Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 6, 2010.

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Not your average soda - small batch, artisanal sodas and sparkling juice, made in Brooklyn, featuring unexpected flavor combinations

Our mission: to create handmade, artisanal sodas and sparkling juices. We focus on recreating updated versions of childhood favorites as well as inventing new flavors, using real ingredients, less sugar and sustainable sourcing techniques. We are a Brooklyn-based couple, made up of a visual artist and a chemist, who seek out unlikely flavor combinations that are still grounded in the idea of a perfectly refreshing bottle of soda. We will never use high fructose corn syrup or any additives - all of our carbonated juices and sodas are made with fresh juices, herbs and vegetables - never from syrups or extracts.

Our flavors:spicy ginger beer; root beer; grapefruit, jalapeno and honey; lemongrass and lime; strawberry and rhubarb, and even maple syrup & bacon... the list goes on!

Why we are fundraising: We need equipment to scale up to bring our soda to the public, starting with the Brooklyn Flea Market this summer. We've proven we can make soda at home in small batches, but we need to purchase an industrial juicer, kegs, CO2 tanks, regulators and a freezer in order to carbonate on a large scale. We will minimize the waste produced by using compostable cups, and encourage the public to bring their own reusable containers.

We will sell 3 flavors every Saturday this coming summer at the Brooklyn Flea Market - perfect accompaniments to the awesome food stalls already at the market, and a great way to beat the New York heat.

But it doesn't stop there! We would like to get a NYC vendor’s license and build our own cargo bike to transport our soda to different neighborhoods in New York.

For images of our soda journey, check out our blog: www.brooklynsodaworks.blogspot.com

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    A coupon for 2 free sodas. If you're outside of New York City and don't want a coupon, contact us - we can try to work something out.

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    A Brooklyn Soda Works tote bag printed with our logo, and an exclusive Brooklyn Soda Works mix CD, OR trade either item for a coupon for 4 free sodas

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    The Brooklyn Soda Works Deluxe package! You will receive a printed tote bag, our mix CD, a coupon for 4 free sodas, and a hand-printed card with one of our soda recipes

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