx Native & BX Writers, we're also publishing a commemorative book compiling the best "love notes."

Together With 

Cranberry. Not just for dessert anymore.

A classic Bock gets a big blast of cranberry and orange peel, making for the perfect holiday paring - complete with a Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go drive for our South BX Community. 

JINGLE JANGLE 

Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, & a lot of holiday cheer

Aged with Amburana Wood, this Holiday Ale's a little sweet, with a little spice. A little naughty and a little nice. 

Tattooed Pumpkin

Hazy pumpkin ipa - like a psl but with face tats

We linked up & inked up with Bronx Tattoo Legends Tuff City to help design the label for this fusion of a hazy IPA & a classic pumpkin ale.

Made with pumpkin & seasonal spices, you'll get this one in waves.

The fall spice hits first, with big notes of cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice. The hops take over from there, bringing a little warmth & pine notes, before giving way to a soft & subtle vanilla-spice on the finish.

Urban eden

our beer-cider fall hybrid

Made with apple cider and clover honey, our brand-new apple-honey Saison starts sweet, but finishes dry - making it perfect for fall.

French-Saison yeast provides familiar banana and clove notes creating a rich flavor that is smooth and light on the palate.

On the label? A new piece of art from local Bronx floral artist & designer, 6 Line Florals.

About Christian '6 Line' Montero

 

Born and raised on Cypress Ave in Mott Haven, Christian '6 Line' Montero became fascinated by plants because of his grandmother, who connected to him by teaching him how to care for plant life.

Named '6Line' because he was raised right in front of the 6 Train, Montero's been connected to the 6 his whole life. It taught him how to navigate the city, and was where he slept when he became homeless.

At the age of 23, he started volunteering at a community garden to help his depression, and found he was a natural at growing food. That process led him to grow flowers, where he found he had a passion for putting bouquets together.

Now, the founder of the Concrete Jungle BX has become a rising star in the floral world, and a major advocate for public gardens in The Bronx.

More on the Concrete Jungle

1) To build an urban farm in the Bronx that provides access to locally grown organic food.
2) Serves as an educational space
3) Pollination ground and refugee for the endangered honey bees and monarch butterflies
4) To produce and provide local food for local businesses, food banks, and restaurants.
5) Host workshops and educational classes for home gardening.
6) Host Educational and cultural events
7) A garden hub for art, education, and a safe place.

How can you help?

Sign 6Line's petition to create a new space for an urban farm in the Bronx that provides access to organic local food.

 

JUICED BALL

Tropical vibes.

Chance of clouds.

This pearl-white hazy IPA is stuffed full of late-addition hops, for a little extra punch and a juicy taste that explodes right off the bat.

Label design by S.Y.Espinal | @syespinal

el condado de la salsa

lime, coconut & passionfruit come together to celebrate the story of salsa in the bronx

Made in tandem with The Salsa Project, El Condado de la Salsa traces the path that salsa music took through the Bronx — where a collision of music and culture created a new art form as vibrant as the borough that birthed it. Drawing from ingredients of African, Cuban & Puerto Rican descent, every sip dances with a relaxing, tropical, summertime vibe. 

About The Salsa Project


"The Salsa Project" is a movement rooted in getting more young people involved in Salsa music. The goal of this project is to protect, preserve, and ensure that Salsa does not die amongst the younger generations to come. "The Salsa Project" takes on a multi-disciplinary approach, which covers a docu-series, community engagement, events, and merchandise. The culmination of these four elements will help create a platform for all to engage, learn, and partake in our mission to keep the culture alive.

We created a playlist with over 36 hours of music, which pays tribute to the origins of Salsa in New York and its particular sound up until the late 1990s. When Cubans and Puerto Ricans migrated to the South Bronx and El Barrio they brought along with them their unique styles of music, rhythm and clave. A mixture of Afro-Cuban rhythms, cha cha, mambo, boogaloo, pachanga and charanga could be heard throughout New York emanating from fire escapes and passing cars and in places such as El Hippo Campo, Wild Palms, The Corso, Hunts Point Palace and the infamous Palladium.

The influences of these several genres of music would become the antecedent of Salsa. From Aresenio Rodriguez who moved to the Bronx from Cuba during the 1950's, to charanga bands such as Tipica 73', to the creation of Fania Records, to El Barrio's own Marc Anthony, this playlist will take you on a tour of the history of the Salsa experience in New York.

This playlist was curated by The Salsa Project's Historian, Nicole Espinosa. Nicole is a Puerto Rican and Cuban Bronx based Salsa enthusiast. She holds a BA in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Studies from New York University.

el condado de la salsa

lime, coconut & passionfruit come together to celebrate the story of salsa in the bronx

Made in tandem with The Salsa Project, El Condado de la Salsa traces the path that salsa music took through the Bronx — where a collision of music and culture created a new art form as vibrant as the borough that birthed it. Drawing from ingredients of African, Cuban & Puerto Rican descent, every sip dances with a relaxing, tropical, summertime vibe. 

