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We want to bottle our delicious & popular draft sodas. Help us purchase bottling equipment & be the first to bring home a bottle!
We want to bottle our delicious & popular draft sodas. Help us purchase bottling equipment & be the first to bring home a bottle!
160 backers pledged $10,294 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi there! We are Brooklyn Soda Works, an artisanal, small-batch draft soda company that got our start three & a half years ago right here on Kickstarter. 

Why are we back then? 

We need your help to get into 12oz bottles! 

For the past 3 years Brooklyn Soda Works has been available on draft only – but as our company has grown, we’ve heard more and more customers tell us that while soda on draft is great, they would really love to bring home a bottle. Together we can get this bottling project off the ground and put delicious soda in fridges across NYC!

The best part about our initial Kickstarter project was the interaction with our current and future customers and the inspiration we got from all of you. We're back because we need some funding help to expand into bottles but also because we want to share this process with you. In return for your generosity and support you get to be the first to bring home some delicious Brooklyn Soda Works in brand new 12oz bottles that you helped make possible. 

 What will the money be used for?

The funds from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to:

  • upgrade our bottling equipment
  • design great looking 4-pack holders 
  • and create unique labels that are each as distinct as our flavors
filling bottles by hand
filling bottles by hand

What do we make and how is it different from regular sodas?

We produce all of our sparkling juices & hand-crafted sodas in-house at our facility in Brooklyn where we make everything by hand, using as much local & seasonal fruit as possible. We never make our sodas using syrups or concentrates - in fact many of our flavors are more than 80% fresh fruit juice. Some examples of our flavors include:

  • Red currant & shiso
  • Cucumber, lime & sea salt
  • Yellow plum & basil
  • Concord grape & fennel seed
  • Hibiscus & mint
  • Cranberry & sage
  • Apple & ginger

With your help, we will debut Apple & Ginger and Hibiscus Mint 12oz bottles in spring 2014, and will also occasionally showcase seasonal specials throughout the year!

Cranberry & sage - our holiday special!
Cranberry & sage - our holiday special!
fresh yellow plums
fresh yellow plums

Our Story

Brooklyn Soda Works was formed by an artist and a chemist in 2010 out of a desire to make a fantastic ginger beer to make Dark n Stormy cocktails with. Since then, we have grown several fold. We are on tap at several bars & restaurants in NYC as well as serving directly to thousands of customers at markets like Brooklyn Flea and at the High Line. We've been ranked #1 local soda by New York Magazine as well as receiving profiles in New York Times and BBC News, and our first Kickstarter project was called one of the coolest crowd-funded food projects by Food & Wine Magazine!

Big thanks to Frances Rather for her work editing our video!

Risks and challenges

Bottling is a new step for us - while we have years of experience producing hundreds of gallons of small-batch soda every week, and kegging it - bottling requires additional equipment and more of an investment. However we already have a pilot program where we have been filling 1 liter bottles by hand and so far the feedback has been great! Through this pilot program we've been able to see what flavors customers want to bring home, and also work out any pricing and distribution issues that may arise, before we expand and start bottling in 12oz bottles.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Get our mini recipe zine mailed to you! Illustrated by Caroline and filled with our recipes for how to make easy cocktails using our sodas.

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    Get a ticket for a 1 free soda (either fresh on draft, or in bottle form from one of our mobile retail locations in NYC) plus a mini recipe zine filled with cocktail recipes ideas using our sodas.

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    Come to any of our retail locations in NYC and pick up five 12oz bottles of seasonal Brooklyn Soda Works soda in our newly designed 12oz bottles! You will also get our mini recipe zine that will give you tons of ideas for cocktails that use our sodas!
    Or, if you prefer, have a 4-pack of our brand new bottles delivered right to your office or home! (Delivery within NYC only). We will also include a mini recipe recipe zine with cocktail recipes to inspire you.


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    The DIY packet! We will mail you the spices & herbs needed to make your own soda at home; a recipe card detailing how to make your own delicious beverage at home, and also our mini cocktail recipe-zine in case you want to turn your soda into a cocktail!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Get a 4-pack of our brand new bottles mailed to your door! (Delivery within US only). We will also include a mini recipe recipe zine with cocktail recipes to inspire you. Flavors of soda in 4-pack may include: Hibiscus, cinnamon & clove; Cranberry & Sage and Blueberry Lemon.

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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! This is a great deal - we will deliver two 4-packs and include our limited edition canvas tote bags as well as a copy of our recipe zine to inspire you to make your own cocktails - get this for yourself as a treat, or for a beverage lover as fun gift! (Limited to delivery within NYC only)

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    The ultimate bubbly packet. We will deliver two 4-packs and include our limited edition canvas tote bags as well as a copy of our recipe zine to inspire you to make your own cocktails - get this for yourself as a treat, or for a beverage lover as a fun gift! (Limited to delivery within NYC only)

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    A subscription to our bubbly soda-of-the-month club! Get a 4-pack delivered to your workplace once a month for four months. We will drop off our seasonal concoctions once a month starting April, and will also include seasonal cocktail recipes to keep you inspired! Limit to NYC delivery only.

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    Private 1.5 hour tour of our kitchen space for you and 3 other friends! We will give you the low-down on how we make everything; let you sample everything we are making (from ginger beer to seasonal flavors such as Grapefruit, jalapeno & honey or Cranberry Sage), and give you a tutorial in how to create your own quality bubbly beverages at home.

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    We will cater your party (good for an event up to 100 people in NYC only)! Whether it’s a baby-shower, wedding, corporate event or special dinner party, we will come to you and set up a mobile soda bar for your guests. Our sparkling juices & sodas are a great non-alcoholic beverage option or they can be used as fantastic mixers if you want to serve cocktails.

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Funding period

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