“It almost seems stereotypical, a bunch of guys who like heavy metal and beer,” Tony Bellis, co-founder of the Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) in Brooklyn, tells me. Bellis and his co-founders, Pete Lengyel and Zack Kinney, just finished a brew day for the second run of their schwarzbier, Morbid Hour.
Subtlety is not considered to be a particularly laudable characteristic in the beer world. For decades, beer was the basic bitch of the alcoholic beverage sector–cheap, mildly buzz-inducing, primarily consumed by members of the Greek system and Al Bundy types. Up and coming craft brands gathered a fan base by creating beers in direct opposition […]