About The Salsa Project


"The Salsa Project" is a movement rooted in getting more young people involved in Salsa music. The goal of this project is to protect, preserve, and ensure that Salsa does not die amongst the younger generations to come. "The Salsa Project" takes on a multi-disciplinary approach, which covers a docu-series, community engagement, events, and merchandise. The culmination of these four elements will help create a platform for all to engage, learn, and partake in our mission to keep the culture alive.

We created a playlist with over 36 hours of music, which pays tribute to the origins of Salsa in New York and its particular sound up until the late 1990s. When Cubans and Puerto Ricans migrated to the South Bronx and El Barrio they brought along with them their unique styles of music, rhythm and clave. A mixture of Afro-Cuban rhythms, cha cha, mambo, boogaloo, pachanga and charanga could be heard throughout New York emanating from fire escapes and passing cars and in places such as El Hippo Campo, Wild Palms, The Corso, Hunts Point Palace and the infamous Palladium.

The influences of these several genres of music would become the antecedent of Salsa. From Aresenio Rodriguez who moved to the Bronx from Cuba during the 1950's, to charanga bands such as Tipica 73', to the creation of Fania Records, to El Barrio's own Marc Anthony, this playlist will take you on a tour of the history of the Salsa experience in New York.

This playlist was curated by The Salsa Project's Historian, Nicole Espinosa. Nicole is a Puerto Rican and Cuban Bronx based Salsa enthusiast. She holds a BA in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Studies from New York University.

DAS BRONX

A BRONX TAKE ON A SUPER-CRISP, TOASTY & CLASSIC OKTOBERFEST LAGER

Back for its third straight year, 2020's version of Das Bronx returns with the same recipe that's made it a fan favorite. But in a year that's seen pretty much everything outside the can turn upside-down, you'll notice an update on the label, courtesy of The Bronxer.

Label design by The Bronxer | @thebronxer

full bloom

100% of net proceeds support full circle's mission of promoting mental health in the bronx

A brand-new hazy IPA, bursting with grapefruit, rosemary and honey, Full Bloom will benefit Full Circle Health's summer campaign, in which they'll provide free mental health services to foster families in need.

In partnership with Full Circle Life Enrichment Circle | @fullc1rcle

NEVER WITHER

BREWED WITH BLOOD ORANGE & CHAMOMILE

Featuring label design by all-city graff legend TRAP IF -- using an image of his new Backyard mural -- Never Wither's dedicated to the strength & resilience of the boro and city we love.

Label design by TRAP IF, inspired by Magi Camaj's 'Rare Roses' poem | @trap.if x @magicamaj

SOME LIKE IT HOPPED

A HOPPED-UP VIENNA LAGER BREWED FOR PRIDE MONTH

Brewed to celebrate Pride Month, with our beloved lead bartender Christine (@christinecorrea) leading the way on direction & design, this dry-hopped Vienna lager is a fresh take on a classic — and a reminder that change is good, exciting, and delicious.

Label design by Christine Correa | @christinecorrea

WORLD GONE ROSE

Juicy. Hazy. Pink.

We took our flagship Hazy IPA and infused it with Hibiscus & Dragon Fruit, giving it a subtle rosé taste and a brilliant, summery pink glow.

THE 6 GOSE TO CYPRESS

SUMMER GOSE WITH MANGO, LIME PEEL & CHILI-LIME SALT

A refreshing, slightly tart gose, kissed with mango & lime peel and sprinkled with chili-lime salt as a tribute to one of the iconic tastes of New York summer.

Label design by Sonsira 'SYE' Espinal | @SYEspinal

QUE FUEGO: 4 RECIPES TO PAIR WITH THAT SWEET HEAT YOU'RE HOLDING

A collab with Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce and 4 rising-star Uptown chefs & mixologists

QUE FUEGO: 4 RECIPES TO PAIR WITH THAT SWEET HEAT YOU'RE HOLDING

A collab with Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce and 4 rising-star Uptown chefs & mixologists

Que Fuego, April's release in our Up and Comers series, isn't just a sweet & spicy India Pale Lager with pineapple & carolina reapers.

It's also a multi-borough mega-collab with Brooklyn's Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce and 4 Uptown chefs and mixologists -- each of whom contributed a recipe to pair perfectly with the sweet heat you're holding. 

To get to this page again from the beer itself -- featuring design by Perico Limited's Jose Ruiz -- just scan the QR code on the side.

Tap the recipes above, or keep scrolling to find out more about Up and Comers -- and how you can get involved.

Our Latest Up and Comer Limited-releases

Up And Comers

Arts Initiative

We believe that the very best beers balance innovation and approachability. And in so many cases, that's true of art, too.

The Up and Comers Series allows us to test out small-batch, limited-release brews every month to help us find our next big hit, while also helping to provide a platform for rising-star artists in The Bronx and NYC. Starting with custom, one-of-a-kind labels for Up and Comer beers, the Series is expanding to include art of all types, across all facets of our Brewery.

Want to be our next Up and Comer? Apply Now >>

Print
Get Your Art Featured!

Are you a Bronx artist that has always wanted your art on a beer can? Here's your chance to apply and share some samples of your work.

LOOK FOR UP AND COMERS AT NYC'S TOP CRAFT BEER BARS

up-and-comers-calendar-simple-JAN2020
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop