Duo Plan Brewery and Distillery in East Williamsburg, Raise Funds

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    A science geek with a business background and a former hip-hop producer with years of brewing experience are looking to build community around a passion for beer and spirits.

    Jesse Ferguson and Laura Dierks, the duo behind Interboro Spirits & Ales (he’s the brewer, she’s the science geek), have launched a Kickstarter to support research and development for the brewery and distillery they plan to open in East Williamsburg, at 942 Grand Street, in 2016.

    Interboro Spirits & Ales Brooklyn

    As they build out their new facility, Ferguson and Dierks plan to test small-scale runs of new beer and spirits varieties, so locals can “explore flavors together.”

    In supporting Interboro, Kickstarter backers will receive rewards including growlers of beer, tasting glasses, Interboro T-shirts, access to the new brewery and distillery before it opens and a private tasting party.

    With just over two weeks to go, the campaign has met just over half its $11,500 goal.

    Interboro will join a growing number of Brooklyn-based beer and spirits purveyors, including Breuckelen Distilling in Park Slope, Industry City Distilling in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg (of course), among many others.

    [Photos via Interboro Spirits & Ales’ Kickstarter page]

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