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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